Samsung have struck smartphone gold again, revealing that their latest flagship Galaxy handset, the Samsung Galaxy S4 has already achieved six million sales (as of May 10).
That’s despite the handset only being made available since April 26 2013. And with initial shipments numbering only four million handsets, it seems Samsung have had to restock suppliers, presumably selling faster than the company had anticipated.
“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,” a Samsung executive revealed to Korean newspaper Chosun.
What’s not been made entirely clear however is how many of those 6 million units have actually been sold on to customers or have just been sent on to retailers. The actual number of people that own the handset could be notably smaller.
Regardless, even retailer shipment figures that high bode well for the Samsung Galaxy S4, which now appears to be well on its way to breaking the Galaxy S3’s sales record of 20 million sales in 100 days.