Samsung, the Korean electronics giant, expects Galaxy S4 sales to break the 10 million mark over the next seven days, which will make the phone the fastest selling smartphone in the company’s history. If Samsung achieves this milestone, then it would beat the Galaxy S3’s time to that mark by nearly three weeks.
Shin Jong-kyun, co-CEO of Samsung Electronics, reported to a number of journalists in an event in Seoul, South Korea, that the company was “confident” that the phone would pass the milestone before the end of next week.
He said “It is selling much faster than the previous model S3.”
The impressive sales figure not only indicates Samsung’s success, but in a way, it also represents the Android platform’s success worldwide. People are increasingly adopting Android, and the operating system is dishing out tough competition to Apple’s iOS.
Samsung has not left any stone unturned in the marketing of the Galaxy S4, both before and after its launch. Their marketing campaign started with small teaser videos, which eventually led to the launch event in the New York. The company has spent a good amount in the marketing campaign. Looking at sales figure for the Galaxy S4, it seems that Samsung’s marketing tactics indeed paid off.
As mentioned earlier, at the I/O developer conference Google unveiled the new Galaxy S4 running on stock Android 4.2.2. This device will be available from the Google Play Store for a price of $649. The phone comes with the usual Samsung hardware such as 5-inch Full HD (1080p) display, Snapdragon 600 chipset, 13MP camera, 16GB of internal storage and 4G LTE. However, it does comes with one unique feature, which is an unlocked bootloader, which would be great for those who’re thinking to install custom ROMs on their phones. Developers and Android enthusiasts are going to love the Galaxy S4 offered by Google, as they can now grab a powerful smartphone with 4G LTE and expandable memory, which the Nexus 4 lacks.