While expectations for the Galaxy S9 – a phone that virtually mirrors its predecessor – were never sky high, there was no one predicting that it would work so badly. After all, both the S9 and S9 + are attractive, high-performance devices with great features and some of the best cameras on the market, but the further we get to 2018, the worse it gets. In fact, more bad news came up this week.
Korean News Page The Bell reported Thursday that Samsung delivered less Galaxy S9 in the second quarter of 2018 than in the first quarter. This would be the first time in the history of the Galaxy line that Q2 sales have surpassed Q1 sales. This is not a good sign for the launch of the Galaxy Note 9 in August.
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But 2018 was different. Samsung sold only 9 million Galaxy S9s in the second quarter, bringing total sales in the first half to 19.2 million units. That's less than the S8, S7 or S6 in the past few years.
Samsung is still the world leader, but record-breaking results like these (the kinds of records you do not want to break) can not be encouraging. Samsung will release the Galaxy Note 9 next month to leap to Apple's upcoming iPhone X sequels, but without major design changes or additional features, it's hard to imagine another Galaxy phone, albeit with a larger display, the Scale would overturn all.