Samsung may need to speed up the rollout of the Galaxy Note 9 to counter the disappointing sales of the Galaxy S9 and S9 +. Where previous versions of the Note in previous years were in store at the end of August, the latest top model according to sources is already on the market in early August.
Samsung’s smartphone sales in China stagnate and the company’s results lag behind compared to its Chinese competitors Huawei, Xiaomi, Oppo and Vivo. As a result, confidence in the sales outlook of the Galaxy S9 devices among distributors has declined, according to sources from the South Korean smartphone manufacturer.
In an article by China Times, the expected number of Galaxy S9 devices sold in 2018 is estimated at less than 30 million. The last time the company achieved such a disappointing result with its Galaxy S series was in 2012.
According to the report, Samsung delivered 78 million units in the first quarter of this year and the company is expected to sell 73 million more in the second quarter.