During an interview with Reuters, Yoon Han-kil, SVP of Samsung’s product strategy team, declared that the GS5 is selling far better than the GS4 did last year. “(The S5) is selling faster than the S4 so far, though it’s difficult to share specific numbers as we’re still at early stages… S5 sales should be much better than the S4.”
The Galaxy S5 is a better looking device than the Galaxy S4 as it has more design class and comes with improved specs (screen, processor and camera), but Samsung also added in a bevy of free apps that were included to entice people to purchase.
“With the S4, we thought smartphones shouldn’t just focus on hardware. They also had to come with a lot of software and services, and that line of thinking did lead us to cram many services into the device… We still feel the same way but this time around, we decided not to put in so many things and only include what the user really needs, so I cut out a lot of services and software.” Yoon said.
The Galaxy S4 sold 10 million units within the first month of sales. A report earlier this week indicated that Samsung is aiming to sell 55 million Galaxy S5 units by the end of the second quarter.