4/15/2014 2:46:53 PM
Carphone Warehouse reports record Samsung Galaxy S5 sales
Carphone Warehouse has reported record breaking sales for Samsung’s new Galaxy S5 during its launch weekend.
Sales for the new flagship have eclipsed the S4 iteration by 150% when comparing the same launch period last year. The retail giant has been offering the device from £33 per month with no extra cost as long as the customer trades in their old handset. The phone can be purchased Sim free for £569.95, while the Korean manufacturer’s new smartwatches, the Gear Fit and Gear Neo, are also on sale for £169.99.
A Carphone Warehouse spokesperson said: ‘Theadvanced 4G capabilities of the Samsung Galaxy S5 were a huge point of interest and 95% of customers purchasing the smartphone this weekend have taken out 4G contracts. The new smartphone has been designed to be used all the time and synchronize seamlessly across all aspects of a customer’s life.
‘Having access to high speed internet wherever you are is part of this, so it’s no wonder that getting a 4G contract has been essential for most of the customers buying the new handset. Along with the brilliant sales, the Samsung Galaxy S5 has also had some of the biggest pre-order numbers ever, so we weren’t surprised to see the Samsung fans out in full force this weekend. S4 sales at launch last year were not easy to beat but the S5 has smashed them so far and it will be interesting to see if this continues over the coming months.’