Will Samsung Galaxy S8 ‘blast off’ the Galaxy Note 7 history?

Months after the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 fire incident, which had taken a toll on the business and image of the Korean mobile manufacturer, the sales of the company's 2017 flagship mobiles, Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus, remain unabated from the previous fiasco. In fact, if rumors are to be believed, both Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus are outselling the sales of their precursor models at a much higher percentage.

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Recently, in our blog on Samsung Galaxy S8, S8 Plus break pre-order record in Korea, we had revealed about the record breaking pre-order requests placed for Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus in Korea. Reportedly, over 550,000 orders were placed for the handsets on April 7 and April 8 in the company's home ground. The number of pre-orders for these premium handsets has been the highest that is received by Samsung till date.

Tech analysts had earlier opined that the Note 7 debacle could affect the sale of the upcoming Samsung devices as people might be apprehensive about buying the smartphone, fearing the recurrence of the quality control issues that prompted many Note 7 models radiating smoke and igniting flames because of overheating batteries.

However, putting all the apprehensions to rest, the giant mobile conglomerate has surpassed the tragic history by the outstanding sale of their new devices.

Samsung unveiled its premium smartphones, Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus, on March 29 at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Following which, the pre-orders for the phones were accepted by the company. The new variant of Galaxy S8 Plus with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage was announced by Samsung for its sale solely in South Korea.

In the wake of losing billions on the Note 7 fiasco, Samsung raised the cost of the new cell phones by about $100 per handset model. Moreover, transporters haven't been advancing comparable arrangements and discounts that they achieved for the new Apple iPhone 7 in September.

Sources from Samsung assured that they have undertaken a series of batteries combustion prevention tests to make sure the history doesn't repeat itself.

Samsung Galaxy S8 will be available in gold, black and violet colors in the UAE and will be priced at $762.67 (AED2,799). Similarly, S8 Plus will be available in gold, black and violet colors and will be sold for $844.41 (AED 3,099).

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Launch Date, Price

The official sales of Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus will begin from April 21. The devices will cost 2,799 AED and 3,099 AED respectively.

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  1. Of course! after the unwanted NOTE 7(R.I.P),
    samsung developed new validation methods especially about the battery,
    they had several test before launch, hence, s8 is taking more time to release..
    blast or not stick with samsung

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