Samsung Galaxy S9 sales have stalled, currently the worst selling device in the series since the Galaxy S3
Samsung released its new Galaxy S9 devices towards the tail end of February, with the devices going on sale a few weeks after. Sales of the devices have been anything but a convincing affair since then, though.
The first week saw poor sales in Samsung’s home South Korea, but numbers saw a climb when the devices hit shelves globally—with the duo ending April as the best-selling devices in the world. Sadly, sales have stalled since then, as analysts claim the S9 devices are the worst-selling devices in the series since the Galaxy S3 released in 2012.
According to the source, the S9 devices are set to peak at 31 million shipped units, a far cry from the all-time record of 50 million units set by the S7. Poor sales of the devices have contributed to Samsung’s relatively lackluster sales in Q2, with the company recording US$13.2 billion in profit and US$51.8 billion in revenue. While independently impressive numbers, those figures still show a minor decline from the company’s Q1 numbers of US$14 billion in profit and US$54 million in revenue.
Of course, this was always expected. The S9 devices are largely incremental upgrades over the S8 and S8+, and so aren’t particularly attractive when compared to the much cheaper last-gen devices. The Galaxy S10 is where we expect Samsung to go all-out, and recent leaks say as much. It wouldn’t be much of a surprise to see the S10 break the S7’s record of 50 million shipments.