Samsung has been on a pretty long hot-streak during these past several years, as the Korean manufacturer’s Galaxy S line-up has enjoyed a lot of attention ever since the original model came into existence. The Galaxy S2 became an even greater success, and with each new model Samsung managed to surpass its own sales figures, year after year.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 was / is expected to do the same, and the Korean company put a lot of faith in its latest flagship device. However, according to recent reports coming from Samsung’s supply chain, the Korean tech giant might’ve cut its Galaxy S5 orders by a pretty large percent, in anticipation of the iPhone 6’s arrival. Care to learn more about the story? Then keep on scrolling and join us after the break.
Samsung: 3rd Quarter Galaxy S5 Orders Cut by 25%?
The iPhone 6 is now one of the most anticipated smartphones in the world, not necessarily because it’s an iPhone, but mainly because the mind-boggling amount of leaks and rumors surrounding the device has suggested that Apple intends on shifting gears, and increase the size of the next-gen iPhone to at least 4.7 inches.
Now, according to reports coming from Taiwan, Samsung worries that a lot of its potential customers are holding out for the iPhone 6, and therefore the Korean tech giant has decided to cut its Galaxy S5 supply chain orders for Q3 2014 by a whopping 25%. As a result, while 21 million Galaxy S5 units have been ordered during the second quarter of the year, only 15 million SGS5s will make it to daylight in Q3. More so, Sammy has also reportedly cut its Galaxy S4 orders from 6 million units in Q2, to 5 million devices in the 3rd quarter.
In the end, if these reports are correct, we’re not denying that the hype that’s been building up around the next-gen iPhone had something to do with Samsung’s decision. However, we suspect that the company’s rivals in the Android market might have determined Samsung to lower its expectations.
After all, the HTC One M8 is a powerful and worthy alternative to the S5, while the recently announced LG G3 is already selling like hotcakes in South Korea.
Whatever the case, it appears that Samsung might’ve hit a snag, and hopefully this will convince the company that it is time for a few changes. Any thoughts? Feel free to share them below.