2017’s Apple vs. Samsung battle is just around the corner and the odds are finally out! Would you bet on iPhone 8 to beat the sales of the Galaxy S8? Does Samsung stand any chance after the painful flop of the Galaxy Note 7?
On September 12th, everyone and their mother got introduced to the new iPhone models: 8, 8 Plus, and the X. Hands down, the phones’ biggest competition is Samsung’s high-end Galaxy S8. Before we get into the odds, it’s important to clarify a few things. Samsung releases numerous smartphone models in various price ranges each year. Therefore, it would be unfair to compare their overall sales to that of Apple’s. The following odds are for the global sales of the iPhone 8 and the Galaxy S8. Spinoffs (plus, note, extra plus, etc.) don’t count!
Both the iPhone 8 and the Galaxy S8 are top-tier phones with the best available specs. However, what the two companies consider the best does not necessarily overlap. For example, the Galaxy S8 has an AMOLED screen with HDR support, while the iPhone 8 is set to be released with Retina LCD. At the end of the day, the general public does not care about any of these details. Is the phone comfortable and easy to use? Does it take good photos for social media? How long does the battery last with a single charge? Is it actually cool to use xyz phone? ALL delusion aside, the last question is the only one that really matters. Therefore, I won’t bore you with specs; your mind is already made up anyways.
Instead, we will look at trends, previous sales and everything that has to do with a phone’s popularity. Let’s get into it:
Worldwide buzz over the phones, leading up to the announcement date
It’s obvious, that the hype surrounding the announcement of the new iPhone model was much bigger than Samsung’s Galaxy S8 announcement. Does this reflect on the sales as well?
Older vs. brand-new: Q1 Market share of Galaxy S8 (all models) vs. iPhone 7 (all models)
iPhone beat the Galaxy model on this field as well. Though the S8 is a newer model than the iPhone 7, it didn’t make the Top 10 best selling smartphone list after its release and the market share of the iPhone remained unbothered after Samsung’s release. There are no surprises here, Apple runs the high-end smartphone market and it doesn’t seem to change anytime soon. You think otherwise? Then make sure to place your bet on Galaxy S8 beating iPhone 8 global sales in 2017!
Bet on iPhone 8 to beat the Galaxy S8 global sales in 2017
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