The Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone has underwhelmed consumers, reportedly selling 40 percent lower than some predictions, according to a recent report in the Wall Street Journal. The Korean electronics giant has sold 12 million units during the first three months of availability - a whopping 4 million less than the S4 through the same time period.
It's worth noting that Samsung's biggest market is the United States, and S5 sales have gone up - but have dropped more than 50 percent in China - as Samsung must prepare to fend off Apple, Xiaomi, and Lenovo in 2015.
To help counter this trend, Samsung is going to shake up its management team, and co-CEO Yoon Boo-Keun, current head of Samsung's TV business, will be shifted to focus more on mobile.
I've been using the S5 for a couple of weeks, after a tragic end to my beloved S4 smartphone, and think it is a worthwhile device.