Samsung’s latest smartphones, the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+, enjoyed a strong showing in their first month of hitting the market, shipping a little over 8 million units, according to market analyst firm Canalys which tracks various sales channels.
While that figure is not small by any measure and is very impressive, it still falls short of the record set by the Galaxy S7 series two years ago when it managed to ship 9 million units.
“Samsung’s performance is impressive, considering the Galaxy S9 is not a major step up from the S8.”
So far, the Galaxy S7/S7 Edge duo remain Samsung’s best-performing devices from recent times with Canalys estimating that close to 48 million units were shipped within the first year. Last year’s Galaxy S8 and S8+, in comparison, managed to ship 41 million units.
Of the 8 million Galaxy S9s that were sold in those first four weeks of the device’s availability in key markets around the world, 2.8 million were sold in the United States and almost a million others were sold in Samsung’s home country, Korea.