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Galaxy S5 first day sales 'double' those of Samsung's Galaxy S4

Samsung claims sales are already 'in the millions'
Tue Apr 15 2014, 12:35

FIRST DAY Samsung Galaxy S5 sales reportedly doubled those of last year's Galaxy S4, despite previous reports claiming that it was struggling to match up to its predecessor.

ZDNet Korea reported that the Galaxy S5, which we review in the video below, has already sold out in many places, following its launch across 125 countries in 14 April.

According to the report, the Samsung Galaxy S5 is on average outselling the Galaxy S4 1.3 times, adding that in some parts of Europe, including the UK, sales of the Android 4.4 Kitkat handset have been double those of last year's flagship Samsung smartphone.

Samsung Galaxy S5 with Android 4.4 Kitkat in gold

It has been very popular in France, for example, with a Samsung store shifting 200 Galaxy S5s in the hour after it opened its doors. It seems to be popular in The Netherlands too, with ZDNet adding that 700 people crowded around a T-Mobile store there to get their hands on the phone.

Samsung has yet to confirm the report or reveal exact sales numbers, but a spokesperson for the firm told the website that Samsung Galaxy S5 orders are "already in the millions", but added that "the market is not yet saturated".

Unspecified operators also reported that sales volumes have "significantly increased" compared to sales of last year's Galaxy S4.

This comes despite early reports from Korea having claimed that the Galaxy S5 was struggling to match last year's model, shifting 7,000 units a day, compared to Galaxy S4 sales of 8,000. However, this figure was likely diminished by mobile operator suspensions in the country at the time of the Galaxy S5 launch.

Check out our full Samsung Galaxy S5 review. µ

 

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