#samsung says #galaxy S8 preorders were its best ever and promises software fixes

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Samsung has announced that preorders for its Galaxy S8 smartphone were 30 percent higher year-over-year compared to 2016’s flagship Galaxy S7. That growth is apparently enough to set a new record, with the company saying that the S8 has achieved preorder totals that are Samsung’s “best ever.” Samsung refrained from providing any hard numbers, and I’ve asked whether preorders for the recalled Galaxy Note 7 are being factored into this new record. “The response is humbling, energizing, and points to a great launch week,” Samsung Electronics America president and COO Tim Baxter said in a statement.

From my personal experience over the weekend, the phone seemed to be in solid supply at most carriers and retailers like Best Buy. Being able…

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