The Samsung Galaxy S5 is undoubtedly one of the most popular Android devices right now, but a new report suggests that the initial sales of the smartphone weren’t as high as one would have imagined. According to a chart published by Localytics, the Galaxy S5 made up for just 0.7% of all the Android smartphones sold during the one week period. This is despite the smartphone launching earlier than scheduled in South Korea.
They even compared this figure with the iPhone 5s launch last year, which saw the device accounting for 1.1% of all the iPhones after a week of its launch. However, considering that Samsung has hundreds of other Android rivals to compete with and Apple has practically none, we can say that the Korean manufacturer could have easily outsold the Apple flagship from September last year.
Another chart reveals that over 64% of all the first week sales took place in the U.S. while 23% of the units were sold in Europe. Astonishingly, other regions which include Asia, only saw 13% of the overall Galaxy S5 sales in the first week. So it hasn’t exactly been smooth sailing for Samsung with its new flagship and the likes of the HTC One (M8) and other flagships haven’t made things easier for the company.
Via: GSM Arena