Samsung announced it flagship handsets, the Galaxy S8 and S8+, a few weeks ago at the "Unpacked" event. Both the devices offer high-end specifications, along with support for DeX, which allows users to connect to a monitor via an optional dock, similar to Microsoft's Continuum feature for Windows 10 Mobile handsets.
Pre-orders for the two devices have been open for some time now, and apparently, the S8 and S8+ are doing quite well.
According to Android Central, Samsung US has released a statement claiming that both of its latest handsets are outpacing the older Galaxy S7 and S7 edge in terms of pre-order numbers. The situation is reportedly mirrored in South Korea as well.
It is also quite interesting to note that the Korean company is claiming that the 6.2-inch S8+ is more popular than its 5.8-inch sibling. Samsung also says that more customers are opting for the Midnight Black version of the handsets rather than the other four colors, which are Orchid Gray, Coral Blue, Arctic Silver, and Maple Gold.
The Galaxy S8 and S8+ arguably offer enticing specifications, which include 64-bit Octa-core processors, 64GB of internal storage, 4GB of RAM, 12MP rear and 8MP front cameras, and support for Fast Charging. The major differences between the two are that the S8 offers a 5.8-inch screen and a 3,000 mAh battery, whereas the larger S8+ sports a 6.2-inch screen and a 3,500 mAh battery to go with it.
Despite the damage to Samsung's image after the fiery Note7 fiasco, the company expects huge demand for its latest handsets, producing 20 million units in its initial run. That said, it will certainly be encouraged by the pre-order figures for the Galaxy S8 and S8+.
Via: Android Central