Despite the impressive screen refresh rate of 120Hz and the upgraded camera system, Samsung’s Galaxy S20 series failed to impress. Aside from screen and camera problems, but also the reduced performance of Exynos models, many thought the devices were unjustifiably expensive.
The numbers confirm the reduced interest in the Galaxy S20 series. The Elec website published the shipments of Galaxy S20 series devices for the first quarter of 2020, through the data of the company Media. The most popular model in the series was the Galaxy S20 Plus, whose demand reached 3.5 million units. In the same period last year, the most popular model in the Galaxy S10 series, which sold about 5.2 million units.
In short, the company saw a 32.6% decrease compared to last year’s most popular model, which is not only positive. The entire Galaxy S20 series measured 8.3 million shipments in the first quarter of the year, at the same time that the Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus last year reached 10.3 million shipments. If we include the shipments of the economical Galaxy S10e, then the gap will become even bigger.
Of course, to a large extent, the reduction in shipments and consequently sales is due to the pandemic of COVID-19, which negatively affected all markets worldwide. Another mistake of the company was the small upgrades compared to last year’s model, but also the increase in price, without any financial proposal such as last year’s S10e. It remains to be seen whether sales will recover with the release of the next flagship, the Galaxy Note 20.