In one country, the Samsung Galaxy S10+ grabs the majority of pre-orders

In one country, the Samsung Galaxy S10+ grabs the majority of pre-orders
Samsung is continuing to take paid reservations for the Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+ up through March 7th. The next day, the phones will officially launch. According to Digitimes, in Taiwan 60% of the pre-orders received by Samsung are for the Galaxy S10+. The Galaxy S10 makes up 30% of the pre-orders received thus far in the country, with the Galaxy S10e receiving the remaining 10%.

Samsung is making life miserable for Chinese handset manufacturers trying to sell their phones in Taiwan. Not only are the new models off to a good start with pre-orders 30% higher than the amount generated by the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ last year, Samsung's mid-range devices are also doing well in Taiwan. Models like the Samsung Galaxy A7, Galaxy A9 (with the quad-camera setup in back) and the Galaxy J-series phones are making up 50% of Samsung's total handset sales in the country.

Market sources in Taiwan add that Chinese brands like Huawei, Oppo and Xiaomi are are also likely to lose market share in the market thanks to Sony's mid-range Xperia 10 models and its low-end Xperia L3 unit. Sony has basically started from scratch this year, and the Xperia 10 and Xperia 10 Plus will both feature displays carrying a 21:9 aspect ratio. This will improve the experience of watching streaming video on the phones. The Xperia L3 display features an 18:9 aspect ratio.

While pricing for Samsung's new phones in Taiwan ranges from NT$24,900 ($805 USD) to as high as NT$52,900 ($1710 USD), the Xperia 10 and Xperia L3 are expected to be priced at NT$9,900 ($320 USD) and NT$5,990 ($194 USD) respectively. Thus, the new models from Samsung and Sony are taking business away from Huawei and Oppo at the high end, and Xiaomi at the low end of the market.

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19 Comments

1. applesnapple93

Posts: 301; Member since: Jan 06, 2016

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8. Ichimoku

Posts: 137; Member since: Nov 18, 2018

Mobile site is so damn good

11. IT-Engineer

Posts: 523; Member since: Feb 26, 2015

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2. capo745

Posts: 4; Member since: Mar 21, 2018

And after all the good things happening to the S10 and all the very good reviews it's gotten all over the world so far, PhoneArena gave it a "9", well go figure. Honestly this phone deserves to be higher than that, probably a 9.75. It's not that we haven't seen the things it does before but they're very well implemented in this device. That fingerprint scanner though, that's what's stopping this phone from being a perfect 10.

3. alvxxxzmx

Posts: 21; Member since: Jun 07, 2018

It's far from perfect.

15. pimpin83z

Posts: 282; Member since: Feb 08, 2019

But also far from only being scored a 9.0 like last year's iPhone XR.

6. ph00ny

Posts: 2002; Member since: May 26, 2011

What's odd is that other tech savvy folks are reporting the phone to have great fps.

16. pimpin83z

Posts: 282; Member since: Feb 08, 2019

Right. Even reviewers that like both IOS and Android gave better reviews about the fingerprint reader than this site. But that's expected.

4. rouyal

Posts: 1567; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

I would've guessed the 10e being the popular one. Guess not?

10. drunkenjay

Posts: 1647; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

most people dont care about the curved screen and want a big battery i guess.

5. kobe0008

Posts: 3; Member since: Mar 07, 2019

But the price of Taiwan is more expensive than many countries

7. Razrman

Posts: 100; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

What i just found out is that if AOD is turned off the fingerprint scanner is almost instant to unlock it. Just a tap and it unlocks.

17. pimpin83z

Posts: 282; Member since: Feb 08, 2019

That's a really good find, but the phone not having a notification LED sort of takes away from that option. Still good to hear though.

9. Tipus

Posts: 801; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

Can't wait for Note10

14. sissy246

Posts: 7006; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Same Going to be a beast

18. pimpin83z

Posts: 282; Member since: Feb 08, 2019

August cannot get here soon enough!

12. Vogue1985

Posts: 386; Member since: Jan 24, 2017

Not surprised the Taiwanese, trust South Korean and Japanese brands and government over China.

13. Budhainthemood

Posts: 70; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

Good news, if not Apple, at least Samsung is doing well in Taiwan! Everything is good as long as the yellowish brand and Chinese rubbish is out of the game.

19. Spankyrir

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 08, 2019

My s10+TV is delayed. Samsung told me it will ship when it ships. Yet my order page says Will be delivered my March 8... screw me for spending $1600 on a phone.

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