The Samsung Galaxy S4 has been the most anticipated handset to hit in the coming days. From US to India, everyone is excited to part of Samsung's planned celebration. The handset is expected to be rolled out in at least 50 big countries by April end. Samsung India has already started the countdown on its Facebook page long time back. The device could retail for Rs. 42,000, as per early predictions.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 will surely rock retail market around the world. And according to a new report by DigiTimes, Samsung is set to ship around 10 million units in the first month itself. Supply chain also claim that it would be not surprisingly to see this very figure goes up to 30 million units in the second quarter of 2013.
"Sources predict demand within the first month of the launch will be around 10 million units and 30 million in the second quarter of 2013 as the penetration rate of smartphones continues to grow and Samsung is currently the leading brand. In addition, the Galaxy S4 has better features than the Galaxy S3, hence sales of the product are expected to exceed its predecessor", as per report by DigiTimes.
Samsung could be overburdened with manufacturing issues. It is also being said that the South Korean giant has other options in mind, if the production issues did not solve early. The firm may opt to produce the fabled device in either China or Vietnam. Samsung has eight manufacturing base around the world.
HTC, another big player in the handset manufacturing business, is facing component shortage. The HTC One, its newest member, has to face tough battle to throw away the Samsung Galaxy S4 from the retail market. The availability of the handset is still in a limbo.
Whereas, Sony energetically handled this demand-supply chain issues with an ease. Analyst predicts that Sony has sold a whopping 4.6 million Xperia Z in first 40 days. Stay tuned to Gizbot.
Samsung Galaxy S4
The Samsung made device has a 4.99-inch Super HD AMOLED display( 441ppi) with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, 2GB of RAM, 16GB/32/64GB of internal storage , supports micro SD cards( up to 64GB), Octa -Core Exynos 5 processor, Q1 Wireless charging, Wi-Fi, 4G LTE , Global 4G LTE, NFC, 2,600mAh battery, 3G, 13-mega pixel rear camera with LED Flash and a 2 -mega pixel front facing camera, IR blaster, Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and 130grams , TouchWiz UX interface. The Samsung Galaxy S4 comes with some slick software enhancements: Air View and Air Gestures ; S Heath; S Translators; Samsung Knox; Samsung Home Sync; Dual Camera; Sound and Shot; Drama Shot; Eraser among other features.