The Samsung Galaxy S8 and its bigger sibling Galaxy S8+ are gearing up for a March end debut and reports of an April release in the United States are swirling online.
As tech buffs eagerly await the arrival of the flagship Samsung smartphones, reports suggest that the South Korean OEM is beefing up production in preparation for the overwhelming demand for the two smartphones.
According to reports, the Samsung's Vietnam facility has already started the production of the Galaxy S8. The news of the production for the flagship smartphone getting underway was spilled by an official from a company, which supplies cameras to Samsung Electronics.
The Samsung supplier revealed that it had boosted the production owing to the demand from the company.
"We are concentrating on raising the yield and raising the night because the parts are difficult to make (translated)," noted the official.
The official's remarks suggests that Samsung is leaving no stone unturned in preparation of the demand for the flagship smartphone. By ramping up production it wants to ensure that it has sufficient units of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ at the time of release to avoid any delays and meet consumer demand.
Samsung Ramping Up Production: 10 Million Units In Works
Samsung is reportedly hoping to produce nearly 10 million units of its Galaxy S8 smartphone, with 4.7 million units in March itself. The company is eyeing an additional 7.8 million units' production in April.
The OEM is expecting to sell a whopping 12.5 million units of the Galaxy S8 in the first month of the handset's release itself, which is expected to be April.
For those wondering about the manufacturing of the Galaxy S8+, unfortunately no details on the same have been shared.
With the arrival of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, Samsung is hoping to regain the lost consumers trust and redeem itself after the Galaxy Note 7 disaster.
According to reports, parts for the Galaxy S8 have been supplied since February. The Galaxy S8 smartphone is rumored to undergo a major change in its design, especially with the device's "full front" display.
The Galaxy S8 is expected to be launched at a press event slated for March 29 in New York and it will reportedly hit the global shelves in April.
The flagship device is rumored to come with an iris scanner, placed right above the display screen. It will also pack in a fingerprint scanner which will likely be located at the back of the handset, near the rear camera.
The 5.8-inch Galaxy S8 is expected to be priced at around $950, whereas the Galaxy S8+ is rumored to start at $1,050. Latest reports hint at the preorders for the smartphones kicking off on April 10.
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