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Despite Bumper Launch, Samsung Galaxy S5 Fails to Outsell iPhone

Samsung Galaxy S5 Fails to Outsell iPhone Despite Bumper Launch

Despite a grand launch in April, Samsung Galaxy S5 which is currently the flagship phone by Samsung, failed to outsell the iPhone during its first full month of sales.

Pushing the newly launched Galaxy S5 in third place, the iPhone 5c and the 5s models are the top selling models throughout may even though the former was released recently.

Hence this puts the iPhone 5c at the top position with the sales around 11.1% in UK smartphone sales during May, followed by the iPhone 5s at 11%, the Galaxy S5 at 9%, s4 at 7.4% and finally the Motorola Moto G at 6%.

More than 50% of the people who bought the latest flagship by Samsung in Europe were previous users of Samsung, while 17% were switching from iOS. The figure was higher in the UK at 26%.

Samsung Galaxy S5 Fails to Outsell iPhone Despite Bumper Launch

Samsung Galaxy S5 Fails to Outsell iPhone Despite Bumper Launch

According to the research by Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, Android is still the most popular operating system throughout Europe despite the success of the two iPhones at 73.3% market share, putting Apple at the second position with a 16.6% market share and Windows phone at third with 8.1%.

While the market share of Android OS has been increased from 70.7 percent, this is certain that iOS has fallen a bit in the two months since the end of April when it had a 19.2% market share

Dominic Sunnebo, strategic insight director at Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, said: “The Samsung Galaxy S5 has had some success in attracting former iPhone owners across Europe. In general, consumers buying the Galaxy S5 were primarily attracted by its large screen size. This is something Apple is likely to address with the rumoured larger screen iPhone 6 launch expected in late September.”

The successor of 5s, the ‘iPhone6’ is expected to be going in production in Chinese factories during July and has been rumoured to be released in 5.5 and 4.7-inches screen versions.

Expected around the early autumn is the 4.7 inches model which is to be released first due to the difficulties faced in the production of a larger sized phone.

Both the variants of the iPhone 6 are expected to adopt in-cell touch panel technology integrated in the screen which permits thinner construction as compared to the standard touch panel films which was introduced with the iPhone 5.

Apple’s rumoured iWatch is also expected to face mass production in July, ahead of an October commercial launch.

 Samsung Galaxy S5 Fails to Outsell iPhone Despite Bumper Launch

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