While Samsung’s Galaxy S9 is undoubtedly a solid and impressive device, the South Korean-based company faces the same type of challenges as Apple, which is to say that smartphone owners are upgrading their devices far less frequently than in years past. This dynamic can likely be attributed to two main factors. For starters, top-tier smartphones today are incredibly powerful and, in turn, tend to be ‘good enough’ even a few years after initially hitting store shelves. Second, the impetus to upgrade to new smartphone models has weakened as smartphone manufacturers struggle to add compelling new features on an annual basis.
All that said, Galaxy S9 sales in South Korea finally crossed the 1 million threshold this week, just about two months after launching on March 16. Though 1 million in sales in South Korea is impressive, it’s worth noting that it took the S9 a tad longer to reach that mark relative to last year’s Galaxy S8.
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The Galaxy S9 took much longer to hit an important milestone than its predecessors