The Samsung Galaxy S5 was released globally on April 11 this year, and within days we were told it was selling significantly faster than its predecessor, 2013’s Galaxy S4.
However, it’s not clear just how fast the Galaxy S5 has been moving after the initial frenzy, and it’s worth noting that today is May 12. At the time of writing, there’s been no word from Samsung. Hello? Sammo?
A vague report from out of South Korea (Hangkyung) got us thinking. It says the Samsung Galaxy S5 has shifted 10 million units in just 25 days, faster than the Galaxy S4, which took 27 days to achieve the same feat.
So why no official word from Samsung? The Samsung Galaxy S4 was released on April 26 last year, and by May 23 JK Shin was yelling: "On behalf of Samsung, I would like to thank the millions of customers around the world who have chosen the Samsung GALAXY S4.”
Perhaps Samsung is simply getting its figures in order before making the seemingly inevitable annual sales boast.
Or perhaps, shock horror, the Samsung Galaxy S5 has shipped less than 10 million units in its first month. It’d inevitably been seen as a major failure on Samsung’s part, and that’d largely be Samsung’s own fault for making such a big deal out of the 10 million thing last year. And the year before that.
But hey, even 10 million units in just over a month is still bloody impressive, so we won’t write off the world’s number one mobile manufacturer just yet.