Report: This year, Samsung wanted to sell 100 million Samsung Galaxy S4 units and 40 million slates

Report: This year, Samsung wanted to sell 100 million Samsung Galaxy S4 units and 40 million slates
Samsung allegedly set some lofty goals for itself this year. The Korean OEM wanted to ring up 100 million Samsung Galaxy S4 units and 40 million tablets in 2013. While we're not sure what the year's final tally will be for the flagship Android phone, a published report out of Korea cites a Samsung insider who says that the company has sold 40 million tablets in 2013.

Samsung has been led in the fourth quarter by the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1(2014 edition). Overall, it has sold 12 million tablets in the final three months of the year. In the first quarter, the company sold 9.1 million tablets, decreasing to 8.4 million units in the second quarter before a strong rebound to 10.5 million slates sold in Q3. It all adds up to 40 million tablets sold this year.

With Samsung Galaxy S4 sales dropping off as the year progressed, Samsung is believed to be focusing on tablets next year and expects to sell 100 million units in 2014.

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source: FNNNews (translated) via GforGames

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24 Comments

1. byczybyk

Posts: 18; Member since: Jul 04, 2012

step out of the shadow, dont be shy - tell us who you are ;]

2. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Don't worry with the number of units they sold this year and before that. they will be THE DOMINATE MANUFACTURE.

5. darkkjedii

Posts: 30966; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I think you meant "THE DOMINANT MANUFACTURER"

21. giani

Posts: 269; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

samsung wanted to brainwash 100 mil people this year. Instead they only managed 50 mil. If you don't own a samsung...YOU ARE THE RESISTANCE ! :)

3. AppleHateBoy unregistered

Samsung will sell 100 million units if they concentrate on both Android as well as Windows 8 with Bay Tail. Android is quite unproductive. Windows is useful to office goers.

6. darkkjedii

Posts: 30966; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

You should change your name to "HateBoy"

8. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I was just thinking that... +1

7. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Disagree completely. To say an Android tablet is unproductive, think about the people who buy one because of: 1) functionality 2) price 3) options

9. darkkjedii

Posts: 30966; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Combine all 3, and how can you possibly go wrong. +1

22. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

I have been really productive with my Nexus 5 - I can print from my phone - create and modify documents - hey, thanks for playing...

4. darkkjedii

Posts: 30966; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Big time numbers. Big time company. Big time jedii approved.

11. tedkord

Posts: 17307; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

So the force is strong in them?

14. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Wellness, the darkk side of the force at least.

15. darkkjedii

Posts: 30966; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Strong it is

18. Furbal unregistered

Can't wait to see what android can do with proper multi window support. 2014 should be interesting with the next batch of processors

24. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

My Nexus 2012 tablet does pretty with multi window support - but, I wish it was standard on all Nexus devices...

10. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Quality over quantity...

12. tedkord

Posts: 17307; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Both in this case.

13. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Good.

16. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

100 million GS4's eventually might still be possible. The original S1 sales picked up from buyers that couldn't afford the GS2. So who knows. 100 million in 2013 was shooting too high though.

19. xfire99

Posts: 1205; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

With the prices they currently have and they can forget about it. Even Apple have dropped theirs overpriced devices.

23. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

S4 prices did not stay at 199 very long - Sprint has it for free, at times - T- Mo has a good deal with it....

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