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Samsung to Adjust Price of Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge

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Jul 30, 2015, 7:02 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

Samsung reported its second quarter earnings today and signaled some changes in its handset strategy. Despite the release of its flagship handsets during the quarter, Samsung's mobile phone business saw a 38% decline in profits when compared to the year-ago quarter. The company admitted that it misjudged supply for the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge handsets. It made too many of the flat-screened S6 and not enough of the curved S6 Edge. The phones did not sell as well as Samsung hoped. In response, Samsung it "plans to firmly maintain its sale of premium smartphones by flexibly adjusting the price of the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, and launching a new model with a larger screen." Samsung has invited media to attend an event on August 13, where it is expected to reveal the Galaxy Note 5 along with a larger version of the S6 Edge. Samsung has in years past launched its Galaxy Note handsets during the first week of September at the IFA trade show. Samsung did not spell out exactly how it might alter the price of the S6 and S6 Edge moving forward. As a whole, Samsung recorded a second-quarter profit of $4.93 billion, a drop of about 8% year-over-year, on revenues of $41.7 billion.

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Jul 30, 2015, 10:36 AM

I Hope Samsung Reads What I Have To Say.

Dear Samsung,

While I understand handset sales have been decreasing across the board due to saturation almost at peak, the simple thought that removing key elements that many people sought solitude in, was not good a move to embrace those that made the transition to purchase your products.

Rather than listen to your loyal customers, Samsung decided in allowing itself to bargain with another handset manufacturer's success. In doing so, you alienated the reason why Samsung aligned itself to greater fame in the phone business.

As a diehard purveyor of another manufacturer, I left it to pursue Samsung due to maintaining the key features or options that you kept relevant in an industry that others seemly dismissed with these needs or wa...
John B., you hit the nail smack dab where Samsung needs to feel it.. on the head!! I did my part to contribute to the 38% decline in sales for the reason of not adding a removable battery and eliminated the sd card. These missing items were deal break...
What about the new architecture for internal storage that Samsung uses in the S6 for faster read/write speeds. Wouldn't this be hampered by the read/write of a low class SD card? Also as someone who sells cellphones, I see a lot of instances where p...

Aug 2, 2015, 12:30 PM

Lerger screen? Huh?

I also hope Samsung reads what I write here.

In response, Samsung it "plans to firmly maintain its sale of premium smartphones by flexibly adjusting the price of the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, and launching a new model with a larger screen."
End of quote.

They have hopes for a model with a larger screen? Isn't that what the NOTE line stands for?
If you ask me, they have great potential to offer a new model with rather a SMALLER screen! The iPhone 6 is the most comfortable size to hold and manage one handed. 4.7" screen is the sweet spot. You cannot have an Android phone (with great specs) smaller than 5.1" these days. That's obviously too large for some people, especially for those with smaller hands.

Sure, there are some smal...
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