Galaxy S9 and S9+ shipments surpassed 8 million units in first month of sales
As stated by the report, Samsung managed to ship a total of 8 million Galaxy S9 and S9+ units during the first 30 days of sales, a figure that matches the shipments of last year’s Galaxy S8 series. Despite this, however, it appears the dual-camera setup on the Galaxy S9+ has converted the larger variant into the more popular device of the two, which will affect Samsung positively when it comes to total revenue. In addition, of the 8 million shipments, roughly 2.8 million devices were destined to US consumers, while a further 1 million units were intended for South Korea. Nevertheless, the popularity of Samsung’s latest flagships failed to surpass that of its 2016 lineup, which saw the launch of the Galaxy S7 and the larger Galaxy S7 Edge.
By being forced to cut prices in order to maintain demand, and the increased competition from lower-cost devices, Samsung may not be able to maintain its high prices much longer. After all, smartphones such as Huawei’s P20 Pro offer significant savings over Samsung’s flagships and some even consider these cheaper alternatives to be superior. With the Galaxy Note 9 expected to make its debut towards the end of summer, though, it shouldn't be too long before consumers can see how Samsung chooses to price its future flagship releases in the increasingly tough smartphone market.