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Samsung's flagship phone is king of the Android market

Samsung Electronics Comp., Ltd. (KSC:005930) continues on its tear in the smartphone industry.  Nearly as profitable as arch-rival Apple, Inc. (AAPL) [1][2], Samsung is on pace to sell 390 million smartphones this year, an incredible number.

Early sales numbers from the Galaxy S IV are looking healthy.  Despite criticism over its plastic-body, strong marketing appears to have come through for Samsung.  The company's co-CEO JK Shin announced to The Korea Times that the handset will hit the 10 million unit sales mark next week, a mere four weeks after its global launch.

By contrast, Samsung's last-generation flagship phone, the Galaxy S IIItook seven weeks to hit that mark.

The Samsung handset had a rather bizarre unveil:

... but appears to be keeping pace sales-wise.  It should get another little boost on June 26, when an unlocked version comes to Google Inc.'s (GOOG) Play store, priced at $649 USD.

Source: Korea Times

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By corduroygt on 5/17/2013 12:11:04 PM , Rating: 2
I bet such a phone would outsell the Samsung version 10:1.

By Cheesew1z69 on 5/17/2013 12:17:43 PM , Rating: 2
Doubt it...

By Cheesew1z69 on 5/17/2013 12:29:35 PM , Rating: 1
Er, I thought I replied to something about this being sold under contract. WTF... I must be sicker than I thought, time to go lay back down. Sigh..

By Cheesew1z69 on 5/17/2013 12:37:16 PM , Rating: 1
Oh wait, it was the title of the post... UGH... Yes, back to bed and sleep time. Ugh...

By retrospooty on 5/17/2013 3:23:04 PM , Rating: 2
LOL... Sleep it off and feel better man.

By agent2099 on 5/17/2013 1:54:26 PM , Rating: 2
I highly doubt that. Remember most phones are sold to mainstream users, "power users" and OS purists are in the minority. And to be honest, I consider myself in the ladder group (own an Nexus device now) but this time around Samsung has actually added some useful features into Touchwiz, and it also seems the hardware is finally powerful enough to handle it.

By cyberguyz on 5/17/2013 5:23:59 PM , Rating: 2
Google's not even going to be putting out the Google S4 until sometime in June.

By corduroygt on 5/18/2013 2:55:04 AM , Rating: 2
You don't need to be a "power user" or "OS purist" to see the phone work without lag, just look at iPhone users.

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