Samsung CEO JK Shin has recently announced that the Galaxy S III has breached its 50 million mark since it was introduced in May last year. This is an impressive feat that the Galaxy S IV now has to beat. The CEO announced it on the same day he appointed co-CEOs for its different business divisions. Also, during the conference, Samsung had nothing but praises for Android as well as Google, ubut announces that it will be phasing out its Ativ tablet because of lack of demand for Windows-based phones.
Weeks before the Galaxy S IV was unveiled in New York on March 14th, Samsung confidently puts the 100M sales objective for the new flagship device. If any of the rumors about what it can do are true, this might be a reasonable objective to have for the S IV.
Beating S III's sales of over 50 million is already an achievement in itself, all the more if the S IV breaches the 100 million mark. That will surely make the news.
Samsung sold about 40 million units of Gallaxy Note I and Galaxy Note 2 combined, so expectations regarding the new Galaxy Note 3 are high. And it looks like the device is meeting expectations, at least for the moment.
Launched around the world in September, Samsung has sold 5 million units of Galaxy Note 3 so far - according to Korean website Hankooki, which quotes Samsung Mobile CEO JK Shin.
Currently running Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, the Galaxy Note 3 will be updated to the upcoming Android 4.4 KitKat. Unfortunately, there's no official word on when this will happen. But let's hope the update will be ready before the end of the year.
A cheaper version of the Galaxy Note 3 might be introduced sometime in November. Samsung's other flagship Android smartphone for this year, the Galaxy S4, is also a success - more than 40 million units have been shipped since April.
According to Samsung, it said it has sold 10 million Galaxy note 3 units so far. The phone was release 60 days ago, however, it couldn't beat the 10 million units of Galaxy S4 sold when it was on the market for 50 days.
"10 million global sales of Galaxy Note 3 and thanks to the support of customers around the world, and the future for the people on the basis of innovation and technology to consumers around the world to provide differentiated value will try more."
President & CEO, Samsung Electronics sinjonggyun.
Many tech sites reviewed the Galaxy Note 3 back in October and we called it the best smartphone Samsung has ever made.