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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 on Nov 24, 2014 10:23 am CST - 0 mins, 45 secs reading time

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.

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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.

Michael Hatamoto

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An experienced tech journalist and marketing specialist, Michael joins TweakTown looking to cover everything from consumer electronics to enterprise cloud technology. A former Staff Writer at DailyTech, Michael is now the West Coast News Editor and will contribute news stories on a daily basis. In addition to contributing here, Michael also runs his own tech blog, AlamedaTech.com, while he looks to remain busy in the tech world.

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