Samsung reducing its Galaxy S4 parts order for next quarter by a third
posted by Daniel P. / Jun 13, 2013, 2:59 AM
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.
- Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
- Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, Quad-core, 1900 MHz
- Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 2600 mAh(17h 3G talk time)
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The main reason for this are Galaxy s3 and Note2 and upcoming Note3
posted on Jun 13, 2013, 3:07 AM 5
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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.
posted on Jun 13, 2013, 3:49 AM 6
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I still wonder how come they sell at all...
posted on Jun 13, 2013, 3:52 AM 1
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Well it's either s4 or HTC one. Only Apple fans would buy 2008 tech and yet overpriced iPhone.
posted on Jun 13, 2013, 3:57 AM 3
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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
posted on Jun 13, 2013, 4:45 AM 0
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Good job HTC! Good way of getting the Best Cell phone for 2013 and making an impact against Samsung!
posted on Jun 13, 2013, 6:35 AM 2
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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.
posted on Jun 13, 2013, 8:47 AM 0
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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.
posted on Jun 13, 2013, 9:46 AM 0
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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?
posted on Jun 13, 2013, 11:04 AM 0
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