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

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Report: Samsung cuts Q3 supply chain orders for Galaxy S5 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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