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Samsung says Galaxy S8 pre-orders outpaced S7 by 30pc

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Much was at stake for the South Korean tech giant, Samsung when it launched Galaxy S8. Market analysts weren't sure how people will respond to the new device post the Note 7 fiasco that kept Samsung in a bad light throughout 2016. But looks like, the bad dream is over. Samsung has announced that pre-orders for the Galaxy S8 outpaced pre-orders for S7 by 30 percent, making it the company's "best ever" launch of a smartphone.

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"At Samsung, we believe it is a privilege to make groundbreaking products that are enjoyed by millions, and have recommitted ourselves to innovate, not only with new products and services but also in process. The Galaxy S8 and S8+ are a result of that recommitment and the market has responded – with a more than 30 percent year-over-year growth in pre-orders versus the record pre-orders we had with Galaxy S7, making it our best ever," Samsung Electronics America president and chief operating officer Tim Baxter said.

Though the company hasn't provided exact figures, the blockbuster opening the flagship device has got in the US and Korea is making people excited about the device.

But, don't think, the bezel-less smartphone is flawless. Besides the half-baked software, some users have also reported problems with screen colour and WiFi connectivity, though the company has promised to issue updates to fix both.

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