Launched globally on April 27 Samsung Galaxy S4 has proved itself by beating its predecessors by selling 10 million Units in less than a month while S3 took more than fifty days. Samsung recently announced the news that it has become the company's fastest selling smartphone.The S4, which is already selling in 60 countries and which also has plans to expand sales to 327 carriers in 155 countries by next month according to the reports puts Apple's iPhone on higher level of competition. Reportedly, solid sales have come even as supply issues have snarled the US rollout through some carriers.
Despite odd reviews and good ones as well of the S4 by gadget experts, Samsung has yet again proved to become the best seller. Reportedly, JP Morgan analysts expect its operating profit to top Apple's this quarter for the first time in years.
Reportedly, according to the announcement, the 10 million-units-sold milestone was reached a full 20 days earlier than with the previous unit, the Galaxy S 3, and quite a bit faster than the Galaxy S (seven months) and the Galaxy S 2 (five months). The smartphone is available for purchase in 60 countries. By the end of June, the total number of Galaxy S - S4 handsets available will span 327 operators in 155 countries.
It was recently reported, that Galaxy S4 sales were expected to exceed 10 million units sold this week, information that was passed down by co-CEO JK Shin. The announcement was expected to be made on May 24, so Samsung hit the range a solid two days ahead of its anticipated schedule.
Although there is a mild controversy regarding the 10 million units sale because according to the company, these are 10 million global channel sales but not a direct sales to consumers - which puts the number on the "shipped" side not the sold unit to a person. In other words, chances are that the shipped phones could be waiting on store shelves without having been purchased by customers. But considering Apple's announcement of its 5 million units sell out of iPhone 5 in its first weekend it actually referred to the actual sales of unit to the customers. But Samsung still has a good figures considering the ample number of competitors on the market like LG and HTC. Reportedly, Samsung's Galaxy S4 is on pace to easily surpass its predecessor's sales record, Samsung Electronics co-CEO Shin Jong-kyun said Thursday in an interview.
To recap a bit on the specs, the Galaxy S4 comes with a 5-inch display, a 13-megapixel camera, and 4G LTE service, along with a host of innovative software features. It has a Internal storage capacity ranging from 16, 32 and 64GB which is expandable up to 64 GB via microSD card. The device is powered by Quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A15 & quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7 and runs on Android OS, v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) platform with Exynos 5 Octa 5410 chipset. It was also said that Samsung has plans to add many other colors to the S4 device which would be Blue Arctic, Red Aurora, Purple Mirage, and Brown Autumn starting this summer. "Purple Mirage" and "Brown Autumn." The device is priced to Rs. 41,500.