According to a recent report, Samsung’s second-quarter sales were so bad that Huawei was able to overtake it. In normal circumstances, this wouldn’t have come as a surprise, given that the Chinese company has been growing its smartphone sales since quite some time now. What makes these results fascinating is that Huawei has been handicapped by US sanctions and has essentially been limited to its own country.
Sure, it probably helped that China is slowly rebounding while lockdown orders are still in place in most countries. That partially explains why Samsung’s sales slid 30 percent year-on-year during the quarter. The chaebol has limited present in the country. Apple also did spectacularly well in China, with iPhone sales jumping 225 percent quarter-on-quarter and 32 percent year-on-year.
A lot of times, consumers buy old phones when new ones come out. That’s because it’s not unusual for smartphone makers to reduce the prices of their old products after announcing their successors. Samsung appears to have another plan in mind.
Does Samsung think the Galaxy Note 10 could impact Galaxy Note 20’s sales?
Big debate inside Samsung not too long ago
about what to do with the S10 series, N10, Fold 1, Z Flip 1, tablets, etc
some points being debated, and leaned on, were crazy (imo)
so dont be surprised if they dont keep selling S10s next year, stop selling the N10 now, etc
— Mauri QHD (@MauriQHD) July 31, 2020