Galaxy S5 sells 11 million units in the first month, 10% more than the S4

Samsung logoThe Wall Street Journal has given us the first glimpse of the Galaxy S5's first-month sales data. Samsung's new smartphone sold 11 million units in its first month, which is a 10 percent increase over the Galaxy S4's first month.

Samsung Electronics recently recorded its second consecutive quarter of declining profits, so the higher sales of the S5 will no doubt be a welcome sight for the company. Still, Samsung has expressed disappointment in the performance of the Galaxy S4 in the past, saying that the design didn't resonate with consumers. It's not all Samsung's fault, though, as the high-end smartphone market is becoming saturated. Many companies, most notably Motorola, are now focusing more on lower end phones, where there is a high potential for growth and less competition.

Samsung Galaxy S5

The report states that Samsung hopes to keep up sales momentum by pushing its "flood the market" strategy and launching variations of the Galaxy S5. The rumor mill has continually been churning about a higher-end "Galaxy S5 Prime," possibly with a 2,560×1,440 and metal body. There is also supposedly work being done on a cheaper "Galaxy S5 Neo" and a smaller "Galaxy S5 Mini." The mention of Galaxy S5 variations would seem to confirm products like this, as Samsung charges forward with the mentality that "more product models equals more sales."

Source: Ars Technica

Tags: Galaxy S5, Samsung, smartphones

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