Samsung Electronics has reduced its orders for parts and components that go into the making of their flagship Galaxy S4 for Q3 2013.
Falling in line with previous reports that said that the Galaxy S4 sales has peaked and is on a downward spiral, Samsung Electronics revises its orders for parts and components used for making the Galaxy S4 by a third, for the next quarter this year.
According to an industry source:
The parts and component orders will be enough for production of 20-25 million units of Galaxy S4 in the second quarter and 20 million units in the third quarter, the sources indicated.
Previous reports also claimed that Samsung will sell over a 100 million Galaxy S4 handsets before the next flagship arrives seems a bit far-fetched now. This news doesn’t really mean that Samsung is losing their competitive edge in the market, people still want to buy the Galaxy S4 and it remains to be the popular choice when pitted against the HTC One and Sony Xperia Z. The report only hints that the market of mid-range Smartphones is rising, whereas the high-end market is simply saturated right now.
Samsung’s market has also been dented by the latest roll-outs of flagship models by HTC, Sony Mobile Communications and Huawei, the sources added.
Samsung is also preparing to release a plethora of Galaxy S4 handsets, whose sales should counter the dropping sales of the flagship. Of course, the Koreans will blessed with a faster (Snapdragon 800) Galaxy S4 sometime in the near future (lucky).
Despite all this, Samsung will still undoubtedly remain top dog in the world of phone manufacturers and the seller of Android phones. After all, people recognize Galaxy as a brand almost as big as Android itself these days.