Samsung Galaxy S8 Series Preorders Surge Past Galaxy S7 Predecessor And Favor S8+

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Samsung announced the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ to great fanfare late last month. As the follow-up to the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, both are highly anticipated and expected to continue dominating the sale charts for Android smartphones throughout 2017.

Now that pre-orders for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are well underway, Samsung has given us just a small peek into how the phones are stacking up compared to their predecessors. According to Samsung, the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ have shown “strong double-digit growth” compared to the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge this time last year.

As has been the case for the past two generations, the larger of the two — the Galaxy S8+ — has been the most popular pick with customers. Android buyers lover their big screen smartphones, so it should come as no surprise that people are flocking to the 6.2-inch Galaxy S8+, which has dimensions more in keeping with traditional 5.5- and 5.7-inch 16:9 flagships. Samsung also offered up one additional nugget of information: most customers are opting for the Midnight Black color option with their pre-orders.

For those that need a refresher course, the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ have the following specifications:

  • 5.8-inch QHD+ Super AMOLED display (6.2-inch on the Galaxy S8+)
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor
  • 64GB internal storage w/microSD expansion (up to 2TB)
  • 12MP rear camera with dual-pixel design
  • 8MP front-racing selfie camera
  • Rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, iris scanner and facial recognition
  • Category 16 LTE
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth 5.0 LE
  • 3,000 mAh battery (3,500 mAh on the Galaxy S8+)
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The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ will begin shipping to customers (and will be available in stores) starting on April 21st. The smartphones are priced at around $750 and $850 respectively off-contract, and all phones comes with a free Gear VR headset bundle.