Visualized: Samsung Galaxy S5 sales compared to Galaxy S4 and iPhone 5s / 5c sales37
Yesterday, we told you that Samsung may have shipped 10 million Galaxy S5 units in 25 days (since the handset’s initial launch in April). Based on that data, Bloomberg compiled a graphic representation of how S5 sales stack up against sales of Samsung’s older flagship smartphones: Galaxy S4, Galaxy S III, Galaxy S II, and even the original Galaxy S from 2010.
While Bloomberg uses the term “sales”, we must mention that what we have here are in fact shipments (to retailers, carriers, etc.) - although, of course, these will be converted to sales eventually.
As we already told you, the Galaxy S5 is a record-breaker for Samsung. The South Korean company managed to ship 10 million S5 units two days faster that it shipped the first 10 million S4 units last year. The Galaxy S III from 2012 reached this milestone in about 50 days.
For the sake of comparison, Bloomberg also compiled a graphic representation of iPhone sales. However, since Apple reveals exact sales only from the first week-end following each new iPhone release, this doesn’t allow us find out how much time it took Apple to sell 10 million of its latest flagship handset (the iPhone 5s). Instead, we can see that the Cupertino company sold 9 million new iPhones (both 5s and 5c models) in three days since launch.