Samsung targets 1 million pre-orders for Galaxy S8 in Korea

Apr 14, 2017, 10:42
Samsung targets 1 million pre-orders for Galaxy S8 in Korea

Speaking at an event in South Korea, the company's mobile chief DJ Koh announced that preorders for the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus have outstripped the amount of preorders for Samsung's previous generation of flagship.

Samsung Electronics Co. expects the latest flagship Galaxy S8 would not only help it restore its reputation but also make the smartphone smarter thanks to the newest features packed in its new premium phone.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 at the launch of the Samsung Unpacked event in NY on March 29, 2017. The official release is slated for later in April.

Preorders of the Galaxy Note 7 phablet whose production was discontinued a year ago due to battery problem, hit 400,000 units from August 6 to 18. The case not only wounded the corporate image of the company but further resulted in the loss of customer faith for Samsung devices.

Richard Fink from Samsung Australia says "This is the first time Samsung has given Australians this kind of access to immersive experiences that are built around our latest mobile innovation".

Touching on the issue of the planned sales of the refurbished Galaxy Note 7, the Samsung CEO said the company is now in talks with global regulators, including those in the U.S. and China, as well as non-government organizations such as Greanpeace International before shipping the phone. One thing that is common between every ad of Galaxy S8 is that every video picks out one unique feature on the phone - promoting the software.

But it does highlight the head-start Apple, Google and Amazon have with their rival AI tech and call into question whether Bixby is really capable of leapfrogging their efforts. Samsung said the Galaxy S8 phone will launch in the United States on April 21 without Bixby. According to ComputerWorld, the Galaxy S8 seems to have materialized all the speculated features of the new iPhone. When it comes to the device itself, you get the 64GB model, and it is unlocked - so you can use it on any networks you choose.

Samsung also unveiled a new edition of the Gear 360, a virtual reality camera that has a 360-degree field of view. It said last week it expects its operating profit in the first quarter was 9.9 trillion won (US$8.8 billion), up 48 percent from 6.7 trillion won in the same period past year, helped largely by growth in its components business.

The new Gear 360 is easy to use and can take high-resolution motion pictures.