However, now it's time to see how strong the device is in itself. The latest Samsung Galaxy S series has been released earlier at the Mobile World Congress (MWC), which has been named as Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus.
This report comes from Korean financial news website The Bell, which quotes parts industry shipment plans that suggest Samsung believes it can improve on last year's sales. Nonetheless, the company has now implemented the latest Android 8.0 Oreo OS, along with the TouchWiz UI for the smartphones but the other leader smartphone from previous year was left out of the Oreo update.
Samsung has requested its local suppliers to set the production schedule of smartphone parts based on its target, The Bell reported, citing an industry source. The update also contains security fixes for Samsung's firmware besides the ones by Google.
There is still reason for Samsung to remain cautious.
The only difference will be that when customers purchase the Galaxy S9 from a Microsoft store, employees at its brick and mortar locations will then offer assistance on how to get Microsoft apps and make the most out of them on Samsung's latest flagship. Which as Jerry points out is tougher than the glass used in the Galaxy S8.
Samsung reportedly shipped around 41 million units of the S8 and S8 Plus while around 48 million units of the S7, launched in 2016, were sold. Finally, Samsung can not fully escape the effects of the general market slowdown, which is surely putting a damper on its mobile business.