Report: Samsung Galaxy S5 3Q14 orders cut by 25% as iPhone 6 launch looms

Report: Samsung Galaxy S5 3Q14 orders cut by 25% as iPhone 6 launch loomsI’ve been pretty sceptical about Galaxy S5 sales figures, but supposedly 21 million of the things were ordered from Samsung’s supply chain in Q2.

However, giving credence to the notion that it’s maybe not selling – emphasis on selling – as well as Samsung might’ve hoped, Galaxy S5 orders are reportedly being cut by a fairly significant 25% in the next quarter, with industry fingers pointed at the long-awaited iPhone 6.

That’s the story over on G 4 Games, which has presumably run this Chinese-language UDN Money article through an entirely accurate translation machine.

Furthermore, we’re told that orders for the Samsung Galaxy S4 have been cut from 6 million to 5 million, though that’s probably not quite as shocking as the flagship-related figures, the S4 being over a year old now.

For what it’s worth, my Google Chrome translation is telling me: “the industry believes that consumers may be waiting for Apple's new appearance, thus affecting the terminal sales figures S5 and S4, causing the Samsung Galaxy S5 cut single handset supply chain vendors orders, as much as 25%.”

Yeah, that seems to be roughly what the G-men were saying, too.

To be fair, there are other factors to consider here, such as the HTC One (M8), the spanking new LG G3 with its QHD display, and not forgetting the rumoured Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime.

As for the iPhone 6, it’s tipped to land in September (or thereabouts) in two sizes, specifically 4.7in and 5.5in. Apple has faced criticism of late for failing to provide a big-screen alternative to its Android-based rivals, but assuming these industry whispers are on the money, it could be about to shake things up.

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TJ Skywasher  Jun. 9, 2014 at 16:38

Well, that's that then. Looks like Samsung has had their time at the top, although I'm sure it'll take a while yet for them to be overtaken by other Android handset manufacturers. But with other options out there such as the HTC One M8 and the new LG G3 favoured by a lot of users it's not surprising to see that sales of Samsung's devices are in decline.

And you can bet your bottom dollar that the next iPhone is going to sell like hot cakes with a larger display and all of the new features coming with iOS 8.

Samsung are going to have to work overtime to try and win the public over with their next Galaxy S model.

JanSt / MOD  Jun. 9, 2014 at 19:11

Agree.
Unless they seriously screw up, Apple are going to capture massive sales wth big iOS8 devices. Ironically, for those iPhone lovers who wanna stick with 4inch quality, Android has no alternative on offer. Nor WP. Nor BB...

matt101101 / MOD  Jun. 9, 2014 at 21:44

Samsung's "S" phones have been going downhill for years; the last truly ground breaking one was the S2 back in 2011.

The Note series are still great and still don't have any real competition (something I don't expect to change in 2014), but the "S" line have pretty much had their day in the sun.

If I had to buy a new phone today with my own money, it'd still be a Moto G though; so much phone for the money!

JanSt / MOD  Jun. 10, 2014 at 16:22

Samsung's "S" phones have been going downhill for years; the last truly ground breaking one was the S2 back in 2011.

The Note series are still great and still don't have any real competition (something I don't expect to change in 2014), but the "S" line have pretty much had their day in the sun.

If I had to buy a new phone today with my own money, it'd still be a Moto G though; so much phone for the money!


Yep, agree. The SGS2 was great... the SGS3 was ugly, and Touchwiz made it a hard thing to tolerate. At the time it was a powerhorse...on paper. With big issues caused by Samsung's
ewe-i ...
By the time the SGS4 came around I had already lost most of my interest in Android, but to be honest: compared to the SGS5 the SGS4 was a cool little thing.

Oddly enough: the 'Mini' variants number 3 and 4 look and feel much more 'quality'... although
Iknow the Mini 3 in particular was quite the bug-monster. Not Ace levels of badness, but odd
bugs that affected entire batches. I have a colleague who went through 5 brandnew SGS3 Minis in 2 months.

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