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Sales of the Samsung Galaxy S5 could be disappointing initially: Analyst

Galaxy S5

According to an analyst from IM Investment & Securities, Lee Min-hee, the sales of the Samsung Galaxy S5 might not be very impressive in the first three months of its launch. Lee claims that the smartphone will fail to show promise in the market initially due to “a lack of sweeping hardware improvements”.

Further creating problems for the Korean manufacturer is the fact that it cannot launch smartphones on its home turf of South Korea as carriers have been banned from launching smartphones until May 19. Considering that this is over one month after the Galaxy S5 goes on sale, it is very likely to affect sales of the smartphone.

However, given the size of South Korea in comparison to the rest of the world market, this will be a negligible loss for the company. But things are expected to return back to normalcy once the restrictions are lifted in the region. The carriers in the region have been penalized by the authorities for making in excess of $250 from each device in subsidies.

Everywhere else, the Galaxy S5 has sparked off quite a lot of buzz among the public. In the U.S. over 100,000 customers pre-registered to get info about the T-Mobile variant of the smartphone, which speaks volumes about the interest for the latest Samsung flagship.

Source: Reuters

Via: Phone Arena