Bit strange to say Samsung are imploding, because they havent changed their software. Up until today, Apples iOS is basically the same as years gone by, apart from when they changed the UI with iOS 7. the interesting thing is, that Apples strategy under Jobs was to maintain the 3.5" screen, and not go big. What has helped Apple alot with the amount of sales, is that once they went big in terms of screen real estate, it became intriguing to the Apple fan base, as they have never seen an iphone bigger than 3.5 inches. Samsung are doing okay imo, and while they might have wanted to see more sales, its year on year consistent with units sold/shipped, so thats hardly imploding. In the next few years if not now, both Samsung and Apple will in any case lose out to the likes of Huawei, Oppo, Gionee and some of the other Chinese brands.
Hahaha die samesung ! Together with ur plastic body ! Ur gimmick is busted !
Anonymous, 01 Jun 2015Lol. You must have little experience with android and iosNo
6 months i try all android flagships and rest of 6 months i use iphone.
I am planning to buy Lg g4 now.
I never against to android . but this korean copy samsung . i hate it
The problem is no matter how good samsung is, competition has caught up, it's not like few years back whereby every tech website u go, it's "Samsung vs Apple", Htc, Sony, Asus, Lenovo, Moto, Xiaomi and so on is eating up Samsung's share in the high, mid and low end tier.
Apple's end will always be steady on the other hand cause people who uses iPhone will stick to iPhone (NEVER be number 1, but very very unlikely to drop out from the number 2 spot), but Droid users like the diversity, hence some of them who are tired of touch wiz, can simply get a Htc and try out android from another perspective (sense).
Alex G, 01 Jun 2015You can use a micro usb to sd car adapter to transfer photo's. My S6 Edge is 64GB so don't see... moreI thought Apple solved the battery issues already. My friend came from iPhone 5 to 6 and she said it was a huge improvement. But that's considering that iPhone 5 battery is downright pathetic, her phone drain power in airplane mode faster than my phone with data on.
vartdoweknow, 01 Jun 2015C'mon guys let's not be naive. How can 'SAMSUNG' implode just bec of one faltering smartfone??... moreSays bank (Apple shareholders).
Joint campaign perhaps with Granny Smith variety people?
Samsung will have to get rid of other models. no no arc ace j z a5 grand prime and what not. because these phones diminish the eliteness of samsung phones
C'mon guys let's not be naive. How can 'SAMSUNG' implode just bec of one faltering smartfone?? Samsung is HUGE - it's into shipbuilding (one of the largest shipbuilders in the world), engineering (13th largest construction co in the world), insurance, runs a theme park in S Korea, electronics (world's largest IT co, of which phones & semiconductors is only a part), advertising, not to mention appliances like TVs, fridges, etc.
It's very2 diversified.
Something is amiss with the statement "Investment Bank Says Samsung's Business Is Imploding.". Oppenheimer Holdings Inc is not small fry and I can't imagine them saying something so irresponsible.
GSM should be careful it doesn't misrepresent Oppenheimer. Or is this mere sensationalism by GSM, just to stir up reaction?
Brynn, 01 Jun 2015I know I and others keep banging on about sd card but why not when it is nice cheap upgrade,yo... moreYou can use a micro usb to sd car adapter to transfer photo's. My S6 Edge is 64GB so don't see photo's or videos being a problem to be honest! Having come from iPhone's this is no different to me. I have an iPhone 6 and the battery life is terrible!
SpaceWarrior, 01 Jun 2015maybe people want a real innovation unseen...I think wireless charging is a big one...maybe st... morehahaha how stupid, sci fi blablabla... is far away from reality.
you can do everything by computer simulation but real physics is limiting everything :-)
Brynn, 01 Jun 2015I know I and others keep banging on about sd card but why not when it is nice cheap upgrade,yo... moreYep, and mostly, i don't intend to pay ridiculous amount of money for 64gb when i can pay much less for the same. And pay once, not with every next phone. I already have a 64GB card, thanks, but no, thanks. Oh, and i also have a power bank. Carrying it all the time with my current phone. I hate this, but at least my phone is old and inexpensive. But paying tons of money and still carrying the heavier and thicker than the phone power bank? Not gonna happen.
ak101, 01 Jun 2015this is true and these big companies like samsung sony htc make amazing devices far far better... moreIf Samsung can truely reduce models and variants, it can serve better service in term of software update. Now Samsung is spending a lot of effort to update each model. Apple, Sony and HTC are doing far better than Samsung because they have fewer variations.
I know I and others keep banging on about sd card but why not when it is nice cheap upgrade,you can swap them round if going on holiday or to big event, i.e. run out of storage for vids/photos just bung another card in.
zigec, 01 Jun 2015i belive there are two reasons for poor sales:
1.)S6 lacks removable battery and SD slot
2.)... moreWell that is what did it for me.
Have not seen an S6 being used by anyone but seen few S6 Edges and all female users? The Note is Sammys flagship just too big for most folk but it won't be if they drop sd card removable battery in Note 5.
Anonymous, 01 Jun 2015Exactly. Both analyzers and manufacturers are ignoring the real issue. Their phones are too cr... moreIt's funny that most of that "brainwashed" iSheeps can afford to buy an iPhone even if the competition is offering better deals...maybe they just want something that works out of the box because they have better things to do that optimizing phones and flashing unsecure firmwares....from an careless fan of ...no company
This is not a fail yet. They will fail so hard that the company will lose the position of best android phone seller in the world. Mark my words!
Anonymous, 01 Jun 2015Exactly. Both analyzers and manufacturers are ignoring the real issue. Their phones are too cr... morei only see samsung ad bashing apple device to brainwash people that their device far more better than apple .. even gsmarena post about it...
In my opinion the S6 is the best phone on the market at the moment. Use it for 2 minutes alongside an iPhone 6 and you'll see how much better it is. SEE with THAT screen is one of the key words.
HOWEVER, there's been a certain amount of Samsung shooting themselves in the foot with the last 2 "S" phones. Lots of people went from Apple to Samsung with the S4 and as good as it initially seemed the build quality was mediocre at best, was buggy and had the swollen battery issue. Cue a mass move back to Apple.
The S5 was that small an update to make it almost pointless.
So...as good as the S6 is, you have many people now either tied in with Apple or Apple users still burnt from their S4 experience.
Perhaps as the S6 price comes down, there may be a move of iPhone 5S users giving Samsung another try (which I think it deserves).