ile Samsung readies a series of software updates that will effectively brick any remaining Galaxy Note7s in circulation, some new numbers suggest there may be a lot more of them out there than we think. Or perhaps there just aren’t that many V20s.
Apteligent has released its tally for new Android flagship device launches in the second half of 2016, the visuals are quite stunning. The most obvious takeaway is that in a normal year a new Samsung Note absolutely blows away its competitors, with a massive spike in sales at launch a sustained sell-through. This year that initial burst is followed by an equally steep decline as people rushed to return their hsets following a global recall.
However, even though Samsung claims that just 7 percent of Note7s remain in the wild, that number is still higher than the V20, which launched in October. came away mostly impressed with the phone when we tested it last month, but it seems that customers aren’t very interested. so failing to register with consumers were the Oneus 3T the Sprint-exclusive HTC Bolt.
Additional information gleaned from the chart is the impressive sales numbers of the 5.2-inch Sony Xperia XZ, suggesting there is still a sizable market for smaller hsets. And ’s xel phones, while not seeing anywhere near a Note7-style spike, have been steadily increasing sales numbers since their launch.
y this matters: ether this chart translates into poor sales of the V20 or a whole lot of Note7s still out there, the news isn’t good for . The phone maker packed a ton of technology into its flagship phablet along with a seph -vitt-led advertising push, but it doesn’t seem to have moved the needle much, even as Note7s sales crashed. After the disappointing G5 early this year, it may be time for to go back to the drawing board.