Samsung hopes to ship at least 35 million Galaxy S5 units this quarter
posted by Florin T. / Apr 15, 2014, 1:41 PM
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.”
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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I don't doubt they will. Good thing you attached 58 pictures so I would know which phone it was. Yudutat?
posted on Apr 15, 2014, 1:45 PM 21
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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 Apr 15, 2014, 1:57 PM 17
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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 Apr 15, 2014, 2:05 PM 8
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I know..LOL. Poor iPhone 5C. http://appleinsider.com/articl
I wonder how many Android flagships, BB, WP are collecting dust in warehouses.
posted on Apr 15, 2014, 3:13 PM 1
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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 Apr 15, 2014, 4:33 PM 0
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Keep them coming! http://www.electronista.com/ar
ticles/14/04/11/company.relies .on.conflation.of.sales.with.s hipments.to.fool.wall.street.c ustomers/
posted on Apr 15, 2014, 4:11 PM 0
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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 Apr 15, 2014, 5:03 PM 4
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You know...photos for advertising....
posted on Apr 15, 2014, 2:10 PM 4
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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 Apr 16, 2014, 12:30 AM 0
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I bag to differ.
posted on Apr 15, 2014, 2:01 PM 1
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Hope to and actually selling is two different things. Also, they wanted to sell 100 million s4's.
posted on Apr 15, 2014, 2:07 PM 1
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