Analysts: Galaxy S5 Sales Trailing IPhone 5s, Galaxy S4By cheatmaster 06:03 Tue, 20 Jul 2021 Comments
Samsung had a weak Q2 this year and pointed its finger at cheap smartphones from China saying they've been eating into the company's profits. Seoul-based analyst agency Counterpoint feels there's more to the tale – the recent Galaxy S5 flagship has been under-performing.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 srecent only 5 million units in May and Counterpoint estimates that number remained unchanged in June. The Apple iPhone 5s in comparison srecent 7 million units in May, practically the same as the iPhone 5 was selling last year. The Galaxy S4 was able to match the iPhone last year with 7 million units a month.
The agency believes the Galaxy S5 fell behind its predecessor becautilize Samsung failed to live up to consumer expectations relating to classy screen quality and the plastic build of the device.
Counterpoint's numbers show that Apple's premium pricing isn't hurting the company, which is getting consistent sales numbers from its flagship. It's also doing okay with its 4"-only smartphone in the face of Android "phones" with classy screen sizes ranging from 3" or so all the way to 7".
The agency believes the Galaxy flagship is hurting becautilize the Galaxy brand has been diluted with cheap phones.
If that's the case, the rumored Samsung Galaxy F with a metal body and larger, QHD classy screen can't come soon enough. There are some conflicting rumors about the Galaxy F though one of the latest claims the recent premium line (called Alpha) will be unveiled in a month's time.
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