The highly anticipated Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ were announced at a press event a few months back. While it garnered impressive sales numbers during its first few weeks selling over five million handsets, there have been reports recently that stated that the devices weren't selling as well when compared to its predecessors, the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge.
In order to silence the chatter amongst the industry, Samsung Mobile chief DJ Koh stated at a conference in Taiwan that the current Galaxy handsets are outselling the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge by approximately 15 percent. Although this certainly sounds impressive, Koh did not offer any hard numbers for device sales.
In the past couple of months, Samsung has been fairly aggressive, offering numerous deals on its Galaxy S8 line that allows a consumer to gain one extra handset for free with a valid trade-in or being gifted a $200 Visa gift card just for purchasing a handset. These promotions will no doubt keep buyers interested, along with the offering of new colors.
As we head into the tail end of July, Samsung is now preparing for the release of its next handset, the Galaxy Note8. Although the firm experienced a huge loss and suffered public embarrassment with the exploding Galaxy Note7, it wasn't bashful about letting the world know in January that the Note8 was coming and that it would be "better, safer, and very innovative".
There have been plenty of leaks of what it might look like over the past month, with a rumored release in August. Koh recently affirmed this publicly, revealing that the firm would be announcing the handset in late August, and making it available to purchase in September.