This can’t be good. Some might have foreseen a blip in sales for Samsung’s Galaxy S5, but not many people may have expected this.
According to reports from Taiwan, Samsung has cut its supply chain orders on the Galaxy S5 by 25% for this quarter (Q3 2014). 21 million units were put on order last quarter while 15 million were ordered this quarter.
There are a number of factors that could go into this. For one, the phone is getting older. There’s no doubt that as a model ages, sales go down. That’s inevitable. There are simply always going to be newer and better models from competitors (or even Samsung itself) on the market. One of those competitors includes Apple, which is preparing the iPhone 6 for launch. Could consumers be holding off buying their new smartphones until the new iPhone is unveiled?
We’ll know soon enough, as the numbers never lie.