According to a new info from Korea, Samsung is planning to manufacture 10 million Galaxy S8 units for its launch in April. Most rumors, at least recently, reported that the Galaxy S8 will land in April, which means that we won’t be seeing the device announced during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, as it was the case with the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge last year. In any case, this report comes from ET News, and if it is accurate, Samsung might start selling the device as soon as it launches, and they’re expecting the demand to be through the roof, which is perfectly normal considering that the company’s Galaxy S series of smartphone is, next to Apple’s iPhone devices, the most popular smartphone series in the world, not to mention that the Galaxy Note 7 is no longer available for purchase, so there are certainly quite a few ex-Galaxy Note 7 users which are interested in getting the Galaxy S8.
ET News says that Samsung delivered their production plan to suppliers earlier this month, which is where the 10 million number came from. The first batch of parts will, allegedly, arrive in February, and the mass production will start in March it seems, so the devices should be ready to go by the time Samsung announces the Galaxy S8 in April. For those of you who don’t know, Samsung actually managed to sell 10 million Galaxy S7 units in a single month in 2016, which is probably why they’re preparing that many Galaxy S8 units for April. We’ve seen a ton of rumors when it comes to the Galaxy S8, and it seems like the device could ship with the Bixby AI assistant, and could also ship without a physical home button, which we’re still not sure about, we’ll just have to wait and see what happens.
Samsung is rumored to release two Galaxy S8 units in April, either the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Edge, or the Galaxy S8 Edge and the Galaxy S8 Plus. The company is rumored to ditch the regular, flat-screened, variant of the Galaxy S8, and most recent rumors are suggesting we’ll see a smaller Galaxy S8 with a curved display (with a display size between 5.2 and 5.5 inches), and a larger Galaxy S8 Plus handset with a 6-inch display, and possibly even an S Pen stylus. Samsung will quite probably utilize both the Snapdragon 835 and Exynos 8895 chips, and their availability will depend on where you purchase your device, Snapdragon 835 will probably be used in the US, while Europe and Asia will get the Exynos 8895 variants of the Galaxy S8 devices.