KGI: the Samsung Galaxy S8 will sell less than the predecessor, also because of the iPhone 8
The well-known Ming-Chi Kuo, analyst of KGI Securities, has published few hours ago a new note to investors, focusing this time on the expected Samsung Galaxy S8. But despite talk of top of the range Android, in note no lack of references to the world of Apple.
According to Kuo, the samsung Galaxy S8 will be a demand lower than the predecessor, i.e. the samsung Galaxy S7. One of the reasons is due to the fact that last year, Samsung has basically launched on the market only a top of the range, considering the incredible case/chaos of the Galaxy Note 7, withdrawn from the market. A second reason is represented by the competition, particularly Apple.
For the trustworthy analyst, the Galaxy S8, of which we know very well the aesthetics, lacks selling points particularly attractive (maybe just the design full-screen), while Apple should introduce an iPhone high-end, with OLED display and several new unique features that could attract many more users, even more than the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus last year.
As you probably remember, the Samsung Galaxy S8 will be presented on the 29th of March, but, as is often the case, actual photos of the device have already leaked on the network, showing you a preview. We speak of a smartphone with a design full-screen, the scanner of the iris, and fingerprint reader, and without the physical Home button on the front.
With regard to the iPhone 8, they continue to leak the rumor that lately seem to fight primarily on the topic: the display. This will be a dual-edge or flat like the earlier models? Apple with the next smartphone will mark the transition to OLED technology? For Kuo, very close to the world of the Cupertino company, and always very precise in his predictions, the smartphone will have a display with a new design and OLED technology, will support wireless charging and will include a new “function area”.
Via | 9to5Mac