May 17, 2017 12:36
Samsung has sold more than 10 million Galaxy S8 smartphones just three weeks after its release. At this rate, sales are expected to surpass the 50-million milestone set by the S7 last year.
Samsung said Tuesday that global sales of the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus passed the 10 million mark on May 12. It was launched in the U.S. on April 21. It has been taking less and less time for the Galaxy S series to break the 10-million mark every year. The Galaxy S1 needed seven months.
A Samsung staffer said the reason for the fast sales is that the phone was released in 50 countries at the same time whereas previous models were rolled out more gradually.
Korean pre-orders alone totaled 1 million units, and another 260,000 were sold on the first day of its release here.
Samsung plans to expand the number of countries selling the S8 from 100 to around 120 later this month. Sales in China start Thursday.
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