Samsung reducing its Galaxy S4 parts order for next quarter by a third

Samsung reducing its Galaxy S4 parts order for next quarter by a third
Just as we heard before, Samsung is indeed reducing its parts orders for the flagship Galaxy S4, after "tempering" investors' expectations on their sales predictions.

The sources confirmed once again that Samsung has issued order forecasts on the lower range for this quarter, 20-25 million instead of 25 million firm, and has lowered the forecast for next quarter from 30 million units down to 20 million. 

Previously analysts predicted that Samsung will sell about a hundred million S4s by the time the S5 is rolled out everywhere, which would be double the SIII sales for the same period. Now this number might have to be revised down, as the truth is that the flagship niche is glutted now, and Samsung doesn't have the ultimate edge before the competition it used to just a year ago.

It is evidently aware of that, said to be planning a huge redesign for next year, and also attacking the midrange segment, where all growth is expected to be in the next few years, from all sides. When you count all those Aces, Ys and Note family members Samsung is selling, though, the prediction for next quarter is 70 million handsets sold, which is pretty breathtaking by any measure.

source: Digitimes

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17 Comments

1. MrJerry

Posts: 403; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

The main reason for this are Galaxy s3 and Note2 and upcoming Note3

3. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Yup, all selling well still. And by the time the Note 3 is out, S4 price will drop a bit. Sammy won't sell less smartphones, but less original S4s and more of the other flagships.

17. CellieCell

Posts: 150; Member since: Apr 14, 2010

i just got my s4 at Costco for150 on T-Mobile. :)

6. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

I find the galaxy s3 has stopped selling. People are taking the galaxy express as a free phone option or the s4 if they want to pay a bit of money when going on contract.

10. ihatesmartphone unregistered

I'm still waiting for the note 3.. Lol

15. lallolu

Posts: 732; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

S3 4G is now really well priced in Sweden. I just got one. I believe the sales of S3 that is still in full swing is affecting s4 sales.

2. Andrewtst

Posts: 696; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

S4 is never as famous as S III already. Refreshing is important.

4. Leo_MC

Posts: 7203; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

I still wonder how come they sell at all...

5. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Well it's either s4 or HTC one. Only Apple fans would buy 2008 tech and yet overpriced iPhone.

7. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

You hit the nail on the head there,most carriers have the iPhone 4 8gb for free on contract and that's the model therr are all going for. The iPhone 5 is selling quite slower than expected,due to high price and the new charging adapter has really put off a lot of customers. Myself and staff are still puzzled how anyone could sign up to a 2 year contract for an iPhone 4 which is now bordering on 3 years old but there's no talking to ifans. Most perhaps will tell their peers it's actually an iPhone 4s and get away with it

8. jsdechavez

Posts: 793; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

Can't say I didn't see this coming. Competition has almost caught up. And the competition is no longer about having the biggest and the fastest or anything.

9. Cha7520

Posts: 222; Member since: Oct 31, 2010

Good job HTC! Good way of getting the Best Cell phone for 2013 and making an impact against Samsung!

11. maxican16

Posts: 364; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

Lots of other factors are involved too, especially from other Samsung products. But definitely credit to HTC for the One. Great looking phone and better optimized than the S4 by all the accounts I see and read on the internet.

12. adolert15

Posts: 27; Member since: Oct 12, 2012

Well, if Samsung reconsider no release 3 variants of the same phone, the story could be other.

13. verbalize

Posts: 150; Member since: May 03, 2013

Lol. Already reducing by a 1/3. Wow... What a big Disappointment for Samsung. They have way too many options for phones where that's going to hurt them in the long run. I don't blame the sales are low because the Samsung S4 is a below par Phone.

14. Long1

Posts: 399; Member since: May 18, 2013

You know, that HTC One shipping was 1.2 mill for more than a month and shipping it's flat now , and S4 was 10x times more for the same time. And sell good. So, HTC One didn't make any impact on S4 sale. Besides only iboys can buy this apple-ish sealed tin can. So Apple is the one that should worry about the 'huge" HTC One sale. Right?

16. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

And now, the end is near..... And so Sammy Fanboys face the final curtain.... Sammy Fanboys. I'll say it clear, Not all the time, that U will be happy... LMAO

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