Samsung 'tempering' investors expectations on the Galaxy S4 sales
posted by Daniel P. / Jun 06, 2013, 9:01 AM
Susquehanna Financial Group analysts issued missed sales warning for Broadcom and other Galaxy S4 part suppliers, citing reports that Samsung has been meeting with investors to tame the exorbitant sales expectations for its flagship device, which at its peak reached predictions for 100 million units sold for the lifetime of the device, twice what the Galaxy S III has achieved so far.
Interestingly enough, the analysts don't cite the true competition that the S4 has this year in the face of flagship handsets from HTC, Sony, Nokia and whatever Apple comes with in Q3, but also attribute it to an actual Samsung strategy to shift focus more to the vast mid-range market:
Translation - the flagship market is getting saturated and competitive, and the explosive growth is now shifting to the midrangers, where Samsung has some pretty visible plans for world domination, so it didn't introduce much time-consuming revolution with the S4.
This jibes with other analysts' conclusion that Samsung might be prepping a complete overhaul of the Galaxy flagship franchise for next year, and the S4 will be the last one produced as a consequence of the Apple iPhone disruption that originated back in 2007. It's the sales numbers that will be the real gauge on how the Galaxy S4 is doing, and some of the initial reports are pretty encouraging, so we'll see how this pans out in the course of the year, though the memo says the sales consensus for the S4 has been lowered from 30 to 20 million units for the next quarter.
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Oooooo....oooo......Galaxy T series!!!
posted on Jun 06, 2013, 9:05 AM 7
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I told you that samsung s4 is garbage!
posted on Jun 06, 2013, 10:07 AM 13
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Will next generation of Samsung Galaxy come with bendable screen? :D
posted on Jun 06, 2013, 9:47 AM 6
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well withe design 3.0 i would think so besides its either samsung or lg who will bring that tech to life
posted on Jun 06, 2013, 10:22 AM 9
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Samsung knows how to sell phones without the silly marketing of some of the competition. With their marketing they actually show the phone and its features.
posted on Jun 06, 2013, 9:54 AM 15
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Yes, nice ethical marketing strategy by hiring firms to bad mouth about other company's products. Case in point the hiring of an agency by Samsung to write fake bad online reviews about HTC's flagship. Google "Samsung probed in Taiwan over 'fake web reviews'"
posted on Jun 06, 2013, 10:10 AM 9
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Samsung...swipe the hand to answer the call was in Pantech Vega almost one year ago and they bring it out now. Just wish to see its sales go down with the premium prices for plastic. I do agree that plastic is durable, but the price sammy charges is too much...
posted on Jun 06, 2013, 10:16 AM 3
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they charge a lot because there bom is higher due to the components they use and there screen is one of the most expensive out there.. to produce a s4 is actually more expensive than an iPhone 5 which has "premium" metal so if the s4 was made out of "premium" metal it probably would have been more..
posted on Jun 06, 2013, 11:39 AM 3
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sony and nokia arent a threat to samsung...
posted on Jun 06, 2013, 11:17 AM 11
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Nokia and Sony will win in the mid-range.
posted on Jun 06, 2013, 12:20 PM 7
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really....how will 3 nokia midrange models compete against 20 samsung midrange models....
posted on Jun 06, 2013, 12:39 PM 6
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well, its like this. nokia will definitely get the low end coz android is not built for it, it requires top notch hardware to provide a good experience and half the apps wont run in the low end so apps are out of the question. while wp8 runs as fluently as the high end. low specs render half of android's goodies useless. in midrange, again android does lag except maybe rarely at the high-mid end. there i think the only good phones are xperia sp and perhaps the s4 mini. wp8, again offers high end performance even in midrange and nokia packs awesm harware. wp8 is getting awsm and exclusive apps too so there is tough competition for samsung.
posted on Jun 07, 2013, 3:00 AM 0
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People don't want Samsung, they want Galaxy S. Samsung midrangers have nothing to offer that LG, HTC, Pantech, etc. don't already offer. As for Nokia, they can reel in the remaining dumbphone users with their midrangers.
posted on Jun 06, 2013, 3:18 PM 4
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Samsung is going to take EVERITHING. The winner takes it all. They are the best. Just try to live with that. But it will not be forever. Only the Unique iBreed, can believe that some brand can be always on the top- even the shining, cheap tin-can, can not help it.
posted on Jun 06, 2013, 11:08 PM 0
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Hmm interesting. If they concentrate more on the mid range, I wonder how it will affect the GS4 and Note 3. Not sure this is the right strategy unless they are going to give in to media pressure and make the GS5 and Note 4 with really hard to mass manufacturer materials. I hope they ignore it though and just concentrate on making the GS5 as compact as possible with a big screen and big battery like they usually do. Also use the material that is the most durable and easiest to cut perfectly. I am so OCD that these metal phones with gaps galore and crimping marks drives me nuts. A perfectly sculpted piece of plastic is fine with me. If the metal has gaps cough HTC One and nicks out if the box cough iPhone 5, no thank you.
posted on Jun 07, 2013, 12:21 AM 0
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