An unchanged design belonging to the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus would be severely criticized by reviewers as Apple’s lazy move to generate a hefty amounts of revenue without doing extended periods of smartphone design labor. However, even with Galaxy S8’s improved design, reduced number of bezels and feature-enriched portfolio, the handset continues to disappoint in terms of sales, at least in the U.S.
Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Reached a Combined 8.1 Percent Share in the U.S. Only - iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus Currently Possess Double-Digit Figures
According to Kantar, Apple is having a great smartphone run in the U.S., while Samsung still has to pick up the momentum. The strange thing about these statistics is that the combined market share of the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge is higher than that of its successors, but you also have to keep in mind that the aforementioned devices have been existing for quite a long time.
“Early indications in our data for the three-month period ending in May 2017 show that the S8 and S8 Plus will reach a combined share of 8.1% in the US, slightly behind their predecessors the S7/S7 edge at 8.8%. iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus remain the top sellers during the May period with combined share of 20.1%. iOS accounted for 36.5% of smartphone sales in the US for the three months ending April 2017, a 5.8 percentage point increase over the same period one year earlier.”
It will still take a while for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ to pick up the pace in the U.S. There are rumors that Samsung plans to announce the Galaxy Note 8 at an earlier August timeline to get an early lead against the iPhone 8. Samsung suffered a huge blow in the form of a Galaxy Note7 fallout the last time it attempted this strategy, but it looks like the battery problems are the least of the company’s worries.
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News Source: Kantar