A new report claims that Samsung has reportedly doubled the first shipments of the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus ahead of launch. A source revealed that the first shipment figure is up almost 40 percent compared to that of the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge.

Samsung Keeps Busy While Working On Galaxy S8 And S8 Plus

In the lead up to the launch of the highly anticipated Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus, Samsung is certainly keeping itself busy. It's preparing to release its promised Android 7.0 Nougat software update for the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge on Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint in the near future, and is also attending Mobile World Congress later this month to unveil its latest flagship tablet, the Galaxy Tab S3.

While it's not going to officially launch the Galaxy S8 series at Mobile World Congress, Samsung is reportedly planning to show the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus to select partners at MWC 2017 but won't publicly debut the smartphones until late March, followed by a release date on April 21.

Samsung Almost Doubles First Shipments Of Galaxy S8 And S8 Plus

The Investor is reporting that a source claims Samsung is feeling very confident with the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus and has actually almost doubled its first shipment of the smartphones compared to that of its predecessors, the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge.

"After the Note 7 fiasco last year, Samsung is expected to make a big push on the new phone launch. The S8 is widely rumored to be unveiled on March 29 before its official launch in mid-April. The Investor reported earlier that the Korean tech giant has elevated the sales goal for the S8 to about 60 million units, which compares to 48 million unit sales of the S7 and 45 million of the S6.

The Bell reported Samsung Display, the firm's display-making unit, plans to supply 10 million units of organic light-emitting diode panels for the S8 and 6 million OLED panels for the larger S8 Plus in its first shipments during the January-March period."

We reported back in early January that Samsung was reportedly planning to begin mass production of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus in March and was planning to have 10 million units ready for its April release.

Samsung is betting big on the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus being a huge success, as the Note 7's recall cost the company $10 billion and consumer's trust. Samsung has reportedly delayed launching the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus at Mobile World Congress, it previously used the show to unveil both the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S7 series, due to ensuring battery safety.

The good news for future Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus owners is the initial supply of the new smartphones should make it easier to score from carriers at launch. We'll of course keep you posted on any new Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus details as they become available.

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