Here are few reasons
1) No Dual SIM
2) No IP 68 protection
3) No removable battery (that was a competitive advantage)
4) No Removable SD Card (another unique feature)
I have been blogging about this to you for over a year.
Anonymous, 01 Jun 2015The S6 is selling slower than the S5, but given the prices (especially of the Edge model) and ... moreExactly. Both analyzers and manufacturers are ignoring the real issue. Their phones are too crippled/limited. Yes, Apple sells a lot, but they have too many brainwashed followers and the rest want a real smartphone with no compromises. Sony and HTC didn't get it, now Samsung is making the same misstake.
The S6 design looks like a carbon copy of the iPhone 6. Basically Samesung is up to its old tricks again - follow the leader and see how much you can get away with.
The S6 is selling slower than the S5, but given the prices (especially of the Edge model) and the incentive to buy a more expensive model (no expansion) I'd not be surprised if it's making them more money.
But the "analysis" of why seems, like most such statements, to be just pulled out of the air. My guess is that many people would say that the removal of key hardware features will have hurt them, but that isn't mentioned here.
Anonymous, 01 Jun 2015It's a fail not because they are focusing on hardware, but becuase they don't. With small non-... moremaybe people want a real innovation unseen...I think wireless charging is a big one...maybe still many people are used to charging devices with cables...
I think Samsung next flagship should come up with something that we saw in sci fi movies. Suppose that Samsung make a phone that could project images to wall, by which you could see some cool pics and movies on a wall, do you think Samsung will again sell its phones like hot cakes?
iPhone 6 is a nice phone, the biggest change is bigger for its display; yet Note 4 and S6 have better specs and iPhone 6 still sells so well...very strange.
Anonymous, 01 Jun 2015Sounds like Oppenheimer is one of those marketing firms Apple paid to spread lies about the co... more I am copying Klaus's comment
"Yeah right. This is a completely unqualified Oppenheimer remark, which down say nothing at all. It's an opinion nothing more Oppenheimer's second largest holding is...guess...AAPL with an increased target price of 155 (up from 135 end of Q2 2014) Competition talk-down"
I suspect lower initial sales due to limited availability of 64GB models.
Out of 6 people I know whose contracts where up for renewal, 5 bought an S6, the other an iPhone 6. 2 of which moved from iOS.
Sounds like Oppenheimer is one of those marketing firms Apple paid to spread lies about the competition. Anyone with common sense knows Galaxy S6 is superior in every way to iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.
I think Samsung really do things right, improving hardware is the rightest thing to do considering the market is android fanboys. however, almost all of androids rely mainly on hardware, especially numbers of specifications. why bother tweak software that is made to lag? Honestly, Google is nevertheless genius. They just intentionally make a system that won't last long, so people just keep buying newer and newer "smart"phone from them! Heck, I do believe that people get what I'm saying is nonsense and everything. Just accept the lag as a consequence for a design systems you really did bought.
Samsung's fault is not in ignoring software improvements, it's just not doable!
sun6, 01 Jun 2015Hit the wall finally ! End of the copying era ! My last Samsung device was Galaxy S2 first a... morePfff!!!! outdated. Seriously??? No android phone EVER gets outdated. You must have left android world too soon. Yeah.. Go ahead take a 2 gen old iphone still wearing those crap software that it was last updated to. And about the samsung s2. 4 year old phone maybe but is living with the lollipop and overclocked. It just feels as smooth as your iphone 5.
It's a fail not because they are focusing on hardware, but becuase they don't. With small non-removable batteries and lack of SDs, they are focusing mostly on "premium status". And "premium" segment is already too crowded. Not to mention more and more people probably want a real tech device and not a shiny toy.
SpaceWarrior, 01 Jun 2015I think in a few months S6 will sell better...maybe pricingi s what holding people back.... ... moreusually after few month their price will drop because they want announce new phone ~
Samsung is the best... Forget what dumps like Oppenheimer "claim" ... There is nothing that even comes close to the raw performance of the S6 / Edge / Note 4 ... Apple is a third rate phone manufacturer in reality... They give people the worst possible specs and every Apple fan boy drools over it... Why doesn't Apple stick to selling its rubbish in the North American market... The rest of the world woukd be far happier & better off with Samsung, LG, HTC etc...
Anonimus The Second, 01 Jun 2015The price is affecting their sales. 1000 euros for the 64GB version S6 Edge. Also, in my opini... moreI think in a few months S6 will sell better...maybe pricingi s what holding people back....
Ironically iPhone is expensive and sells like hotcakes....but S6 does have better specs...
Samsung must hold on to their two set of phone strategy (one Note series another A series) with some degree of size differences. S series is really pointless at this point.
Do not radically change spec for few iterations, focus on software updates and provide support for all previous editions for 2-3 years behind, if possible. Keep the price point optimal and never position against Apple products.
i belive there are two reasons for poor sales:
1.)S6 lacks removable battery and SD slot
2.)Price its kinda high.
Yeah right. This is a completely unqualified Oppenheimer remark, which down say nothing at all. It's an opinion nothing more
Oppenheimer's second largest holding is...guess...AAPL with an increased target price of 155 (up from 135 end of Q2 2014)