Samsung sells 40% fewer S5’s than predicted – Could a Nokia Android flagship made a dent into Sammy too?
TheVerge report that Samsung’s flagship Galaxy, the S5, didn’t do as well as predicted, shipping 40% less units than predicted with stock piling up in warehouses.
Whilst Samsung have a tight hold over Android, it seems that the likes of HTC and LG kicking things into gear made it harder for people to instantly choose Samsung as the go-to Android.
Sales in China were down 50% – possibly due to many home grown companies selling high end specs for much less. There’s also the Note series of devices that may be eating into S5. It could even be attributed to a similar tactic Nokia tried which was too many different phones of which not enough stood out.
Some say that the S5 wasn’t that much of a leap from S4, with many some opinions expressing disappointment at launch.
What’s Samsung going to do? There’s rumours of shake up at the executive level.
Some say that manufacturers aren’t making money on Android except a select few – those that can actually differentiate. This was proven at times by losses from the likes of Sony/HTC.
Nokia as we know, went with Windows Phone, sold their devices arm to Microsoft but have since returned to the devices world with the announcement of a flagship tablet, the Nokia N1 with Android Lollipop.
Some are coming back to the old topic that if Nokia had put the same effort it did with Nokia Lumia into a Nokia flagship Android, they would have been able to make a stand too.