SAMSUNG REPORTEDLY shifted 10 million Galaxy S5 handsets in just 25 days, besting the record set by last year’s Galaxy S4 smartphone.
That’s according to the Korean media, which reports that following its release on 11 April, Samsung Galaxy S5 shipments hit 10 million in 25 days. It's worth noting that the report, via Hankyung, is talking about shipments rather than sales.
In comparison, it took the Samsung Galaxy S4 27 days to reach the 10 million milestone, and 50 days for the Galaxy S3. The original Samsung Galaxy S and Galaxy S2 took seven months and five months to reach 10 million sales, respectively.
The report notes that if the Galaxy S5’s momentum continues, it should easily best sales seen by its predecessors, with the Galaxy S3 seeing 60 million sales, and the Galaxy S4 40 million.
This report comes despite speculation that the Galaxy S5 hadn’t been selling quite as well as Samsung had hoped, rumours which the firm added weight to on Friday with the reassignment of its design chief.
Back in April, Korea’s Yonhap news agency reported that while sales of the flagship smartphone were “sound”, they were struggling to match those seen by last year’s Galaxy S4.
However, conflicting reports had suggested that Samsung Galaxy S5 first day sales were in fact "double" those of its predecessor, while another claimed that following its first week on the market, the Galaxy S5 accounted for 0.7 percent of the Android market.
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