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Galaxy S20 could sell lower than Galaxy S10

The Galaxy S20 series, which Samsung unveiled last month, reached store shelves earlier this month. However, it is not selling too well due to the COVID-19 outbreak and reduced subsidies from telecom carriers.

Industry insiders have cited piling inventory to claim that the Galaxy S20 series may be selling lower than the Galaxy S10 series did last year. Some market watchers say that the South Korean smartphone maker has radically reduced the orders for Galaxy S20 parts.

Samsung was off with its estimates for Galaxy S20 series

Last year, the Galaxy S10 series saw pretty good sales in the initial months, but the demand reduced from the second quarter of 2019. Samsung had expected the Galaxy S20+ to be the top-selling model, but it was well off with its estimation. The Galaxy S20 Ultra received more than 50% of the pre-orders. So, the company has reportedly ordered more 108MP camera sensors.

The global smartphone leader expected the Galaxy S10 to become the best-selling model in the series last year, but the Galaxy S10+ turned out to be the most popular phone.

The sales of the Galaxy S series smartphones reduced since 2017. The company’s sales peaked with the Galaxy S5 (40 million), but the numbers reduced to 38 million units of Galaxy S8 in 2017, 32 million units of Galaxy S9 in 2018, 36 millions of Galaxy S10 in 2019.

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Erupt
Erupt

Yeah, blame it on the virus 🙂 Not on the lack of imagination and innovation, not mention the ridiculous prices, software problems and the joke of picture quality of the over-hyped Ultra. How convenient is the situation for all companies. They are going to use as a excuse for all their problems. Just wait.

lfcrodrigues
lfcrodrigues

Higher prices to match the lower sellings. Also Samsung is trying to retain value for a little longer. Apple did it and it Works. So they are trying. I still sad because the S20 is almost the same as the S10 but 120hz display qnd Exynos still behing Qualcomm and it sucks.

mdsf91
mdsf91

I was looking for the S11/20 series and I think the S20 Ultra is a very good phone, but the price is ridiculous, I won’t pay ~1550€ (512GB version) for a phone that probably will only receive major updates on the next 2 years plus security updates for 1 more year. Also I don’t like the lack of 120Hz at 2K with enough battery life for 1 full day, the lack of the headphone jack (wired headphones have better audio quality, that’s what I care about, not practicality), the Samsung markting mumbo jumbo printed on the back (“100x Space Zoom”),… Read more »

NiM92
NiM92

I think you touch on something important here. I share you view regarding this. My general feeling is that Samsung is slowly turning from being the innovative “newest tech”-brand when it comes to phones to a dinosaur moving as slowly as possible between the generations. It might work better when you are one of the few players in the game, but just check out all the chinese challengers (Mi 10 pro for example [4500 mAh, 90 Hz, 45W Quick charging] ) that offers practically identical specs. The cut-backs if you buy one of these phones might be the screen that… Read more »

FooFan73
FooFan73

Many manufacturers and retail businesses are currently blaming Covid-19 for everything, it’s the new excuse to blame for their poor marketing decisions, (too high) prices or failure to movie with the times and/or customer trends

It’s pathetic of them, lazy marketing and quite frankly insulting

kingrohan
kingrohan

In the next 5 years, Samsung will become a full fledged Apple i.e. insane price with negligible upgrades..
And brands like One plus will become the Samsung of 2010 i.e. cheap price with quality upgrades every year…

VIRGIN KLM
VIRGIN KLM

The COVID-19 story is a little cheap excuse. We have all discussed the reasons why the flagship market is failing. The ever increasing insane price tags and the below satisfactory major update policy created a saturated/fatigued market for Samsung are the main culprits. Now if you want to close your eyes and ears and pretend that something different us going on that’s fine. Now next year what will be this to.e the excuse though?

pjm1
pjm1

I guess the hike in prices for not a lot more functionality is putting people off.

I’m also surprised they discontinued the “ceramic” model, especially after seeing how fragile the glass is in some youtube videos.