Even before the Galaxy S4 became official, pundits, “experts” and financial analysts predicted Samsung’s remarkable form at the Android box-office was set to continue, with forecasts apparently confirmed by initial sales numbers.
Only the increasing competition in the global mobile landscape and especially Sammy’s stubborn dilution of the Galaxy brand with underwhelming devices like the S4 mini, Zoom or Active soon led to a completely unexpected drop of enthusiasm.
And despite the S4 hitting a record-breaking 20 million sales just 60 days after its launch, the next 10 million units haven’t been shipped to this day. This day being roughly three months and a half after the crossing of the 20 mil milestone.
With all that in mind, it probably shouldn’t come as a shocker Samsung is seriously considering speeding up GS5’s production process. The “next big thing” was always rumored to come roughly one year after its predecessor, as it’s been the case with essentially every Galaxy flagship of late, but in the end it could be announced as soon as January and go on sale one month or so later.
The big question is what would the cost of this production hastening be? Specifically, will Samsung need to cut a few corners in order to get everything done in time? Probably not, yet the odds of the S5 ultimately being an all-metal device look slim. As do the chances of it sporting a curved screen in its standard variant.
<Source: GSM Arena>