Samsung sets 43m sales target for Galaxy S9 lineup

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Microsoft has reportedly said that quantities of the devices are limited. However, now it's time to see how strong the device is in itself.

It hasn't quite gone on sale yet but the Samsung Galaxy S9 has already had its first update. This is around two million more than the 41 million S8 handsets it reportedly sold a year ago. While not set in stone, these parts forecasts can be used to estimate how many finished products Samsung plans to ship. However, despite this drop, Samsung was one of the few companies that actually managed to increase its year-on-year sales in that quarter. Unlike other smartphone cameras featuring five-blade apertures, Samsung is using only two ring-like blades, which helps the camera stay relatively small.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus were originally released with Android 7.0 or 7.1 Nougat.

Prospective buyers can pre-order a unit but delivery will begin on March 16.

The company awarded the Galaxy S9+ with a "repairability" score of 4 out of 10, same as Galaxy S8+, but failing to beat the iPhone X's 6 out of 10, which appears to be less hard to fix.

The only difference will be that when customers purchase the Galaxy S9 from a Microsoft store, employees at its brick and mortar locations will then offer assistance on how to get Microsoft apps and make the most out of them on Samsung's latest flagship. Finally, Samsung can not fully escape the effects of the general market slowdown, which is surely putting a damper on its mobile business.

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