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Samsung’s Q2 profits expected to drop as full-year Galaxy S9 sales forecast shrinks to 30 mil

The Galaxy S9 and S9+ are unlikely to come close to their predecessors’ sales figures, and Samsung’s overall profits will decline as a direct consequence.

Apple’s HomePod is in trouble, with weak sales so far and inventory ‘piling up’

If it wasn’t already abundantly clear, suppliers and analysts have confirmed Apple’s HomePod struggles in a Bloomberg report, with sales significantly below internal expectations.

Huawei, Xiaomi, OPPO and Vivo are all expected to boost their global sales numbers this year

China’s top four smartphone vendors should all be able to increase their global sales scores this year, thanks mainly to improved foreign performance.
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Weak iPhone X demand impacts Q1 and full-year sales predictions for entire device lineup

Due to iPhone X sales failing to meet expectations, the number of financial analysts predicting lower numbers for all of Apple’s current handsets is growing.
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Galaxy S9 sales got off to a slow start in Korea, but global expectations are still high

Samsung’s Galaxy S9 sales numbers may not have exceeded S8 scores on their first day in Korea, but down the line, they should be slightly higher around the world.

Apple is reportedly reacting to slow iPhone X sales with a big production cut

Apple can no longer realistically expect to ship 40 million iPhone X units this quarter, substantially revising down its internal production targets.

iPhone X shipment forecasts getting bleaker, 2018 models expected to sell like crazy

It’s not looking good for Apple’s iPhone X, which may end up selling just 18 million units in Q1 2018, and 12 mil in Q2. But its three sequels should do great business.

Samsung will focus on profits starting 2018, setting moderate smartphone sales goal

Samsung probably sold around 320 million smartphones in 2017, and its expectations for 2018 circle that same number as profits become more important than volume.

Samsung will probably lose some 2018 smartphone market share, unlike Apple or Huawei

Samsung should continue to dominate the global smartphone market next year, but Apple and Huawei are expected to start narrowing the gap.

iPhone X could help Apple break shipment and average selling price records this quarter

Apple is in record-breaking form this year-end quarter, according to IHS Markit research, as the lucrative iPhone X continues to sell like hotcakes.

Samsung ‘thinks’ it can sell 11 million+ Galaxy Note 8 units, Chinese Bixby is nearly completed

Even with the iPhone 8 around the corner and the Galaxy S8 duo still selling like hotcakes, Samsung wants and believes in great Galaxy Note 8 numbers.

IDC predicts large smartphones will continue to rise in popularity, overall market growth also expected

The global smartphone market should “rebound slightly” this year, according to IDC research, and continue to grow at a decent pace through 2021.
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Samsung officially forecasts rising profits for Q1 2017, nearly breaking all-time records

Even with the Galaxy Note 7 out of the picture, the Galaxy S8 not yet released and the S7 getting a bit long in the tooth, Samsung made a boatload of money.

Apple will beat Windows device shipments this year with iOS and macOS, Gartner projects

For the first time “this century”, Gartner believes Apple will eclipse Microsoft in 2017 in sales of devices powered by the two’s operating systems.
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Samsung boldly expects 60 million Galaxy S8 unit shipments, 100 million J-series sales

Can the Galaxy S8 beat the S7, S6 and S5’s box-office numbers this year? Probably, although 60 million units still sounds like a lot of phones.

Apple A10 chipmaker TSMC reports record Q3 profit, and it’s all thanks to the iPhone 7

In case you needed further proof the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are selling better than anticipated, A10 SoC supplier TSMC just had a monster quarter.

Google Pixel smartphones predicted to sell up to 4 million copies this year

While we can’t gauge the commercial success of Nexus devices with any precision, the Pixel and Pixel XL are shaping up as much bigger hits.

Apple Watch sales could take surprising year-on-year hit overall in 2016

Reputable financial analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes Apple Watch sales are unlikely to exceed 9 million units for 2016, down from 10.4M in 2015.

First Samsung Galaxy Note 7 sales projections are in: 12 million this year alone

12 million units in four and a half months for the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is not as great of a box-office score as Galaxy S7’s, but it’ll do, if it pans out.