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Samsung: The GS4 Will Hit 10 Million Sales in a Month

By - Source: Korea Times | B 26 comments

The Galaxy S4 is selling like hotcakes.

Samsung has said that its latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S4, is on track to hit 10 million units sold in the first month of availability. According to the Korea Times, Samsung co-CEO Shin Jong-kyun said that the phone would hit the 10 million unit next week and that it is selling much faster than the Galaxy S3.

 

"We are confident that we will pass more than 10 million sales of the S4 next week. It is selling much faster than the previous model S3," Shin Jong-kyun is quoted as telling reporters in Seoul.

The Galaxy S3 launched in May of last year and hit the 10 million units sold milestone in July. Samsung said last September that the phone sold 20 million units in the first 100 days of availability, selling three times as fast as the Samsung Galaxy S2 and six times as fast as the original Galaxy S. The Korea Times cites Samsung as saying increased spending on promotional campaigns helped sell the S4 quickly.

"Samsung spent 50 days to pass the 10 million sales mark for the S3. The S4 will be Samsung’s first '10 million seller' device less than a month after its official debut," Shin said.

The Galaxy S4 launched late last month and packs a 5-inch Full HD Super AMOLED PenTile display, either an Exynos 5 or Snapdragon CPU (depending on the region in which you're buying the device), 2 GB of RAM, 13-megapixel camera, a 2-megapixel camera up front, 16 GB or 32 GB of storage, and a 2,600mAh battery.

Earlier this week, at Google I/O, Google announced that it would be selling the Galaxy S4 via its Google Play Store come June. The difference between this Galaxy and the one already available through carriers is that it will be unlocked, running a stock version of Android and carrying an unlocked bootloader. That model will be selling for $649.

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    iknowhowtofixit , May 17, 2013 3:54 PM
    I threw money at my computer screen but I still only have GS3.... :-(
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    Anonymous , May 17, 2013 4:01 PM
    Looking forward to the Note 3 this Fall the bigger, faster better version of the S4.
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    Caffeinecarl , May 17, 2013 6:14 PM
    One of those was mine! I wonder if the firmware on the Google edition will allow USB mass storage, unlike the regular Samsung version :-/
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    _Pez_ , May 17, 2013 10:31 PM
    Well samsung is doing quite well with those super smarthphones that might be why are selling phones like if they were giving them away....
    I am personally waiting for the Note 3 too... but I started to doubt about a plastic quality screen... I would like better a glass gorilla... not plastic I wouldn't dare to spent a lot of bucks for more ... plastic... just that wouldn't be right in any way.
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    _Pez_ , May 17, 2013 10:34 PM
    Well samsung is doing quite well with those super smarthphones that might be why are selling phones like if they were giving them away....
    I am personally waiting for the Note 3 too... but I started to doubt about a plastic quality screen... I would like better a glass gorilla... not plastic I wouldn't dare to spent a lot of bucks for more ... plastic... just that wouldn't be right in any way.
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    Marko Laurikainen , May 17, 2013 10:42 PM
    I should have bought one of these. Just broke the glass on my SGS3 after dropping it from my car roof at 80 km/h (bad short term memory has it's problems). The phone survived, even the screen survived, but the repair company doesn't know how to change only the glass so it's a 250€ bill just for that. Had I known SGS4 was out, I would have gone for this instead.
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    nuvon , May 17, 2013 10:49 PM
    Would rather have HTC One
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    Cons29 , May 17, 2013 11:13 PM
    i also wish they improve the materials used. like the htc one.
    but then again, ill take these instead of iphone.
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    computer_noob , May 17, 2013 11:23 PM
    I want one....
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    iamtheking123 , May 18, 2013 12:06 AM
    Plastic = lighter. Only a tard buys a phone for how it looks.
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    becherovka , May 18, 2013 12:37 AM
    Quote:
    Well samsung is doing quite well with those super smarthphones that might be why are selling phones like if they were giving them away....
    I am personally waiting for the Note 3 too... but I started to doubt about a plastic quality screen... I would like better a glass gorilla... not plastic I wouldn't dare to spent a lot of bucks for more ... plastic... just that wouldn't be right in any way.

