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Samsung hopes to ship at least 35 million Galaxy S5 units this quarter

Samsung hopes to ship at least 35 million Galaxy S5 units this quarter

Samsung launched its new Galaxy S5 flagship on April 11 around the world, and initial reports say that sales are going well - better than initial sales of the Galaxy S4 from last year. Now, a new report coming out of South Korea has it that Samsung expects to ship at least 35 million Galaxy S5 handsets this quarter (by the end of June).

According to The Korea Times, an unnamed senior Samsung executive declared that “the S5 will be a major turning point for Samsung’s mobile business. That’s why Shin Jong-kyun, the company’s mobile chief himself, checks sales figures and stock movements.”

“Against earlier expectations, the S5 was well-received by consumers in the global market. We don’t have any plans to advise our big clients to unload their Samsung stock,” a senior fund manager from a US-based investment bank in Seoul was quoted as saying.

While shipments won’t be immediately translated into sales, 35 million units is still an impressive figure that will likely allow Samsung to further consolidate its position as the world’s largest smartphone maker.

The Galaxy S5 is currently available in 125 countries, including in key markets like the US - where the handset can be purchased via all major mobile carriers (Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile).

The Korea Times also noted that, according to some insiders, until now Samsung shipped a total of 63 million Galaxy S4 units, but only 40 million were actually sold - so the rest of 23 million units is probably sitting in stores and warehouses waiting to be purchased. We’re assuming that Samsung will significantly reduce the selling price of the S4 in every market, now that the S5 is also available.


source: The Korea Times via Android Authority

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posted on 15 Apr 2014, 13:45 21

1. AfterShock (Posts: 2688; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


I don't doubt they will.

Good thing you attached 58 pictures so I would know which phone it was.

Yudutat?

posted on 15 Apr 2014, 13:57 17

3. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3866; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


People really like that the Galaxy S5 is dust & waterproof. I think it will sell VERY well. I think they can do it for sure.

+1

posted on 15 Apr 2014, 14:05 8

7. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1227; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


People who got S3 on the contract 2 years ago are ready to upgrade to S5 now :D I think S5 is a great phone. No doubt they will do well this year. It might not be my favorite phone for 2014, but S5 will lead the pack in sale again this year for sure.

posted on 16 Apr 2014, 13:40

43. bachir8k (Posts: 84; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)


Does anyone have a video of the S5 shooting under water?

posted on 15 Apr 2014, 14:05 2

8. barondebxl (Posts: 102; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)


True indeed, ppl love that stuff. Its definitely going to help sell more units.

posted on 15 Apr 2014, 14:37 1

14. Ninetysix (Posts: 1481; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


Ship that many yes. Sell on the other hand, maybe?

posted on 15 Apr 2014, 14:55 1

15. Finalflash (Posts: 1589; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


Lol I know, they probably have 2 or was that 3 million 5c...er I mean S5s sitting in warehouses.

posted on 15 Apr 2014, 15:13 1

17. Ninetysix (Posts: 1481; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


I know..LOL. Poor iPhone 5C.

http://appleinsider.com/articles/14/03/22/apples-iphone-5c-failure-flop-outsold-blackberry-windows-phone-and-every-android-flagship-in-q4

I wonder how many Android flagships, BB, WP are collecting dust in warehouses.

Please respond.

posted on 15 Apr 2014, 15:41 1

23. Finalflash (Posts: 1589; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


Probably less than 3 million of any one model lol, because they have solid numbers to back it up while you have only trolly hopes and dreams lol.

Please respond.

posted on 15 Apr 2014, 15:46

24. Ninetysix (Posts: 1481; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


notsureifsrs. More than 3M if you combine them all. Math is hard.

posted on 15 Apr 2014, 16:33

30. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 851; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


Except this very article states 23 million SGS4's are rotting on shelves or warehouses. 3 million of a midrange phone sitting on shelves is not the same as 23 million of a flagship (that's more than 50% of all SGS4 sales) rotting, no matter how fuzzy the math. The SGS4 loss write-off is going to make the Surface write-off look like chump change.

posted on 15 Apr 2014, 18:58

36. darkkjedii (Posts: 10540; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Good one, that curve ball was funny.

posted on 16 Apr 2014, 08:01

42. xfire99 (Posts: 449; Member since: 14 Mar 2012)


S4 release March 2013. 5C Sep 2013. Same as others flagships models release early in 2013 then 5C.
Use u brain and think now!

posted on 15 Apr 2014, 15:19 2

19. tedkord (Posts: 4507; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


If they don't sell, retailers won't order more, therefore they won't ship.

posted on 15 Apr 2014, 15:40

22. Ninetysix (Posts: 1481; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


Check article title
Ship != Sell

posted on 15 Apr 2014, 15:59 2

25. tedkord (Posts: 4507; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Check my comment words.

