Fortuitous news from the Samsung camp today as an exec has claimed that six million Samsung Galaxy S4s were sold by 10 May.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 technically hit the market on April 26 2013, and four million handsets were shipped to supply chains by the end of the month – although presumably Samsung began shipping the handset to retailers ahead of that date.
Who knows if anyone at Samsung could have foretold that the S4 would break the internal records set by the Galaxy S3 which hit three million shipments in, conveniently, three weeks.
The chatty exec went on to force the point, telling Korean paper Chosun that “As of Friday [May 10], 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.”
All aboard the friend ship
It’s a little unclear over whether that six million figure is actual sales or just shipments, which muddies these ‘early figures’ – although there’s no doubt the S4 is selling like rock cakes made of molten lava.
While shifting phones is something of Samsung’s forte, it could be there’s no word on how many S4s have actually been exchanged for cash yet.
But we wouldn’t be surprised if it equals or breaks the S3′s record of 20 million sales in 100 days.
After all, in our Samsung Galaxy S4 review we deemed it to be the best Samsung phone to date, and a solid 4.5 star phone. Unfortunately for Samsung, it didn’t quite manage to topple the HTC One which retains its title as Best Phone In the World Today – for now.