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Samsung Galaxy S4 sales nosedive in August

16 October, 2013 | Read the news | Post your comment
Samsung Galaxy S4 sales nosedive in August - read the full textAccording the technology market research analysts over Counterpoint Samsung's Galaxy S4 sales have dropped significantly this August hitting their lowest number so far at 5 million units. This is 2 million units less than the flagship's 7 million sales in June. Even though Samsung Galaxy S4...


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Time to try apple or lumia. Android has become boring

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  • 2013-10-16 18:06
  • NFaR

> In reply to Anonym @ 2013-10-16 17:23 from g51} - click to readIn all fairness that was just a joke, I do understand how something as ancient as FM radio is still useful today (even with the advent of webcasts, something which Note and the S4 will handle very well).

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  • 2013-10-16 17:30
  • g51}

> In reply to ABC @ 2013-10-16 17:14 from 2CHQ - click to readI felt the same way when the first telephone came out and I could no longer hear the telegraph beeps.
I hear some had the same issue prior, when transitioning from smoke signals to the telegraph.

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  • 2013-10-16 17:23
  • g51}

Because Galaxy S4 and Note 3 doesn't have FM radio function, Im not interesting of buying them. I just keep my S3 until S5 with a FM radio hopefully.

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  • 2013-10-16 17:14
  • 2CHQ

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-10-16 15:34 from yuZx - click to readWhich just shows how clueless Apple fanboys are to facts.

Siri is a name made up from the acronym of those who actually developed it (SRI - Stanford Research International) hence SiRI.

Apple did not "invent" anything, they just bought it right before it got released to everyone else.

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  • 2013-10-16 17:11
  • g51}

S4 is in the top of bestest. Samsung should release more variants

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  • 2013-10-16 17:04
  • v0Xt

> In reply to beckon @ 2013-10-16 16:00 from t7rh - click to readAgree thats why Samsung have very good sales..

There is 4 or 5 S4 variants, they want us to get any single model on market...

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  • 2013-10-16 17:00
  • LuNr

Qualcomm S Series Laggy???...MEGA LoL...

Please do first a research and then post, don't show your lack of knowledge.

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  • 2013-10-16 16:58
  • LuNr

nokia asha 501 is no 4
thia is a surprize

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  • 2013-10-16 16:34
  • uuep

10+10+8+7+6+5 = 46 millions in 6 mos

That would be a dream for any company to be successful

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  • 2013-10-16 16:26
  • C46M

S4 is on the top of the selling charts, but they say it is not selling good enough. Seriously?

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  • 2013-10-16 16:09
  • MqAL

> In reply to samdung @ 2013-10-16 14:48 from MqFI - click to readSorry to reply again.
Think you'll find there is no patent for an iWatch. There are patents which could be used in an iWatch but not for the device itself.

Also you'll find history littered with smart watches including IBM working on a linux watch with bluetooth in the early 2000s. It was discontinued before it went on sale.

I don't think you can claim that Apple, Samsung, Sony or Pebble invented the smart watch. If anyone it was probably Casio or Seiko(Pulsar) - even Timex would have a better claim.

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  • 2013-10-16 16:00
  • yuZx

It's because Galaxy S(hit) are becoming more and more generic. Redudancy and market saturation is now Samsung's biggest problem.
It gives you the Exynos...then there's the Snapdragon(600). But wait, there's more. The Snapdragon(800), the mini, the Activ and the 9502 variant...and so on and so forth Galaxy S(hit)4 lol

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  • 2013-10-16 16:00
  • t7rh

The only success for Galaxy series is Exynos!
This is why SIII and Note II were hits! unlike S4 and Note III with those laggy chips S800 and S600.

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  • 2013-10-16 15:55
  • JxSk

> In reply to samdung @ 2013-10-16 14:48 from MqFI - click to readHahahaha, did you see how toggles are handled in the iphone 5s?? They COPIED how samsung has been organizing toggles for years. Curtain and all. They would've heard from Samsung lawyers, if Samsung were as petty as Apple is.

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  • 2013-10-16 15:47
  • 45Rw

Oh crap, the article is funny, does it mean we have to expect Galaxy S4 to maintain its sale between 8 to 10 million every months? come on,it just drops to 5 million after it has been out for 6 months now @_@.

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  • 2013-10-16 15:45
  • YPbd

What is with this article??
Should be titled " Galaxy S4 still a top seller, but the rate is slowing down".
- It is BY FAR the best selling android device ever.
- Its sales are still ALMOST TWICE BETTER than those of the second best selling Android device ever - the Samsung Galaxy S3.
- It has been on the market for almost 6 months now.

..and the article somehow paints the picture of trouble for Samsung??
What, their half year old device should still be selling like in the first months of availability??
Samsung are raking in unprecedented amounts of money because of their smartphone sales and will report over 9billion in profit for that quarter.
Yeah, let's call trouble for them!!

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  • 2013-10-16 15:44
  • 3LGf

> In reply to samdung @ 2013-10-16 14:48 from MqFI - click to readOf course, Apple did not invent Siri. They bought the company before it released it to Android and Blackberry, which was imminent at the time.

I used to use VLingo on my very old Nokia in 2009, which did the same sort of thing as Siri only nowhere near as well, but the idea was definitely there.

VLingo went on to power S-Voice and Vlingo was bought by Nuance.

Nuance now partner with Apple to provide the voice recognition software for Siri.

I have no idea who is copying whom here but it looks to me as though Nuance have a chunk of both markets, excepting the large chunk owned by Google, which in turn supplies to iOS devices.

Things aren't always as simple as people like to believe.

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  • 2013-10-16 15:34
  • yuZx

S4 have no FM-radio, and no FM-radio = no buy for me! S3 with Boeffla Kernel is more than good enough for me, but S5 with metal boby and ability to survive "droptests", and FM-radio and larger than 3000 mAh battery, would make me into a buyer again!

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  • 2013-10-16 15:08
  • J5Qn

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