If retailers aren't selling what they ordered before, they won't order more. If shipments reach 35 million in a quarter, it's because they're selling.

posted on 15 Apr 2014, 16:11

28. Ninetysix (Posts: 1481; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


Keep them coming!

http://www.electronista.com/articles/14/04/11/company.relies.on.conflation.of.sales.with.shipments.to.fool.wall.street.customers/

posted on 15 Apr 2014, 17:03 4

32. tedkord (Posts: 4507; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Here is how retail works. Retailers order based on demand. Samsung can't simply ship 35 million because they want to, retailers have to order them. They didn't order 35 million on day one. If there's no sales, there's no reorders.

posted on 15 Apr 2014, 17:08 5

33. tedkord (Posts: 4507; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


And by the way, that story is FUD. Samsung claimed 2 million total, the 1 million was the US only.

posted on 15 Apr 2014, 14:04 3

6. rd_nest (Posts: 739; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


59 photos!

posted on 15 Apr 2014, 14:10 4

10. akki20892 (Posts: 3312; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


You know...photos for advertising....

posted on 16 Apr 2014, 00:30

40. The13thKing (banned) (Posts: 849; Member since: 26 Feb 2014)


Expect a tech site to cover the most wanted phone for 2014 entirely, while putting all available articles and photosbecause that is what people are interested in and that is what people will buy. Of course they will not put 60 photos of a phone no one will buy or no one cares about. So when it comes to Samsung and Apple expect big articles and many photos as for the other wannabe please-buy-us brands, euhm no one cares really.

posted on 15 Apr 2014, 13:50 2

2. brar.arsh (Posts: 136; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)


But I doubt they will.

posted on 15 Apr 2014, 14:01 1

4. sipha (Posts: 261; Member since: 12 May 2012)


I bag to differ.

posted on 15 Apr 2014, 14:03 5

5. rd_nest (Posts: 739; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


You rather "beg" to differ.

posted on 15 Apr 2014, 14:20 2

11. sipha (Posts: 261; Member since: 12 May 2012)


Thank you Mr.

posted on 15 Apr 2014, 14:07 1

9. nctx77 (Posts: 456; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)


Hope to and actually selling is two different things. Also, they wanted to sell 100 million s4's.

posted on 15 Apr 2014, 16:11

27. tedkord (Posts: 4507; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


That was total, not in one quarter.

posted on 15 Apr 2014, 14:26 2

12. karkavelas (Posts: 57; Member since: 25 Oct 2013)


Ship not sale.. has a big diference

posted on 15 Apr 2014, 15:20 1

20. tedkord (Posts: 4507; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


It doesn't, but I'm sure you'll convince yourself it does.

posted on 15 Apr 2014, 15:30 2

21. wargreymon (Posts: 141; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)


For Samsungs wallet it doesnt matter, but for popularity it does. What if stores buy in 35 million devices because S4 was popular, but people got tired and went to another brand or so and only 1 million devices sold? Would you call that record breaking?

posted on 15 Apr 2014, 16:03 3

26. tedkord (Posts: 4507; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Retailers aren't ordering 35 million on day one. If orders reach 35 million in one quarter, it's because retailers are ordering more and more, which they won't do if the phone isn't selling.

posted on 15 Apr 2014, 14:35

13. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)


I think a lot of s3 consumers are buying the s5,makes sense it's the end of there 2 year deal and the s3 was super popular and a great phone. For s3 owners the s5 is a huge upgrade and even though Samsung isn't 1st with the water resistant stuff you know they will market it well so people know it is water resistant.

posted on 15 Apr 2014, 15:03

16. wrm2013 (Posts: 142; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


Tmobile is sold out of them and doesn't have a date for new shipments. Mine is on back order. Any other carriers going through the same thing?

posted on 15 Apr 2014, 15:16 2

18. GTR722 (Posts: 223; Member since: 20 Oct 2012)


Its sad to see that better, more quality phones like Z2 or M8 fall short because of this plastic toy. Its the new "iphone".

posted on 15 Apr 2014, 19:28 2

38. shuaibhere (Posts: 1300; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


It's sad that you guys don't understand that plastic is not cheap....
All of you have fallen into apple's marketing BS...

posted on 15 Apr 2014, 20:29

39. maccess (Posts: 583; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)


Ugh.. dont say that to metal or glass fetish.. they won't ever accept that..

posted on 15 Apr 2014, 16:32

29. newbey123 (Posts: 396; Member since: 19 Mar 2012)


Well ship and sale are not the same thing.

posted on 15 Apr 2014, 16:42

31. Bootutu (Posts: 184; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)


GS5 breaking sales record, Z2 nowhere to be found, M8 doing ok....same trend year after year.

posted on 15 Apr 2014, 17:09 1

34. papss (unregistered)


To me I don't care what the other mfg sales are compared to my phone preferences, in other words it does affect my purchase. We all should use some common sense and see that SS is going to destroy the competition again.. Who cares..

posted on 15 Apr 2014, 18:56

35. darkkjedii (Posts: 10540; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Impressive, but I'd like to see numbers on unreturned sales. Shipped is cool, but only unreturned sales indicate the bottom line. Samsung is beastin rite now, they have tons of momentum.

posted on 15 Apr 2014, 19:26

37. natelim (Posts: 3; Member since: 09 Mar 2014)


i hope sammy will also focus on the color availability here in taiwan the blue color still on pending....!

posted on 16 Apr 2014, 05:13 1

41. docxx (Posts: 63; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)


Great! 35 million new Victims!!

http://www.businessinsider.com/samsung-galaxy-s5-fingerprint-sensor-hack-2014-4

posted on 16 Apr 2014, 23:20

44. Taters (Posts: 2680; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Those 23 million GS4's should start selling again. The Galaxy S wasn't that successful. It sold most of its units to the people that couldn't afford the GS2. The first half of its life wasn't so hot.

I expect a similar second wind here.

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