Report: Samsung ramping up Galaxy S8+ production after positive reaction

Everyone expected the Galaxy S8 and S8+ to be big, but it seems Samsung itself underestimated just how popular its new smartphones were going to be.

The company has reportedly ramped up production of the 6.2-inch S8+ following a positive reaction to the larger S8 model.

As the The Bell reports (via), the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+ were initially supposed to be produced at a rate of 60:40 respectively, but Samsung has now pushed S8+ production to 45%.

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That’s according to “unnamed industry sources,” so Sammy’s increased S8+ production isn’t exactly confirmed at this point.

But if true, it means, given Samsung initially planned to produce a reported 20 million handsets across the range, we can expect the firm to manufacture around 9 million S8+ models in time for the final shipping date at the end of this month.

However, the report does claim Samsung is likely to change the production ratio again before the final shipping date, so it’s all a bit unclear for now.

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That said, increased S8+ production would make a lot of sense after last year when the larger Galaxy S7 Edge proved a hit among consumers, causing Sammy to raise its prodcution ratio to 70% in favour of the larger model.

Samsung’s reported decision to increase its production target for the S8 represents a doubling of oveall units compared to last year’s Galaxy S handsets.

The change in production ratio this year is also expected to affect component suppliers, with the S8 and S8+ using different components from different providers, such as the camera modules.

In the UK, pre-orders for the S8 have gone live over at Carphone Warehouse, with the phone expected to be released on April 28.

The S8 and S8+ comes with reduced bezels, no home button, and a new almost full-face screen, making the S8 possibly the nicest-looking phone we at TrustedReviews have yet seen.

Let us know what you think of Samsung’s latest flagships in the comments.