Samsung Electronics announced on May 28 that it will release the Galaxy S8 series in Japan through the nation's No. 1 and 2 network operators, NTT DoCoMo and KDDI, in early next month.
The Galaxy S8 is set to be released there in three colors including midnight black, orchid gray and coral blue, while the Galaxy S8 Plus in two colors--midnight black and Arctic silver.
The Japanese version of the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus would be mounted with 1 Seg and Full Seg, the mobile TV services that are popular among Japanese consumers, plus a simple payment service Felica.
Samsung Electronics opened a Galaxy S8 series experience zone "Galaxy Studio" within the Bank Gallery in Omotesando in Tokyo on May 25.
According to a latest report from Strategy Analytics, Samsung Electronics sold 300,000 units in the Japanese smartphone market in the first quarter of this year. With a market share of 3.8 percent, Samsung ranked No. 5 in Japan during the period.