Report: Samsung smartphone sales to mark first year-on-year decline in 2015

After years of constant growth, it now looks like Samsung's smartphone business is about to shrink for the very first time...
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5. phichart

Posts: 335; Member since: May 03, 2014

Bring back SD card than you will sell better and better...

6. Tziggy14

Posts: 622; Member since: Sep 02, 2014

And this all started with the first Moto G that completely changed what people expect in a cheap smartphone. Chinese companies got on the spec bandwagon for low to mid range phones for reasonable prices and look what happens.

7. torr310

Posts: 1618; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

There are more and more companies making Android phones, while there is only one company making iphone. Doesn't it make sense? But I also think Samsung didn't deliver what consumers desire for.

13. AlikMalix unregistered

Samsung is welcome to innovate their own mobile OS, their own App Store, their own ecosystem, and maybe they'll finally see profits, instead of eating the free lunch buffet that is Android open sourse freeware OS...

31. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

Sorry to disappoint you but samsung and software don't go together well. Anything software is mediocre made by samsung unlike their great hardware. The tizen OS is a childish copy of android that lacks essential features, has a dead app store and never will gain any traction simply cause of Android monopoly.

36. Shocky unregistered

Touchwiz on the Galaxy S6 and Note 5 are butter smooth, their software is generally very good, camera, gallery, video player, music player, email, s health, s voice, s planner, game tuner and others, All great apps which just work, the stock apps from Google are crap.

8. SnakeBoySatire

Posts: 4; Member since: Oct 13, 2015

Samsung lag, Apple win :)

9. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

You die

35. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

Lol new account ay troll. See you must of got banned.

10. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Samsung needs to provide longer support and cheaper prices. If they produce less number of models in all categories, they will save on r&d and can achieve this. Better phones for cheaper price is what everyone wants, S series and note series and now edge series are pretty good premium phones. Moto g is much better choice compared to all samsung phones in that category, samsung should learn from motorola.

12. nodes

Posts: 1151; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

Samsung needs to come with their own original iconic design, and stop following Apple's step. Android phone is not iPhone, no micro SD slot and removeable battery hurts, plus you can't sell Android phone as high as the iPhone as consumer can easily went to other brand with the same Android functionality with much lower price, even a cheap chinese phone performs great nowaday with a lot of gimmicks. Screen and Camera alone won't sell.

15. Chuck007

Posts: 1409; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

Why are there contradictory reports about Apple? Other sources like techno buffalo claim they are overall declining as well.

16. igy_tech

Posts: 19; Member since: May 15, 2015

what to say, after Note 3 Neo Samsung will not be my next device...

17. Mr.Mr.Upgrade

Posts: 474; Member since: Aug 30, 2011

Samsung this, Samsung that, Samsung touchwhiz is trash, ----- writing from my nexus5 2013 with ota 6.0 marshmallow update

19. CHALLENGER22

Posts: 10; Member since: Jul 09, 2015

Samsung is removing useful features like sd card slot, removable battery, Remote & for what ? Just for shiny fragile glass ? & Prices are rising like hell. I think Samsung should make 2 versions of flagships one glass for design freaks & one like Note 4 for others with less prices rather than making two models with different processors.

24. Fellwalker

Posts: 518; Member since: Apr 04, 2014

@challenger22 I'd happily pay same price for note 5 with plastic back, bigger (preferably replaceable) battery and sd card. It needs to last a good day, preferably two, and not have to worry that I'm running out of space. Heck, even a bigger battery and a normal Samsung plastic back would have sold a 64GB version to me

20. Chuck007

Posts: 1409; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

Oh, and who here thinks Samsung will easy gain back that 1% if the S7 had an SD card slot? I personally think it will.

22. hanabi

Posts: 177; Member since: Oct 08, 2015

Don't worry about multi-billion dollar company you all unemployed kids ~

23. Fellwalker

Posts: 518; Member since: Apr 04, 2014

SD card, battery, RAM already full when the phone is new, due to touchwiz and all those preinstalled apps that launch on boot. Do I look surprised ? Did I buy the Note 5 I'd been waiting for? No to both.

25. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

I like how iPhone arena champions the part where Samsung drops a percentage but glosses over the part where the 6s devices won't be able to match the growth of the 6. IPhone arena ftw!

27. HTC_ONE_MAX

Posts: 161; Member since: Feb 06, 2015

Sales drop may due to too many models offered by them.

32. HussamAldean

Posts: 19; Member since: Apr 28, 2012

I think this happened due to that samsung never care about her customers at all. if you buy a Galaxy you won't get any updates or propper customer support. also thinking about attracting Apple user . IMO I prefer to have 5 features working perfectly and using them daily instead having tons of features won't work properly and I don't use them at all

44. Shocky unregistered

You get regular updates for two years, the same as everyone else, you're talking nonsense. . Also their customer service is pretty good, just go to a Samsung experience store, they're generally really helpful.

50. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

Kind of a shame b/c they are making the best devices on the market right now. Apple is just pushing this media machine they own and people don't think for themselves or do any research.
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