Samsung sold 20 million Galaxy S4 devices in just two months

Samsung sold 20 million Galaxy S4 devices in just two months
In just 2 months since its launch, the Samsung Galaxy S4 has sold over 20 million units. Samsung’s own chief executive JK Shin confirmed the figure to Korean media.

This makes the Galaxy S4 the fastest selling Android device. Within a month of its launched it had already gone past the 10 million mark. In comparison, the Samsung Galaxy S III took a 100 days to reach 20 million sales.

This report will obviously quiet down analysts who speculated that Samsung is having troubles selling as many Galaxy S4s as it would have liked. Those same analysts suggested that with the arrival of many S4 derivatives, Samsung might be watering down sales of its most profitable device, the flagship S4.

The Samsung Galaxy S4 launched internationally at the end of April and reached the 20 million sales milestone by the end of June. Interestingly, most of those sales have happened across the globe and in Korea the S4 sold half a million units.

source: iNews via SamMobile

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  • Display 5.0 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera)
    2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh
  • OS Android 5.0 Lollipop



103. Trex95

Posts: 2384; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

98. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

What Samsung does better now than Apple is they market the product by showing off the product's capability.

97. Eonnaydra

Posts: 217; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

Can somebody from Phonearena's staff ban WHoyton1? It's annoying to see that spam with 20 millions stuff again and again.To calm down,Apple sold around 120 millions of iPhones(5,4S,4) during the Q4 2012,Q1/Q2/Q3 2013. I think his IQ is on the same level with a retard/monkey. Ontopic: Congrats to Samsung for these sales,but we shouldn't forget how much money did SS spend in the last 2 month on marketing,my city is full of ads with S4.

93. iushnt

Posts: 3182; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

I knew they would sell well.. I can see everywhere in my country.. Well done Sammy

91. Andrewtst

Posts: 697; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

How true this figure are, only Samsung know. S4 in my country immediate drop few hundred after two weeks sales. And obvious difficult to see anyone holding it. Last year at least 10 out of my friends buy S III, this year only one person getting the S4. The retailer shop is never clouded as last year, my country active forum of phones where S4 thread is running extremely slow. Everything show up S4 is not that famous as it suppose.

90. Cha7520

Posts: 222; Member since: Oct 31, 2010

Who cares if they sold that many. My HTC ONE is a better phone, so I have nothing to be "J" over! lol

88. cornerofthemoon

Posts: 620; Member since: Apr 20, 2010

I traded in my Blackberry Z10 courtesy of the T Mobile grace period due to the app selection (or lack there of) as well as the recent doom and gloom BB headlines. I didn't go for the iPhone or the HTC One because I needed an SD card slot so I chose the Galaxy S4. At first I wasn't interested in the S4 due to its Fisher Price styling but it looks much better in person than in the photos. It's also the Swiss Army knife of phone. So far I'm smitten.

65. AshishRomea

Posts: 145; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

made up numbers

67. sniperdroid

Posts: 146; Member since: May 23, 2013

If they are "made up" they should show up in their quarterly reports but going by Samsung I doubt they ever want that kind of bad publicity. Just accept it, it sold 20 million just the way we accept how well the iPhone sells despite not being a huge fan.

63. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

WELL DONE SAMMY!!! I Wish You All the Best! 20 million people..... and enough said!!!!!!!!!!! Sammy the NO 1 !!!

58. Tre-Nitty

Posts: 470; Member since: Nov 16, 2010

I love seeing people argue over things that have no direct bearing on their lives. Samsung, Sony, Apple, or heck even McDonald's love to see free advertising from random people who they dont have to pay. 20 million s4's sold and not 1 penny paid out to 1 phonearena loyalist!

62. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

thats my job......making sure everyone gets free a local me :D

69. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

and your likes is from WHoyton2?

55. muhsen

Posts: 281; Member since: Jun 07, 2012

I hope they r not counting all s4 derivatives as well (active,zoom,mini and others) within this 20 million because that will be called cheating

66. Jason2k13

Posts: 1487; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

those phones only came out like what...1 weeks? 2 weeks? they would barely make any sales

54. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

S4 and Note 3 = Batman and Robin iPhone 5s = Lois Lane

59. Trex95

Posts: 2384; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Iphone 5s and Nexus 5= Bruce Lee and Micheal jai white Galaxy S4 and Note 3= Jay z and Beyonce

68. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

Batman and Robin is Old Stuff :D SONY =The DARK KNIGHT RISES!

52. Trex95

Posts: 2384; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

I bet that phone arena mentioned that sold and other tech sites will mentioned as shipments Lol.

45. dilippanchiwala

Posts: 8; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

Wrong news....!!! Fack fack and Fack... Juct they want increase to sell more.....YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYA

41. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Nice sales! But I don't think they will still surpass the iPhone 5 sales or the next gen iPhone unless they do something that would really be the next big thing. I am highly anticipating the note 3, because I can really see the huge and powerful changes in the note line rather than the s

53. iushnt

Posts: 3182; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

for your information, S3 alone outsold iphone 5

56. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

No one knows how many iPhone 5's were sold because Apple combined iPhone 4, iPhone 4S and iPhone 5. They just say that 30 million iPhone's were sold and that's it. Got to figure that iPhone 5 sales compared to it's older brothers are good but not great because Apple hasn't made a big deal about. And when Apple updates the iPhone to iOS 7 starting with iPhone 4 how many people want to upgrade again if the phone just works (albeit slower)? Got to figure sooner or later Apple's plan to support old hardware actually hurts sales especially when the phone looks the same.

21. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1227; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Ooooh! That's a major blow to Samsung haters! :'D many of them thought their favourite OEMs finally had a chance, lol!

11. Zeus.k unregistered

S4 is the best phone out there. People can bash it for the design however it doesn't look bad. Good job done Samsung. They definitely deserve to be on the top however competition is catching up and they need to up the game like they did with S2. I think they can definitely pull it off since they have resources to do it.

9. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

Sony #1 :)

10. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Mind explaining how when you have clicked on a article saying the S4 has sold over it luck then? Go away Sony Fanboy!

15. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

Shhhhh your sensitivity is showing your fanboyism :(

16. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Yet your the one who was saying "Sony #1"......idiot!

26. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

What's wrong with saying Sony #1? Did he mentioned anything offensive? I can say, Apple #1, HTC #1, SONY #1, LG #1, and that's not offensive. WE LOVE QUALITY PRODUCTS! That's ALL!

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