Galaxy S9 sales finally surpass 1 million units in South Korea, Samsung confirms

Galaxy S9 sales finally surpass 1 million units in South Korea, Samsung confirms
Samsung has officially confirmed sales figures for the Galaxy S9 series in South Korea. The number one smartphone manufacturer still expects the Galaxy S9 line to outperform last year’s Galaxy S8 devices, although the company’s sales figures suggest the new devices are lagging behind slightly.

Since the Galaxy S9 series launched back in March, Samsung has confirmed its new lineup has sold 1 million units in its home country, taking just under two months to do so. For comparison, last year’s flagship devices took just 37 days to reach that number, while even 2011’s Galaxy S2 reached the milestone in 40 days, making the sales pace of the Galaxy S9 series one of the company’s lowest ever. Going forward, however, the brand remains optimistic about the new devices, expecting them to remain relatively popular for a longer period of time and eventually surpassing Galaxy S8 sales. On another positive note, the weaker flagship sales haven't necessarily resulted in lost customers. Instead, it appears many are choosing to purchase the upper-midrange Galaxy A8 (2018), which has become one of the company’s best-selling smartphone in recent times.

Samsung certainly doesn’t appear disappointed with Galaxy S9 sales figures, although it will remain to be seen if the expected demand remains throughout the rest of the year. Nevertheless, the brand's current focus appears to be China. After all, it has been reported a number of times that Samsung's flagship devices aren't selling as well as originally hoped, forcing them to launch the upcoming Burgundy Red Galaxy S9 variant in a bid to boost sales. Furthermore, Samsung is also reported to be preparing an iPhone X lookalike in the hope of better competing with Apple's devices in the market. Ultimately, only time will tell how Samsung's sales continue over the course of the year, but with the brand set to launch the Galaxy Note 9 towards the end of summer, it'll remain to be seen how the release affects Galaxy S9 sales overall.

via: The Investor

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46 Comments

1. Ninetysix

Posts: 2946; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Big congratulations to Samsung. This is absolutely a huge accomplishment.

5. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Samsung is pretty much dead with their smartphone business. Their reign will be over very soon as Chinese manufacturers like huawei and xiaomi are gaining major momentum around the world. Imagine how things will shape up once huawei and xiaomi come to USA officially.... wow. Samsung should stick to their memory and OLED display business for the foreseeable future.

17. sissy246

Posts: 7035; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

LMAO, yeah right,

18. Papa_Ji

Posts: 813; Member since: Jun 27, 2016

Keep dreaming.... Samsung is world leader in almost every major electronic categories.

19. P-YWS

Posts: 144; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

History told us: nobody can stay on the top forever. Samsung and Apple will come down eventually.

41. willywanta

Posts: 502; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

Yes. Samsung will become the next Sony if they become too arrogant and keep high price for their products.

27. deleon629

Posts: 443; Member since: Oct 04, 2014

Exactly. And that’s without mentioning the billions they’ve acquired from phone components for Apple phones alone. When Apple makes billlions, so do they, and now Samsung is getting triple the profit for phones that are made of GLASS...Perhaps the cheapest material on the face of the planet compared to the polycarbonate or aluminum they’d used in the past. The chance that they won’t stay on top for a long time will indeed be a freak accident

28. iPhoneFanboy

Posts: 286; Member since: Apr 21, 2018

Except phones..they JUST passed 1 million sales for their latest flagship in their OWN HOMELAND? Ouch!

39. M.O.A.B

Posts: 317; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

haha,, dead you say ?! https://www.phonearena.com/news/smartphone-shipments-drop-samsung-on-top_id104590 yes they are losing momentum due to the massive chinese phones invasion, but despite the huge number of those chinese phones shipments samsung is still at the top of the business till this date implies that they are not anywhere near "dead" .. not even "very soon" and i don't think that you can manage a multi-billion firm better than they do, so it's a better idea to keep your suggestions to yourself, maybe you should stick to just read and pass tactic since it is less embarrassing than what you just wrote

11. worldpeace

Posts: 3106; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

That's alot if you consider: - S.Korean population is just 50 million, that's like 1 of every 50 persons there, get a S9 in the last 2 months. - And S9 is just S8S, the difference isn't much compared to S8 from S7

31. midan

Posts: 2597; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

It's a lot less than what it used to be And that's clearly a big problem.

2. Cat97

Posts: 1804; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

"Samsung certainly doesn’t appear disappointed with Galaxy S9 sales figures". Well...do you want to see them with tears in their eyes ? Of course they put on a brave face for business's sake, but the sales of the S9 have been like 30% lower than the S8, from other articles.

