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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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RE: Context
By superflex on 5/17/2013 2:31:21 PM , Rating: 0
Dont forget,
According to Sammy fans the 5 million Apple purchasers are sheeple while the 10 million Samsung purchasers are early adopters.
Hypocrisy at its best.

RE: Context
By jimbojimbo on 5/17/2013 5:19:24 PM , Rating: 2
Anybody with an Apple sticker on their car, unless you work for them, is an isheep and you see them every now and then. However, absolutely nobody has a Samsung sticker on their car.

RE: Context
By TakinYourPoints on 5/18/2013 5:38:10 AM , Rating: 2


I like to think that most people who use whatever product isn't a complete fanatic, and that we use what we like based on informed decisions. Calling all of either "side" fanatics is ridiculous.

RE: Context
By bullsfusion on 5/19/2013 2:13:29 AM , Rating: 2
Another pathetic American who bashes a US company and technology leader. In 2012, Apple paid $6 billion in federal corporate income taxes, which amounts to 1 out of every 40 dollars in corporate income taxes collected by the U.S. government.

RE: Context
By Cheesew1z69 on 5/19/2013 9:31:58 AM , Rating: 2
Another pathetic American who bashes a US company and technology leader.
I suppose since they are MURIKIN we should support them? No thanks...

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