Samsung had a very good quarter

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  1. rhinosrcool macrumors 65816

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    http://www.androidcentral.com/samsung-sees-significant-gains-q3-earnings-report#comments

    As a happy Note 5 customer, I am encouraged by Samsung's numbers. Yes, I know that exchange rates had a favorable effect, but they had strong sales of the Note 5 and Edge +. This bodes well for them to continue to make the Note series and improve on it. Also, it should mean a future release in Europe.


    Please don't turn this tread into a silly comparison to Apple. Yes, Apple posted incredible #s and seems immune to a downturn.
     
  2. Tsepz, Oct 29, 2015
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    Yep, quite the opposite of what some people were claiming in another thread. :)

    Samsung smartphones outsell the Apple iPhone almost 2 to 1 in the third quarter
    PhoneArena

    A nice showing by Huawei to, seems some Android OEMs are doing great, again, the complete opposite of hat some Android haters falsely claimed in another recently closed topic. :)

    My favorite part:
    But according to our local MacRumors "know it alls", the Note5 sales are supposed to be a disaster, less people are buying Samsung's, yet, the FACTUAL DATA says the complete opposite. We were well and truly trolled in the other thread, always best to wait to be "spoon fed" the data rather than to listen to a Samsung hater who spews pure and utter BS and unfounded rubbish in every thread relating to Samsung.

    Great job Samsung :)
    Hopefully the Galaxy S7 will help continue the success.
     
  3. rhinosrcool thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yes, I have to agree. Some just have to criticize Samsung or their day is ruined.

    Samsung, Apple, Microsoft (their new laptops and phones), and other OEMS make some awesome products. For me, I like using tech from many OEMs.
     
  4. Tsepz macrumors 68000

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    Same here. While my phone is Samsung, my tablet is Apple, I am actually waiting for the iPad Pro eagerly. I also have a BB Q10 lying around which I play around with now and then, and my laptop is HP while our home desktop is a 27inch iMac 2014.

    I do not judge people who prefer to stick to one brand, but I do not like those who will go around trolling, posting nonsense about brands they do not use or ever plan on using.
     
  5. The-Real-Deal82 macrumors 601

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    Did Samsung sell double the amount of flagship devices or is the figure covering all Samsung smartphones? We had a thread on this recently and this article seems to tally with that.

    Edit: the article answered the question. Sales were led by mid range devices. Not that it matters to Samsung because it's good news for them.
     
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    Sounds like you are fishing a little here. Perhaps we are not referring to the same thread but a recent popular one discussing this had nearly everybody in agreement that Samsung sold more devices than most. The discussion point was that they make up a fair chunk of their marketshare by selling low to mid range smartphones. The article in this thread actually says that too. They have made a tidy profit this quarter though and I think someone would have to be pretty sad to be offended by that lol.
     
  7. Tsepz macrumors 68000

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    They named Note5s and S6 Edge+ significant increase in shipments as a contributor, so its clearly not just low and mid end.

    The argument in the other thread towards the end had a troll claiming less people are buying Samsungs and that they are selling less phones. The above proved that wrong. End of story.
     
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    Good to see the smartphone market still healthy.
     
  9. The-Real-Deal82 macrumors 601

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    The problem is we have two conflicting articles in this thread. Samsung says a 'significant' amount of their sales comes from the Note 5 and S6+, but the other source analysing consumer data says its down to mid range devices. Probably both can be taken with a pinch of salt.

    Perhaps the 'troll' or poster you disagreed with was referring to the high end market rather than Samsung's whole range? As I say I'm not familiar with that particular discussion. It's still either iPhone or Samsung in the market when I think of good devices. If one company sells more than the other it makes no difference to the individual. In my circle and profession the iPhone has been king for a few years now, but if somebody has an alternative it is nearly always a Samsung. :)
     
  10. Tsepz macrumors 68000

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    Well the Samsung article is talking mainly about profit, so the increase in Note5 and S6 Edge+ shipments helped profit increase as these are high margin devices, selling more of these higher margin devices has helped raise profit. Remember both these devices use Samsung components from CPU, RAM, to Display and some of them the Camera sensor. So selling more of them is sure to bring in great profit.
    The 2nd article is all about market share, so the low and mid end helped keep volume of sales up.
     
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    This, total sales is lead by mid rangers, but profits lead by the high end. Glad to see them getting rewarded after finally making good high end devices, hope they can build on this and and keep focus on improving in the right direction.
     
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    According to everything I've read, the S6 and Edge were launched in fewer countries this year than their predecessors did last year. That didn't help YoY numbers at first.

    Worse, Samsung got the mix wrong at first (which Apple has also done at times) and could not keep up with the unexpected demand for the Edge.

    Now they're catching up and the numbers are looking better.

    As for mix, I think Samsung has always sold about 1/3 high, 1/3 mid and 1/3 low range. (I need to go look at my notes.)
     
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    I'm pretty sure cheeseburgers sell more by volume than prime steak.

    Next thread...
     
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    Just curious, I know the S6 Edge was in short supply .... what about the Edge Plus?
     
  15. Tsepz macrumors 68000

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    Fortunately Samsung sell both, the cheeseburgers brought in the volume, and the prime steak brought in the profit due to higher margins.

    Cheers! :)
     
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    An interesting part is that Samsung chose not to release the latest Note in the UK and much of Europe but have enjoyed better sales than the last few years according to their admission. Perhaps the Chinese market has made up for it and they don't need this particular market for the Note line any more?
     
  17. Tsepz macrumors 68000

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    So something that the techsites don't talk much about is small markets where Samsung, Apple etc...enjoy great sales is markets like where I am, South Africa. Usually we get the latest products sametime as Europe, but with the Note5 Samsung SA said they'd bring it here in mid November...they brought it in early October, same situation with the Note Edge, this is usually due to overwhelming demand.

    I am guessing they did the same with other small markets that buy high ends in great numbers e.g. Nigeria, Kenya, the UAE etc...

    Would be great if we had a breakdown of the distribution.
     
  18. rhinosrcool thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, it'seems very surprising. Obviously, Europe's a huge market. Only Samsung knows their breakdown. Also, with more time, maybe, a later Europe release will help their Note 5 and Edge plus?

    It's highly doubtful we'll see this breakdown, but it would be interesting.
     
  19. Palladium SG macrumors member

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    Some people just can't see past the bottom line, don't they?

    It's pretty obvious they released the Note 5 a month earlier than expect to artificially prop up their Q3 profits while also taking opportunistic advantage of currency FX, and their Q3 is also traditionally the weakest Q4 Apple quarter due to seasonality.

    Who wants to bet their Q4 will be another YoY decrease again?
     
  20. kdarling, Nov 1, 2015
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    Apple does similar to prop up their seasonally bad quarters.

    Could be. After all, Samsung was making a killing with phablets, and then Apple jumped in to get a piece of the action.

    A similar situation happened when iPad sales dropped partly due to people moving to (mostly Samsung) phablets.

    Both Apple and Samsung go where the money is, and it can affect the other's YoY numbers once a market is split between them.
     

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