Apr 12, 2017 06:41 AM EDT
It seems like it was just yesterday when Samsung Electronics had endured probably its most catastrophic controversy with its infamous Samsung Galaxy Note 7. But if recent figures are to be believed, it appears that both its fans and consumers are now ready for the South Korean company's next chapter.
Android Headlines reports that Samsung released a statement on Monday indicating that pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus are still going strong. Reports show that the pre-orders in the US are up by at least ten percent compared to the last year's flagship duo, the Samsung Galaxy S7, and Galaxy S7 Edge.
This clearly shows that speculations of Samsung struggling to promote the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus following last year's crisis have no effect to their consumers. In 2016, Samsung issued an unprecedented global recall for an estimated four million units of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 over concerns of overheated batteries that could burst into flames. The phablet went on sale last August of 2016 and shortly after, reports spread about devices that caught on fire while charging. Also, US authorities banned the larger iteration from being used on planes and even from being placed in checked luggage. Regardless, consumers and fans of Samsung devices are willing to give them another chance.
While industry watchers speculate that Samsung might not be able to recover following the last year's Samsung Galaxy Note 7 fiasco, strong numbers of pre-orders for Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus prove otherwise. Reports from Phone Arena also indicate that the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus are very much well received in the US. Further information reveals that majority of the US consumers opted for the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus which boasts a 6.2-inch display over the Samsung Galaxy S8's 5.8-inch screen display. Meanwhile, consumers preferred Midnight Black for the color choice over Orchid Grey and Arctic Silver.
Currently, there are still no specific pre-order numbers for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus. However, we will learn more of this in the coming days after the duo becomes widely available.
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