The Galaxy S21 series smartphones are selling like hotcakes. Several weeks ago, Strategy Analytics published a report revealing that the Galaxy S21 sales in the US were three times higher than the Galaxy S20 sales in the first four weeks of launch. Counterpoint Research has also made its own comparison of six-week sales of the two flagship series. While the Galaxy S21 series sales are going down, they still outnumber the Galaxy S20 two to one.
The crucial factors behind the success of the Galaxy S21 series have been the starting price and the trade-in offers. The base model costs $799, and with the trade-in offers, the smartphone can be bought almost for free. The camera design and the plastic back panel of the base model have also played an important role. Most customers find the new contour-cut design of the camera very convenient since it feels more flush compared to the bulky camera housing of the Galaxy S20. Many consumers also liked the plastic back panel, as it provides a better grip. But what customers didn't like was the lack of a charger in the box.
The Galaxy S21 series sales in the US peaked in the second week of release. The figures for March and April are expected to be lower. The research company predicts that in the coming months, the main focus will shift to Galaxy A-Series devices.