Samsung released positive financial results on July 7, 2017. They forecasted record earnings for the second quarter of 2017. A good portion of Samsung’s success came from their semiconductor unit. But they are also seeing a rebound in their smartphone business. The positive reception of the Samsung Galaxy S8 is driving the smartphone turnaround. The question is, how positive is this reception?
Samsung Galaxy S8 is Now 30th Most Popular Smartphone
We have previously tracked the S8 release here and here. With our MOVR (Mobile Overview Report) data, we can analyze real-time usage information that shows the % of market share for any specific device model. As of July 9, 2017, the Samsung Galaxy S8 had 0.68% market share. This makes it the 30th most popular device (in the USA). Likewise, the Samsung S8+ (a larger screen) had 0.53% market share and was the 36th most popular device.