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Galaxy S4 is the fastest-selling Samsung smartphone ever: 5 million units sold in two weeks

Samsung is getting closer and closer to dethroning Apple and becoming the new king of smartphone unit sales and shipments. Can Apple can still fight back?
May 15, 2013
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Do you want to know how well Samsung’s latest flagship smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S4, is currently selling? It is selling exceptionally well. It’s selling so well, in fact, that according to an unnamed Samsung executive who recently spoke with the English-language Chosunilbo of Korea, the Galaxy S4 is on track to hit the 10 million unit sales point by the end of this month. This is big news, and it makes the Galaxy S4 Samsung’s fastest-selling smartphone ever.

The Samsung exec, who remained unnamed throughout the Chosunilbo report, reportedly said that in less than five days after the official launch of the Galaxy S4 last month, they had already shipped out four million units to telecom operators all over the world. And not only that, but that at the current rate of unit shipments and sales, Samsung is set to sell 10 million units of the Galaxy S4 by the end of May, beating its own record for unit sales with previous handsets such as the Galaxy S2 and the Galaxy S3.

As of this time’s writing, Samsung is already well over the 6 million unit sales mark. And with new shipments that are sure to arrive later this month, it just might hit its 10 million sales target on time indeed. Samsung is also expected to launch a modified version of the Galaxy S4 at this year’s Google I/O developer conference, this time running a “pure” or stock version of Android, a la Galaxy Nexus.

Do you think the iPhone can still fend the Galaxy S4 off in this situation? Share your thoughts below by posting a comment.