Galaxy S5′s launch weekend sales rivaled the iPhone’s – retail data

samsung galaxy s5 vs apple iphone 5s
- Advertisement -

New statistics have been released which show how well the Samsung Galaxy S5 sold over its launch weekend  – Friday, April 11 to Sunday, April 13. According to iQmetrix, who sell retail management software for the North American wireless industry, the Galaxy S5 made up 23% of total phones sold in the U.S., and 18% of total phones sold in Canada, during its launch weekend. By comparison the iPhone 5s made up only 18% of total phones sold in the U.S. during its launch weekend (Sept. 20-22, 2013), and 13% of total phones sold in Canada for the same weekend.

It is thought that Samsung wants to ship at least 35 million Galaxy S5s in the second quarter of this year, which is quite an aggressive target.

These numbers were generated from data samples taken from over 15,000 independent wireless retailers across the North America during the launch of the Galaxy S5 and the iPhone 5S. Initial sales of the Galaxy S5 seem to have been strong and Samsung claims that it shipped 1.3 times as many Galaxy S5s on its global launch day compared with the Galaxy S4. Although this new data is from independent wireless retailers and therefore doesn’t include data from the carriers, it does shed some light on the S5′s reception. In the six months leading up to the launch of the Galaxy S5, sales of the S4 remained strong and even peaked to a near all time high during the holiday season and January 2014. Once the launch of the S5 approached sales dipped by just under 30 percent compared to the Christmas sales high.

first weekend sales samsung galaxy s5 vs apple iphone 5s

For the iPhone 5 the story is a little different. Sales of the device dropped more progressively over the months running up to the launch of the iPhone 5S and Apple started to see dents in its sales as far back as late July as the rumor mill started producing iPhone 5S rumors. Since Apple completely stopped selling the iPhone 5, something it didn’t do with previous models, and effectively replaced it with he iPhone 5C then the iPhone 5 sales probably aren’t indicative of the overall sales pattern.

It is thought that Samsung wants to ship at least 35 million Galaxy S5s in the second quarter of this year, which is quite an aggressive target especially when you consider that the Galaxy S4 is estimated to have shipped around 64 million units worldwide since its launch.
It is also worth noting that shipments don’t equal sales. Of the 64 million Galaxy S4 devices shipped it is thought that only 40 million have actually been sold! However the S5 may do much better than its predecessor, as Galaxy S4 sales probably suffered from the fact the S3 was so successful and the S4 might not have been such a compelling upgrade.
What about you? Did you upgrade to the Galaxy S5?

- Advertisement -

Related Articles

What is SLED, how realme gave TV industries a new look with the help of this technology?

Realme has also made a strong place in the TV segment after smartphones. The company has used SLED technology in its TV segment which...

PUBG Mobile will not return to India, PUBG Mobile Ban in India Permanent for now

PUBG News: Several Chinese apps were banned by the Indian government, including the popular Battle Royal game PUBG Mobile. The game had a large...

Samsung Galaxy A42 5G may be launch with the latest Snapdragon 750G processor, the report reveals

Samsung's upcoming smartphone Samsung Galaxy A42 5G has been in the discussion for a long time. Recently...

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Stay Connected

43,179FansLike
535FollowersFollow
45,700SubscribersSubscribe

Latest Articles

What is SLED, how realme gave TV industries a new look with the help of this technology?

Realme has also made a strong place in the TV segment after smartphones. The company has used SLED technology in its TV segment which...

PUBG Mobile will not return to India, PUBG Mobile Ban in India Permanent for now

PUBG News: Several Chinese apps were banned by the Indian government, including the popular Battle Royal game PUBG Mobile. The game had a large...

Samsung Galaxy A42 5G may be launch with the latest Snapdragon 750G processor, the report reveals

Samsung's upcoming smartphone Samsung Galaxy A42 5G has been in the discussion for a long time. Recently...

How To Protect Your Smartphone From Hackers, then follow these Tips

protect your smartphone from hackers: Smartphone usage has increased sharply in the Corona era, so hacking cases...

Vivo launched its first Smartwatch Vivo Watch equipped with a heart rate and blood oxygen sensor

Vivo has launched its first smartwatch Vivo Watch. This latest smartwatch has been made available in 42mm...