Samsung says Galaxy S8 pre-order best ever
The pre-orders for Galaxy S8 and S8 were the best ever Getty Images/Jung Yeon-Je

Samsung has said that the pre-orders for the latest Galaxy S8 surpassed those for its predecessor by 30%.

Last week, the company announced the availability of its new Galaxy flagship device in select markets such as the US, Canada, Puerto Rico and Korea. The rollout will expand to additional markets across the globe in the coming weeks.

Major carrier networks in the UK such as EE, iD, O2, Three and Vodafone have already kicked off pre-orders throwing in several data deals.

Those in the US can purchase the S8 and S8+ from AT&T, Cricket Wireless, Sprint, Straight Talk Wireless, T-Mobile, US Cellular and Verizon. It is also on sale on Best Buy retail stores as well as its online store and Samsung online store, Target and Walmart.

"At Samsung, we believe it is a privilege to make groundbreaking products that are enjoyed by millions, and have recommitted ourselves to innovate, not only with new products and services, but also in process," Samsung Electronics America president and chief operating officer Tim Baxter told CNBC.

"The Galaxy S8 and S8+ are a result of that recommitment and the market has responded – with a more than 30% year-over-year growth in pre-orders versus the record pre-orders we had with Galaxy S7, making it our best ever," added Baxter.

Earlier this month, Samsung confirmed that the pre-orders for the S8 and S8+ exceeded those for the S7, without revealing the figures. It merely said: "Initial response to the pre-orders that have begun at various places across the world have been better than expected."

Analysts too believe the handsets have been received better than expected since their launch.

Meanwhile, Samsung will release a software update soon to address the red-tinted screen issue.