KGI Securities Ming-Chi Kuo previously said that Samsung’s exploding Galaxy Note 7s could drive users to Apple. Now the analyst, who has a great track record with Apple predictions, seems even more certain that the iPhone maker is pulling ahead.
In a note from over the weekend, Kuo said the Galaxy S8 “lacks sufficiently attractive selling points,” suggesting that the iPhone 8 could get even more market share, 9 to 5 Mac reported Sunday. The Galaxy S8 is expected to be revealed on March 29.
Kuo expects Galaxy S8 shipments of about 40 million to 45 million in 2017—weaker than the Galaxy S7’s 52 million shipments. According to Kuo, the only big draw in the S8’s design comes from its full screen.