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.