According to a report in the Korea Herald, pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy S8 8and Galaxy S8 Plus have reached 728,000 already and the company aims to sell north of a million devices on pre-order before the official sales begin. Currently, Bixby is only able to support American English and Korean languages. Buyers can pre-order the Sprint Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus through the online store of Samsung, and besides the eCertificate, they will receive a free VR headset as well. Secondly, that the buyers are gradually shifting their demands towards opting for smartphones with a larger screen.
Meanwhile, the company's United Kingdom and Ireland mobile boss has said the Note 7 debacle was a big moment for the industry. The device doesn't only come with modern-day technology but also offers users with some exciting and new features. Along with the basic phone features, Galaxy S8 has another additional mind-blowing feature that made it infinitely incredible.
Samsung said earlier this week that its pre-orders for the Galaxy S8 are better than those for its previous phones. The addition of facial recognition in the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus is an added layer of security. Dong-Jin emphasized that the S8 is the safest Galaxy smartphone to date given the measures implemented by the company.
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In other Samsung developments, Korea's ET News and The Investor reported today that the company has ordered components that would allow it to produce 2,000 to 3,000 prototypes of a new dual-screen smartphone during the first half of this year. Apart from the fingerprint scanner placed beside the rear camera, the upcoming smartphones are equipped with a Galaxy Note 7 feature - the iris scanner. The part where the folding took place lost only six percent of its brightness after that many folds.
Initial indications look very good; the S8 was well-received when it was initially unveiled, with the virtually edgeless screen and slim profile impressing critics and consumers alike. Ultimately, though, we'll have to wait and see if other carriers make any announcements. It said last week it expects its operating profit in the first quarter was 9.9 trillion won (US$8.8 billion), up 48 percent from 6.7 trillion won in the same period a year ago, helped largely by growth in its components business.