Samsung to Adjust S6 & S6 Edge Prices Due to Declining Profits

It appears that people were confused. Earlier this year, Samsung announced its best smartphones to date with the duo of the Galaxy S6/S6 Edge. While those phones mark the peak for Samsung’s Android adventures so far, they’re undoubtedly too iPhone-like.

Seriously, what’s an Android phone without an SD card, non-removable battery and a design which will make Apple’s lawyers readying their legal papers even before the phone was released? Doesn’t it seem logical to buy the iPhone instead?

It appears that users thought so too, as for the fifth straight quarter, Samsung was unable to reverse its fortunes and turn its streak of declining profits around.

As is expected, Samsung expects a difficult business environment in the second half of the year too, but will fend off the competition by “adjusting the price” of the S6/S6 Edge flagships, which is another way of saying it will lower them. It will also release several other higher-end phones, such as the S6 Edge Plus and the successor to the Note 4, the Galaxy Note 5 which is said to be released a few months early to handle the iPhone’s pressure better.

Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, while well reviewed, have failed to reverse Samsung’s declining profits

As it stands, the company was hit by two problems. For one, the Galaxy S6 wasn’t as popular as Samsung had hoped. Secondly, while the cool-looking S6 Edge with its curved display was in high demand, it is more difficult to produce and couldn’t be rolled out to customers soon enough. Expensive advertising campaigns further placed a dent in its profits.

While few people will debate that profits of $4.93 billion over revenues of $41.7 billion are something to pull your hair over, another concern is the shifting market share, which has declined to 22 percent compared to 25 percent a year ago in the same quarter.

For these minor niggles to not become major troubles, some decisive steps need to be taken, not the first of which for Samsung would be to create an identity of its own, and differentiate its products from that particular company more. If the upcoming devices are able to make that happen, we can call Samsung successful again.

  • Rizwan Yaqoob

    Samsung itself is the reason for its declining profits. Every other day they launch a new phone. This strategy not only hurt flagship-devices sales but mid-range phones as well.

    • guest

      The only reason for decline of there profits is pricing

      • Rizwan Yaqoob

        Apple too has high prices for their devices but they never polluted market every other day with a new device like Samsung is doing.

    • waqar hussain

      For example they instead of upgrading grand prime to lollipop released ditto copy of it with lollipop and named it value edition… Samsung is not giving value to its customers…..

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    • Dr. Aamir Liaquat Hussain

      each phone has its own target market. those buy note and galaxy flagship won’t like the duos grand and primes.
      apple or almost every american company focus on only one target market based on their own country and similar demography in the world because americans have inside out view which you don’t understand.

    • Salman Qureshi

      yes so much variety causes confusion rather than boost sales

  • desi

    S6 Edge sucks…. O we bent the screen now pay us more money

  • Dr. Aamir Liaquat Hussain

    They suffer because of 2 reasons
    1. The price of s6 edge is lower than the actual price.The cost of edge screen makes the phone expensive but they kept price lower thinking rarely people would buy it
    2. The demand of edge is more than normal s6 and they couldn’t meet the demands.
    They need to evaluate their market next time. People spend little more to buy edge than normal s6.
    Will see what happen with note and note edge

    • contrary

      Janab, hindering developer support and missing updates are the reason of their imminent demise. All other reasons are just lame excuses by them.

      • Dr. Aamir Liaquat Hussain

        thats the issue of android not particular samsung

        • M Waseem Akhtar

          Android has the luxury of custom ROMs which no other operating system offers. Simply unlock the bootloader and flash cm. Cm ROMs are lighter than stock and runs better. Another great thing is that cm offers weekly updates and sometimes even daily.
          I am using xperia sp with cm5.1 and happy with this three year old handset.
          Xda developers website is a very good source for android owners.

          • Dr. Aamir Liaquat Hussain

            ROMs have issues.I know cm12 is good rom but frequent updates mean frequent issues.
            I hardly see any stable rom except those based on stock rom else issues…. camera not working.wifi data .blue tooth issues.force closes.. etc

  • Asif Majeed

    Samsung Phablets are still expensive. You must go for PTCL CharJI tab. It’s better.
    One of the world leader also approves that :D Look for yourself.

  • Asif Majeed

    Samsung Phablets are still expensive. You must go for PTCL CharJI tab. It’s better.
    One of the world leader also approves that :D Look for yourself.

  • Ibrahim

    Why it isnt dropping substantial amount of price in pakistan