Insiders are reporting that inventory of Galaxy S20 phones is piling up, suggesting that sales of Samsung’s newest flagships will be lower than those of the S10 generation last year due to the economic downturn caused by COVID-19.
The premium Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra accounts for over 50% of pre-orders – a surprise, considering that Samsung’s predictions pointed to the Galaxy S20+ being the top-selling model of the three. This happened last year too, when the premium Galaxy S10+ beat the S10 in terms of popularity despite predictions that the S10 would be on top.
More importantly, however, the Galaxy S10 generation sold better than the S9 after several years of declining sales from the S-series. Now it looks like the S20 will not be able to maintain that upwards momentum and there are competing flagship scheduled to launch soon.
Samsung is said to have raised its orders for 108MP modules and periscope cams to keep up with the unexpectedly high demand for the Galaxy S20 Ultra. However, the overall orders for S20 parts have been reduced.