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One Week In: Samsung’s Galaxy S5 Almost Accounts for 1% of all Android Smartphones

April 23, 2014 - Written By Tony Simons

It hasn’t been much more than a week now and Samsung is already making waves with its latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S5. In fact, the Korean manufacturer’s latest offering is doing so well sales-wise, that it already accounts for almost 1% of the entire Android smartphone market share. According to Localytics, a company that specializes in mobile analytics, the device currently sits at 0.7% of all active smartphones in the world. And while that number might not sound like much, it’s pretty impressive when you take into account the fact that there are over a billion Android devices out there (as of September 2013).

Samsung faces stiff competition with devices like the HTC One (M8) and Apple’s iPhone 5s, but it doesn’t look like there’s any shortage of customers looking to get their hands on the Galaxy S5, especially here in the United States. As per Localytics, 64% of all Galaxy S5s sold were sold in the US. Europe accounted for 23% and the rest of the world took the remaining 13%, but it’s important to keep in mind that there are still many European locales in which the phone has not yet launched. Expect those numbers to skyrocket once the phone goes on sale in more countries.

In case you’re just tuning in, the Galaxy S5 features a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED 1920 x 1080 resolution display, Snapdragon 801 processor clocked at 2.5GHz, 2GB of RAM and options for 16GB and 32GB of internal storage. It has a 16-megapixel rear camera capable of shooting 4k videos and a 2-megapixel front-facer for your selfie-snapping enjoyment. There’s also a fingerprint scanner, a heart rate monitor, and a new Download Booster feature that combines WiFi and LTE for increased downloading speeds. Throw that in with a 2,800 mAh battery and a brand new Ultra Power Saving Mode, and it’s really no surprise why people are picking up the Galaxy S5 at an alarming rate.

As for our readers, how many of you out there have already picked up the Samsung Galaxy S5? For those that raised your hand, what do you like (or dislike) most about the device? Head on down to the comment thread below and drop us a comment. We’d love to hear your thoughts.