Analysts: Samsung’s Galaxy S6 is selling even slower than the Galaxy S5

“In the ongoing status check of smartphones, Samsung Electronics is seeing lower-than-expected demand of its flagship Galaxy S6 phone in China, while Apple is seeing continued steady sales of its iPhone 6, according to analysts John Vinh and Michael McConnell of Pacific Crest Securities. Today they offered a survey of U.S. handset sales gathered from store inquiries, as well as feedback from companies in the supply chain,” Jack Purcher reports for Patently Apple. “The Galaxy S6 is selling slower than the prior flagship, last year’s Galaxy S5.”

Purcher reports that the analysts wrote in a note to clients, “Based on carrier conversations, sell-through results for GS6/Edge in the U.S. market appeared in line with carrier expectations with channel inventories remaining relatively lean. Despite lean inventories, we are concerned to see that AT&T had been offering a free Galaxy Tab 4 with the purchase of GS6/Edge during May. Despite the tablet promotion, we saw no upside to our sell-through estimates and see modest risk to component estimates, as we note relatively lean inventories.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Can’t flop hard enough – although seeing one of these iPhone knockoffs in the hands of, say, a real estate agent or a car dealer or a contractor is rather helpful as it immediately tells us to look for smarter ones. It’s like instant an IQ test.

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


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iPhone 6, killer: Beleaguered Samsung’s Galaxy S6 sales are a total disaster – May 22, 2015
Beleaguered Samsung reports 30 percent decline in operating profit – April 28, 2015
Samsung Galaxy S6 phones suffer weaker than expected sales in South Korea homeland – April 22, 2015
15 percent of Samsung Electronics execs quit amid profit slump – April 2, 2015
Significant Android to iPhone switching weakens market for Samsung Galaxy S6 – March 24, 2015
Apple iPhone takes smartphone market share from Android around the world – March 4, 2015
Poor man’s iPhone: Android on the decline – February 26, 2015
Study: iPhone users are smarter and richer than those who settle for Android phones – January 22, 2015
Why Android users can’t have the nicest things – January 5, 2015
iPhone users earn significantly more than those who settle for Android phones – October 8, 2014
Yet more proof that Android is for poor people – June 27, 2014
More proof that Android is for poor people – May 13, 2014
Android users poorer, shorter, unhealthier, less educated, far less charitable than Apple iPhone users – November 13, 2013


  1. I said six months ago to some Android believers that Samsung won’t be in the business of making phones in 2017. They thought I was mad and I said why stay in a business that’s losing money. My six predictions from Jan 2007 have either met their target or are on target to do so.

  2. I think the chart on Patently Apple’s website is labeled wrong. Small inventories suggest good sales but the chart shows the small bars for the S6/Edge, suggesting it’s doing a lot better than the S5. Retailers are usually out-of-stock because they’re sold out. The article’s words would work better if the caption was reversed.

  3. Great take, I was just at a car dealer and the chap had an iPhone. Instant cred.
    Incidentally, my iPhone just recognized and spell corrected the name Slartibartfast. HHGttG fans rejoice.

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