Ever since the Samsung Note 7 fiasco, all eyes were on the Galaxy S8 and thankfully the company didn’t miss its mark. Reportedly, the new flagship smartphone has crossed the golden figure of 5 million units in terms of sale, though the company is still yet to share the actual number of units.
Samsung unveiled the much-awaited smartphones, Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus, at the end of March which were available for purchase in various markets after 21st April. In Pakistan, the company launched the two phones in the first week of May 2017 in a glamorous event where it distributed free Galaxy S8 phones.
Looking at the new smartphones, it’s not surprising at all that they became an instant hit among consumers. In the early days, the Galaxy S8 saw a rocky start as many several videos have appeared on YouTube and other social media sites, showing how easily the face recognition can be tricked with a photo of the user.
In the first quarter of 2017, the tech company has reported the highest profits since the year 2013 where the operating profits amounted to a huge $8.8 billion, which is 48% higher than last year.
Umer Ghumman, Head of Mobile, Samsung EC Pakistan while talking to MORE about the pre-orders of the new smartphones revealed that the all of the units were sold out ahead of the launch.