Consumers are far more excited about new iPhones than Samsung’s latest flagship, survey shows

Earlier this week, Samsung officially unveiled its new Galaxy Note 9 flagship, but now a survey from PC Mag indicates that consumers are far more excited about what Apple has in store for the iPhone this year…

According to the survey, which asked 1,555 consumers what smartphone release they are most looking forward to, the “iPhone 9/iPhone 11/iPhone XI/iPhone SE 2” came in at the top. 42 percent of respondents indicated that they are most looking forward to the iPhone refresh next month, while 24 percent indicated they are looking forward to the Galaxy Note 9.

From there, it’s a distant competition for third place. 7 percent of respondents indicated they are most excited for the Google Pixel 3, followed by 4 percent for the LG V40, 2 percent for the OnePlus 6T, 6 percent for “other,” and 11 percent for “none.”

One positive for Samsung is that while 76 percent of the people who picked the Note 9 already own a Samsung device, 8 percent indicated they are currently iPhone users. This means Samsung might be able to convert some iPhone users to Android this year:

Of those who chose the new Galaxy Note, 76 percent unsurprisingly already own a Samsung phone. However, 8 percent of those respondents currently own an iPhone. So while Apple topped the most anticipated smartphone list, our results indicate the Galaxy Note 9 may snag some iPhone converts.

Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Note 9 at a press event this week, alongside its new Apple Watch competitor and HomePod competitor. While Samsung has since released new ads pitting the Note 9 against the iPhone X in terms of performance, early benchmarks show the iPhone X actually comes out on top in such tests.

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