RBC: Samsung could sell 80 million Samsung Galaxy S4 units this year

RBC: Samsung could sell 80 million Samsung Galaxy S4 units this year
RBC Capital Markets says that Samsung could sell 80 million units of the Samsung Galaxy S4 this year. That's despite tough competition from the HTC One and the Apple iPhone 5. The investment firm's Mark Sue told clients that while it took 50 days for the Samsung Galaxy S III to reach the 10 million sales mark, the current model accomplished this feat in under two weeks.

Sue sees 20 million units of the Samsung Galaxy S4 by the time the current quarter ends. He also predicts that the third iteration of the Galaxy Note line will come to market in September and suggests that smartphone growth this year will be led by low-end and mid-range models. He expects sales to rise 26% this year to 860 million units and shoot up an additional 20% in 2014 to 1 billion units.

If Sue is right, 9 out of every 100 smartphones sold this year will be the Samsung Galaxy S4. He also told clients that sales of the 16GB model are strong with the 32GB model in black "mostly sold out". And the analyst sees Apple fighting back with the Apple iPhone 5, the Apple iPhone 5S and an Apple iPhone mini which is probably the low-cost model we've talked about before.


source: BGR

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  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, Quad-core, 1900 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh(17h 3G talk time)

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25 Comments

1. thethird

Posts: 72; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

More powers to the 4th power! [+]

18. james004

Posts: 486; Member since: May 15, 2013

S4 only has 3-4 months before other high end phones start coming out. they wont change the sales of S4 alot but they will bring it little dont atleast. so this 80 million prediction just by first month sales is wrong

2. chistoefurpuffer

Posts: 140; Member since: Mar 11, 2013

That's great news! Hope Samsung can really pull it off!

3. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

SAMSUNG™ S4® ANDROID© FTW™®©

16. TheBitterrTruth unregistered

Everybody loves dreaming!

17. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Nah man many actually bought the dream.

20. SleepingOz unregistered

Nokia fanboys the most.. lol

4. donjunior

Posts: 50; Member since: May 28, 2013

Bec S4 is a powerful and monster device. Galaxy Brand is so popular nowadays beating the iPhone's popularity (so primitive if you compare to other Android OEMs). Galaxy is the New Era. Samsung is the new KING.

5. shreehari

Posts: 45; Member since: Mar 10, 2013

impossible

7. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Possible™

6. Dorothy69

Posts: 498; Member since: May 21, 2013

Holy Topeka !!!!

8. FlushGordon unregistered

Sue them Apple! This is not fair!

15. ebubekir26

Posts: 337; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

jealous ass sucker

21. Diego!

Posts: 876; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

I think FlushGordon is being sarcastic and it's making a joke. ;)

25. ebubekir26

Posts: 337; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

nope, I think you don't know him.. I hated his stupid comments bashing Samsung, I understand jokes on PhoneArena I often give them a like,, but Apple fans that bash other company's ? no like for them

9. PermanentHiatus

Posts: 267; Member since: Jun 22, 2012

80 million. So who's the shee eeep now?

11. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

The people who went from the iPhone 4 to the 4S, or even the 5, just so they could say, "I have the new on". That won't change.

22. Diego!

Posts: 876; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

+1000000 LOL xD

10. UrbanPhantom

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

RBC capital is most likely heavily invested in Samsung, and their statements have no credibility.

12. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

Lol @ FlushGordon and UrbanPhantom

13. sniperdroid

Posts: 146; Member since: May 23, 2013

Nokia dethroned by iPhone, iPhone dethroned by Samsung, Samsung dethroned by??? If you've noticed it's a cycle, same happened with Blackberry, HTC, Motorola etc. Samsung is the king right now but they should keep their innovations coming or else they'll fall into the cycle.

23. johnriii

Posts: 248; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

nice observation, and very true. I believe samsung has learned from others mistakes, and will do everything possible to avoid them. I believe I read somewhere that samsung execs are actually talking about the design of the next samsung series? and I believe those talks are about minimizing the "plastic" of their products. if that is true, then they are listening to the masses, despite their huge sales numbers.

14. ray77

Posts: 126; Member since: Nov 17, 2012

let see... it be great!!!

19. jlim33

Posts: 18; Member since: May 30, 2013

keep it up and undoubtedly you will reign and rule the tech world. Go Samsung!

24. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1354; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Had no doubt about it. Seeing many kids in the northeast school districts now carrying S4 instead of iPhones - To them the luster has worn off because everyone got an iPhone even their Teachers,parents and grandparents who they don't want to identify with so "BAM!!" To be different they all switch to Samsung devices because its cool now to have a S3 or S4. Samsung will have it's time then it will be another manufactures time.

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