Samsung Galaxy S4 quadruples Galaxy S3 pre-registrations

by: Robert TriggsMarch 20, 2013

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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.

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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 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

  • Ares

    Now you see htc! stop bragging about this phone and grow up! this phone have higher demands than yours!

  • TristanPR77

    The GS4 is going to be massive.

  • Alexander Ramos

    But, but, but… HTC One has an aluminum unibody?

    • That doesn’t make it the best smartphone. Other more important specs are involved.

    • And Xperia Z has glasses on front and back …

  • Is it safe to say that the competition is shaking in their collective boots? Hopefully this will push more of them to innovative.

    • Doan

      What have the Galaxy series phones innovated?

      • Cebastian Rosing

        They have improved on quite a bit. The Note was one of the first displays with HD displays, it brought back the stylus (erh, S Pen), they’ve included multi-window viewing on S series and Note series. And a bunch of small little features. Innovating just a little bit, not much. But enough for them to be in front of the pack.
        And now, they are the first with the big.LITTLE project, which should dramatically improve batterylife. ANd they bring bigger batteries than the rest (save for the RAZR MAXX).

      • Whether the galaxy line of devices made innovations or not (which they did to a certain extent), the competition will have to start innovating in order to remain relevant at this point. And that would be a win for the customer, wouldn’t you agree?

        • Doan


  • Dibin A

    I think people care more about removabla battery and external memmory than aluminum build. At least I do care. I will wait for next nexus and see what it can offer. I am sure about it will not have both removable battery and external SD. But the lower price and timely updation will make up for that

    • kinster02

      Why care about aluminum build just to cover it in plastic or rubberized plastic.

  • Faiz

    You can’t rely on the usual hardware to sell anymore. Because in less than a month there will be countless of phones offering the same specs. What you have to do is provide something unique, special, and mostly useful. In this case, Samsung is focusing on the software. HTC One is a truly nice phone, but apart from it’s exterior, it’s just another phone in the market. I shall wait for the next nexus though since it’s going to have a beast camera.

    • well said, let’s just hope HTC read your comment here on AA

  • I don’t bother about Aluminum uni body, I care about Software Updates and features,
    Removable Battery and Micro Sd Card


    i dont care about the plastic samsung brings innovation to the table great specs

  • Marsg

    Doesn’t Samsung already have the record with 9 million galaxy s3 pre-orders last year?

  • +1 “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.”

  • Interesting….fingers crossed that how Galaxy S4 progress as its specification create much hype.

  • Paul Verisky

    if you all care about removable bettery and external SD, you don´t need is cellphone, by a cheaper one.