Samsung hopes to sell over 60 million units of its upcoming Galaxy S8 smartphone that is likely to go on sale in mid-April.
That's according to a report at The Investor, which has heard from an industry source that Samsung has asked its partners to supply parts based on its 60 million shipment goal.
This is a pretty big goal, and the target outweighs sales for its previous flagship devices. Last year's Galaxy S7 has made its way into the hands of 48 million buyers, while the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S5 both saw shipments of 45 million units.
However, Samsung managed to surpass its latest target with 2013's Galaxy S4, which saw 70 million units sold. The Galaxy S3 before it saw similar popularity, with Samsung having flogged 65 million units.
The firm is no doubt hoping that its fiery Galaxy Note 7 fiasco has buyers holding out for its next, presumably non-explosion-prone smartphone and that the Galaxy S8 will offer enough of an upgrade to have buyers throwing money at it.
If online speculation is to be believed, expect to find a 5.1in 2K curved AMOLED screen, powered by Qualcomm's newly announced Snapdragon 835 chip and Android 7.0 Nougat.
There Galaxy S8 is also expected to be the first Samsung smartphone to pack a Siri-esque built-in AI assistant, as well as the first to dump the headphone jack in favour of USB-C.
The Investor's report also adds weight to the rumours Samsung will skip its usual MWC launch event in favour of a later launch event for the Galaxy S8.
"As the release date of the S8 has been postponed to mid-April, Samsung seems to have set a more ambitious goal than before to make up for the loss caused by the Note model, which has so far led Samsung's smartphone business every first quarter," it added.
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