I’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.
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.