Before launching the Galaxy S4, Samsung had very high hopes regarding the units number they will manage to sell. The company estimated that its new flagship will be sold in more than 100 million units, and while most people we’re surprised to hear that Samsung had such high expectations many of them thought it’s was not impossible to reach such a number. However, it has been while since the Galaxy S4 was released and even though the media has been wondering how many units have been sold so far, the phone maker did not make any statement regarding the matter.
People were worried about sales not going as well as expected and certain brokerage houses cut their estimates. In consequence, the stock value of the South Korean company dropped over the past couple of weeks.
Nevertheless, it seems that the investors don’t have to worry so much because Samsung sold around 20 million Galaxy S4 units in just two months, making it the fastest selling Android handset of all times. As a comparison, in 2012 the 20 million point was reached in 100 days.
The device was made available for purchase at the end of April. The Galaxy S4 went live worldwide without having any problems whatsoever, which is pretty important as if we look back at the Galaxy S3, the former Samsung flagship smartphone had experienced some availability issues due to its defective back covers.
The first signs of the fact that the Galaxy S4 was allegedly not selling so well appeared back in June, when a number of estimate cuts were made causing the company’s expectations to appear a lot more optimistic that should be. Back then, the Samsung CEO reassured everybody that the Galaxy S4 was selling well, but the speculation kept on going.
In 2013, the phone maker released several other smartphones that are part of the S line such as the Galaxy S4 Active, Galaxy S4 Mini, Galaxy S4 Zoom, Galaxy S4 Play Edition, and Galaxy S4 LTE-Advanced.
Of course, the 20 million milestone has not been officially confirmed yet, but Samsung is expected to make a statement about the matter soon enough.