Korea’s Chosun Ilbo newspaper is reporting that more than 6 million Samsung Galaxy S4s have already been sold. According to an unnamed Samsung executive, four million Galaxy S4s were moved between April 26th and April 30th while the final 2 million units shipped during the first ten days in May.
Samsung has never been shy about sharing its shipment numbers. We know that the Samsung Galaxy S4 will be a huge success, but the numbers revealed by the Samsung executive simply tell us that Samsung’s factories are really good at making the device. Since Samsung does not sell products directly to consumers, the term “sold” simply means that service providers and retails across the globe have purchased the devices from Samsung. We could see Samsung’s May estimates fall if these first batches of Galaxy S4s do not sell to consumers as quickly as projected. It’s impossible to know how consumers will react to the new Galaxy S4, but it’s clear that Samsung will be spending quite a bit of cash on its marketing budget which will practically guarantee its success.
Have you purchased one of the 6 million Samsung Galaxy S4s that have already shipped or have you chosen to take your money elsewhere to see what the competition has to offer?