    The way I understood it was that its display is plastic with a glass cover. There is no quality issue with that, it makes a stronger phone. Well one less thing that can break anyway.
    But I might be wrong.
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    darkchazz , May 18, 2013 12:59 AM
    I'm currently happy with my Note 2, but I hope this doesn't encourage them to just slap more gimmicky software features next year and call it a S5...
    My next device will be either a Nexus or an HTC, if samsung keeps this up..
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    Someone Somewhere , May 18, 2013 2:08 AM
    I'm sort of confused about why everybody hates plastic, but hates aluminium. I've got an HTC Desire S, and the aluminum is scratched and dinged to hell, even though it's been in a case. My dad's (now mum's) SGS is older, had a rougher life, and still looks better.
    Plastic is a way better material to build stuff out of, if done correctly.
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    mman74 , May 18, 2013 9:09 AM
    It'll be interesting to see if Apple can maintain interest and growth for it's next iteration of iPhone and iOS.
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    Cons29 , May 18, 2013 9:49 AM
    only a tard buys a phone on how it looks?
    i know looks is not everything, but it does matter. don't tell me you dont consider the looks of your tv, or car, or girl. it's not the most important but it does matter.
    with everything else equal, then looks might mean the difference.
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    milktea , May 18, 2013 11:03 AM
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    ...with everything else equal, then looks might mean the difference.


    Too bad the smart phones are not equal. The main sell for me for the GS4 is the microSD slot, which both the iphone and the HTC one lacks.

    I cannot believe HTC marketing guys missed this very important feature.
    And I've heard that the HTC One in China now is equipped with dual-sim with micorSD slot. So they're trying to catch up to GS4... but a bit too late.
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    ptmmac , May 18, 2013 11:52 AM
    I should have bought one of these. Just broke the glass on my SGS3 after dropping it from my car roof at 80 km/h (bad short term memory has it's problems). The phone survived, even the screen survived, but the repair company doesn't know how to change only the glass so it's a 250€ bill just for that. Had I known SGS4 was out, I would have gone for this instead.
    I was struggling with 2 children under 3 years old and no sleep when the first iPhone came out. I had an awesome case that was made out of a rubbery material and included a tire design on the back. l left that damn thing on top of my car 8 times and never had it fall off. It would just stick like crazy. If you have ever had to put a toddler in a 5 point harness while carrying a baby in another 5 point harness carrier, you would know why I couldn't keep track of the thing when I had less than 3 hours of sleep at night. I never lost the phone or damaged it until I gave it to my wife as a hand me down. She promptly put it in an extremely thin white case which only changed the color to white. On the way to the emergency room with our child I managed to put the phone on top of the car. It blew off on the highway. I actually heard it go and just said oh well! A policeman found it on the highway and tracked me down to return it. It still worked as an Ipod, but the cell phone radio quit working because the blow to the aluminum ring around the screen broke it.
    Moral of the story is buy a cheap but thick rubber phone cover and you may never have to repair a damaged phone.
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    Someone Somewhere , May 18, 2013 10:26 PM
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    Quote:
    Plastic = lighter. Only a tard buys a phone for how it looks.


    Metal = better heat dissipation it has nothing to do with looks...look in the mirror to see the tard. iamtheking?..lmao right..


    Heat dissipation isn't a major design factor in a phone - there's usually under 2W, and the aluminium is only useful if it is actually coupled to the chip. Battery life is more of a factor, and you can't beat removable batteries in that respect.
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    soundping , May 19, 2013 4:50 AM
    I have a Octa-Core SG4. It's not much better than a SG3.
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    scrumworks , May 19, 2013 1:05 PM
    Samsung and HTC both suck equally. Nokia is best!
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