6. Phullofphil

Posts: 1757; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

Wow first why do yo act like Samsung is a person with emotions. A child at that. Samsung is not only in compitition with Apple but every other android phone manufacturer. Apple is to but they are in compitition with android as a whole because no other manufacturers use iOS. But that being said you are not going to many more breakthroughs phones like the first iPhone or any at all. I don’t feel like Samsung really had any design breakthroughs. It’s all a refignment of the first iPhone. Hardware wise they are a leader and innovator but unlike Apple wich uses innovative ideas when there ready and fit into a idea. Samsung jams there high tech hardware innovation into the phone weather it’s ready or not. To try and get more sales. They are great phones but flawed. That and the fact that there is only so many people out there that buy phones that you’ll have stagnation in the market at some point. The problem is with how everything is set up to where you get your success on if you make more profit than you did last year. I wish Apple and Samsung work together in a more innovative way we all would Benefit

3. rouyal

Posts: 1573; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

“Furthermore, Samsung is also reported to be preparing an iPhone X lookalike in the hope of better competing with Apple's devices in the market.” Of course they are. 1 million sales is rather sad. I think “finally” in the headline is appropriate. An iPhone does that in a few days, I think? They’ll try to charge as much for one too, besides still being an “android”. A bloated android at that. Ever since the first iPhone, Samsung has been a shameless copy cat, until Apple’s lawsuits put them in their place. What are your thoughts, TechSceptic?

20. Klinton

Posts: 1408; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

Can you enlighten us, what 'iPhone X lookalike' means? And why TH Samsung should make such a BS?

4. tokuzumi

Posts: 1844; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

S9 is a great phone, but if you have a S8, there's no reason to upgrade. It's even questionable if you have a S7.

7. Phullofphil

Posts: 1757; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

Get used to that. The big leaps in innovation in smart phone I really nearing its end for the most part. We are going to see more incremental things that go on to Eddie’s phone, like the desktop and laptop market

33. sissy246

Posts: 7035; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Exactly The only thing left was to go full screen or just about full screen. Now that they have done that and now that in glass fingerprint scanner is starting to happen there is nothing more to do. Phones will not change much for now on. Software and hardware will be it.

10. Cat97

Posts: 1804; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

To be honest, it's the same story with the iPhone 8 vs iPhone 7 or even the iPhone 6s.

12. midan

Posts: 2597; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

"Furthermore, Samsung is also reported to be preparing an iPhone X lookalike in the hope of better competing with Apple's devices in the market. " Haha, "no way Samsung will ever release ugly notched phone" said Samsung boys

13. maherk

Posts: 6749; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Samsung was also reported to add 3d touch to the S6, remove the headphone jack from the S8, remove the fingerprint scanner and include a notch in the S9, and all these reports turned out to be nothing but fake propaganda. You can celebrate this report as much as you want, but you won't see a notched Samsung device anytime soon.

15. midan

Posts: 2597; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

Have you missed the fact that Samsung have patented notch, of course they are thinking it if they want to keep up with the competition, currently it looks very bad.

16. Papa_Ji

Posts: 813; Member since: Jun 27, 2016

Patent it's not a copy. it's a fresh thing..... Stupid iSheep

24. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

There are 100s of patents made by companies but do they all made it’s way?? Just as how Apple has patented for in-display FPS and all of you fanboys said that FaceID is future and is better than in-display FPS.

22. Klinton

Posts: 1408; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

I guess the media mislead you with ' iPhone X lookalike' . Simply Samsung is thinking of some SuperPhone for huge price. Not that will go back with lame model like iPhone X. Or lookalike iPhone X is not super-phone, but just super price.

21. Klinton

Posts: 1408; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

And who told you that Samsung will make iPhone X lookalike BS and go years back? And why??? Shall I guess? : Some Apple boy. And what does ' iPhone X lookalike' , mean?

23. kevin007in

Posts: 327; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

samsung should start making disposable phones. I have s7 edge, believe me samsung has the slowest updates of all and battery draining is still the biggest issue. 1 year of usage and ur phone is already just too old to handle stuff. Battery drains like a V8 sucks up gasoline. GAP between the display and the main frame appeared on its own. Samsung calls them quality phones!!! regret it so much that I literally want to sell it but there r no takers and it would sell for nothing. ZERO resale value. Wish me luck !!!!

25. deleon629

Posts: 443; Member since: Oct 04, 2014

I had the exact same problem with my s7 Edge. I wouldn’t wish the drama of having that phone on my worst enemy. I’d traded that thing in as soon as possible and got an S8+. It’s funny you’d mentioned cars and your challenge of selling your phone, because it was the very inspiration behind my determination to sell immediately... Shelf life of a device is very much like a used car sale. Gotta trade it back in to the carrier while the blue book value is high; let them polish it and hand it off to the next person who’s totally oblivious to what issues it might have had with the previous owner. Meanwhile, you get stuck with yet another “lease” packed with its own insurance coverage issues if any accidents do at all happen...The exact same hustle

26. kevin007in

Posts: 327; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

you r absolutely right man.I am so stuck and feel so betrayed . I paid the outright price to get the golden color version directly from Samsung. I wish I could go back in time and save my money. It won't sell I know it really well.

37. Abd85

Posts: 4; Member since: Apr 23, 2018

A flagship should at least make calls properly, and the S9 doesn’t have this feature

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