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​Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus sales to exceed S8: Analyst

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus will be the more popular model compared to the S8 and account for 53.9 percent of global shipments, says Yuanta Securities.

Samsung's Galaxy S8 Plus will sell more globally than its smaller-screened sibling the Galaxy S8, according to a Korean securities firm.

In a note to clients, Yuanta Securities Korea analyst Lee Jae-yun said the 6.2-inch Galaxy S8 Plus will sell 27.19 million units, accounting for 53.9 percent of total global shipments.

The South Korean tech giant will sell a total of 50.41 million units of the Galaxy S8 series within the year, the analyst said.

Samsung is selling the 5.8-inch Galaxy S8 and 6.2-inch Galaxy S8 Plus with 64GB internal memory globally. The larger S8 Plus also comes as a 128GB version, and in certain markets including its home country of South Korea, comes with a 6GB RAM.

The Galaxy S8 Plus 128GB model has proven the most popular, running out of stock during pre-orders in Korea. Delivery of the 128GB version has been delayed for some customers due to a supply bottleneck.

The company faced supply issues two years ago when the Galaxy S6 Edge proved to be more in demand than the S6.

Mobile boss DJ Koh previously told journalists that the firm has doubled the initial stock of the latest flagship compared to the S7.

Samsung has clinched over a million pre-order sales for the S8 series in South Korea -- a record for a smartphone in the country.

Some consumers have complained, however, of red-tinged screens. The company denied this was a quality issue and plans a software update to increase the color range in the settings.