Let's get something out of the way first; Samsung is not struggling by any means as it posted the highest profits ever this quarter, in spite of all the bad mojo that had been following them for a while now. In fact, even in its mobile department, Samsung is leading in all sectors in terms of sales figures across the world. Having said all that, it looks like Samsung's current premier handset is falling behind in sales numbers, as compared to the previous generation Galaxy S7.
Things didn't start off like that though as the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus broke all records as far as pre-orders were concerned. Now that the initial hype is over, reports are coming in with news that the Galaxy S8 is actually falling behind its predecessor in terms of sales now. According to The Bell, 9.8 million Galaxy S8/S8 Plus handsets have been sold in the two months following release; unfortunately, that number is roughly 20% lesser than the Galaxy S7/S7 Edge's 12 million sales figure within the same span of time last year. We will have to wait and see if the sales pick up again.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)