Following a decline in profits in the last quarter due to the slow sales of the Galaxy S9 and S9 + and increasing competition from low-cost brands, a new report claims that Samsung's flagship shipped only 9 million units during the three-month period Jun.
While still impressive, this number surpasses the overall sales of the Huawei P20 and P20 Pro duo, but it is a significant decline from the first quarter as the brand shipped 10.2 million Galaxy S9 units. Moreover, the fact that Q1 sales were stronger than the Q2 is an indicator of how slow Samsung's flagship sales are this year compared to others. Due to the fact that Galaxy S smartphones tend to see a Q1launch and are on sale for a limited time only, the second quarter of the year is historically the strongest for the series. For comparison, the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, which were released at about the same time as this year's duo, generated 10.3 million sales in the first quarter, which is in line with the Galaxy S9, but then sold another 15.6 million Over the next three months, total revenue at the end of June was 25.9 million. The Galaxy S8 series last year also saw 21.2 million shipments over the same period, 2 million more than this year's Galaxy S9 series, which has been on the market for a month.
The remaining months of 2018 are expected to continue to decline as other competing devices arrive, although the launch of the Galaxy Note 9 is expected to boost Samsung's overall shipments – the company has a target of 12 for 2018 Million units set In 2019, Samsung will rely heavily on the sale of its anniversary Galaxy S10 series and the popularity of its foldable smartphone. Otherwise, the company could face an even greater drop in deliveries.