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Experts Believe iPhone 8 Will Outsale Samsung Galaxy S8

Mar 14, 2017 03:42 AM EDT

Samsung Galaxy S8
(Photo : Alex Wong/Getty Images) Despite the hype for Samsung Galaxy S8, experts believe iPhone 8 will lead the sales between the two upcoming flagships

A recent comparative analysis involving Apple iPhone 8 and Samsung Galaxy S8, two of the most dearly awaited device to be released this year, concludes that Apple iPhone 8 will gobble up its rival handset's sales. The reason cited by the analysts is the lack of justified selling points in the Samsung Galaxy S8.

The analysis, done by Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities, is considered to be the most efficient and accurate one. According to CNBC, Kuo is famous for his pinpoint predictions regarding the Apple iPhones in the past. His latest research has suggested that the Galaxy S8 will not see better sales figures than that of the iPhone 8.

Kuo opines that the Galaxy S8 will lead up to a projected shipment of 40-45 million units in the fiscal year 2017, lower than the approximate 52 million units shipped in 2016. Besides, the Note 7 debacle, which saw devices catching fire, initiating a recall and scrapping of the handsets by Samsung, led up to a boost in the sales figure of Galaxy S7 last year. This year, however, with no such incidents around, it will be tougher for Galaxy S8 to get its sales up, says the analyst.

As per the reports on 9to5 Mac, Kuo finds the sales and supply chain momentum of Apple's OLED iPhone model more viable. He says that the Galaxy S8 will have minimal impact on the supply chain. A variety of details including the OLED display, wireless charging, new glass design, and functional area like capturing 3D images for augmented reality features will also be in favor of the flagship Smartphone from Apple.

There have been rumors about some uncanny similarities between the design of iPhone 8 and Galaxy S8. Kuo says that there will not be much of an impact on the success of iPhone 8 due to this aspect. Rather, it will have a negative impact on the marketing and sales of Galaxy S8.

The arrival of Galaxy S8 is expected to be announced at a media event on March 29. Apple and Samsung both have refrained from commenting on Kuo's analysis on the sales of the two upcoming flagships.

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