Samsung might be figuratively reaching for infinity and beyond with the near bezel-less displays of the Galaxy S8 and S8+, but when it comes to the two’s literal, real-world success, the numbers are very finite.
Unfortunately, the “detailed figures” remain under wraps, in keeping with company tradition, though the chaebol can reveal the “combined sales already are beyond 5 million units”, going “smoothly around the globe.”
We’re guessing “beyond” 5 million units means less than 6 mil, which sounds like a nice enough start to the flagship phones’ commercial global run but perhaps a little short of record-breaking form outside Korea.
Domestically, as well as stateside and in Canada, the Galaxy S8 duo debuted almost a month ago, expanding relatively swiftly across the old continent, and aiming to cover a grand total of roughly 120 countries worldwide by the end of May, including at long last China.
It’s obviously hard to compare this 5M+ tally with early box-office scores of previous Galaxy S releases, which themselves depended on the number of markets they catered to and how quickly they managed to spread out. Worse yet, we don’t have a lot of past official data. But we do know the Note 7 shipped in around 4.3 million copies before its premature discontinuation, and back in the day, Samsung flaunted 6 million Galaxy S4 sales just 15 days after launch.