Report: Samsung cuts Q3 orders for Galaxy S5 parts by 25%

Report: Samsung cuts Q3 orders for Galaxy S5 parts by 25%
According to supply chain sources in Taiwan, for the third quarter Samsung has ordered 25% fewer parts for the Samsung Galaxy S5. These sources say that the manufacturer is concerned that smartphone buyers are starting to hold off on purchases to see what the Apple iPhone 6 is going to look like. While 21 million units of Samsung's new flagship phone were ordered for the second quarter, only 15 million units are planned for the three month period that ends in September.

In addition, Samsung is also cutting back on the production of the Samsung Galaxy S4. Six million units of that model were ordered for the second quarter, with forecasts calling for production of 5 million units in Q3.

While the production cuts are being blamed on consumers interested in a larger screened iPhone, there could be some potential buyers of the Galaxy S5 who are waiting to see if the Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime aka Samsung Galaxy F, materializes. This is the premium version of the Galaxy S5 that is expected to be equipped with a 1440 x 2560 resolution 5.2 inch screen, a quad-core Snapdragon 805 CPU, 3GB of RAM and a 16MP camera with OIS. And instead of the usual plastic body, this model would feature metal casing.

Also putting pressure on the Samsung Galaxy S5 is the HTC One (M8) and the LG G3. The latter has already been released in South Korea, where it has more than doubled the sales put up last year by the LG G2. And the flagship HTC One (M8) is also providing some stiff competition for the Galaxy S5.

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source: udn.com (translated) via GforGames

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21 Comments

1. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1176; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Down to 15million for S5 and down to 5million for the S4, thats still a hell of a lot more than most manufacturers will manage with their entire smartphone line-up. I'm one of those S4 users who is waiting to see the Note 3, iPhone 6 5.5inch and GS5 Prime/Galaxy F before I make a move, the S801 based phones don't interest me even a bit.

10. CellularNinja

Posts: 306; Member since: Sep 27, 2011

As much as I'd prefer to avoid companies releasing two iterations of a phone in a single year, it is almost becoming a must. If Samsung, and HTC for that matter, don't want to get punked by the LG G3 they should probably release a slightly improved version of their flagships sometime in the fall.

12. Ashoaib

Posts: 3297; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

So samsung is facing tough competition

2. livyatan

Posts: 867; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

I think potential Samsung buyers are holding up for the Note 4 the most. In fact, the Galaxy Note series is profiling into the most important Samsung line. For those who don't know - Galaxy Note 3 was the best selling Android device before the release of Galaxy S5. It was consistently outselling the Galaxy S4

6. ameyabb

Posts: 12; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Here in INDIA, it is consistently outselling even the Samsung Galaxy S5. In my City (which far from represents the international scenario, though), even after the much hyped launch of the Samsung Galaxy S5 on 11th April, the Galaxy Note 3 is outselling the Galaxy S5 by a thumping 4:1 Ratio. The scenario hasn't changed much even after the fact that the S5 has now dropped down from its initial $870 price tag to $700 (and now with free accessories worth $85) now. In fact, the Note 3 is still selling at 750$ without any freebies. So the way the Galaxy is perceived by consumers is definitely changing. The S is no more the flagship. As you said, the Note is. So remains to be seen how Note 4 is received before passing any judgements.

9. livyatan

Posts: 867; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

4:1!? Wow..where do you get those numbers?

21. ameyabb

Posts: 12; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

The Distributor of this region is my friend! ;-) The Company has even given them unrealistic targets with regards to the S5, as a result. ;-)

3. sar44

Posts: 278; Member since: Apr 14, 2014

S5 during the launch in Korea selling its only one operator and only contract, stores did not sell. G3 sold there wherever possible.

4. JaroB

Posts: 112; Member since: Feb 13, 2013

HA HA HA :D

5. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

sounds like another fake rumore by i Phonearena

8. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

You know phonearena doesn't create their own rumours, right?

7. maherk

Posts: 6939; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Again with those stupid reports. Week from now we will see another report, or the CEO of Samsung announcing record number of the S5 units sold. Been reading those reports for 4 years now, and they always end up the same. Phonearena is the TMZ of tech sites, they are willing to post anything for the sake of views, just like the video of the S5 prime when everyone knew it was nothing but an S5 with aluminum back.

11. Anshulonweb

Posts: 468; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

now where is that idiot that was arguing with me that s5 is selling very well.....had it been selling well Samsung wouldn't have cut the.orders.....we all know that s5 is a fail.... Samsung wants to sell it so badly that here in india the price is dropped below the selling price of note 3..... and in mere 2 months the cost is reduced by whopping 150$....

15. vikingsfootball09

Posts: 112; Member since: Oct 02, 2013

apple also did some production cutbacks of its 5C and 5S not so long after they both were released...and both phones were discounted as well. its more understadable to see why samsungs S5 arent selling as well as they'd like, considering the many smartphones and tablets that can be used as phones that samsung has put out since the begining of the year...on the other hand, apple hasnt put out a new iphone since last years 5C and 5S.

19. verty

Posts: 132; Member since: May 07, 2012

You are the idiot!!!! Are you sure you can read???? Article says forecast sale of 15 million for a quarter the next quater. After having sold 21million in the 2nd quarter. If that's not sales what is. Also realize that the sales graph for a phone is downward slopping so it's no big deal and nothing to worry about. Phonearena and their bias and 'S'Phobia. You just never see them talk about S5 without comparing to IOS. S5 is still in a class of its own and to be dusts the iPhone 5s to pieces anyday.

13. ryq24

Posts: 875; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Maybe it's time for Samsung to change its design. Or maybe the rise of Chinese brand phone makers like xiaomi, lenovo, huawei etc are starting to hurt not only samsung but also htc and iPhone and lg.

14. vikingsfootball09

Posts: 112; Member since: Oct 02, 2013

or the cut backs could be due to samsung releasing too many phones in a short period of time, which has taken away sales from the S5, as well as the fact that the overseas samsung tablets that can be used as a phone is taking up some of the S5 sales as well?

16. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Probably the iphone 6?

17. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Lots of phones coming Q3/Q4. The iPhone 6, Note 4, S5 Prime, HTC One M8 Plus, G3 Pro, etc. (note: fake phones like the OnePlus One not included in this list). In addition, Samsung knows the S5 isn't really a flagship, but just placeholder, due to Qualcomm's screwups with releasing the 805 on time. Samsung knows when they put out their 805-based phone, sales of the old S5 will taper off.

18. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

It makes sense that people are looking forward to the S5 prime and Note 4...maybe next year, Samsung can release the prime phone earlier, or maybe they want to release it when Apple announces the i6 and i6C....

20. kashhef

Posts: 5; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

iphone is a feature less overpriced crap simply.

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