Galaxy S4 pre-launch sales estimates: Samsung to move 10 million units a month?

by: Chris SmithJanuary 24, 2013


The Galaxy S4 rumor has been picking up quite a lot of steam lately, with the device featured in a variety of pre-launch reports.

Earlier this week we learned that the Galaxy S4 will not be unveiled at MWC 2013 next month in Spain, but that it will arrive at a special media event that could take place in the U.S. in March.

A few weeks after that, around April 15, the handset could hit stores, although these details are yet to be confirmed.

Now, South Korean publication Money Today suggests that Samsung is preparing to move as many as 10 million Galaxy S4 units per month, which will make the handset the most popular Android device ever.

Its predecessors, especially the Galaxy S3 and Galaxy S2 models, enjoyed great sales to date, although incomparable with iPhone sales during the same periods of time. Nevertheless, no other Android device out there is able to boast similar sales numbers: the Galaxy S3 passed 40 million sales recently, while the Galaxy S2 also topped 40 million units, but in a much longer period of time.

So how does Money Today know in advanced how many Galaxy S4 handsets Samsung wants to sell each month? Apparently the publication has learned that the giant corporation has ordered each of its subcontractors to provide 10 million components per month, but don’t expect any of them to confirm such numbers.

Overall, Samsung wants to sell over 500 million phones this year, with 350 million of them being smartphones.

Moreover, the company plans to launch a variety of tablets in 2013 when it comes to screen size: 7-, 8-, 10-, 12- and 14-inch models are rumored, although it’s likely that not all of them will be running Android.

Are you buying the Galaxy S4 when it comes out this spring?

  • Yes of course, i’ve always wanted a galaxy s something, missed he s3 and bought a one x, so s4 it is… i think

    • welcome to the bright side!!! :D

      • Filip Justin

        Yeah, well, I am going to buy an S4.. I bought a crappy Xperia Arc instead of the S2 and passed the S3 for better specs so this is my next..

  • Roscoe White

    My prediction is that the US variants of the S2 will be JB around the time of S4 launch.

    • MasterMuffin

      I wouldn’t bet on that!

  • i bet it would be around 15mill a month

    • snowmanjack

      I’d take that bet.

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  • kalia

    no because I’m sure it will be larger than 4″ :)

    • yeah, But it will be around 5.1 inch screen, anyone that want s 4inch or less has something wrong with them.

      • snowmanjack

        As someone who’s only had a 4″ phone, I’m concerned about carrying a 5″ model in my pocket. But I am getting tired of the limited screen space.

  • snowmanjack

    It’s either the S4 or the Google X. I’m due for a new Verizon upgrade in February, so not sure I can wait until the GoogleX comes out.

  • Abdullah Naji

    Note III and SIV will be selling fast after S3 and Note II’s success.

  • Ben

    I have a note II and i wont buy another phone until maybe the note IV. Otherwise sammy are setting up for another great year

  • Epic 4G Touch Next

    Since I did not qualified for an upgrade for the S3…I’m definitely getting the S4