Samsung sells 10 million Galaxy S4 handsets in first month
Samsung Electronics has announced that global channel sales of its flagship Galaxy S4 smartphone has surpassed 10 million units sold in less than one month after its commercial debut. Launched globally on April 27, the phone is estimated to be selling at a rate of four units per second. While the success of Samsung’s Galaxy S line is indisputable, the phones still do not sell as good as Apple’s iPhones do.
Samsung’s Galaxy S4 sets a new record for Samsung, generating sales quicker than any of its predecessors. Sales of the Galaxy S III reached the 10-million mark 50 days after its launch in 2012, while the Galaxy S II took five months and the Galaxy S seven months to reach the same milestone. By contrast, Apple sold five million of iPhone 5 in the first weekend of sales and supplied 47 million iPhones in the first quarter of iPhone 5 availability.
“On behalf of Samsung, I would like to thank the millions of customers around the world who have chosen the Samsung Galaxy S4. At Samsung we’ll continue to pursue innovation inspired by and for people,” said JK Shin, chief executive officer and president of the IT and mobile communications division at Samsung Electronics.
Samsung Galaxy S4 is available in more than 110 countries and will gradually be rolled out to a total of 155 countries in cooperation with 327 partners.