Over the past couple of years, we’ve seen Samsung clearly favor the “edge” model of its flagships over the one with the flat display. Customers just preferred the dual-edge curved display model more and it sold well. However, since both the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus are going to have a dual-edge display, what strategy will the company adopt now? According to a new report out of South Korea, the company is going to favor the 5.7 inch Galaxy S8 over its larger 6.2 inch sibling.
Samsung has reportedly selected the Galaxy S8 as the primary variant of its next flagship. The company is said to be producing 2.6 million units of the Galaxy S8 this month against 2.1 million units of the Galaxy S8 Plus.
This difference is expected to increase down the line as sales pick up. Samsung will reportedly manufacture 4.5 million units of the Galaxy S8 in April while just 3.3 million units of the Galaxy S8 Plus will be made.
The company’s initial production run is said to consist of 12.5 million units and it’s believed that 7.1 million units will be accounted for by the smaller handset and 5.4 million by the 6.2 inch behemoth.
All of this is based on whispers from unofficial sources so it’s far from confirmed at this point in time. It’s only when the handset is launched and we see marketing materials come up will it be evident which model the company is favoring this time around.
The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus will be officially launched at an event in London and New York City on March 29th.
|Product Name||Galaxy S8||Galaxy S8+|
|Battery Capacity (mAh)||3000 mAh||3500 mAh|
|Processor Name||Snapdragon 835||Snapdragon 835|
|Street Price||$499 Galaxy S8 on Amazon||$435 Galaxy S8+ on Amazon|
|Link to full specs||Galaxy S8 Full specs and details||Galaxy S8+ Full specs and details|