Samsung co-CEO: Galaxy S4 sales to reach 10 million next week

The Samsung Galaxy S4 went on sale in late April, but the latest installment in the Android smartphone family is already setting new sales records for the series. Samsung co-CEO Shin Jong-kyun has stated the company is "confident" that the smartphone will reach the 10 million mark sometime next week.

The Korean Times reports that Shin added, "It is selling much faster than the previous model S3 ... Samsung spent 50 days to pass the 10 million sales mark for the S3. The S4 will be Samsung’s first '10 million seller’ device less than a month after its official debut."

The sales success of the Galaxy S4 has apparently come even though initial supplies of the smartphone were limited, which caused some wireless carriers in the US to delay their launches by several days in April. In addition, Verizon, the United States' largest wireless carrier, isn't expected to begin selling the S4 until May 23rd.

There have been some complaints that the 16 GB version of the Galaxy S4 only has 8.82 GB of storage that can be used by the owner, thanks to Samsung's heavy use of its own UI and programs. Samsung has since said they are "reviewing the possibility" of freeing up more storage on the 16 GB model in a future software update.

Source: Korean Times | Image via Samsung

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.....and according to Neowin members, Windows Phone is the next big thing. Pfft!! Only Android and Apple can make such bold claims.

android is a 7 year old name now, wp8 ,as of now, has just stepped in the smartphone os industry so we can say that wp8 phones are not too far from android or ios in any respect...

-=MagMan=- said,

Finally someone who isn't afraid to speak the truth!

The only truth is how misinformed and ignorant you fools are. I own a Galaxy S3 mini (Rooted, but otherwise on a stock ROM), by the S4's standards a low end phone and it absolutely flies along.

I've tried the SGS3 Mini, and I'm sorry but it doesn't fly... Run a few apps and magically watch it get choppy and slow. Only way to make sure that thing runs smoothly is to not only root it, but to also put something like CyanogenMod on it, which 99% of the consumers have no clue about doing.

arvindm said,
Well thank god they didn't go with lagdroid.

Galaxy S 4 here. No lag.

I have gestures too so I don't even have to touch the phone to use it. Also voice commands. You have to use your hands on your phone? That's like a baby's toy.

I will CERTAINLY get this as my next phone IF:
The Google Nexus version actually becomes available on Sprint. (I know this is a very BIG "if")
But it is either this or pray the Nexus 4 comes out on Sprint as well.

I have the Nexus 4 (8GB) (photos and videos on Google+/Drive), the price is very good, and the phone is amazing, it is just pleasure to touch the phone as one big glass block, and things like epic citadel is unbelievably good, people who tried epic citadel did not believe that a phone can do that

Why anyone would want an Android phone that's as bastardized as the SGS4 is beyond me... I tell everyone I meet, the ONLY REAL Android phone is a either a Nexus device, or one that has been modified to run a stock version of Android. Anything else is trash.

-=MagMan=- said,
Why anyone would want an Android phone that's as bastardized as the SGS4 is beyond me... I tell everyone I meet, the ONLY REAL Android phone is a either a Nexus device, or one that has been modified to run a stock version of Android. Anything else is trash.

Then anyone unwise enough to take tech information from you has my deepest sympathies. Nobody as obviously biased as you should be giving other people information about technology.

dead.cell said,
I'm torn between getting this, an HTC One, or waiting for Google's Nexus version of the S4.

I would recommend waiting for the Google Play version of this phone. The carrier versions of it would still be a superb phone (contrary to the nonsense that -=MagMan=- posted above), but the advantage of the Google edition is timely updates.

I wish I could get the Google version of it, but they don't have one for Verizon. I'm still running the Galaxy Nexus. I may wait a bit longer to see if my options improve, but until Verizon enables VoLTE and we can get a phone without a CDMA radio, there's probably not much chance.

-=MagMan=- said,
Why anyone would want an Android phone that's as bastardized as the SGS4 is beyond me..

because its not like Google are releasing their own version of the S4 Google edition or anything...

oh wait!

dead.cell said,
I'm torn between getting this, an HTC One, or waiting for Google's Nexus version of the S4.

Get a Nokia L920.
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Let the WP8 hate commence....

Kunal Nanda said,

Get a Nokia L920.
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Let the WP8 hate commence....

So they can not have the apps htey want..

Personally, I love my S3(dont have an S4). Samsung packed alot of unique features into the S4 that stock android doesnt have. That's why people would go for it. It's probably hard for the mac user above to imagine a device loaded with features, but they do exist.