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Preorders For Samsung Galaxy S8 And S8+ Break Record

Denisse Moreno
Upcoming devices such as the Google Pixel 2 and Samsung Galaxy Note 8 are expected to have Bluetooth 5.0.

Apple rival Samsung is doing pretty with its new smartphone lineup this year after the debacle with the Galaxy Note 7 last year, the company said in a statement to Venture Beat.

The Galaxy S8 and S8+ devices had a successful preorder campaign, beating the S7 by 30 percent, Samsung said.

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“We are delighted to see the response to the Galaxy S8 and S8+,” Samsung Electronics America President Tim Baxter said. “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 preorders versus the record preorders we had with Galaxy S7, making it our best ever. The response is humbling, energizing and points to a great launch week. We aim to push the boundaries of what’s possible in the name of a better, smarter, more exciting experience for our consumers.”

International Business Times reached out to Samsung for comment. 

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The statement comes after the company recently forecast its best quarterly profit in more than three years for the January-March period, pulling Samsung up after it struggled last year with the global recall of the fire-prone Note 7. Issues with the Galaxy Note 7 cost the company $5.3 billion in operating profit, the company has said previously.

The Galaxy S8 and S8+ come with artificial intelligence assistant Bixby, a fingerprint scanner and facial recognition technology. Both devices, which were officially released Friday, come with a 5.8-inch or 6.2-inch dual-edge curved infinity display screen.

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