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China's top four smartphone vendors should all be able to increase their global sales scores this year, thanks mainly to improved foreign performance.
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.
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 should continue to dominate the global smartphone market next year, but Apple and Huawei are expected to start narrowing the gap.
The best is yet to come for the Apple Watch family, according to a reputable analyst, with sales numbers thus far exceeding a remarkable 33 million.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The early analyst, insider and supply chain consensus on the iPhone 7 appears to be this is a bigger hit than anticipated, but not as big as the 6s.
Samsung's difficulties of meeting Galaxy Note 7 global demand should be a temporary issue not expected to gravely impact the phablet's sales.
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.
The wildly successful Galaxy S7 and upcoming Note 7 are expected to strongly contribute to a 2016 box-office total of 350 million units for Samsung.