Samsung says it has now sold 5 million Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus devices since going on sale on April 21st and this is not bad considering that the devices hit the select markets less than a month ago. The report didn’t say though which of the models was more ordered by users.
The devices though are expected to be in 120 markets by the end of the month including China and this is why analysts project that Samsung would have sold 20 million units by the end of the second quarter with the number rising to 60 million by year’s end all things being equal.
The Galaxy S7 was popular in its own right but Samsung says the Galaxy S8 may have beaten that record when it revealed that pre-orders were up 30 percent.
Samsung is currently the world’s leader when it comes to shipment of smartphones followed by Apple. Samsung shipped 77 million phones in the second quarter of 2016 while Apple shipped 40,4 million in the same quarter and this is significant if you consider that 343.3 million smartphones were shipped worldwide in the second quarter of 2016.