Sales of Galaxy S8 beats predecessor: Samsung mobile chief

SEOUL-- Sales of the Galaxy S8 hovered above that of its predecessor, the Galaxy S7, Samsung Electronics Co.'s mobile chief has said.

Koh Dong-jin, who heads Samsung's mobile business, reportedly said the sales of the Galaxy S8 were 15 percent higher than its predecessor so far during his meeting with local reporters in Taiwan last week, according to industry sources.

The sales of the Galaxy S8 are also expected to remain high for the third and fourth quarters, he added.

Koh's remarks are significant as local analysts have been claiming that the overall performance of the Galaxy S8 was falling behind the Galaxy S7.

The official said Samsung will showcase the Galaxy Note 8 next month, and start sales in September.

Samsung Electronics said it cannot provide detailed figures, although it acknowledged Koh made such remarks.

The Galaxy S8 smartphones feature high resolution displays that bend on both sides and come with various innovative technologies, such as iris and face recognition scanners, and a smart voice assistance program named Bixby.

Source: Yonhap News Agency

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