As if there were any doubts that the Samsung Galaxy S4 would sell fast, European high street retailer Carphone Warehouse has just issued a press release stating that the newly unveiled smartphone has received a record number of pre-registrations for a Galaxy handset.
The Carphone Warehouse is reporting four times the number of pre-registrations for the Galaxy S4 than it did with the Galaxy S3, which is an unprecedented growth rate. The Galaxy S4 looks like it could one of, if not the best selling handset of all time.
Even more impressively, the S4 figures were taken over a smaller period of time than those collected for the S3. The data used by Carphone Warehouse was taken from 25th – 30th April 2012 for the Galaxy S3 and compared with S4 pre-registration figures taken from 15th – 18th March 2013. Five days verses just three, and still the Galaxy S4 has managed to eclipse its predecessor.
This seems quite insane as no pricing information is confirmed yet on the Carphone Warehouse website. It must also be quite a worrying sight for Samsung’s competitors; considering that the Xperia Z’s launch figures weren’t quite up to scratch and with the HTC One now delayed, it looks like Samsung could pull out even further in front.
Of course this doesn’t confirm any future sales figures, so we’ll have to wait and see exactly how popular Samsung’s new handset becomes.
If you want to join the masses you can still register your interest at the Carphone Warehouse website. You can even pay £29 to jump the queue to ensure that you’ll be one of the first to receive your Galaxy S4 when it begins shipping out across all major networks from 26th April.
SUPERCHARGED DEMAND FOR GALAXY S4
Android fans scramble for new handset prompts ‘busiest pre-registration period ever’
London, 20 March 2013 – Carphone Warehouse has today announced that interest in Samsung’s newest Galaxy S4 smartphone has been ‘off the charts’ compared with its predecessors. The UK’s largest independent mobile retailer has so far received more than four times (446%)* as many pre-registrations for the Galaxy S4 than it did when Samsung announced its last flagship device, the SIII, in 2012.
Graham Stapleton, Chief Operating Officer at Carphone Warehouse, says, “The vast number of pre-registrations we’ve had for this device is evidence how hot the Galaxy S4 is going to be. The launch event in New York clearly captured the imagination of many of our customers – acting as the driving force for the busiest pre-registration period we’ve ever seen!
“The Galaxy SIII launch broke records last year and was always going to be a tough one to beat, but the S4 is already proving to be a more than capable step up in the series that will inspire many people to make the switch to Android from other operating systems. This device is the one to watch for 2013.”
The Samsung Galaxy S4 will be available from Carphone Warehouse across all major networks from 26th April. To register your interest, visit www.carphonewarehouse.com/new-samsung-galaxy-phone. Tariff and pricing details will be announced closer to the launch date in April.
*SIII pre-registration figures taken 25th – 30th April 2012 compared with S4 pre-registration figures taken 15th – 18th March 2013