Samsung preparing to move 10 million Galaxy S IV units each month after release
One such interesting bit we learned today is that according to a South Korean publication called Money Today, Samsung has plans to sell about 10 million Galaxy S IV units in each month following the release. It's not specified for how many months this is going to continue, though. Money Today claims it has obtained information that Samsung has ordered its subcontractors to produce about 10 million GS IV components each month. Whether that is all true remains to be seen. Still, such kind of insane sales would mean that the Galaxy S IV will quickly become the top Android smartphone ever. Both the Galaxy S III and Galaxy S II have sold in about 40 million units until now, though we expect demand for the GS III to remain strong in the near future.
Money Today has revealed some other interesting bits. For example, it claims that Samsung will try to sell over 500 million phones this year, while its tabled line-up is said to get highly diversified with 7-, 8-, 10-, 12- and even 14-inch models.
source: MoneyToday (translated) via AndroidAuthority
1. MeoCao (unregistered)
SS will not have it easy this year. Sony, LG, HTC and many other companies have learned a lot about SS's model and they are making huge progress.
No doublt SS will be the leader in Android world this year but 10 million GS4 in a month is a bit unrealistic.
19. Martine (Posts: 102; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)
All other manufacturers have probably learned a lot but only time will help us confirm if they have really learned a lot from SS' model.
i) learns how to release one or two flagship device in a year (Not One X, X+, XL, etc)
ii) improves their marketing. Yeah! HTC One X is about $60-100 cheaper than GS3 while HTC One S is also about $20 -40 cheaper than the Old GS2, but still nobody buys them.
iii) learns how to support their device i.e create at least 2 - 3 customer service/support centers in a country where your phones are being sold. In my country this is non- existent. If you buy an HTC device and you have problem, you are on your own. The last a friend of mine bricked his Desire HD while updating the phone (USB cable disconnected), he had to send the device to London, UK from Africa. That was his last HTC device.
they will sell a lot better this year. If not, this year may be worse!
Xperia Z and ZL are indeed fantastic phones, they may sell really well but I fear they might be overshadowed by upcoming flagship devices by SS, HTC, LG, Google (Motorola phones and Nexuses) and Apple. This is the same problem the Xperia Arc, S etc had. Poor timing!
LG just like Moto still doesn't sell too well outside their homeland but if the release of Optimus G and Nexus 4 improves their brand image as i hope, they may surprise, in the Smartphone race.
If Samsung can move 18M Galaxy S3, in Q3 2012, I strongly believe the company should be able to reach their goal of moving at least 10M GSIVs each month. I believe they can achieve this feat same way Apple should be able to move at least 15M iPhone 5 each month no matter what.
25. apexKBC (Posts: 92; Member since: 10 Dec 2012)
Before Nokia --------> Over Confidence
now u know who is...............................
2. big.e927 (Posts: 94; Member since: 21 Nov 2012)
It's Samsung, they'll make it happen and this is the first high-end of the year phone that will get my prepaid ass on a contract. My S2 is for boost mobile and does well, but I can tell, without a doubt, that the S3 eclipses this phone. I can only imagine how much better a S4 will be.
13. Ohrules (Posts: 326; Member since: 11 Jun 2012)
"Note that the above photo is likely just a mock-up."
that help you out?
18. zuckerboy (banned) (Posts: 898; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)
you r genius !! lol i know that is mock up and that design is ugly
23. Jonathan41 (Posts: 532; Member since: 22 Mar 2012)
It's not ugly. It's just way too safe. Just like the HTC M7 is. I know it's important to have a recognizable design but, these designers are scared to change anything now a days.
5. Diego! (Posts: 533; Member since: 15 Jun 2009)
That´s quite a statement! 10.000.000 a month worldwide... I guess!
Anyway, I hope they achive their goal. They deserve it!
And I think what will really surprise us is the "diamond-like" pixel they are developing for the screen of the Samsung Galaxy S IV, which will surpass for sure the 440pixels on a screen of 5". Go Sammy! :D
6. drnggaj33 (Posts: 127; Member since: 29 Feb 2012)
im gonna try and get the sam s4 or the moto Xphone but ill see
7. GALAXY-STORM (Posts: 328; Member since: 13 Oct 2012)
With their abilities to mass produce this device, I don't see them failing short of their goal. I will try to be 1 among those 10 million.
8. reyenrique (Posts: 99; Member since: 07 Oct 2012)
Go express happiness to the world samsung
9. Topcat488 (Posts: 1182; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)
I DON'T SEE a Stylus dancing around this mock-up, and when i clicked on the "highlighted" "Galaxy SIV", and checked the specs... It dosen't mention one either.
Can't wait too get my new Note III, but will settle for a OG-Note update until then. :)
14. Andrewtst (Posts: 413; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)
Every others company is up this year! Include Sony and LG. Unless Samsung did drastic change in phone material and design, or else sorry not my next phone anymore the S IV.
15. eyedoc81 (Posts: 13; Member since: 20 May 2011)
One of those 10 million the first month will be mine!
16. Gaytor (Posts: 51; Member since: 09 Sep 2012)
I am sticking to Note , waiting for 3 unless one of those bendable screen ones come across .... saw a presentation by Sammy bigwigs . Awesome specially the tablet concept that shows the screen being completely retractable inside a small compact metal box , you push a button and the screen emerges from the box ! I tell you , ones those elastic screen Oleds come , Apple phones will be resoundingly outsold !
17. androidornothing (Posts: 143; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)
Im so torn between this and the Note 3! Damn it Sammy u make it so hard for us!!! On one hand I loce my GS3 and i want the 4 but the other part of me wants a sexy huge screen!!
20. donfem (Posts: 568; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)
Imagine the world population! If a fraction of that have cell phones, the projected numbers should not be difficult to attain particularly when Samsung does a good job on its phones. I and millions of others are 'patiently waiting'
21. scsa852k (Posts: 320; Member since: 16 Oct 2012)
S IV, Note 3, Xperia Z and ZL, M7, Optimus G Plus, Motorola X, BB10......
Someone just stab me already. I CANNOT CHOOSE!!
24. 9thWonderful (Posts: 232; Member since: 24 Jan 2013)
Gotta be honest...as an Apple fan, it would be interesting to see what this phone has to offer.