“Samsung Electronics Co.’s newest high-end smartphones – the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge — are seen drawing less than expected attention from consumers, industry data showed Wednesday, casting clouds over the market’s upbeat sales estimate of over 50 million units for 2015,” Yonhap reports. “South Korea’s No. 1 tech giant had sold a little over 200,000 units of the two smartphones here as of Sunday since their launch on April 10, sharply falling short of the 300,000 preorders, according to the data, indicating that earlier sales forecasts may be exaggerated.”
“While mobile carriers’ subsidies for purchasing the two smartphones were no more than 210,000 won (US$193.90) upon the release, the carriers expanded the amount over the previous weekend, apparently reflecting the sluggish sales. The country’s maximum legal ceiling for handset subsidy currently stands at 330,000 won,” Yonhap reports. “‘We expect sales will improve soon, as the mobile carriers decided to increase subsidies on the Galaxy S6 series,’ a local handset retailer said.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Aww, nobody, not even in your own back yard, wants iPhone knockoffs anymore.
Sleep tight, slavish copiers.
An iPhone with a larger screen option will hurt Samsung immeasurably more than myriad, unending traipses through the legal morass. – MacDailyNews Take, May 2, 2014
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Fred Mertz” and “Dan K.” for the heads up.]