Samsung hopes to ship 60 million Galaxy S8 units in 2017
While the Galaxy Note 7 disaster was expected to haunt Samsung for years, it looks like its impact was far weaker than expected. Even more, Samsung sets very high targets for 2017, hoping to sell more Galaxy S8 units than any other flagship they released so far. Considering that the upcoming device is also expected to be around 20 percent more expensive than current flagship, the whole deal becomes even more impressive.
According to an anonymous industry source who recently spoke to The Investor, "The tech giant has requested its partners to supply (parts) based on the tech giant’s 60 million shipment goal." The same source also confirmed the rumors that mentioned mid-April as the release date of the Galaxy S8, later than the regular March release of most Samsung Galaxy S flagship handsets.
The shipment goal for S8 during 2017 alone is higher than the total shipments of the last three flagships Samsung recently released - 45 million S5 and S6 units, 48 million S7. The popular Galaxy S4 shipped a record 70 million units, with the S3 coming in second place, with 65 million. However, these sales were not achieved in around eight months, as expected to happen with the upcoming Galaxy S8.