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

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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44 Comments

1. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; 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: 2933; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

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

15. Finalflash

Posts: 4062; 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: 2933; 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.

23. Finalflash

Posts: 4062; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Probably less than 3 million of any one model lol, because they have solid numbers to back it up while you have only trolly hopes and dreams lol. Please respond.

24. Ninetysix

Posts: 2933; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

notsureifsrs. More than 3M if you combine them all. Math is hard.

30. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

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.

36. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Good one, that curve ball was funny.

42. xfire99

Posts: 1205; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

S4 release March 2013. 5C Sep 2013. Same as others flagships models release early in 2013 then 5C. Use u brain and think now!

19. tedkord

Posts: 17133; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

If they don't sell, retailers won't order more, therefore they won't ship.

22. Ninetysix

Posts: 2933; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Check article title Ship != Sell

25. tedkord

Posts: 17133; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Check my comment words. If retailers aren't selling what they ordered before, they won't order more. If shipments reach 35 million in a quarter, it's because they're selling.

28. Ninetysix

Posts: 2933; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

32. tedkord

Posts: 17133; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

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.

33. tedkord

Posts: 17133; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

And by the way, that story is FUD. Samsung claimed 2 million total, the 1 million was the US only.

6. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

59 photos!

10. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

You know...photos for advertising....

40. The13thKing

Posts: 849; Member since: Feb 26, 2014

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.

2. brar.arsh

Posts: 202; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

But I doubt they will.

4. sipha

Posts: 439; 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: 439; Member since: May 12, 2012

Thank you Mr.

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: 17133; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

That was total, not in one quarter.

12. karkavelas

Posts: 70; Member since: Oct 25, 2013

Ship not sale.. has a big diference

20. tedkord

Posts: 17133; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

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

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