Beleaguered Samsung silent on disastrous Galaxy S6 sales

“70 million,” Gordon Kelly writes for Forbes. “Earlier this year that was the number of Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge smartphones Samsung claimed it would sell in 2015. Samsung also claimed to have taken 20M pre-orders prior to both phones’ release. Sadly one month on the reality looks disastrously different.”

“Korean news agency Yonhap reports that it has taken a month for sales of the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge to reach 10M. Speaking to Yonhap a ‘high-ranking Samsung official’ confirmed this figure for the first time,” Kelly writes. “While the official didn’t name the exact date the 10M mark was passed, it would leave Samsung just seven months to sell the remaining 60M units – an average of 8.6M units per month.”

“Given the launch month always represents the biggest sales for any phone, this is an entirely unrealistic rate to maintain. Especially with the impending arrival of other flagships later in the year – including… the September arrival of the new iPhone 6S and 6S Plus,” Kelly writes. “For combined sales of the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge to only pass 10M in a similar timeframe to the S5 and S4 represents a disastrous return.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Looks like the number of people fooled by iPhone knockoffs is dwindling rather precipitously. Awww. 🙂

More pain, please. Samsung hasn’t seen nearly enough, yet. Kick ’em in the teeth, Karma!

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “TJ” for the heads up.]

30 Comments

  1. And where are all those “ANALyst” that predict poor iphones sales all the time? where are all the news companies that rapidly claim iphone is in trouble when it only sell 20 million units in a single weekend?

    1. Hopefully for them they were taking their Samsung, Google and Microsoft motivational payments and report fees and loading up on Apple stock in preparation for their eminent retirements.

  2. Are they talking about SALES of ten million, or ten million SHIPPED ? Korean sources frequently use the words interchangeably, but there is an important difference between the two words, particularly when it comes to how much profit Samsung make.

      1. Samsung Placing ‘Wrong Bet’ on Galaxy S6 Android, Research Note Says – Fortune
        http://fortune.com/2015/05/21/samsung-mistake/

        Samsung, which is based in South Korea, has seen sales drop in China by more than 50% over the last year. Meanwhile, the company’s new Galaxy S6 flagship smartphone isn’t shipping as many units, while Apple iPhone sales are up. The S6 model Galaxy was supposed to fuel sales, but Oppenheimer says it wasn’t enough of an upgrade over previous versions to get customers to upgrade.

        Please note ScamSkunk “ships,”  “sales,” in excerpt above.  actually sells phones, ScamScum ships to warehouses, and store shelves where they stay, unsold!

        Oppenheimer’s new research note reads. “At the same time, we see little improvement in Samsung’s software user experience, and no value-added to existing Samsung users who are on prior generations of devices.”

        Guess androids are tired of the same old stuff! 🖖😀⌚️

  3. Spoke to a neighbor who just got his new Galaxy S6. He says “I almost got the iPhone, but the T-Mobile guys said the specs on the Samsung were better and it was $50 cheaper.” Now I understand that this is flawed on many levels, but I can’t help thinking that there is a whole segment of the world (both on the sales and customer sides) that have no idea what they are missing and they never will.

  4. “Karma” in MDN Take is quite appropriate. If Samsung had made real effort in distinguishing its product from iPhone, customers might have a reason to buy. Instead, Samsung used gimmicks like the “touch phones to transfer” feature that no one wanted. Now it’s the “edge” feature that is only relevant if the owner puts the phone down with the screen facing down; I never do that… (obviously bad for screen). Plus no one really cares about an interface feature that is useful only when NOT USING the phone. 😉

    Larger screen was a distinguishing characteristic (not really a “feature”), but only because Apple chose to not “go large” until the latest iPhones. Now, customers have zero reason to buy a fake iPhone from Samsung. And they have more reasons for wanting to avoid Android.

    1. I think ScamScum executives enjoy seeing the shelves stocked with ScamSkunk phones. I guess it never occurred to them that the shelves were well stocked because no one was buying their phones! 🖖😀⌚️

  5. ScamScum Recaptures Marketshare

    ScamScum CEO: We have to increase our marketshare, and our shipments of phone, but no one is buying them. it cost money to make phones that no one buys, what can we do?

    ScamScum Marketing VP: I say we fill phone boxes with rocks. No manufacturing cost with rocks. Ship boxes to warehouses, since no one buys our phones, no one will notice. All the stupid pundits equate units shipped with units sold. We increase our shipments until we recapture Marketshare.

    ScamScum CEO. Brilliant! Do it!
    🖖😀⌚️

  6. Faulty math? or am I just tired.

    It says it took them one month to sell 10M.

    “…leaving Samsung just seven months to sell the remaining 60M units – an average of 8.6M units per month”.

    But they already sold 10M in one month, so where’s the disaster?, they would exceed their prediction by .4M times 7 months.

    Something funny here. Article typo? Tired me?

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