Every year, Samsung releases a new flagship phone, and this year it was the Samsung Galaxy S22 series. However, for whatever reason it seems that this year’s flagship is doing exceptionally well where according to the sales figures, it seems that Samsung managed to nab over 1 million pre-orders in the first 8 days.
They also managed to sell over 300,000 units on the first day the phone went on sale. Keep in mind that these figures are only for the Korean market, meaning that combined with the rest of the world, Samsung probably sold millions of the Galaxy S22 series, breaking the record set by the Galaxy S8 from back in the day.
1.02 million units of Galaxy S22 Series have been pre-ordered in South Korea in the first eight days, reaching the new record. They also sold more than 300K units on the first day.https://t.co/UoAio6749Z
— Dohyun Kim (@dohyun854) February 23, 2022
It’s hard to say why the Galaxy S22 seems to be more popular than its predecessor, but there’s a chance that the Galaxy S22 Ultra might have played a role. This is due to the fact that the Galaxy S22 Ultra is seen as the spiritual successor to Samsung’s Note series with an integrated S Pen slot.
This in turn might have attracted Galaxy Note owners who did not get a refresh back in 2021, and with Samsung seemingly being done with the Note series (for now), Note owners who are fans of Samsung’s products have no other choice. Either way, it’s a good thing for Samsung.