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Analyst expects the Note7's demise to benefit Apple and Huawei

By Cookie Monster - on 18 Oct 2016, 12:00am

Analyst expects the Note7's demise to benefit Apple and Huawei

As Samsung has ended the production of the Galaxy Note7, consumers have to look to other brands when buying a new smartphone. KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes that two brands will benefit - Apple and Huawei.

According to his estimates, about 5 to 7 million ex-Note7 orders will be converted into iPhone 7 and 7 Plus sales. The iPhone 7 Plus will be the hot favorite due to its dual-camera module. With consumer confidence in the Samsung brand at an all-time low, consumers will consider iOS as a compelling alternative. 

The other half of ex-Note7 orders will be split among other Android manufacturers although Huawei is expected to benefit the most. Given Huawei's momentum in the smartphone market this year, it is in a good position to attract Android users to its camp. Kuo also mentioned that the new Pixel smartphones are good alternatives to the Galaxy Note7. If you're looking for a phone to replace the Galaxy Note7, we have six recommendations for you!

If Kuo's estimates turn out to be accurate, Samsung could lose more than US$2.34 billion in operating profits. Samsung is said to be considering to launch the Galaxy S8 earlier to offset the decline in sales of the Galaxy Note7.

Source: 9to5Mac

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