Yesterday we heard that Samsung's Galaxy S5 will pack a powerful new chip, a 14-nanometer 64-bit Exynos CPU, but word today is that won't happen after all.
Unwired View claimed today that there's simply not enough time for Samsung to mass-produce a 14nm chip.
That's because, as we've heard before, the Galaxy S5 might launch in January, moved up from the previously expected March S5 release data.
The Galaxy S5 might still sport a 64-bit CPU, but the site said mass production of 14-nanometer chips is still months away.
The same report alerted us to data from Counterpoint Research that claims Galaxy S4 sales dropped to 5 million in August from a peak in June of 7 million.
The Hong Kong research group said the S4 was the top-selling phone in August, though for some reason it counted the iPhone 5 16GB and 32GB models as two separate phones.
The two iPhone versions took the second and third spots on the list of top-selling phones in August, so combined they likely beat the Galaxy S4.
And keep in mind that was just before Apple unveiled the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C, when iPhone 5 sales may have slumped due to anticipation for the new devices.
But Unwired View said that despite the new iPhones on the market, Galaxy S4 sales will likely rise as the holidays approach thanks to price cuts and promotions from Samsung.
Counterpoint's research said high-end phone sales are dropping off while mid-tier options like the Galaxy S4 Mini, Galaxy S duos, and others pick up the slack.
Overall, the mobile market is growing 40 to 50 percent year over year, the group said.
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