Samsung Galaxy S4 to hit 80 million sales by the end of 2013?
“Galaxy S-4 demand in the first month of availability has been incrementally better than our estimate of 10M units,” Sue wrote in a note to clients on Thursday. “In comparison, the S-III took nearly 2 months (50 days) to achieve the 10M units mark. Our broad-based channel checks at U.S. stores indicate that demand for the 16G S-4 devices remains strong with 32G Black devices mostly sold-out and 32G White devices yet to make it to the stores.”
He continued, “At this pace, the GS-4 is likely to cross 20M shipments in 2Q13, potentially reaching 80M S-4 unit shipments in CY13. We expect the new version of Samsung’s Note (III) to hit retail shelves in September. We expect Apple to have an updated multi-device smartphone portolio [sic] with the iPhone 5S, iPhone 5 and iPhone mini this year.
These were the words of RBC Capital Markets analyst Mark Sue, who is suggesting that sales of the Samsung Galaxy S4 might cross the 80 million mark by the end of 2013. The GS4 has already sold 6 million units in it’s first week of availability and 10 million sales were made within the first one month. The figures are not inclusive of the Galaxy S4 mini and Active, both of whichare not yet available but will be probably released before the end of 2013.