Galaxy S4; Worlds Fastest Selling Android Smartphone, to sell 10 Million by end of May;
I’ve always wondered, what is the fastest selling smartphone, that question has now been answered. When we talk about Samsung, there’s absolutely no way you can deny that they’re one of the most popular smartphone manufactures right now, and when it comes to Android? Forget about it, Samsung sell more Android smartphones than anyone else and selling 4 Million Galaxy S4s in just five days is a pretty damn good way to show it. The Galaxy S4 recently launched around the globe and now the company has been talking sales figures, albeit estimated figures that are by no means concrete details.
Recently, a Samsung Exec was quoted as saying the following:
“As of the end of April, we supplied four million Galaxy S4 handsets to telecommunication operators around the world. 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,”
No matter how you look at it, that’s really quite impressive, and hardly surprising as well. Sure, you could argue that the Galaxy S4 is very similar to last year’s flagship but, it’s still a great device and Samsung have certainly used the hype to their advantage. The Galaxy S III, in contrast, took 21 days to sell its first three million. Samsung then went on to sell over 40 Million of them.
It’s clear that the Galaxy S4 is a successful device and with rumors of a “Google Edition” hitting I/O, the only place its popularity can go is up. The question is though, can they keep this up for the amount of time the Galaxy S III was so popular for? It seems very likely but, HTC have a successful handset on their heads and with a renewed attitude to marketing they could give Samsung a run for their money. However, when it comes to marketing, HTC will have a long way to go before they can hope to match Samsung’s exposure.
I’m gonna put it out there and say that although I’ve never fully used TouchWiz, I don’t think at a glance it looks nicer than stock Android, nor does it look as nice as Sense (HTC). Also, the actual feel of the Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S3 isn’t something to be desired either, as they are just too much plastic for me, and let’s be honest the Galaxy S4 looks slightly like a pebble
So, it would seem that the Galaxy S4 is a definite success, as if we’d expect anything different? Have you got a Galaxy S 4? If so, let us know in the comments how you’re liking it.[Source: Chosun Ilbo]