Samsung hopes to ship at least 35 million Galaxy S5 units this quarter
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.”
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.
Samsung Galaxy S5
source: The Korea Times via Android Authority
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.
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.
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.
43. bachir8k (Posts: 84; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)
Does anyone have a video of the S5 shooting under water?
8. barondebxl (Posts: 102; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)
True indeed, ppl love that stuff. Its definitely going to help sell more units.
14. Ninetysix (Posts: 1481; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)
Ship that many yes. Sell on the other hand, maybe?
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.
17. Ninetysix (Posts: 1481; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)
I know..LOL. Poor iPhone 5C.
I wonder how many Android flagships, BB, WP are collecting dust in warehouses.
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.
24. Ninetysix (Posts: 1481; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)
notsureifsrs. More than 3M if you combine them all. Math is hard.
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.
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!
19. tedkord (Posts: 4507; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
If they don't sell, retailers won't order more, therefore they won't ship.
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.
28. Ninetysix (Posts: 1481; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)
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.
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.
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.
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.
20. tedkord (Posts: 4507; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
It doesn't, but I'm sure you'll convince yourself it does.
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?
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.
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.
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?
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".
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...
39. maccess (Posts: 583; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)
Ugh.. dont say that to metal or glass fetish.. they won't ever accept that..
29. newbey123 (Posts: 396; Member since: 19 Mar 2012)
Well ship and sale are not the same thing.
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.
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..
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.
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....!
41. docxx (Posts: 63; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)
Great! 35 million new Victims!!
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.