Galaxy Note 10 Sales Projection Slightly Higher Than Note 9 Range, but Below Note 8 Figures

Aug 6, 2019
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The wait will finally be over, Samsung’s next big flagship lineup will be revealed tomorrow and even though it’s not here yet, the analytics firm Counterpoint Research already has its own predictions regarding the Galaxy Note 10 sales. It appears that the company doesn’t believe that the astounding success of the Galaxy S10 will rub on the Note 10 lineup as it predicts shipments of 9.7 million units, which is just a 100,000 units more than the first-year sales of the Note 9.

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In contrast, Samsung reportedly sold 10 million units of the Galaxy Note 8 in 2017, but then again, at that time, the smartphone market was growing and not shrinking like it is now. As for the Galaxy S10, it is actually a major upgrade over its predecessor and the reason what prompted those high sales figures.

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Note 10, on the other hand, may or may not turn out to be that promising, as a tipster reveals that the Mate 30 Pro camera might outpace what Samsung brings to the optics hardware. The regular variant is expected to have a triple camera system, without a ToF sensor and the microSD card slot will also likely be missing. That being said, the phones are expected to come with an improved S Pen stylus, which has been a major selling point of the Note series, and there are also going to be some 5G variants sold in select markets.

Speaking of 5G, it’s possible that the estimated numbers have not accounted for the 5G models, which means the total shipments may hit the 10 million mark after all. After all, Apple’s 2019 iPhones aren’t expected to offer next generation of wireless connectivity this year and for a lot of users, Huawei’s future might still be hanging in the air, prompting the South Korean giant to target more early adopters.

However, industry insiders believe that some customers might sit out the Note 10 in the anticipation of the Galaxy Fold, which will be released in September. Either way, the outlook doesn’t look bleak for Samsung. Also, look at it this way, the company is expected to launch a relatively affordable 5G handset to capture an audience that’s more budget-conscious.

What are your predictions for the Note 10 series in terms of their sales? Can Samsung hit a home run with the latest family? Let us know in the comments below.

News Source: Yonhap

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