Samsung shipped over 8 million units of its flagship devices, the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus, in the first four weeks after launch, according to an industry analyst Canalys. The launch performance of the S9 series closely matched that of the S8 series in April 2017 but failed to surpass the 9 million achieved by the S7 series in March 2016.
However, a much greater percentage of shipments were of the plus model when compared with the S8, largely due to the distinct dual cameras of the S9 Plus that are lacking on the cheaper S9. Of the 8 million worldwide S9/S9 Plus shipments, 2.8 million were shipped to the US, and close to 1 million were shipped to its home country of Korea.
“Samsung’s performance is impressive, considering the Galaxy S9 is not a major step up from the S8,” said Canalys Analyst Ben Stanton.
Though The S7/S7 Edge still remains one of Samsung’s best-selling Galaxy smartphones, with the closing record of 48 million units shipped in the launch year. The S8/S8 Plus shipped just 41 million units in comparison. Checkout the figure below to see the difference in sales record.