The original HTC One (M7) was more than just a decent smartphone – it was a high end flagship device that deserved its plaudits, but unfortunately, there was a perception issue with the brand that most probably limited its sales figure, registering sales of 5 million units within its first two months of availability. While that might sound impressive, relatively speaking, it fared poorly against the Samsung Galaxy S4 who outsold it by a whopping four times. We are talking about 20 million sold units within the same time window, at least according to recently published data.
Bloomberg has gotten hold of sales statistics concerning the 2013 flagships from Samsung and HTC respectively, and if you were to take Apple’s iPhone 5 in comparison, that handset did pretty well for itself too, at least better than the HTC One (M7) – selling a whopping 5 million units within the first five days of availability.
It does seem as though Samsung is king when it comes to high end Android-powered devices, which is not surprising at all considering the marketing budget of the South Korean conglomerate. Well, with the Samsung Galaxy S5 edging out the Galaxy S4 for its launch day sales figures, it would be interesting to find out some time down the road the total sales of the Galaxy S5 within the first fortnight.