Samsung Sells 10 Million Galaxy S4 Handsets in First Month

First Month Sales of Galaxy S4: High, But Dramatically Behind Apple iPhone

by Anton Shilov
05/27/2013 | 06:31 PM

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.

Samsung Galaxy S4 is powered by either Samsung Exynos 5 Octa application processor or Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 APQ8064T application processor. The new flagship smartphone from Samsung has 5" Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 1920*1080 resolution [441 pixels per inch density, higher than that of Apple iPhone 5] and Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The Galaxy S4 features 2GB of LPDDR3 RAM and can be equipped with 16GB, 32GB or 64GB of NAND flash storage as well as microSD memory card slot.

Samsung equipped its flagship Galaxy S4 model with 13MP main and 2MP front cameras, 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, GPS/GLONASS, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0 (LE), IR LED, multiple sensors (RGB light sensor, digital compass, gyroscope, barometer, accelerometer, proximity sensor, gesture sensor, temperature and humidity sensor), MHL 2.0 output, 2100mAh battery and so on. The S4 comes with Google Android 4.2.2 "Jelly Bean" operating system and supports all 2.5G, 3G, 3.5G (up to HSPA+ with 21Mb/s) types of networks as well as 4G/LTE where available.

Samsung is planning to introduce more color variations to meet various consumer tastes and preferences. In addition to the currently available White Mist and Black Forest, new color iterations will be added this summer, including Blue Arctic and Red Aurora, followed by Purple Mirage and Brown Autumn.