Galaxy S9 sales finally surpass 1 million units in South Korea, Samsung confirms

Samsung has officially confirmed sales figures for the Galaxy S9 series in South Korea. The number one smartphone manufacturer still expects the Galaxy S9 line to outperform last year’s Galaxy S8 devices, although the company’s sales figures suggest the new devices are lagging behind slightly.

Since the Galaxy S9 series launched back in March, Samsung has confirmed its new lineup has sold 1 million units in its home country, taking just under two months to do so. For comparison, last year’s flagship devices took just 37 days to reach that number, while even 2011’s Galaxy S2 reached the …


Analysts expect Apple to report sales of 52 million iPhone units for fiscal Q2, up 2.4% YOY

After the stock market closes at 4pm in New York today, Apple will release its fiscal second quarter earnings. Wall Street analysts expect Apple to report sales of 52 million Apple iPhone units during the three month period, which ran from January through March. That would be a 2.4% hike from the 50.8 million handsets that Apple sold during the same quarter last year. It also would be a traditional decline from the previous quarter, which includes the holiday shopping season. In that quarter, Apple sold a record 77.3 million iPhone handsets, 27 million of which were the iPhone X.

With the …

Samsung's Galaxy S9 sales hit record-lows in South Korea, iPhone X too

A new report claims the latest flagships from Samsung and Apple are seeing record-low sales in South Korea. It has previously been reported a number of times that Apple has been forced to cut iPhone X orders due to lower-than-expected demand, and this appears to have spread to South Korea. Unfortunately for Samsung, however, its brand also appears to be tackling weak demand.

According to the data obtained by ET News, Apple managed to shift just 475,000 units of the iPhone X via the major South Korean carriers over the course of its first four months, with a peak of 163,000 devices in December …

With Apple iPhone X sales fading, Apple could be about to make a big bet on content

This coming Tuesday, May 1st, Apple will report the results of its fiscal second quarter which ended in March. As we told you last week, Wall Street is in “full panic mode,” when it comes to the most valuable public company in the world. The stock dropped over 8% in a series of three days last week on fears that the Apple iPhone X has met an early demise. By all indications, the Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus have been selling well, but margins on those two models are lower than the amount Apple reaps on the slumping iPhone X.

Apple shares hit an all-time high of $183.50 on March 12th …

Samsung dominates Indian flagship sales during Q1 2018, OnePlus follows in second

Samsung is once again number one in the Indian flagship smartphone segment. Despite recently losing its Indian crown to Xiaomi, Samsung is still the flagship king in the Asian market, accounting for a whopping 50% of all smartphone sales in the country during Q1 2018.

The company’s premium shipments were led heavily by its most recent flagships, the Galaxy S9 and S9+. These devices accounted for a total of 29% of all high-end sales during the period ending March 31, with the smaller variant equating for a 12% market share and the Plus-sized model proving to be the more popular of the two …

Motorola confirms 70 million lifetime Moto G sales, sets 30 million goal for Moto G6

Motorola has set itself a goal of shipping 30 million Moto G6 units. It’s fair to say that the Moto G series has certainly been one of the Chicago-based company’s success stories, with the five previous generations selling a combined 70 million units worldwide. With the launch of the latest lineup, however, Motorola is banking on high sales in order to boost the Moto G series’ lifetime numbers to over 100 million units.

At the company’s current pace of sales, the present total works out at an average of 14 million Moto G units per year. But considering the gradual rise in popularity of …

Analyst cuts his forecast of iPhone sales to 38.8 million for fiscal Q2

Some analysts on Wall Street have already said they expect Apple to report lower than expected iPhone sales for the company’s fiscal second quarter, which ended in March. The report is expected to be released next Tuesday, May 1st, after the market closes for the day. Today, another respected Apple analyst joined the club. Bernstein’s Toni Sacconaghi told clients that he has cut his estimate of iPhone sales for the period to 38.8 million units; he originally forecast that Apple would sell 41 million handsets. Wall Street, on average, sees Apple ringing up 43 million phones for the quarter.

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Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus accounted for 44% of U.S. iPhone sales in Q1; iPhone X demand drops

The latest report from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) indicates that in the U.S. the Apple iPhone X is struggling to capture sales, while the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus have been picking up momentum. In the states, those three models made up 60% of iPhone sales during the calendar first quarter of 2018. The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus were responsible for 23% and 21% of Q1 sales, respectively. The combined 44% share of the two models is up from the 41% they had together in Q4 2017. The iPhone X accounted for 16% of iPhone sales in this year’s first quarter, down from the 20% of sales …

Apple chip supplier TSMC cuts 2018 revenue forecast citing weak high-end phone sales

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd, most likely better known to you as TSMC, just announced a good news-bad news scenario. The company, which manufacturers chips for companies like Apple, NVIDIA and Qualcomm, reported a 2.5% increase in first quarter profit to the equivalent of $3.1 billion, which met analysts’ expectations. That happens to be the good news.

The bad news is that revenue for all of 2018 is likely to grow at the low end of the company’s previously disclosed 10% to 15% range. The reason, as explained by TSMC Co-Chief Executive C.C. Wei, is that the rebound in China’s …

UBS: Apple iPhone sales to be flat in China this year; 2015 peak won't ever be topped

UBS securities analyst Steven Milunovich said in a note to clients sent on Monday, that he expects sales of the Apple iPhone in China this year to be flat compared with last year’s sales. Preventing any type of solid growth for Apple in the country is a longer upgrade cycle, saturation, and plenty of local competition. The peak year for Apple’s iconic smartphone in China came in 2015 when the country made up a quarter of all iPhone shipments. Today, that figure is 19%.

The iPhone started losing momentum in China last year and Milunovich says that Chinese iPhone demand will never return to …