iPhone 6, killer: Beleaguered Samsung’s Galaxy S6 sales are a total disaster

“After the disaster of the Samsung S5, Samsung was counting on the Galaxy S6 to lead its way back to the top,” Luke Dormehl reports for Cult of Android.

“According to a new report, however, the next-gen Samsung Galaxy device is faring even worse than its predecessor — boasting sales of just 10 million units so far, which is about what the iPhone 6 managed in its first weekend,” Dormehl reports. “It all adds up to a massive strategy fail on Samsung’s part.”

Dormehl reports, “Last year, the failure of the Galaxy S5 resulted in the company posting dismal quarterly profits, numerous unsold handsets piling up in warehouses, and the firing of three top executives in the South Korean tech company’s mobile business.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: The slavish copier can’t rebound even with a return to blatantly knocking off iPhone. 🙂

It’s best not to mess with karma. – Steve Jobs

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

Apple grabbed 93% of the mobile industry’s profits in fourth quarter 2014.


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    1. By being so blatant in the copying, Samsung has put itself into a corner. If it’s just a fake iPhone that runs Android, most customers will just buy the real thing.

      Buying a Samsung phone now only makes “sense” to an ardent Apple-hater, who are fewer and fewer in number as shown by the need to employ a “trollbot” to automatically down-vote comments here to “simulate” (not very convincingly) a hoard of human Apple-hating “trolls.”

      Being an illogical Apple hater, who likes Android phones because they are iPhone copies, has apparently hit rock bottom.

  1. For the first time probably since 2010, I don’t look at other devices wondering if mine is still the best. I wouldn’t want any other phone than the iPhone 6 I’m using right now.

    1. It was kind of painful seeing others using LTE on junk Android phones while we were still on 3G, but iPhone was still the best overall back then, even without the speed. Glad we’re all caught up on standards and again “Light. Years ahead” of the competition again. Feels great having the best phone on every aspect and not just overall alone.

  2. Go ahead and down vote me 100 times if you wish. The truth is, Samsung is a POS slavish copying thief. Busted so many times and now payback is biting them on their stinky butts. lol No sympathy for these slavish copying IP thieves.

    1. It’s crazy how obvious they make it too, it’s ridiculous. Have you seen the design of this thing? They probably even used some of the same casting parts from the factories. And “Samsung Pay”?! Fk you Samsung.

      1. Samsung is not only producing crappy cell phones!

        On another forum a member put a new top of the line Samsung EVO SSD in his 5 year old MacMini and then tried to use their Firmware updater (per instructions). It bricked the Mini. No recognition of keyboard, mouse, no way to boot back to the internal drive.

        Slipshod engineering!

    2. Are you holding back again? Just spit it out and get it off your chest. I have the same opinion but amplified about 50% more. I despise unethical behaviour in large companies, media, politicians and people in power. Take no short cuts people.

  3. Good!
    But the biggest slavish coppier is Google with android.
    Apple should make them feel the pain !
    What Google did with android is way worse than what samscum did!

  4. And this is the result of Tim Cook’s strategy for Apple: Back off on the lawsuits and pour money and resources into simply out-running and out-innovating the competition . . . sorry, copiers.

    Apple has done just that –– 64 bit processors, TouchID, Pay, iCloud tying everything together, Swift programming, battery life, displays, etc. etc. It’s even funnier watching Samsung supply components to the company which is beating its pants off!

  5. I saw an ad recently for the S6 that called it “Samsung’s hottest-selling smartphone”. If that’s true, that’s sad.

    How long before Apple is the only company making money selling mobile phones?


    1. Mixed Profits Picture from Galaxy S6 Suppliers Indicate that the new Smartphone isn’t the hit that they were hoping for – Patently Apple


      In a new Korean press report published today they concluded that “The combined sales of the 21 listed companies which supply parts and components for Samsung’s Galaxy S6 rose 2.2 percent, while their combined operating profit fell 2.3 percent year on year. This can be interpreted that the effect of the Galaxy S6 was not that big.”


  6. Meanwhile, the disaster that is Android security::

    Snowden latest: NSA planned sneak attacks on Android app stores
    Agencies also hid major flaws in UC Browser

    The latest package of documents from whistleblower Edward Snowden details how the intelligence services planned to host man-in-the-middle attacks to install tracking and control software onto Android smartphones.

    According to a presentation released from the Snowden archive to The Intercept the so-called “5 Eyes” nation’s intelligence agencies – from the US, UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand – spent 2011 and 2012 working out ways to subvert connections to popular app stores, such as those run by Google and Samsung, in a project dubbed IRRITANT HORN.

    Cacophony in the Google glass house.

  7. Oppenheimer says Samsung is ‘placing the wrong bet’ on Galaxy S6 hardware (Business Insider)

    Excerpt follows:
    “In a research note on Apple, Oppenheimer thinks Samsung’s strategy is fundamentally misguided:

    When we look at Samsung’s flagship in 2015, the Galaxy S6 Edge, almost all of its differentiators fall back to hardware: a cutting-edge CPU, curved display, iPhone-like metal casing, front area fingerprint sensor, and camera with OIS. 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.

    In short, there’s no standout reason to buy a Samsung device specifically. Previously, it stood apart with a high-end, big-screen device that appealed to wealthy consumers. But now Apple has caught up, offering the iPhone 6 in equivalent sizes. Samsung has lost that edge.

    Meanwhile, at the low end Samsung’s lack of differentiation leaves it vulnerable to smartphone makers like Xiaomi, which can offer equivalent products for far lower prices. Android devices on average are cheaper than ever before, but Xiaomi’s phones retail for even less than that average at $220 to $254.”


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