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Bryan M. Wolfe
| May 15, 2013
The Galaxy S IV Could Be Samsung's Most Popular Smartphone To Date
It looks like Samsung has a winner on its hands with the new Galaxy S IV smartphone. The company has sold more than 6 million units during the first two weeks of release, according to The Chosunilbo, a Korean-based website. First announced in mid-March, the Galaxy S IV is said to be "selling faster than any of its predecessors." This declaration, however, is a little bit fuzzy since the report confuses units sold with units shipped. As quoted in the report:
Samsung officially unveiled its latest handset on April 26 and had supplied 4 million units worldwide within five days. In contrast, it took 85 days for the company to shift 3 million of its S1 handsets, 55 days to do the same for the S2, and 21 days for the S3.According to Samsung, "we predict that we could break the 10-million mark by as early as the end of this month." By this, we assume they mean the number of devices sold. Regardless, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Samsung's newest phone is doing well. For one, the Galaxy S III was very popular with consumers. For another, the Galaxy S IV arrives at a time when Apple has yet to announce their iPhone plans for 2013. These two variables should make Samsung's handset the one to beat, at least until later in the year. See also: A Word Of Warning For Would Be Samsung Galaxy S IV Buyers, and Going Rogue: The Next iPhone Could Make The Samsung Galaxy S IV Look Like A Turtle