Samsung Galaxy S5 sales: ‘much stronger than the Galaxy S4’

Samsung Galaxy S5 sales: ‘much stronger than the Galaxy S4’Yesterday I voiced my suspicions about the lack of word on Samsung Galaxy S5 sales, but almost simultaneously some cowboys called “The Wall Street Journal” (who?) were putting the finishing touches to “Samsung Says New Galaxy S5 Is Off to Strong Start”.

Ultimately, JK Shin says the Samsung Galaxy S5 is outselling the year-ago Galaxy S4.

Without putting exact dates on things (ahem), JK Shin reveals that the Samsung Galaxy S5 has now sold (that’ll likely be channel sales) 11 million units.

"It's been a month since we began selling the S5, and out of the gate, sales are much stronger than the Galaxy S4," Shin tells The Wall Street Boys.

Wait a minute; isn't 10 million sales in 27 days and 11 million sales in 30 days much the same thing? Ach, whatever.

The news will come as a surprise to many (including me), as the Samsung Galaxy S5 was criticised for being largely unremarkable. Tellingly, Sammo’s head of mobile design was “realigned” shortly after the phone was launched.

Indeed it was none other than The Wall Street Journal (easy-on-the-eye Joanna Stern, in particular) who compared the back of the gold Samsung Galaxy S5 to a “Band-Aid”.

Furthermore, there was a network sales ban enforced in South Korea coinciding with the Samsung Galaxy S5’s launch, and it’s widely accepted that an enhanced model, the Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime, will touch down next month.

But by launching the Samsung Galaxy S5 simultaneously in 125 countries and ironing out carrier deals in advance, JK Shin and Co have silenced the critics.

via: WSJ

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JanSt / MOD  May. 15, 2014 at 18:30

Hello... IF the SGS5 sold in stunningly crazy fantastic numbers, wouldn't Samsung brag about it? Rub it in? That is what I would suspect. Expect. I assume it sells well. But everything else is bull. Distraction. They wouldn't admit if sales were lukewarm. NOT when Apple are rumoured
to enter the big phone game. Not when Samsung prepare a prime version of the SGS5. Not when the reviews for the SGS5 are so so... (THEY all are. Even the 10/10 reviews contain plenty of 'meh'), not when the HTC One still wins awards for its superior design and LG prepare something similar, and you could use a Lumia 1520 to smash and grind an SGS5 to dust without the Lumia suffering any damage.

lcurdie / MOD  May. 15, 2014 at 22:49

Last year JK Shin boasted that the Galaxy S4 was selling in record volumes and was on course to hit 10 million within a month. A few days later, he confirmed that that was the case.

This year the Samsung Galaxy S5 performed better still, but they waited a full week before announcing anything? Samsung?

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