Samsung has sold more than 40 million units of the Samsung Galaxy S4

Samsung has sold more than 40 million units of the Samsung Galaxy S4
Earlier this month, some reports had Samsung rushing out the Samsung Galaxy S5 due to slow sales of the Samsung Galaxy S4. But is the current Android flagship model really suffering from poor sales? Not according to a published report out of Korea on Wednesday, which cites Samsung CEO J.K. Shin as the source of a story claiming that more than 40 million units of the Samsung Galaxy S4 have been sold to date.

Samsung put some lofty expectations on the device even before it was launched. Back in February, analyst Peter Misek from Jefferies said that the Korean manufacturer was planning on selling 100 million units of the Galaxy S4. At the time, 60 million units of the Samsung Galaxy S III had been purchased. The executive probably would not have released the figure if it was a total too far behind Samsung's own expectations. With this thought in mind, don't expect an early arrival of the Galaxy S5.

Shin also addressed another issue, the problem Samsung has been having with batteries that swell. Earlier this year, this happened to a Samsung Galaxy S III. Some carriers are now estimating that 30% of their customers with the Samsung Galaxy S4 are experiencing a swollen battery. This could lead to an explosion or fire. The manufacturer has introduced a free replacement program for affected customers. Shin says that Samsung's supplier is working with it to prevent these problems from happening to future supplies of batteries.

Thanks, Anonymous Tipster!

source: inews24 (translated) via GforGames

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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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35 Comments

1. darkvadervip

Posts: 366; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

At least Microsoft is happy. It makes how much per android sold. 40 million times whatever dollar is pimping at its finest level.

2. javac

Posts: 102; Member since: Mar 04, 2013

wait you think microsoft is android?

4. Fishbowl

Posts: 23; Member since: Jun 21, 2013

Licensing fees from patents

6. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

MS gets the licensing fees while android and Chrome are eating MS' lunch.

14. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Actually, it is MS's only major revenue for their mobile unit. Last quarter they announced a profit from mobiles sales and licensing (they mixed them to mask the sadness). The majority of those profits came from the licensing and we all know how well the surface did.

9. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Impressive sold. just waiting to see Nokia back in action as their old glory days.

27. livyatan

Posts: 867; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

You most definitely won't be seeing that because Nokia will not be making phones. They sold their phone business to Microsoft, kid.

20. AnTuTu

Posts: 1620; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

WOW and I have got one of those 40 million :) FTW Sammy

3. avasponge

Posts: 44; Member since: May 03, 2012

40 million! wow just wait for the note 3 sales

5. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

In comparison to the iPad Mini with retina display, the note 3 has a really small display for web surfing.

7. Fishbowl

Posts: 23; Member since: Jun 21, 2013

Why would you ever compare the two? One is a phone (phablet moniker be damned) and the other is a tablet. Different markets.

10. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Are you dumb? That's like me comparing a Ferrari to a Dodge Challenger.

34. RoyalPayne

Posts: 458; Member since: Aug 07, 2013

Ferrari being iPad mini of course.

11. nxl2610

Posts: 49; Member since: Aug 14, 2013

Really dude ,Note 3 and iPad Mini ? What kind of comparison is that

16. javac

Posts: 102; Member since: Mar 04, 2013

why are you saying ferrari and the challenger? you should be saying a ferrari and an f150. both of them are meant for completely different things

23. Long1

Posts: 399; Member since: May 18, 2013

And for WHAT different things are meant Note 3 and iPad miny? Exept of the phone calls. By the way - even the tablet Note 8, have phone app. So?

24. Topcat488

Posts: 1416; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

Soooo? What you're saying is,,, the NOTE 8 will destroy the ipad mini 2... You're right with your assessment.

22. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

wait till after the holidays then it will REACH 100 MILLION

8. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Go Samsung!!~~ I believe that the Note 3 sales will be just as strong!~ Fighting!

12. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

So for all those reports and people saying the S4 isn't selling, how hard was it to read this article?

15. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Its selling, but they were expecting complete dominance. In 6 months though, that isn't bad seeing as the iPhone 5 sold about 90 million through its entire life (sadly too short) and this isn't even combining the various S4 spinoffs like the active and so on. Plus the Note 3 on top of that should make it very lucrative for Samsung seeing as how that will probably sell 20-30 million as well. All in all, Samsung now rivals iPhone sales by themselves which should be a somewhat good thing.

13. tedkord

Posts: 17417; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Average of 6.67 million per month. Reports of it's death have been greatly exaggerated.

17. twens

Posts: 1180; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

Haters are gonna hate but Sammy is here to stay. Somebody say a big Amen to note 3.lol

18. Mube007

Posts: 260; Member since: Sep 24, 2013

There is hardly any differences between galaxy s3 and galaxy s4 .so its better to wait for galaxy s5 which will have overall new designing

19. tedkord

Posts: 17417; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

But far more differences than the typical iPhone Xs release.

21. DAddYE

Posts: 48; Member since: Oct 04, 2013

Wow, that's the amount of sales of iPhones in a weekend :D

25. tedkord

Posts: 17417; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Not so much. But nice try.

26. xfire99

Posts: 1206; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

The problem is Sammy release too many different versions and peoples dont know which one to buy. Also what different betweens all these versions and people will get tired to decide. S4 - Snapdragon 600 S4 - Exynos 5410 S4 Mini S4 Active S4 Zoom Not same as S2/S3 that only had 1 version, until the operators started with 4G/LTE and then comes the 4G/LTE versions.

28. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1176; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

A very hard pill to swallow for the haters :D Where are the idiots who said GS4 sales were "so-so"??? LOL! +40million sold, the GS4 is dominating, completely destroying every Android rival. The GS4 has sold more than some manufacturer's entire portfolio, lol!

29. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Take THAT haters! Love your Lumias, Xperias, LGs and HTCs? Samsung sold more S4s than rival flagships combined. #GlossyPlastic #PoliCarbonate #TouchWiz #DealWithIt

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