The Samsung Galaxy S8 handset is expected to be launched at the MWC 2017, which takes place in February or March and the device should be available to buy from the middle of April.
Samsung is hoping that the Galaxy S8 is going to be a big hit, however, it seems that perhaps they are not holding out too much hope as it has been suggested that only 5 million devices will be made available on launch.
Perhaps Samsung don’t want to over stock the handset while they wait and see if the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 incident has any effect on the sales of the S8. Samsung may be taking things easy while testing the response from consumers.
Rumour has it that the Samsung Galaxy S8 could be shown off a month or two before its release date. It was said that Samsung hope to sell around 60 million units during its first year on sale, this is higher than what they estimated for other devices.
The first shipment goal has been set at 5 million units and we are going to have to wait to find out if this is something that will pay off for the company or whether it is going to be a huge mistake.
If the Samsung Galaxy S8 does prove to be popular and there are only 5 million units available, Samsung could be digging a big hole that they may not be able to climb out of.
We heard that the Samsung Galaxy S8 could offer the Snapdragon 835 processor and have Bluetooth 5.0. A new design has also been speculated and it is thought that the device will not be offered with a physical home button. It may offer the iris scanner support, the Galaxy Note 7 had this, and this could be an attraction for many.
Do you think that the sales of the Samsung Galaxy S8 are going to do well and should the company offer more than 5 units when first launched?