Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. (LON:BC94) (KRX:0059935) launched its new flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S5 on Friday. The first day sales of the device are reportedly outstanding as it has already sold out in several markets around the world.
Strong sales in Australia, Europe and India
According to ZDNet Korea, the launch day sales of the Samsung Galaxy S5 outperformed the sales of its predecessor, the Galaxy S4 by 30% to 100% in some countries in the European region based on information from an unidentified representative from Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. (LON:BC94) (KRX:005935).
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The report also indicated that the sales of the Samsung Galaxy S5 in Australia and India are very strong. The unnamed representative estimated millions of Samsung Galaxy S5 units were already sold during its launch day and the number is still climbing.
No exact sales figure yet
The report did not provide any figure as to how many Samsung Galaxy S5 units were actually sold during the first day of its availability in the market. Last year, Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. (LON:BC94) (KRX:005935) sold over 10 million units of Samsung Galaxy S4 less than one month after its launch date.
Samsung Galaxy S5 specs
The Samsung Galaxy S5 sports a 5-1 inch Super AMOLED display powered by the Android 4.4 Kit Kat operating system of Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) and 2.5 GHz quad core application processor. It is equipped with a 16MP and 2 MP rear and front camera, respectively. The smartphone is integrated with different sensors including accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, Hall, RGB ambient light, gesture (IR) heart rate sensor, and a finger scanner.
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. (LON:BC94) (KRX:005935) touted that the Galaxy S5 “blends iconic Samsung design with modern trends to appeal to a range of consumer tastes and interests.”
The South Korean electronics company emphasized that the Samsung Galaxy S5 provides features that really matter to consumers (no gimmicks and overbearing features). The device is available in all major carriers and it costs $199 or $249.