Samsung’s Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ are two of the hottest flagship smartphones in the world right now… but no one really cares. Samsung’s decision to reuse the same design as last year’s Galaxy S8 and S8+ is turning out to have dire consequences, and the fact that the phones don’t include any novel new features isn’t helping matters either. As we’ve noted several times in the past, a number of independent reports suggest Galaxy S9 sales have come in well below expectations. In fact, there are indications that sales thus far have been downright awful, like the fact that the S9 and S9+ got big price cuts at three major wireless carriers within a month of their release. Now, on top of everything else, an industry insider with a reliable track record has suggested that full-year combined sales of the Galaxy S9 and S9+ are expected to total fewer than 30 million units. That would be awful — while Samsung doesn’t report smartphone unit sales, it did say that it expected full-year sales of the Galaxy S8 and S8+ to reach 60 million units last year.
The moral of the story here is that Samsung isn’t positioned quite as well as Apple when it comes to flagship phones. Apple can reuse the same design over and over, and still see impressive iPhone sales numbers because it’s the only game in town when it comes to iOS. Meanwhile, if Samsung launches a boring phone, consumers have dozens of other options to explore. Yes, the moral is indeed clear, but the problem doesn’t appear as though it’ll be corrected this year because it’s too late to do anything to fix the boring Galaxy Note 9 set to debut less than 2 months from now.
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Most important Galaxy Note 9 leak yet still doesn’t reveal any exciting new features originally appeared on BGR.com on Wed, 13 Jun 2018 at 10:04:04 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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Most important Galaxy Note 9 leak yet still doesn’t reveal any exciting new features