A recent report has pointed out that Samsung is facing an acute shortage of supplies for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. The report pointed out that the company failed to predict the popularity of the smartphone and did not get enough stock ready in time. The high demand of the smartphone can be put into perspective after the pre-orders for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ reached about 1.04 million. The company issued a statement stating that it was facing ‘an imbalance of inventories by colour or model at retail stores’ while extending the deadline.

The company continued in the statement adding that it has extended the registration period of both the models till 30 April 2017 from the initial plan of 24 April 2017. The interesting, yet worrying, part here is that this is not the first time that the company has extended the deadline.

According to the report in Yonhap News Agency, a South Korean publication, smartphone retailers across the country are facing tight supply of the Midnight Black models.

Samsung launched the Galaxy S8 and S8+ on 19 April in India. The smartphones were announced alongside a long lineup of accessories and will go on sale at Rs 57,900 and Rs 64,900 for the S8 and S8+ models respectively.

Both the Galaxy S8 and S8+ come with Android 7.0 out of the box with Samsung’s TouchWiz UI atop it. The devices are powered by Samsung’s very own Exynos 8895 – Octa-core (2.35 GHz Quad + 1.9 GHz Quad), 64-bit, 10 nm process. The chipsets make the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, the first phones to come to India with a 10nm framework that is supposed to deliver better battery life along with a 10 percent bump in CPU performance.

The phones will come with 4 GB of LPDDR4 RAM and 64 GB of UFS 2.1 storage which is expandable to up to 256 GB using a microSD card.

In terms of camera, both the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ come with a 12 MP dual pixel rear camera with an f/1.7 aperture and a front 8 MP camera with an f/1.7 aperture. The rear camera supports optical image stabilisation.

Publish date: April 25, 2017 11:00 am| Modified date: April 25, 2017 11:00 am

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