Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ shipments exceed 20 million within three months

Based on a report by market research firm Strategy Analytics, Korean tech giant Samsung has shipped over 20 million units of its Galaxy S8 and S8+ flagships as of July.

According to a report by The Investor citing the research firm, Samsung shipped an average of 278,800 units of the S8 series every day since releasing on 21 April. This translated to a total amounting to 19.8 million units within June.

Reuters

Reuters

Samsung's arch rivals Apple on the other hand also disclosed their third quarter earnings according to which 41 million iPhones were shipped between April and July. The data here, however, does not help draw a direct comparison in terms of flagships shipped since Apple's numbers account for all models of the iPhone.

The numbers are positive for Samsung as the Galaxy S8 shipments have gone on to double the numbers achieved by the company's 2016 flagship, the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge in certain markets. As per a report by Android Authority, Samsung Mobile CEO DJ Koh had last month gone on to say that sales of the S8 and S8+ are 15 percent higher than those of last years, Galaxy S7 series.

The reports also revealed Samsung's operating profit in the second quarter, which stood at 4.06 trillion Won ($3.6 billion), surpassing its 4-trillion-Won threshold for reportedly the first time since the second quarter of 2016. What this essentially means is that the Korean giants have for the first time bettered its operating profit since its failure with the Galaxy Note 7.

Samsung is going to unveil the Galaxy Note 8 on 23 August in New York ahead of Apple's tenth-anniversary iPhone series which is expected to launch in September.


Published Date: Aug 04, 2017 02:56 pm | Updated Date: Aug 04, 2017 02:56 pm