Yesterday we posted a report titled "Samsung's Galaxy S5 is a Dud According to Korean Carriers." In a new article published today in the pro-Samsung website Korea Times, they make a rather startling statement: In order "to appeal to the new jury and judge, Samsung needs to provide evidence. That's why the company is heavily pushing the S5." The report also noted how Samsung had shipped 63 million Galaxy S4 units in the past but only sold close to 40. This is a continuing tactic of Samsung's to promote what they're shipping in their interviews with the press instead of what they're actually selling to fool the market and consumers.
In order to scare Korean publishers, Samsung sued a newspaper who dared to give the Galaxy S5 an unfavorable review. Is that desperation? Is that trying to manipulate the press? Yes of course.
The Korean etnews site provided sales stats from the top three mobile carriers yesterday, who are bound to provide real numbers, and they weren't good. But on another site, providing no such proof of credible sources puffed up Samsung sales to a much higher level.
It appears that Samsung will be pulling out all the stops and calling in all of their favors to get the press to push a winning Galaxy S5 story in order to "appeal to the new jury and judge," in California. That's why we questioned the timing of Yukari Iwatani Kane's Book last week as being Samsung propaganda. Under this context, how are we to trust anything coming out of Samsung's PR machine?