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Is Samsung scared that the Galaxy S5 might be a failure?

Zach Epstein
May 9th, 2014 at 12:50 PM
Galaxy S5 Sales

Samsung’s 2014 flagship phone, the Galaxy S5, launched early last month. While the device didn’t quite live up to the lofty expectations of gadget bloggers who were expecting a beastly quad HD Android powerhouse thanks to months of inaccurate rumors, early signs suggest sales have been screaming so far. But Samsung executives might not be uncorking the champagne just yet — according to some industry watchers, there are signs that Samsung isn’t happy with how its new hero phone has been selling so far.

Writing at ForbesEric Mack noted there is some chatter on the Street that internally at Samsung, the company is not pleased with the early performance of its new Galaxy S5. The fact that Samsung’s lead designer was removed from his role so soon after the Galaxy S5 debuted certainly isn’t a good sign, and it’s one of a few indications that Galaxy S5 performance might not be where Samsung had hoped.

Also of note, Samsung announced the 10 million unit milestone for Galaxy S4 shipments 26 days after the phone was released last year. Friday marks the 28th day since Samsung’s Galaxy S5 launch and we have yet to hear any official word regarding S5 sell-in.

Of course, until Samsung shares official figures, we have no way of knowing exactly how well the Galaxy S5 is selling thus far.

Zach Epstein

Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.

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