Report: Samsung cutting down on Galaxy S5 orders in response to iPhone 6

As tradition dictates, Apple will take the stage later this year to unveil its newest iPhone (or two, if the Cupertino giant is continuing its plans to offer a cheaper iPhone like the iPhone 5c). Rumors have pretty much confirmed that the next iPhone will finally get a larger display, which if accurate will likely drive a few millions towards the iPhone, mainly those who have adopted Android due to the larger screen sizes available on Android devices. According to a report, Samsung is worried that a lot of its potential customers are currently holding out for the iPhone 6, and has apparently cut down on Galaxy S5 supply chain orders for the third quarter of 2014 by a whopping 25 percent.

Samsung reportedly ordered 21 million units of the Galaxy S5 in the second quarter, but is expected to reduce that figure to 15 million in the coming three months. The Korean giant has also cut down on Galaxy S4 orders from 6 million to 5 million, which is an almost similar reduction to the Galaxy S5. There’s no telling if this report is accurate or not, but given the fact that a larger iPhone (likely a 4.7-inch one) will surely be tempting a lot of consumers into buying into Apple’s ecosystem, it might not be too far-fetched to think that Samsung is taking some steps to ensure it doesn’t have to sit on unsold inventory.

Guess the Galaxy Note 4 will have to be something really special if Samsung intends to keep consumers in its grasp, though with the Galaxy Note series not exactly a standard phone and offering features like a stylus, its sales will likely be less affected by a large-screen iPhone. Well, unless rumors of a 5.5-inch iPhone 6 making its debut alongside the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 turn out to be true.

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caesantos
2 years 10 months ago
caesantos

People care about microSD card slot. People care about removable batteries. People care about cameras with LOTS of megapixels. People care about larger screens, but now they want the screens to be 4K.
I think people who left the iPhone can “go back” to iPhone, but a lot of them will realize that it’s still the same iPhone with almost the same limitations.

versze
3 years 1 month ago
versze

Actually, apart from big screen, there is another advantage most Android phones have over iPhones: microSD card slot!
So iPhone could increase the screen size but the limitation of storage space is annoying – unless you pay more for it!

edwardmowah
3 years 1 month ago
edwardmowah
No one has mentioned anything about battery improvements for the new Iphone, a bigger screen is simply not enough to lure me / someone like me into buying it. Phones these days can last a whole day & even more with heavy use, i literarily had to charge my iphone by the hour, i just had to switch to samsung regardless of the poor OS updates. I would buy an iphone with good battery if they ever decide to make one. Screen size isn’t such a big deal, its something that they should have done long ago & focus on… Read more »
jrvstepien
3 years 1 month ago
jrvstepien

What most disappoints regarding Samsung is the lack of updates. Really, if it were not for the updates provided here on SamMobile, I would have given up the Samsung.

Nahaz
3 years 1 month ago
Nahaz
I’m just one of those people waiting to see if Apple release a 4.7 inch iPhone. I have all 3 of the major players (iPhone, Galaxy S4 and Lumia 920) The Samsung Galaxy S4 is a nice phone but firmware updates are the worst out of all the 3 companies I listed. Your phone carrier can only be blamed so much, but with Apple you don’t have to worry about phone carriers holding up firmwares. Android has got better over the years but the ads and the intrusions are getting worse every day. This leaves me with a choice of… Read more »
iKroneaous
3 years 1 month ago
iKroneaous
Say what? Galaxy S4 has been upgraded to Kit Kat. So what are you talking about? Apple’s iOS 7 is the most insecure mess ever. Having received 12 updates in around 6 to 7 months. That’s around 1 every two weeks average. They’ve been hit by kernel bugs, viruses and spoofing so bad, that iOS 7 is destined to become the most exploited mobile OS on the planet! Think about it….. being forced to update a major release 12 times also makes it the most fragmented single release ever. Because iPhone users have been unable to or haven’t wanted to… Read more »
oversight
3 years 1 month ago
oversight

Actually, it kind of makes sense to start cutting back GS5 orders. Between the arrival of the latest Jesus Phone, the Note 4, and a potential new premium brand (Galaxy F or whatever it’s called), demand for the S5 is going to take a hit. Better to start scaling production back a bit early than end up with a glut of unsold handsets.

vslsnks
3 years 1 month ago
vslsnks

I use both an iPhone from my company and my personal Note 3. I can say that Apple sucks big time. They emphasize on how seamlessly it works without lagging etc, but its plain bullshit. They emphasize on its built quality and that it is not a plastic phone and they end up using plastic covers to shield their crappy phone!!
Samsung is always winning the battle not only by using bigger screens, but by using amazing technologies and hardware.
With Tizen on its way Samsung will not only kick Apples ass but Androids as well !!!

chris cee
3 years 1 month ago
chris cee

So, this “report” is from Taiwan…

I am sure Foxconn or HTC is somehow behind this.

