"I can say sales of the Galaxy S4 smartphone are fine," says Samsung (SSNLF.PK) co-CEO Shin...


"I can say sales of the Galaxy S4 smartphone are fine," says Samsung (SSNLF.PK) co-CEO Shin Jong-kyun in response to a JPMorgan report that did a number on Samsung shares. But he doesn't appear to refute the report's claim (based on checks) that Samsung has significantly cut S4 build orders; others have issued similar reports since. Jong-kyun also reiterates (previous) Samsung has no intention of joining HTC in settling with Apple (AAPL -1.5%). "Patent disputes against Apple will be [continued]."

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  • berylrb
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    w/r to supplier checks being indicative of sales, I see this as no different than when Tim Cook says that one can't judge sales by checking with one data point in the supply chain, or even 2-3 I imagine.

     

    Thus Shin saying "fine" is not necessarily contradictory of the supply checks.

     

    No matter how much I'd like to see Apple stay in the running on the market share front.
    14 Jun 2013, 04:36 PM Reply Like
  • imac007
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    Apple do report actual sales as opposed to shipped quantities. Samsung's policy of shipped numbers has created the problem for them. And, I agree that supply chain reports can be deceiving. That said, Samsung assembles its own phones. "Build orders" would seem to be more of an internal issue for them.
    14 Jun 2013, 07:30 PM Reply Like
  • MajorDude
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    It's an old strategy: stuff the channel. Then make the channel figure out how to get rid of the merchandise.

     

    The problem is, if the need isn't there, it becomes a fire sale. And the product becomes a giveaway.

     

    I see Galaxy's out on the street and they seem unwieldy - the big screen IS bigger but it is awkward unless you have a purse or a briefcase.
    14 Jun 2013, 10:03 PM Reply Like
  • davemet
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    Or a suitcase.
    14 Jun 2013, 10:21 PM Reply Like
  • timnpawc
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    Fine isn't good.
    Fine is okay
    Find is marginal
    Fine isn't great.
    Fine isn't as expected....
    Fine is production cuts.
    14 Jun 2013, 10:24 PM Reply Like
  • berylrb
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    ...
    Fine is an obfuscation, a purposeful dodge.
    14 Jun 2013, 10:48 PM Reply Like
  • scott trader
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    Well Samsung and the telecoms are flooding the airwaves with commercials at a conservative , fifty to 1 ratio compared to apple....anecdotal ...
    14 Jun 2013, 11:55 PM Reply Like
  • Kurt Windibank
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    That eyeball tracking thing has people freaked out...
    15 Jun 2013, 12:41 AM Reply Like
  • timnpawc
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    I went to my Best Buy yesterday, just to see how they position phones.

     

    BlackBerry at front of cell phone section in wrap around display. Same for Samsung with equal real estate but at back of section. When asked, I was told Blackberry for business(understood) AND power users(very cool) and Samsung for fun (big screen / apps)

     

    I agreed!!!

     

    What happens when BlackBerry releases larger format phone and gets to 200K, 300K of apps?

     

    Should be good!
    15 Jun 2013, 08:12 AM Reply Like
  • nohope
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    S4 not selling well in china
    15 Jun 2013, 11:03 AM Reply Like
  • ray444
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    According to Canada's top selling "TIME" like magazine called
    "MACLEANS" Apple is number one in sales in Canada, BB number two and
    Samsung, totaling all their phones, is number three. This report was issued two days ago and is based on a statistical number counting.
    Yes I know, hard to believe. I mentioned this in SeekingAlpha earlier.
    I'll follow up with this when I find the article again.
    20 Jun 2013, 07:32 PM Reply Like
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