Samsung Note 10 Sales Better than Expected

Posted on October 8, 2019 by Paul Thurrott in Mobile, Android with 10 Comments

Samsung reported stronger-than-expected sales of its Galaxy Note 10 lineup ahead of the launch of the Galaxy Fold.

The news comes at a good time for the world’s larger maker of smartphones, which, like Apple, has been experiencing falling sales in recent quarters. But Samsung has been hit doubly hard because it, too, has experienced falling sales of its memory chips. But it appears now that both of these key markets for Samsung are stabilizing.

Samsung reported today that it expects to post $6.4 billion in operating income in the third quarter of 2019. (The firm provides earnings guidance ahead of the formal earnings announcement.) That’s well ahead of the $5.8 billion that analysts had expected.

Samsung experienced “solid demand” for its Note 10 handsets and for the memory chips used by Apple’s latest iPhones, suggesting that the iPhone 11 lineup is likewise selling better than expected. Samsung and Apple are the number one and three smartphone makers, respectively.

Samsung will provide more details about its various businesses when it releases its final figures later this month. Before then, of course, it will expand the availability of the 5G versions of the Note 10 and release the folding Galaxy Fold phone.

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10 responses to “Samsung Note 10 Sales Better than Expected”

  1. wolters

    Since the Note 7, my phones have been: Note 7, Moto Z Force Droid, Pixel XL, Note 8, Pixel 2 XL, Note 9, Pixel 3 XL, Note 10+...the main reason for swapping has been the camera. It may happen again with the Pixel 4 XL but I will say this is the best Note phone I've ever used. The performance is outstanding and while I've had some frustrations with the camera, it has been mostly excellent and I could live with it if the Pixel 4 XL ends up having performance issues. Primarily, I do like Samsung's ecosystem: Note 10+, Galaxy Watch, Tab S6, Dex, Gear 360 camera, nice charging pads, Galaxy Buds. Sure, I can use them on a Pixel but they do tend to just work a tad better with a Samsung Phone. And YourPhone has been pretty stable with the Note 10+ and I look forward to continued Microsoft integration  with their phones.

    I will get a Pixel 4 XL and I can almost say the camera will win me over but the Note 10+ may win me back with it's overall feature set.

  2. branpurn

    I was close to getting one. Think I'll hold out a year for the Surface Duo to see if that's still enticing.

    • wolters

      In reply to branpurn:

      I love the Note 10+ and I'm sure the Pixel 4 XL will impress. But like you, I am very curious about the Duo. I normally don't like speculation or "leaked" news but I look forward to it with the Duo. Would like to see them put a top class camera in it as well.

      • mclark2112

        In reply to wolters:

        Like the rest of the world, my Phone is my primary camera. I am very worried that Microsoft will not deliver with the camera, thinking this device is something more productivity based. But if that is the case, I won't even be able to consider it, because I'm not going to carry around two devices.

        But we will wait and see. I really want to be excited, but I'm trying not to get my hopes up too high.

    • bleeman

      In reply to branpurn:

      I replaced my Note 8 with the Note 10+ and while I fully expect to get the Duo next year, no regrets on the purchase. So far it has been a great phone overall. I like the size, features, camera, and most of all the note taking ability. I prefer the Note's over other phones because of the stylus. I have very BIG hands and with the stylus I don't have to deal with multiple "button" pushes when my fingers lay across multiple keys or icons. However, if the Duo lives up to the presentation then I can work without a stylus.

  3. cwfinn

    I'm very happy with my Note 10+ (It's no Lumia 1520 but...) from the MS Store except for AT&T not supporting WiFi calling because "You didn't buy it from us" according to the AT&T Store "Tech Support". Anybody managed to convince AT&T to put their firmware on an MS Store phone?

    • lankyguy

      In reply to cwfinn:
      I have the same problem as I bought through Samsung as an Unlocked phone. Very annoying that AT&T blocks it. I'm looking to switch to T-Mobile to solve the issue. It's the final straw.

  4. gpresstheme

    Samsung reported KRW 29.25 trillion in revenue and KRW 2.92 trillion in operating profit for the September quarter from its mobile division alone. Samsung's strong smartphone sales is partly due to the sales performance of the Galaxy Note 10, which exceeded the Note 9, offering a double-digit growth in volume. Hoping to see more features coming in coming series. Regards, Harpreet Kumar