With the Galaxy S4 set to ship out to 50 countries at the end of this month, the bets are rolling in as to just how many smartphones Samsung will be able to sell. If you’re looking for some insider knowledge it makes sense to ask supply chain insiders who, according to Digitimes sources, are predicting that the Galaxy S4 will ship close to 10 million units in its first month on the market.
Furthermore, the same sources predict that demand will swell to an impressive 30 million units in the second quarter of 2013. The basis for these predictions stems from Samsung’s ever growing reputation as the dominant brand in the smartphone market. Eventually the Galaxy S4 will be launched in 155 countries around the world, propelling the company’s sales figures even further by the end of the year.
Understandably the current tensions in the Korean Peninsula have been worrying investors who are concerned as to whether Samsung’s production and distribution channels will be hindered, which could lead to Samsung missing its targets. Fortunately Samsung has eight separate manufacturing facilities located all around the world, so even if production is halted in South Korea, plants in other locations will be able to pick up the slack.
As a further confidence boost to Samsung’s sales expectations, there don’t appear to be any rumours circulating regarding component shortages, unlike the launch of the HTC One. This is partly due to Samsung’s tight control over in-house production of key components such as processors, panels, image sensors, and memory chips.
It looks like Samsung has covered every possible eventuality, so as long as consumers are willing to snap up the Galaxy S4 as fast as well all expect, I’d say the 10 million units in month one probably quite an accurate prediction.
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Well I guess this is why we are only seeing the 16GB version at launch, they plan to crush Apple’s launch numbers by going into every possible country instead of a few markets at a time like Apple does.
Still I won’t be getting mine until 32GB is available on AT&T.
As always Samsung always advertise their devices come with 16/32/64GB but then only 16GB got released and then other will come very rare to 1 or 2 markets.
Yes but as they have SD card they not needed like iPhone/HTC and so on
Gamers need more internal storage, as you cannot install apps to SD card. Dont say they can root, thats not an option for most users.
Its the same with HTC, most of the world never saw any 64GB HOX+, will be the same with One, a few big carriers and the biggest online retailers may stock a few 64GB versions but for more than 90% of us the reality is that HTC One is a 32GB device without a card slot, as opposed to 80GB total for Xperia Z and Galaxy S4, which will be 144GB when 128GB cards emerge.
144 is a little better than 32, yes. Unless you do only apps/games and dont need space for Full HD video recording and HD content. The smaller display of One is less suitable for multimedia anyway.
Samsung can easily ship 10 million in a month, and expect sales to be at least 8 million in the same time. Estimates say Xperia Z has sold 4.6 million in 40 days, the number of shipped units may not be much higher but its reasonable to think that Sony shipped nearly 5 million Xperia Z the first month, then what is 10 million for Samsung with the killer momentum they have gained? 5 million Xperia Z by Sony is in many ways a bigger achievement, Samsung is much bigger and i expect them to sell 4x more. At least.