Samsung announces record breaking Galaxy S8 preorders

There is no doubt how important the Galaxy S8 is to Samsung and it looks as though their hard work has paid off. Now that the phones are available for purchase everywhere, Samsung has just announced that during the preorder period they not only saw more orders than last year’s Galaxy S7, but those numbers have set an all-time record.

While the specific number of preordered Galaxy S8 devices was held back by Samsung, they did state that preorders are 30 percent higher than the same preorder period last year with the Galaxy S7. It’s worth noting that, and admittedly this is an assumption, the disastrous Galaxy Note 7 could be at play here with consumers who bought and returned that device with the intention of waiting for the Galaxy S8 rather than purchasing a different phone.

Either way, this is very encouraging news for Samsung as they continue to move full steam ahead with a more vocal commitment to customer satisfaction and squashing any issues or bugs that arise. Not to say that the Galaxy S8 is without fault, as many users have reported red-tinted screens as well as issues with WiFi connectivity. Samsung has already promised software fixes for these issues as well as new tools to give users even greater control over the color calibration of their Galaxy S8.

Despite the rumor mill already churning ahead for next year’s Galaxy S9, this is always an exciting time of year for Samsung and it’s no surprise to see preorder numbers breaking records as the Galaxy S8 is easily one of the best smartphones ever. Sorry, iPhone 7.

Via: The Verge


About the Author: Kevin Arnold

Kevin has been obsessed with technology ever since the days of playing with commands in MS-DOS. As a graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology where he studied a combination of New Media Programming and Photography, Kevin lives in New York City where he works as a photo retoucher. His first "smartphone" was the good old LG Voyager with its slide-out physical keyboard. The first Android device Kevin owned was the now-infamous HTC Thunderbolt, which he still has in a drawer somewhere. Currently rocking both the Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X, Kevin has a (un)healthy obsession with phones and has owned more than he can remember. When he's not shopping for a new phone, Kevin enjoys lots of food and wine, video games, astronomy, and the Big Apple.