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Galaxy S10 shipments predicted to reach 20 million units in H1 2019

The Galaxy S10 series went on sale in more than 70 countries around the world last week. So far, the latest flagship lineup has been receiving overwhelming praise from reviewers and customers alike. Based on the positive market response, many market analysts are now predicting marginally better sales for the Galaxy S10 lineup.

Quoting industry sources, a report in The Korean Herald says the Galaxy S10 shipments may reach 20 million units in the first half of this year. While that represents only a marginal increase in absolute numbers from the Galaxy S9’s 19.2 million shipments during the same period last year, it will still be a significant accomplishment given the prevailing fatigue and market saturation in the smartphone space.

Galaxy S10 Shipments for the whole year may touch 40 million units

The same report says the Galaxy S10 shipments for the whole year may touch 40 million units, up from the Galaxy S9’s 35 million shipments last year. Not everyone in the industry is as optimistic, though, as some part suppliers are forecasting 35 to 38 million Galaxy S10 shipments this year. However, considering that rivals like Apple are facing a year-on-year drop in shipments, even those modest numbers for a flagship will be a significant win for Samsung.

Much of this optimism is stemming from the pre-order response for the Galaxy S10. Though exact numbers are not available, the S10 series apparently received record-high pre-orders in the US. In Samsung’s home country, South Korea, around 180,000 Galaxy S10’s were sold on the first day of pre-orders, which is 120% higher than the same metric for the Galaxy S9 in the country.

It remains to be seen if the Galaxy S10 demand sustains after the initial euphoria. Industry watchers, however, believe the demand may inevitably slowdown in the second half of the year. Even if the Galaxy S10 lineup fails to set any sales record, it may still add handsomely to Samsung’s bottom line due to the spike in device prices.

  • Model: SM-G970F
  • Dimensions: 69.9 x 142.2 x 7.9mm
  • Display: 5.8” (146.5mm) Super AMOLED
  • CPU: Exynos 9820 Octa
  • Camera: 12 MP, CMOS F1.5/F2.4 (77°) & 16MP, CMOS F2.2 (123°)Ultra Wide
  • Model: SM-G973F
  • Dimensions: 70.4 x 149.9 x 7.8mm
  • Display: 6.1"(157.5mm) Super AMOLED
  • CPU: Exynos 9820 Octa
  • Camera: 12 MP.CMOS F2.4 45° Telephoto & 12MP F1.5 77° & 16MP F2.2 123° Ultra-wide
  • Model: SM-G975F
  • Dimensions: 74.1 x 157.6 x 7.8mm
  • Display: 6.4"(162.5mm) Super AMOLED
  • CPU: Exynos 9820 Octa
  • Camera: 12 MP.CMOS F2.4 45° Telephoto & 12MP F1.5/F2.4 77° & 16MP F2.2 123° Ultra-wide
  • Model: SM-G973F
  • Dimensions: 70.4 x 149.9 x 7.8mm
  • Display: 6.1"(157.5mm) Super AMOLED
  • CPU: Exynos 9820 Octa
  • Camera: 12 MP.CMOS F2.4 45° Telephoto & 12MP F1.5 77° & 16MP F2.2 123° Ultra-wide

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locarno
locarno

In Poland Samsung sold 31% more S10 than S9 units in preorder time:

https://news.samsung.com/pl/samsung-galaxy-s10-bije-rekord-przedsprzedazy

locarno
locarno

“still add handsomely to Samsung’s bottom line due to the spike in device prices.”

I don’t understand. Higher prices are better ?

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

Can someone PLEASE describe the ceramic version!? Really can’t believe Samsung failed to deliver them to reviewers or have them on display! Ceramic is a feature, isn’t it?

Martin R.
Martin R.

Ceramic is the material used on the back of the phone. It is harder than Glass.

Bobbingalong
Bobbingalong

Ceramic is just a hard material, close to diamond hardness. It’s used in things like army body armour.

The main question will be why would Samsung give such an expensive device to the reviewers to review when the standard s10+ is the best representation.

The only thing I do wonder about the ceramic is if it’s makes the phones hotter as I understood the material is good at holding on heat.