Samsung Galaxy S4 Sales Hit 10 Million
Samsung said it sold 10 million units of its latest flagship Galaxy smartphone within a month of its release — about half the time it took the previous model, the Samsung Galaxy S3, to reach that benchmark. The S2 and S waited five months and seven months, respectively, to achieve the same number.
“Launched globally on April 27, the phone is estimated to be selling at a rate of four units per second,” Samsung said in a statement announcing the news.
The Android-powered Galaxy S4, with its 5-inch 441-PPI display, 13-megapixel camera and slew of snazzy features, is evidently proving a big hit with consumers in the 110 countries where its currently sold.
In addition, the next level of estimations have the company selling upward of 22 million Samsung Galaxy S4 devices by the end of Q2.
In comparison, Apple’s iPhone 5 — the Samsung Galaxy S4’s main rival — sold 5 million devices in the first weekend (three days) of its release, but that amount proved disappointing for investors who expected sales to be much higher. Several analysts predicted that Apple would sell closer to 8 million units on opening weekend. (via Mashable)
“On behalf of Samsung, I would like to thank the millions of customers around the world who have chosen the Samsung Galaxy S4,” gushed JK Shin, CEO of the Mobile Communications Division at Samsung.
The electronics giant now has 33 per cent of the smartphone market, according to figures from the last quarter.
You can view our hands-on review of the Samsung Galaxy S4 below.
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