Samsung maintains that it expects the Galaxy S9 sales to outperform the Galaxy S8 but the market response in its home country of South Korea tells a different story. Not long after the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ were released, we reported that South Koreans weren’t too enthusiastic about the new flagship because it doesn’t bring any major changes compared to the Galaxy S8. The Galaxy A8 (2018) was actually Samsung’s best-selling smartphone in South Korea at that time.
Samsung today revealed that Galaxy S9 sales in South Korea have now crossed one million units ever since the handset was released in March. This is the first time that the company has confirmed sales figures for the Galaxy S9 in South Korea after much speculation about the handset’s performance there.
Galaxy S9 sales
It was reported two weeks ago that the Galaxy S9 sales were at record lows in Samsung’s home country compared to its predecessor. At that time, Samsung had reportedly sold 707,000 units of the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ since launch which was the lowest-ever figure for a flagship Galaxy S series device.
Reports once again pointed to a lack of substantial changes as a major factor behind the sluggish sales of Samsung’s latest flagship handset. Some also pointed towards the high price as another factor why the device isn’t selling well.
The Galaxy S9 was released on March 16 and it has taken the device almost two months to sell 1 million units in Samsung’s home country. The Galaxy S8 was able to achieve this milestone in just 37 days after its launch last year. Evidently, the Galaxy S9 isn’t outperforming the Galaxy S8 in South Korea.
Samsung is yet to reveal global sales figures for the Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy S9+. However, its recent quarterly earnings result did reveal that the company’s decision to launch the Galaxy S9 a month earlier has paid dividends.
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