Samsung is reportedly setting a 60 million shipment target for the Galaxy S8


  • h2oflyer

    Go Sammy Go….but you better make damn sure they work.

    • It’s Me

      The number is probably do-able. I honestly don’t think their Note debacle FUBARed them completely. People have short memories.

  • Sean-Paul

    Well one of those better be coming my way

  • gremlin0007

    Must….hold out…. for… Note 8, aaahhh

  • Garrett Cooper

    I’m curious why the’re anticipating so much growth over the S7 after the Note7 issues. Is the phone going to be that different to entice more buyers? Are the pricing it aggressively after the previous issues? I’ll be curious to see what it looks like.

    • thereasoner

      They are supposed to be new designs yes, and apparently the Note 7 debacle didn’t really hurt them at all, outside of finance, according to reports.

      Still, it does sound ambitious considering the new found competition from the Google Pixel projected to take a 10 million sales slice out of the premium flagship pie that would be up for grabs otherwise. Add to that the ever increasing market share for premium smartphones from the Chinese vendors, especially outside of North America, also contributing to much tougher competition for Samsung in this segment.

      Could be that the new Note equivalent will fall under the Galaxy series brand. A Galaxy S8 Pro (with stylus) or S8 Slate for example. If that’s the case then Samsung will have 3 different sized devices under the Galaxy series brand and that should easily allow for them to meet those sales targets.

    • gremlin0007

      Personally as an ex-Note7 owner, that phone was great (operations-wise). After switching to an S7 Edge I felt like something was missing from the experience so I’m really looking forward to the Note 8. I’ve boycotted Samsung since the S3 because it was becoming too much like Apple and went to the Nexus line. Decided to try the Note 7 because it was free with my plan and the difference was day and night; from Nexus to S7 Edge, not so much though.

    • Garrett Cooper

      I’ve avoided Samsung for years since each of my S2, S3 and S4 had varying hardware and software issues. It would take a sweet phone to make me consider going back, although the S8 rendering is pretty slick looking.

      How do you find the *edge*? It looks like it would get in the way more than it would benefit, which I’ve read a number of times in reviews.

    • gremlin0007

      I have a love hate relationship with the edge. I use the edge for the “edge widgets” but I always accidentally hit it when I don’t want to, like for typing and whatnot. You have to have a case for this phone otherwise you’ll hit the edge by accident all the time.