Samsung Galaxy S 4 logs record pre-regs with Carphone Warehouse, four times the S III

European mobile retailer Carphone Warehouse issued a press release that the interest it sees in the Samsung Galaxy S 4 pre-registration is unprecedented. The chain has registered no less than four times the rate it logged for Samsung's last year bestseller - the Galaxy S III.

The third Galaxy flagship edition last year broke all registration records as well, and now its successor proves how ingrained in the minds of consumers Samsung has become. There is formidable competition this year, though, with the Xperia Z, HTC One and the Optimus G Pro, so it's early to tell whether the final sales results will break records again.


Android fans scramble for new handset prompts ‘busiest pre-registration period ever’

London, 20 March 2013 – Carphone Warehouse has today announced that interest in Samsung’s newest Galaxy S4 smartphone has been ‘off the charts’ compared with its predecessors. The UK’s largest independent mobile retailer has so far received more than four times (446%)* as many pre-registrations for the Galaxy S4 than it did when Samsung announced its last flagship device, the SIII, in 2012. 

Graham Stapleton, Chief Operating Officer at Carphone Warehouse, says, “The vast number of pre-registrations we’ve had for this device is evidence how hot the Galaxy S4 is going to be. The launch event in New York clearly captured the imagination of many of our customers - acting as the driving force for the busiest pre-registration period we’ve ever seen!

“The Galaxy SIII launch broke records last year and was always going to be a tough one to beat, but the S4 is already proving to be a more than capable step up in the series that will inspire many people to make the switch to Android from other operating systems. This device is the one to watch for 2013.”

The Samsung Galaxy S4 will be available from Carphone Warehouse across all major networks from 26th April. To register your interest, visit Tariff and pricing details will be announced closer to the launch date in April.

*SIII pre-registration figures taken 25th – 30th April 2012 compared with S4 pre-registration figures taken 15th – 18th March 2013

Related phones

Galaxy S4
  • 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)



1. kaliil10

Posts: 146; Member since: May 16, 2012

but you forget Lumia 920 and the BB z10

4. binerry

Posts: 99; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

Are those elements? What are those? /s


Posts: 328; Member since: Oct 13, 2012

I don't know. May be they are smartphone's or something. /s

8. voxmarc

Posts: 339; Member since: Aug 22, 2012

guys...they are the most advanced device ever.....they even eclipsed the sale of their competitor Canon....they are the best Calculator around.

25. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Lol Good one

13. procopiojose

Posts: 132; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

i think it is a new dance craze or something.. successor to gangnam style and harlem shake.. but i need to ask jeeves for that..

16. SleepingOz unregistered

Geez, I'm sick and tired of those stupid dance!

21. AnTuTu

Posts: 1612; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Expected. Best of luck Samsung and I hope all those users of S4 gonna enjoy every damn feature what Samsung has offered with this beast :)

27. doejon

Posts: 411; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

just imagine if samsung brings next year the s5 in a unibody and a hot looking design.. that would be the end of some other manufacturer...

28. voxmarc

Posts: 339; Member since: Aug 22, 2012

samsung can do it but i dont think google will allow it,google dont want the whole android system collapse,as much as possible they want a fairly distributed growth and income...that is why sammy is inclined to release a TIZEN beast this september with premium material and specs.

29. KennethP4V

Posts: 33; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

fishy, another samsung's trick to fool the s sheep. 4 times more says pretty much nothing. Lets say last year we have 1 registration, this year we have 4, thats a god damn 4 times increase. throw out a real number, y just "4 times more", 4 times from how much we got no idea. And BTW, this is only pre registration, its not even preorder. Anyone without a real intent to buy d phone can still preregister.

2. MrJerry

Posts: 403; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

Too easy

3. blingblingthing

Posts: 962; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

Good for Samsung. But I want to see the same for the other (Android) manufacturers.

11. oister85 unregistered

Me too

5. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

You lie! You iloser websites posted how the phone was nothing new it sucks now pre-registrations are 2 3 and sometimes 5 times more then the gs3... cant have it both ways.

9. No_Nonsense unregistered

Sales are impacted by various factors which include : perception of a company/brand in the minds of the people, how good the device is, marketing. However, a best-selling device may not be the most innovative or vice-versa. Sales tell only a part of the story.

26. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

The key word here is MAY NOT but that doesn't rule out sales being a great indicator of quality. Something you Samsung hating HTC loving people seem to conveniently ignore. I don't know how many times Peter Chou and his fan boy posse attributes Samsung's success to marketing without a shred of evidence that suggests marketing being the driving force. Either way, HTC doesn't have enough money to control the marketing variable so he should just STFU and look for other ways. Which is exactly what Samsung did when HTC and Apple were kicking the GS1's ass. They never once complained about sales and came up with the legendary GS2.

14. ebubekir26

Posts: 337; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

lolumad ?

6. Esf_Kid

Posts: 49; Member since: Feb 28, 2013

great number. keep one for me :D i'll sell my IP5 to get this one.

10. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1175; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Oooooh, that's going to have the Samsung haters rather mad. This proves that Functionality, Updates, a fast yet fluid UI, the best internal hardware, and great innovations trump Looks :) great job by Samsung.

12. procopiojose

Posts: 132; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

going to buy this phone.. period.....

15. ebubekir26

Posts: 337; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

I will get this phone. and I will wait for the Galaxy Note III

22. AnTuTu

Posts: 1612; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Same here bro :)


Posts: 202; Member since: Dec 08, 2012

Four times the S3 rate? Seems that in these troubled times money still grows on trees...

18. Abbath

Posts: 99; Member since: Sep 16, 2012

someone one once commented here that the best compromise is looks! It seems that im not the only one that agrees!

19. Eonnaydra

Posts: 217; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

Haha I don't know why Xperia Z is on the list. Gonna get S4 very sooon.

20. saffant

Posts: 274; Member since: Jul 04, 2011

Don't see why the Optimus G Pro is on that list. That infringed design is nothing close to be considered "competition".

23. Stayfly2407

Posts: 78; Member since: Dec 15, 2011

sold my iphone 5 for this already, getting the 64G with a 64G sd card, 128Gs sounds good to me!

24. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Oh I will so enjoy sitting back and watching this device selling in boat loads and making haters scratch their hollow skulls.

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