Samsung Galaxy S8+ will outsell Galaxy S8


The Samsung Galaxy S8 looks to be a hit with consumers, but which of the two flagships will be the most popular? According to a report from Yuanta Securities, it will be the Galaxy S8+ that will woo buyers the most.

Yuanta Securities expects Samsung to ship 50.4 million Galaxy S8 units in a year, with the Galaxy S8+ accounting for 27.1 million of those. That’s 53.8 percent of overall sales, a trend which matches what the company observed with the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S6 series.

The edge versions in the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S6 series represented 51.9 percent and 51.3 percent of sales, respectively. Consumers who shop for a Galaxy S device seem to have a consistent preference for larger displays, it would seem.

The Galaxy S8+ is also more compelling if you look at the storage options — at least in some markets where consumers can also get a 128GB model. In most markets there’s only one version, with 64GB of storage, just like with the standard Galaxy S8.

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When also taking the DeX capabilities into account, which allow the devices to be connected to an external monitor, keyboard and mouse, Yuanta Securities believes the Galaxy S8+ will be a much more compelling option overall.

It remains to be seen whether that will be the case, but, personally, I find the bigger Galaxy S8 to be a better option too. The larger display and bigger battery are reasons enough for me to get it, if I were in the market for one.

Both the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ officially went on sale last week, after being launched last month at a special event in New York.