South Korean giant and leader of Android smartphones Samsung Electronics today announced that global channel sales of its GALAXY S4, 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.
The 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.
“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, CEO and President of the IT & Mobile Communications Division at Samsung Electronics.
The Galaxy S4 is equipped with powerful features and this is the reason it is selling at such a fast pace.The Galaxy S IV feature 5 inch screen with world’s first Full HD Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels at 441 ppi. The phone is powered by Octa-Core processor. The eight-core processor will actually have two quad-core CPUs that will not work simultaneously, rather, they will come in use when required. The selection of the processor will be different for different markets depending upon the utility and technology available in the markets. Running Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) OS, the Galaxy S4 has a 13 megapixel auto focus camera with flash. It has a 2 megapixel front camera with Full HD recording. The GALAXY S4 also boasts a Dual Camera function that allows simultaneous use of both front and rear cameras.
The GALAXY S4’s new and innovative software features include Air View and Air Gesture for effortless tasks, while it also keeps users up-to-date with information about their health and wellbeing using S Health.
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 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.
Analysts expect strong sales of the Galaxy S4, which has propelled Samsung to the top of the $225 billion smartphone market since its debut in 2010, and this will help the firm report record earnings in the current quarter.