As of 8:00 p.m., about 210,900 of the preordered Samsung smartphones have been opened under new accounts, according to data tallied by three local mobile carriers.
Samsung recently unveiled its new flagship Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus devices and as much fanfare it has received for its bezel-less design and top of the line specs, the Bixby button on the device has garnered a bad reputation as it cannot be remapped.
In other Galaxy S8 news, you probably know about the device's new digital assistant feature, Bixby.
The better-than-expected preorders raise hopes that Samsung's new flagship may sell more than 40 million copies.
Samsung's new Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are scheduled to be released this Friday, April 21st, in South Korea and in a number of worldwide markets including the United States. The electronics giant was forced to recall millions of units after several Note 7s around the world started overheating and catching fire. The image shared in the report shows both a standard Galaxy S8 and the larger Plus variant affected by the red tint. The company also faced supply shortages previous year when it sold the Galaxy Note 7, resulting in delayed shipments.
A spokesman told The Korean Herald that the tint isn't a quality issue and that it can be fixed in the phone's settings menu. The Investor reports that the device crossed the milestone within 10 days, since the pre-orders began on April 7 in South Korea. The analyst believes that some of the Galaxy S8 and S8 devices have this red discoloration due to the rushing productions of the smartphones.