Samsung Galaxy S4 Shipments Top 6 Million In 15 Days

Posted: May 15, 2013 in GT, Mobile, Samsung
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Samsung has confirmed via the Korean website
Chosun Ilbo that it has shipped over 6 million units of
the Galaxy S4 since its international release on April
26. According to the firm, this is the fastest ever sell
rate for a Galaxy S smartphone, or any other
Samsung smartphone for that matter. Specifically, the Galaxy S4 hit 4 million shipments
between April 26 (release date) and April 30, and had
reached 6 million units sold by May 10. For a little perspective, the Galaxy S sold 3 million
units in 85 days, while the Galaxy S2 took 55 days to
achieve the same feat, and the Galaxy S III hit the 3
million mark in just 21 days. An executive at the company told Chosun Ilbo the
following: “As of the end of April, we supplied four million
Galaxy S4 handsets to telecommunication operators
around the world. As of Friday, we have sold more
than 6 million units, and we predict that we could
break the 10-million mark by as early as the end of
this month.” It’s worth noting that these “sales” are to wireless
operators, and not direct to consumers. In other
words, Samsung has shipped 6 million units of the Galaxy S4 since April 26. Obviously, the Galaxy S line is selling notably well for
Samsung, and the progress from one generation to
the next is made clear by these figures. But even
though Samsung dominates the market right now, and
has a near-monopoly on Android, the iPhone is still
technically a faster selling phone than any of Samsung’s Galaxy models. Remember when the iPhone 5 launched? Apple
clocked over 2 million pre-orders for the latest-
generation iPhone in the first 24 hours it was
available. For pre-order. And where progress is concerned, the iPhone’s
popularity grows with each generation as well, and in
this case even faster than Samsung’s Galaxy S line.
iPhone 5 pre-orders were 2x the number of pre-orders
seen for the iPhone 4S. In either case, both companies are raking in the
dough with their flagship lines.

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