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Samsung celebrates 'record-breaking' Galaxy S22, Tab S8 preorders

Samsung Galaxy S22 Regular Plus Ultra
Samsung Galaxy S22 Regular Plus Ultra (Image credit: Nick Sutrich / Android Central)

What you need to know

  • Samsung says preorders of the Galaxy S22 series more than doubled compared to the Galaxy S21.
  • The Galaxy Tab S8 also saw impressive preorder numbers, led by the Tab S8 Ultra.
  • Samsung highlights launch deals for its latest devices, which officially go on sale on February 25.

Samsung's latest smartphones are a hit, and they haven't even officially launched yet. Samsung announced (opens in new tab) on Thursday that the Galaxy S22 series saw impressive preorder numbers, as did the new GalaxtyTab S8 series, just ahead of the official launch on Friday.

Source: Nick Sutrich / Android Central (Image credit: Source: Nick Sutrich / Android Central)

Preorders for the Galaxy S22 series "more than doubled" compared to the Galaxy S21 series. This was led by the impressive Galaxy S22 Ultra, which acts as the spiritual successor to the Note series thanks to the inclusion of the S Pen. According to Samsung, the Ultra saw 60% of S22 sales. That said, the Galaxy S22 Plus remains our favorite.

The Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra also sold out worldwide and drove nearly 50% of Samsung's new tablet sales.

"We're thrilled that these devices have already become among our most popular ever," says Bryan Choi, Samsung's executive vice president and head of the Sales & Marketing Office.

"At Samsung, we remain committed to offering boundary-pushing innovation and these new devices not only provide more choices for Galaxy fans, but access to the full Galaxy ecosystem of devices and partners for a truly connected experience. We cannot wait for users to live their lives more easily and connect with others more seamlessly. "

It's not too surprising given the fanfare around the phones, not to mention impressive sales figures in South Korea and India.

Ahead of Friday's launch, Samsung highlights launch deals for its best Android phones and tablets, which includes up to $1000 off the S22 series from some U.S. carriers. Those that buy one of the new Galaxy Tab S8 devices can also receive as much as a $100 Samsung.com e-certificate.

Derrek Lee
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3 Comments
  • Big upgrade cycle, with people coming from the S9, Note 9, S20 and Note 20.
  • Also the S10 series
  • the regular S22 is the best of the 3 :)
    This phone is absolutely excellent. and FYI, yes, benchmarks say the iPhone is faster. I have been using the S22 for a day and it's every bit as fast as the iPhone 13 pro. (I have the 13 pro as well)