The Galaxy Note 7 was one of the most hotly anticipated smartphones of last year and it really delivered on expectations. The excitement was high for the device and millions were sold within weeks of its launch. However, due to battery-related issues, the Galaxy Note 7 had to be discontinued. Samsung lost out on a winner but it’s looking to turn things around with the Galaxy S8.

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The company is reportedly expecting the pre-order volume of the Galaxy S8 to outperform that of the Galaxy Note 7.

It’s expected that the Galaxy S8 is going to sell more units during the pre-order period as compared to the Galaxy Note 7. Samsung reportedly sold 400,000 units of the ill-fated flagship during its pre-order period.

Samsung is yet to confirm when it’s going to release the new flagship smartphone but reports suggest that the Galaxy S8’s pre-order period is going to run from April 7th to April 7th. Bear in mind that the company is due to unveil the handset on March 29th.

The report also suggests that Samsung will conduct hands-on events for the Galaxy S8 in major markets across the globe in a bid to get more people to experience its new smartphone. This might help in driving sales during the pre-order period.

It remains to be seen though if the Galaxy S8 performs as well as Samsung is hoping that it would, its mobile division already has a lot of ground to cover since it has been without a new flagship smartphone for almost a year now.

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ProductGalaxy Note 7Galaxy S8
Display Diagonal (inches)5.7" (14.5cm)5.8" (14.7cm)
Megapixel Count12 Megapixel12 Megapixel
Battery Capacity (mAh)3500 mAh3000 mAh
Processor/Soc NameSnapdragon 823/Exynos 8893Snapdragon 835
RAM Options4 GB,4 GB,
Street Price$979 Galaxy Note 7 on Amazon$575 Galaxy S8 on Amazon
Link to full specsGalaxy Note 7 Full specs and detailsGalaxy S8 Full specs and details
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