Samsung Mobile Chief DJ Koh has refuted claims that sales of the company's flagship device, the Galaxy S8 have started to slow down. Koh told reporters in Taiwan that the Samsung Galaxy S8 continues to outsell its predecessor. Samsung Galaxy S8 preorders broke records in South Korea and the US, and Koh claims its sales are 15 percent higher than the Galaxy S7 series. He adds that he sees no downward trend in sales for the Galaxy S8 series in the coming months. Koh's comment come after the Bell reported citing a security researcher that Samsung Galaxy S8 sales have been lower than the Galaxy S7.
Samsung is expected to introduce the Galaxy Note 8 with a bigger 6.3-inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED display with 18.5:9 aspect ratio on August 23. Koh also confirmed that Note 8 will debut next month and go on sale in the United States and Europe starting September. The handset is expected to become available in Asia and other markets from some time in October.
Samsung is reportedly advancing the launch of Galaxy Note 8 due to the rumoured iPhone 8 delay, apparently caused by limited supply of OLED displays. The smartphone is expected to arrive in both Snapdragon 835 and Exynos 8895 variants and sport a dual rear camera setup. The handset will also feature an improved S Pen with support for translation features.
Samsung recently resurrected the ill-fated Note 7, calling it the name of Note Fan Edition and with the launch of the Note 8, the company would be hoping to achieve better sales than the Galaxy S8, especially targetting the consumers who could not buy the Note 7 last year.