Posts with tag: 'Samsung S8'

Apple iPhone 8 Launch vs. Samsung Galaxy S8

Comparing the first 39 days after the launch of the flagship smartphones of Apple and Samsung, iPhone 8 and 8 Plus have a slightly faster penetration rate vs. Samsung 8 and 8+. After 39 days, the iPhone 8 Plus had 0.64% and the iPhone 8 had 0.42% of global smartphone usage. Compare this to the first 39 days of the Samsung launch, with the S8 generating 0.40% and the S8+ holding 0.38% of smartphone usage. iPhone 8 versions appear on track to outpace the Samsung S8 versions in the longer run also. Even though the Samsung phones started selling in April 2017, […]

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Samsung Galaxy S8 June 2017 Update

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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 […]

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Galaxy S8 Adoption Trends: May 2017 Update

The Galaxy S8 launch has been exciting to watch and also interesting to compare to Apple’s recent launches. Our recent mobile data report, Mobile Overview Report (MOVR), found that the Apple iPhone 6S is the most used smartphone in the world and that the Samsung Galaxy S7 is the most used Samsung in the world in Q1 2017.

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Samsung Galaxy S8 vs. iPhone 8: What Is At Stake?

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To say much is at stake in the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the next iPhone launch is a huge understatement. Particularly for Samsung. After their debacle with the Note 7 with its fires and eventual recall, Samsung needs a win. In fact even without the Note 7 issues, Samsung has much on the line. Looking at the launches and usage of the S5, S6, and S7, we see trends that highlight the importance of S8’s launch. Samsung Galaxy 8 and Launch History First, the Samsung S5 was one of the most popular and successful smartphones in history. […]

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