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Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphones sold 40 percent less than predictions

Samsung S5 sales have missed their mark, except for in the United States
By Michael Hatamoto from Nov 24, 2014 @ 10:23 CST

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.


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