News coming in is that the just launched Samsung Galaxy S5 has managed to sell enough units for it to account for 0.7 percent of Android smartphones in the world. Although it was expected, this feat is still phenomenal owing to the fact that it’s currently competing in the market with another big flagship, the HTC One M8.
The above mentioned figure has been extracted from data acquired by Localytics from April 11 to April 18. Android smartphones occupy an extremely large space in the mobile market which is why the sheer number of these devices out there is unparalleled. Hence, occupying a 0.7 percent share among them is a huge deal for the Samsung Galaxy S5.
For those wanting to get some perspective on this, the Apple iPhone 5S had captured 1.1 percent of the iOS market within a week of its release. However the size of the iOS market is limited and this device only had the iPhone 5C to compete against.
Data has also indicated that 64 percent of all Samsung Galaxy S5 sales came from the US, while 23 percent came from Europe. This new Android-powered flagship from the South Korean giant is now available in major markets across the globe.
Here’s a quick look at its specifications:
– 5.1-inch FHD Super AMOLED touchscreen
– 2.5GHz quad core Snapdragon 801 processor
– 2GB RAM, 16GB or 32GB storage
– Android 4.4 KitKat OS
– 16MP rear, 2MP front cameras
– 2800mAh battery
– Dimensions: 72.5 x 142 x 8.1 millimeters
– Weight: 145 grams