Samsung Galaxy S5 reportedly topped Galaxy S4 for launch day sales

April 13, 2014

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The Samsung Galaxy S5 launched around the world just a few days earlier. We have yet to see any sort of press release style announcement from Samsung, however reports coming out of Korea are suggesting sales have been strong. In fact, it was said the Galaxy S5 launch day sales beat Galaxy S4 launch day sales.

Details are coming by way of ZDNet Korea, who recently spoke with a Samsung spokesperson. According to details coming from the report, Samsung saw (on average) 1.3 times more Galaxy S5 sales on launch day (as compared to Galaxy S4 sales on launch day). While the overall was 1.3 times, some specific markets saw greater sales and demand.

It was said Galaxy S5 sales in the UK were double that of the Galaxy S4 for launch day. There was also mention of some long lines and stores quickly selling through their inventory. One mention was for a location in Paris where is was said the store opened at 8AM and sold 200 units in the first hour, and later went on to sell through their entire 800 unit inventory.

As we saw on the launch day, Samsung began offering the Galaxy S5 in 125 countries around the world. And while that seems like a fairly large launch day number -- it seems that will soon be growing to 150 countries. We'll have to wait for the official numbers for a proper comparison, but we can look back to what Samsung did with the Galaxy S4.

That handset sold 10 million units in the first month. Looking further back, the Galaxy S III sold 10 million in 50 days, the Galaxy S II took 5 months and the original Galaxy S took 7 months. Simply put, we expect Samsung is looking to sell the first 10 million in less than a months time.

VIA: phoneArena


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  • ahmed ehab

    So all that rage about design from haters is really irrelevant to the real number of sales that actually matters not the opinions of some people over the internet.

  • Woody

    Yeah right. Anyone who believes anything Samsung says about “sales” is an idiot.

    • Wooden

      so we should believe you?

  • Karly Johnston

    Why can’t they post numbers? Sales in Korea are half what they were for the S4.