News Desk |
Samsung smartphones have always come out on top of the battle. Apple having dipped down with iPhone 8 and picked up a little with iPhone X, the world awaited Samsung’s next move which came out to be Galaxy S9, the most popular smartphone in the world at the moment.
However, with high-end phones coming with less attractive upgrades and with the global market going through a slowdown period, it is surprising that both of Samsung’s current flagship series, the Galaxy S9, and Galaxy S9 Plus have done well here.
Data from Counterpoint Research has explained more on this matter and it reveals that the Galaxy S9 Plus is not selling as bad as people were being led to believe by the iPhone cult online.
According to Counterpoint Research, the Galaxy S9 Plus became the best-selling smartphone for the month of April. It managed to push the iPhone X to the third spot. This data also shows that the Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy S9 Plus accounted for 2.6% of the global smartphone model sales market share each in April 2018.
As for the iPhone X, it came in third place with 2.3% while the iPhone 8 was in fourth place, tied with the iPhone 8 Plus, which is strange because the iPhone 8 Plus offers more upgrades than the smaller model. The Good news for Xiaomi’s business is that the two of the company’s smartphones clinched two positions within the top ten list.
The Chinese smartphone mogul has surfaced with camera tricks; it has started introducing Digital Single Lens Reflex technology and it is a tech wildfire; the two spots in the global top ten were due to improved sales performance in both India and China. Xiaomi sells smartphones for a cheaper price than its competitors, so it is not surprising that these results are being yielded all over the world.
The Galaxy S9 Plus ships with a 6.2-inch QHD+ Super AMOLED display, featuring the same size as its predecessor, the Galaxy S8 Plus. For the first time, Samsung has used a dual rear camera system with a member of the Galaxy S and you get a 12 + 12MP combo with an LED flash and an 8MP front-facing camera.
Another thing to note about the Galaxy S9 Plus is that it is also the first smartphone aside from the Galaxy S9 to ship with a variable aperture. No other smartphone comes with his upgrade and it adjusts the lens’ aperture depending on the surrounding light to capture better photos or videos. The performance of the smartphone is dependent on the Exynos 9810 chipset and 6GB of RAM.
It has 64GB internal storage which can further be expanded via a microSD card, although there are other internal storage models available, but they will naturally be accompanied by a bigger price tag. Connectivity options for the Galaxy S9 Plus include dual-SIM 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac/b/g/n, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, and a USB Type-C port. The smartphone has a 3500mAh battery.