Samsung hopes to ship at least 35 million Galaxy S5 units this quarter


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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  • Camera 16 MP (Single camera)
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  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, 2GB RAM
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  • Battery 2800 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow
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44 Comments

44. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 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.

41. docxx

Posts: 63; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

37. natelim

Posts: 16; Member since: Mar 09, 2014

i hope sammy will also focus on the color availability here in taiwan the blue color still on pending....!

35. darkkjedii

Posts: 31798; Member since: Feb 05, 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.

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..

31. Bootutu

Posts: 228; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

GS5 breaking sales record, Z2 nowhere to be found, M8 doing ok....same trend year after year.

29. newbey123

Posts: 706; Member since: Mar 19, 2012

Well ship and sale are not the same thing.

18. GTR722

Posts: 270; Member since: Oct 20, 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: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 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: 742; Member since: Jan 16, 2013

Ugh.. dont say that to metal or glass fetish.. they won't ever accept that..

16. wrm2013

Posts: 237; Member since: Mar 28, 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?

13. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 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.

12. karkavelas

Posts: 70; Member since: Oct 25, 2013

Ship not sale.. has a big diference

20. tedkord

Posts: 17519; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

It doesn't, but I'm sure you'll convince yourself it does.

21. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 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: 17519; Member since: Jun 17, 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.

9. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Hope to and actually selling is two different things. Also, they wanted to sell 100 million s4's.

27. tedkord

Posts: 17519; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

That was total, not in one quarter.

4. sipha

Posts: 440; Member since: May 12, 2012

I bag to differ.

5. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

You rather "beg" to differ.

11. sipha

Posts: 440; Member since: May 12, 2012

Thank you Mr.

2. brar.arsh

Posts: 202; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

But I doubt they will.

1. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

I don't doubt they will. Good thing you attached 58 pictures so I would know which phone it was. Yudutat?

3. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 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. +1

7. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 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: 153; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

Does anyone have a video of the S5 shooting under water?

8. barondebxl

Posts: 180; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

True indeed, ppl love that stuff. Its definitely going to help sell more units.

14. Ninetysix

Posts: 2966; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Ship that many yes. Sell on the other hand, maybe?

15. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Lol I know, they probably have 2 or was that 3 million 5c...er I mean S5s sitting in warehouses.

17. Ninetysix

Posts: 2966; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

I know..LOL. Poor iPhone 5C. http://appleinsider.com/articles/14/03/22/apples-iphone-5c-failure-flop-outsold-blackberry-windows-phone-and-every-android-flagship-in-q4 I wonder how many Android flagships, BB, WP are collecting dust in warehouses. Please respond.

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