Technology content trusted in North America and globally since 1999
8,385 Reviews & Articles | 64,030 News Posts

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.

 

samsung_galaxy_s5_smartphones_sold_40_percent_less_than_predictions_01

 

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.

NEWS SOURCES:Theverge.com, Tweaktown.com


Related Tags