Picture this: a smartphone manufacturer makes a new smartphone with the best display on the market. The only caveat is that there’s excessive distortion and light bleed along the side edges. Would this phone be given rave reviews? Not a freakin’ chance, but that’s exactly what you see with the Galaxy S8. –Chris Chavez, Phandroid
A report by Cho Mu-Hyun for ZDNet noted the 5 million unit announcement, without any comparison to previous year sales. Each year since reaching Peak Galaxy in 2014, Samsung has floated the idea that its new model has outpaced sales, shipments (or sometimes "preorders") of the previous edition, but in reality Galaxy S sales--and subsequently Samsung Mobile profits--have actually never recovered since the Galaxy S4. – Dan Eran Dilger, Appleinsider
Is it just me or is it odd that Apple’s recent 1% downturn in iPhone sales from last year garnered headlines all over the world? One single quarter. And yet Samsung has a 50% decline from three years ago but you’d never know it?