In fact, it reminds me of this story “Hon Hai Chairman urges consumers to wait for Apple’s iPhone 5; ‘will put Samsung’s Galaxy III to shame’”.

(Hon Hai is Foxconn)

Chairman2018
3 years 1 month ago
Chairman2018

I doubt that Samsung is sweating any iPhone period. But nothing wrong in taking precoutionary measures when the Note 4 arrives,the iPhone 6 will be an afterthought

ZanyMan
3 years 1 month ago
ZanyMan

As if…

I wonder how long at will take before foaming-at-the-mouth Apple fanatic and hater-of-everything-non-Apple Daniel Eran Dilger (of AppleInsider) will “report” this drivel… LOL

gtone339
3 years 1 month ago
gtone339

Blame the media for hyping up the next iphone lol.

acolosha
3 years 1 month ago
acolosha
Samsung should be worried, especially because of its very very poor software update policy. I’m one of the guys who will think twice at the next phone/tablet change, though I’m a Samsung fan and I had Samsung phones starting with S2 till the actual Note 3. But the disappointment of a very very poor customer care from Samsung and a lack of any software update on my tablet Note 10.1 GT-N8020 (still same sofware since I’ve bought it – Android 4.1.2) will make me change Samsung for another one, and the only choice in quality is Apple. It’s a shame… Read more »
eidbest
3 years 1 month ago
eidbest
Personally I doubt that the larger screen on the upcoming Iphone will be the major deciding factor, yes, it could have an impact, but will not be the tilting deciding factor. The Iphone has its traditional clientèle as does Android. There are many people who can afford an Iphone, yet will go for an Android based phone and the same can be said vice-versa. I stand corrected if I am wrong but the OS is a major deciding factor plus the apps world that come with it. Some live a better life with IOS and others live a better life… Read more »
miguelinho
3 years 1 month ago
miguelinho

That’s why the note 4 comes out round about the same time, so what is there even to be worried about?

ryarrell
3 years 1 month ago
ryarrell

Samsung isn’t worried about any silly iphone that’s for sure.

GinoTentori
3 years 1 month ago
GinoTentori
It is clear why Samsung is losing market share. Samsung does not care about its costumers. Apple keeps updating its phones, no matter how old they are. Samsung stops after only more than a year. The S4 will not get upadtes past 4.5. The S5 will get updates till June 2015. How do I know this? Look ate the S3. It got updates for less tah 18 months. 4.4 was announced by Google Sept/13. Do the math. Apple keeps updating without lame excuses like Samsung with the S3. Samsung its releasing several phones with lower specs than the S3 and… Read more »
maciator777
3 years 1 month ago
maciator777

What does apple? I was a long iPhone user till i switched to samsung. And there is two things wont bring me back, nope not the screen, since there are better screens arround than retina now. But bluetooth file shareing among all devices and adobe flash player to be able to play online games, thats all i wanted from apple, but no, apple remained silent, so never go back, also want be able to install apps online without any market, bye bye apple

iKroneaous
3 years 1 month ago
iKroneaous
Samsung losing market share? lol…. that’s a laugh! :DDD Over the last 3 years, Samsung has gained market share from less than 10% to around 40% market share vs Apple falling from around 20% to around 12% now. In fact though they lost a minute 1.3% in Q1 2014, they still sold over 92 Million in the last quarter for a total that still blew all their top competitors put together sold. That’s been the case the last 11 quarters and now this quarter, since that tiny drop was the Quarter prior to Galaxy S 5 launch, we’ve seen Galaxy… Read more »
iKroneaous
3 years 1 month ago
iKroneaous
That’s for sure…. obviously a Wall Street ploy at misinforming people in hopes they can slow down Samsung’s growth in sales. Nobody talked about the numbers the last two quarters because they are so embarrassing to Apple! In the last 3 quarters, Samsung has topped over 90 Million in Smartphone Sales. They are spreading out into other products too. Over the last few years they’ve broken into Pharmaceuticals and been preparing for Health and Fitness market. Not just designing, but making products within new Samsung Health & Electronics. They already launched S Health Hub App last year, brought Samsung Medison… Read more »
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