Samsung said to be expecting sweeping demand for Galaxy S IV, sales to reach 100 million units

Samsung said to be expecting sweeping demand for Galaxy S IV, sales to reach 100 million units
The upcoming Samsung Galaxy S IV is clearly the most anticipated Android device this year, and Samsung is getting ready for a sweeping demand. Jefferies & Company analyst Peter Misek says Samsung is planning to sell 100 million Galaxy S IVs, enough to pull suppliers’ resources away from Apple and its iPhone.

“The enormous 100 million S4 build plan (we estimate the S3 sold 60M) is leading some suppliers to say that they will reallocate resources away from Apple,” Misek wrote in a research note.

Misek has earlier said Apple is allegedly having a difficulty manufacturing larger screens for a supposed bigger-screen iPhone and the launch of such a device has been postponed to 2014.

Last time we heard from Samsung in mid-January, it had sold over 40 million Galaxy S III phones.

source: BGR

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51 Comments

1. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Apple already has the lawsuit to file on day 1 of sales of the GS IV.

11. Diego!

Posts: 867; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

Suing Samsung on what? Samsung Galaxy S III has nothing to do with iPhone! And I think S IV won't either

16. imsickwithsmartphone

Posts: 153; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

We never knows.... that think yet.

29. nlbates66

Posts: 328; Member since: Aug 15, 2012

suing for having a screen of course, and for being a phone, obviously apple did that first geez.

34. becauseiamawsome

Posts: 3; Member since: Feb 13, 2013

they patent the phone.. there claming there the first that invented it.

2. skuld

Posts: 44; Member since: Jan 10, 2013

not gonna happen.

7. wendygarett unregistered

Might gonna happen, depend on user anxiety... a lot of galaxy s3 user change to note2 within 5months and that prove the sales have reach the target, and who know, the combination of galaxy s3 user and note2 user to exchange this beast might reach 100millions :)

24. wendygarett unregistered

Hmm that's funny, if galaxy s3 is an future proof device, why are they being such insecure to change to note2? Scratching my head...

37. SleepingOz unregistered

Those who switched to the Note II from the GSIII wanted a bigger screen and couldn't wait for the JB update imho. But the Note II sales is still insignificant compared to the GSIII. Idk where you take your sources from, but get your facts right, stupid troll!

36. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

If i'm seeing an SIV in the shape of SIII, that's it. That's when i'll think Sammy's SIII cow died because of excessive milking.

3. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

That's a little over-ambiguous. Rivals are closer this year with their on 5"-ers and many phablets coming out.

6. Diego!

Posts: 867; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

Yes, I do agree. But "the supposed to be" king of smartphones for 2013, Sony Xperia Z, has gotten mixed reviews... So I guess Samsung has something under its sleeve to wow us when S IV gets announced :D

9. wendygarett unregistered

You do realize that _bone_ hate Xperia z don't you? Try not to taunt him please :)

12. Diego!

Posts: 867; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

Oh please! I really like Sony Xperia Z! I was just mentioning something I've read on every site/blog! Go check it out, everyone is complainging about the camera and display :|

21. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Wendy probably pre-ordered one, that's why she's so defensive. ;) In any case, ability alone doesn't sell a phone, it's performance, marketing and pricing, and while Samsung does the best on the first two fronts, the Huaweis, Oppos and Googles of the world are eating market share off with affordable flagships, and that's where the real competition is. Huwaei sold more smart phones last year than HTC and Sony combined.

27. wendygarett unregistered

I'm sorry to say this bone... But before that, I congrats you to be a top 3 oem brand user ;) But unfortunately, I would not afraid the pressure from groupie and I'm happy to be minority who owns non-mainstream products that have a good build quality :) tons of red thumb I had received until now, and I'm still brave enough to say this to you to proof that I'm not afraid of groupie's pressure :p

28. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

how old are you again?

10. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Not if they can't get the bits to build their phones with. If Sammy has managed to corner the market for critical internals, it doesn't matter how many competitors 'announce' products. It is all about being able to ship your toys. If Sammy is able to constrain (or even stop) iToys from shipping, that would be taking a page out of Apple's playbook. The folks at Apple would scream themselves hoarse. Definitely fodder for a lawsuit.

25. ph00ny

Posts: 2027; Member since: May 26, 2011

Did you forget? They build their own critical components. That's the reason why apple and other manufacturers have relied on samsung for years due to their capability of meeting the demand.

13. Firedrops

Posts: 254; Member since: Sep 06, 2011

over-ambitious*

23. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

grammer-troll*

4. erdpov

Posts: 67; Member since: Dec 07, 2012

This is championship this its the way and style of Samsung, who is going to test sammy will find out the true champion, the only champion of 2013.

35. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

I'm surprised at how reading your comment made me stammer. That's never happened!

5. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Now this is good news.

8. Diego!

Posts: 867; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

I'm ditching Microsoft and Windos Phone for the last time. Sorry, but I spent a lot of money on my Nokia Lumia 900 and three months after that, it was announced it wouldn't be updated to WP8. Bye Bye Nokia and Microsoft. Welcome back Sammy & Android to my hands! :D

14. Firedrops

Posts: 254; Member since: Sep 06, 2011

Personally(as a power user), I really do not like what Samsung is doing to the Android market with its phones. Don't get me wrong, their phones are good, really good. But there are other phones that are equal or even better, or just down to personal preferences edge out on Samsung's Galaxy S series, but they get nowhere near the amount of accessory-support, software dev-base and general attention that they deserve. Mid-rangers get almost 0 accessories from high-profile companies and ROM devs, and only a small handful of low-ends get so much attention again just because of how popular they are due to affordability.

18. erdpov

Posts: 67; Member since: Dec 07, 2012

Who cares if Sony cannot make a real killer phone which will wow us, woo cares if HTC is always good at some things and sucks at others, they should blame themselves for not listening to people's needs. Remember galaxy s2. It was a phone with no compromises. It was really good at everything and people realized it and voted for it. Android gives equal possibilities to all oems.

20. wendygarett unregistered

Agree, Sammy has no compromise and proof that Sammy made the sturdiest and sexiest phone among the android :)

38. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

I disagree. There is a reason why Samsung is trusted. I research like crazy before choosing phones and the Sammy phones are just flat out better and that is why they sell. There is no conspiracy theory about other Android phones being just as good, no matter how much the HTC fans wish to believe it. The Optimus G and Nexus 4 I will give you are just as good if not better than the GS3 but really, they were released too late and the GS4 is too close. Anyone can make a superior phone after the fact, except Apple who lives in their own bubble, but Samsung is successful because they are the only ones that make a superior no compromise phone before the fact. They have been doing this since the GS2, and when they weren't doing it in the GS1 days, HTC beat them in sales. See, fair and square. No anomalies like you HTC fanboys like to believe.

40. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

They also schedule and plan really well. Not too early like the Sony and HTC. You don't want to jump in with the Xperia Z or M7 until you at least see the GS4. Then when the GS4 is finally beat by say the Optimus G2/Nexus 5 or a Droid DNA 2, 2014 is here with the Xperia Z2 and GS5 only about 2-4 months away.

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