Samsung’s Galaxy S5, despite being a highly advanced smartphone by the company, has faced challenges in meeting sales expectations. Reports indicate that in the first three months following its launch in April, Samsung sold 40 percent fewer Galaxy S5 units than anticipated. The total sales of 12 million units during that period fell short compared to the 16 million units of the Galaxy S4 sold in a similar timeframe.

The company’s mobile business reported a significant 74 percent year-over-year profit decline in its last fiscal quarter, citing tough competition in the smartphone market. This has led to considerations of changes in Samsung’s corporate structure, including the potential replacement of the current mobile chief with someone from the home appliances and television division.

Despite these setbacks, the Galaxy S5 received praise for its enhancements over the S4 model, such as a textured backplate and improved resistance to dust and water. While the device was well-received in the US market, sales in China experienced a notable decline, reflecting the challenges faced by Samsung in the global mobile landscape.

Looking ahead, Samsung is strategizing to streamline its device offerings and focus on popular models to enhance its market position. As the company navigates these challenges, it remains committed to delivering innovative and competitive products to meet the evolving demands of consumers worldwide.