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Samsung Galaxy S8 pre–orders outpace Galaxy S7 by double-digit margin

Mobile-maker appears to have conquered Galaxy Note 7 blues.
Samsung Galaxy S8 silver and grey colours hero

Samsung has said its new Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus are enjoying a pre–order boom, less than two weeks after both devices were first officially unveiled.

In a brief statement, the mobile-maker said: “Pre-orders of the Galaxy S8 and S8+ in the US are outpacing those of the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge with strong double digit growth.

“In addition, the majority of consumers have been selecting the Galaxy S8+, with Midnight Black being the preferred color [sic] of choice.”

Samsung’s claims relate to the US. It is not clear how well the Galaxy S8 and S8+ are doing in the UK, although hype around the launch of the phones suggests it is on track to be a success.

It all points towards Samsung recovering from last year’s Galaxy Note 7 debacle, which saw the company lose billions when it had to recall and then discontinue its flagship phone owing to exploding batteries.

The Galaxy S8 features a new all–screen design, with the traditional home button switched to the back of the handset.

How does the S8 differ from the S7? We outline all the key differences right here.

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