Sunday, July 2, 2017

Galaxy S8+ reportedly no longer outselling Galaxy S8 in the US

A new report from Wave7 Research provides information about smartphone sales for the month of June 2017 at wireless retailers in the United States. Samsung’s new flagship has reportedly lost the momentum that was seen in the early days after the handset’s launch, but that was to be expected, since most people who were absolutely sure about buying this handset have picked one up already.

The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ were off to a great start after they were unveiled in late March. Samsung was quick to report that pre-orders for the new handsets were outperforming pre-orders for Samsung’s previous flagships in the United States. It seemed clear that Samsung had a hit on its hands, one that it desperately needed after the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco of 2016.

Sales at retailers in the United States continued to remain strong in the subsequent weeks after the handset was released in April. T-Mobile’s long-running buy-one-get-one-free promotion helped sustain the numbers as well.

Wave7′s Jeffrey More writes in a note to subscribers that while the Galaxy S8+ was outselling the Galaxy S8 initially, the smaller model is now leading its larger sibling as far as sales at US wireless retailers are concerned.

He also points out that Samsung’s overall smartphone sales have slowed down in June compared to the iPhone due to low demand for last year’s flagship. “The GS7 and GS7 Edge are fading from the scene surprisingly quickly,” he writes.