Galaxy S20: Samsung sold half as many devices as the S10 on the first day of sale


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The sales of the Galaxy S20 has started very badly in South Korea. According to The Korea Herald, they are 50% lower than those of the S10 on the first day of marketing. The situation is believed to be at least in part due to the coronavirus.

Sales of the Galaxy S20, S20+ and S20 Ultra are lower than expected. 70,800 units of the Galaxy S20 were sold on the first day against 140,000 units of Galaxy S10 or 220,000 units of Galaxy Note 10 on the first day of their launch on the market in August.

According to The Korean Herald, the main reason for this decline in sales is undoubtedly their price level, the absence of discounts and the drastic drop in the frequentation of physical stores amid fears of contagion from the coronavirus. Operators would also be less inclined to subsidize this generation of the smartphone than the previous ones.

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Close to China, home of the epidemic, South Korea is also hit hard by the coronavirus. 256 new cases of infected people were reported yesterday, for a total of 2022 cases. But in addition to the fear of the epidemic, the price of these smartphones could also be played in their disadvantage, especially since Samsung has also lowered the price of the Galaxy S10 and S10+ a lot.

What do you think is the real reason for this drop in sales levels? The price? Fear of the epidemic? The attractiveness of S10 or competing smartphones? Share your opinion in the comments!

SAMSUNG GALAXY S20, GALAXY S20+ AND S20 ULTRA SPECIFICATIONS

    • S20 – 6.2-inch Quad HD+ (3200 × 1440 pixels) Dynamic AMOLED 2X
      Infinity-O Display, HDR10+, 563 PPI, 120Hz refresh rate
    • S20+ – 6.7-inch Quad HD+ (3200 × 1440 pixels) Dynamic AMOLED 2X
      Infinity-O Display, HDR10+, 120Hz refresh rate
    • S20 Ultra 6.9-inch Quad HD+ (3200 × 1440 pixels) Dynamic AMOLED 2X
      Infinity-O Display, HDR10+, 511 PPI, 120Hz refresh rate
    • Octa-Core Samsung Exynos 990 7nm EUV processor with ARM Mali-G77MP11 GPU
    • 8GB (12GB in S20 Ultra) LPDDR5 RAM, 128GB storage (UFS 3.0), expandable to 1TB
    • Android 10 with OneUI 2.0
    • Hybrid Dual SIM (nano + nano / microSD)
    • S20 and S20+ – 12MP Dual Pixel rear camera with LED Flash, f/1.8 aperture, Super Speed Dual Pixel AF, OIS, 64MP Telephoto lens with 76° FoV, f/2.0 aperture, OIS, Hybrid Optic Zoom 3X, Super Resolution Zoom up to 30X, 12MP 120° Ultra Wide sensor with f/2.2 aperture, Depth Vision camera (S20+)
    • S20-Ultra – 108MP rear camera with LED Flash, f/1.8 aperture, PDAF, OIS, 48MP Telephoto lens with 24° FoV, f/3.5 aperture, PDAF, OIS, Hybrid Optic Zoom 10X, Super Resolution Zoom up to 100X, 12MP 120° Ultra Wide sensor with f/2.2 aperture, Depth Vision camera
    • S20 and S20+ – 10MP Dual Pixel front-facing camera with 80° wide-angle lens, f/2.2 aperture
    • S20-Ultra – 40MP front-facing camera with 80° wide-angle lens, f/2.2 aperture
    • Water and dust resistant (IP68)
    • Ultrasonic Fingerprint Sensor
    • Dimensions:
    • S20: 151.7 x 69.1 x 7.9mm; 163g
    • S20+: 161.9 x  73.7 x 7.8mm; 186g
    • S20-Ultra: 166.9 x 76.0 x 8.8mm; 220g
    • Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ax (2.4/5GHz), Bluetooth 5, GPS with GLONASS, USB 3.1, NFC, MST
    • S20 — 4,000mAh battery with 25W fast Charging both on wired and wireless (WPC and PMA) charging,
    • S20+ — 4,500mAh  battery with 25W  fast Charging both on wired and wireless (WPC and PMA) charging
    • S20-Ultra — 5000mAh battery with 45W  fast Charging both on wired and wireless (WPC and PMA) charging
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