Samsung Galaxy S4 is the fastest selling Android flagship: 4 million in five days

Samsung Galaxy S4 is the fastest selling Android flagship: 4 million in five days
The Samsung Galaxy S4 has reached sales of the whopping 6 million as of May 10th and is well on track to hit 10 million sales within the first month of sales.

The Galaxy S4 is the world’s fastest selling high-end Android device, beating the sales records of its predecessors. Samsung unveiled the S4 on April 26th shipping 4 million of the 2013 Android flagship in just five days.

The S III took 21 days to sell the first three million, the S II took 55 days and the original Galaxy S sold the first three million in 85 days.

"As of the end of April, we supplied four million Galaxy S4 handsets to telecommunication operators around the world," a Samsung executive said on Friday. "As of Friday, we have sold more than 6 million units, and we predict that we could break the 10-million mark by as early as the end of this month," the company added.

source: Chosun Ilbo

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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)

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94 Comments

1. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Well deserved. A little rough start but SW improvements are quickly coming out. It's a beast. I still wish competition good sales, to keep up the healthy rivalry which results in the best products, cause they MUST be good.

19. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Do you know if updates have started rolling out to fix the lag/stuttering issue yet ?

23. tedkord

Posts: 17452; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

No update needed, just disable the animation settings. It still animates, but its smooth.

24. hipnotika

Posts: 353; Member since: Mar 06, 2013

hahahah you have 8 core phone and you say that just disable animation settings :) what a poor action :)

38. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

The chances he has the 8 core version are very slim, he probably has the quad core version.

46. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

8 core doesnt mean 8 cores running at a time.. 4 a15 running for heavy performance rendring 4 a7 running for low performance rendering That specific exynos can run the 8 cores at a time but it will be an overkill

61. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

They should'ev gave an option where you can either have all 8 cores running, or 4xA15, or 4A7 running, but there's no option for that. Root it, Lag wouldn't exzist. ™

62. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

I used to do it with my previous S4 no noticeable different still lag and stuttering. The only way to make S4 fast you have to root the phone and remove all S apps including a few google apps if you are not going to use it like tags, Chinese and Korean keyboard, talkback. you can even freeze those apps when your root any Android phone.

66. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Just overclock the Cpu and the voltages, lags™ what lags™

49. abdane

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

hahahahaha ! as i said before... it will sell like hotcakes ! SAMSUNG HATERZZ... WHERE ARE YOU !!! :D how much did your HTC One sell ? oh... 10-15,000 ? hahaha

84. barondebxl

Posts: 180; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

And haters talk about plastic LMAO. How does it feel that plastic sells better than aluminum? BWahaqhahahahhahahahaha!

91. imran86

Posts: 208; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

Everyone saying it's plastic just put it side to side to your precious iphone 5 and see which one looks premium.

94. Dadler22

Posts: 242; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

feels like people are stupid. :D I have a samsung, the plastic sucks d**k

39. AnTuTu

Posts: 1621; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Note 3 will be like 10 million in a week :) Way to go Sammy proud of you and also well deserved.

63. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

SAMSUNG- ANDROID=FTW™

81. chocolaking

Posts: 495; Member since: May 22, 2012

how about samsung for the fail. Lol

88. abdane

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

U MAD BRO ?

2. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Samsung just update my Galaxy Tab 7.7 to Jelly Bean. I have a good user experience with them so will keep buying their products.

92. AFnerdTP unregistered

for real?? i must check kies!

3. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

How much did the HTC One sell comparatively? I think the One deserves strong sales.

4. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

I'm pretty sure the One sold as many as they could produce, since its still waiting to be released in a few countries. One thing htc totally failed on.

5. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

HTC deserves strong sales all right, but it's their own fault that the One had a rough start. I'd imagine they sold around 1M since release, which would be an impressive number considering the manufacturing nightmare. I think it will do 5 million more at least, a respectable number.

21. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

I think GSMArena daily hit charts from a sustained period are a good indication of sales. Xperia Z for example, was on top for a good while with over 120000 daily hits..and the news were it sold 4.6 million during March. Before that, there was a case where Micromax HD was on top for a few weeks, with news following about record sales of the phone in India. Now, the S4 keeps 110000-150000 hits interest for a prolonged period of time. HTC One is at 40000-50000 hits over the same period

64. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Then who come Nokia lumia 920 comes i top and S4 no.2?!

41. hipnotika

Posts: 353; Member since: Mar 06, 2013

htc one is major and superior design and it is business, sport etc. phone. s4 is like a toy. you can produce plastic more than aluminium :) so thats the real problem. also there is an advantage which is advertising samsung doing very well and rollinggg tooo much money on it.

48. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

Htc One is a great device but you dont have to bash galaxy s4 in every comment you'll be dropping here. Business phone? Gs4 will be having the Knox soon.. and the sharing feats of s4 and other galaxies are useful in business..What does htc one has that makes it a business phone? Sports?? Gs4's SHealth will be more compatible for sports people, what Htc one has to be a Sports phone? Toy?? They are both android

55. hipnotika

Posts: 353; Member since: Mar 06, 2013

i mean the design ..

59. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

Lame excuse. Your comment says otherwise. And how is a phone design connected with business and sports? LoL I dont have both of them because i am waiting for note3 EOS or sony honami, but if i will choose between the design of gs4 or htc one. I will prefer the larger screen with thin bezels with topnotch ergonomics than smaller screen with fat bezels

47. amiroo

Posts: 269; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

great for sami ..i waiting for news about htc one sales but i think htc dont enough money for advertise as great as samsung.. both are best 2013.

6. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

... and PA you're one of the best advertiser of Samsung Products, Samsung should be grateful to you

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