The pre-order sales of Samsung Electronics' brand-new smartphone Galaxy S8 series is compiled to have passed the 1-million level. Starting from April 18, Korea's major telecom operators such as SK Telecom, KT, and LG U+ launched their services for those who made pre-orders for a Galaxy S8.
Samsung officials said, "We received pre-orders for 1,004,000 units of Galaxy S8's during the reservation sales period from April 7 to 17." This figure is far higher than the pre-order sales of the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy Note 7 which stood at about 200,000 units and 400,000 units, respectively.
In the meantime, controversies are simmering over the Galaxy S8's red tint issue. Some Galaxy S8 owners are reporting that their screens are hobbled by red tint, calling it a "Red Gate."
Some experts said that this issue may be caused by the "deep red" design that Samsung adopted for the Galaxy S8's super AMOLED display screen. Samsung is believed to have employed the design as a way to balance overall color scheme.