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

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.

  • Looking forward to the Note 3 this Fall the bigger, faster better version of the S4.
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  • Caffeinecarl
    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_
    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_
    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
    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
    Would rather have HTC One
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  • Cons29
    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
    I want one....
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  • iamtheking123
    Plastic = lighter. Only a tard buys a phone for how it looks.
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  • becherovka
    10825166 said:
    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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