The Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus by far are Samsung’s most impressive smartphones till date. The handsets are more powerful than any other flagship Galaxy handsets that have arrived before them, and they have got the best smartphone displays. The all-new SuperSpeed Dual Pixel is as well best-in-class, with a nifty new Super Slow-Mo mode and modified and enhanced low-light performance. They even feature what is till date arguably the sleekest smartphone design, with curved edges on the back and front that perfectly fit in the hand. They truly are great phones, probably the best Android-powered handsets that money could purchase as of now. Unfortunately, it appears as none of that matter as the sales have been far lower than the industry watchers and even Samsung had expected.
There have been many reports that suggest that the sales of Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ have been lackluster. The new handsets undoubtedly are a big upgrade as compared to the last year’s Galaxy S8 and S8 plus, however, the visual similarities and the lack of any truly compelling new features have produced low-level interest in the consumers.
Some companies appear to sell their brand new phones at a full retail price for as long as possible prior to discounting them or running large promotions. Samsung, however, takes a different approach. Often the company offers big incentives to the customers who preorder new Galaxy S or Galaxy Note phones. Then post to the release, the deals and accessory bundles are never difficult to come by. These deals often assist in reinforcing sales, and that undoubtedly was the hope of Samsung when it used the same formula with its Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ launch. Sadly, it seems like Galaxy S9 promotions have not made the handsets any more appealing to the potential customers.
A report pointed out that the pricing on both Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ has been slashed at every major US wireless carrier except for the T-Mobile. Price cuts are not obviously uncommon for smartphones, but they are actually uncommon this early. Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ just a month ago on 16th March.
The new costs could all be found on the website of Samsung. At Verizon, the S9 drops to 720 dollars from 800 dollars and the S9+ drops to 840 dollars from its launch price of 940 dollars. US Cellular branded S9 and S9+ phones have got similar price cuts. The AT&T branded S9 has dropped to 570 dollars from its 790 dollars launch price, and the S9+ is now 640 dollars instead of 915 dollars.
The prices at T-Mobile stay at 720 dollars for the Galaxy S9 and 840 dollars for the Galaxy S9+ that is in line with the Samsung’s recommended retail pricing. The other carriers presently match those prices as well, except for AT&T that presently offers the least-expensive place to purchase Samsung’s new handsets.
The high-end smartphone sales are diminishing across the industry. Apple, the smartphone profit, and revenue leader sold 77.3 million iPhones during the last year’s holiday quarter that was down from 78.3 million units in the same quarter a year earlier. The iPhone X was available for less than two months during the quarter, but reportedly it still is not selling as Apple had hoped. However, the sales, of course, have not been anywhere near bad enough to prompt Apple to discount any phone post to just a month of availability.