Samsung announced the Galaxy S4 in mid-March and the smartphone started making its way to consumers in April. Since the release, the company has now sold over 20 million units globally within just 60 days.
The Korean company confirmed at the launch that the Galaxy S4 will reach many regions, which will include 327 carriers in 155 countries. The handset has received high-popularity since its launch and Samsung sold over 10 million units globally within a month of release.
After reaching the 10 million sales mark, Samsung's official blog posted "Samsung Electronics announced that global channel sales of its GALAXY S4, a life companion for a richer, fuller, simpler life, has surpassed 10 million units sold in less than one month after its commercial debut. Launched globally on April 27 in 60 countries, the phone is estimated to be selling at a rate of four units per second."
Samsung confirmed the 20 million sales figure of the Galaxy S4 to Korean reporters. By comparison, the predecessor of the handset, the Galaxy S3, took 100 days to sell 20 million handsets. The popularity of the Galaxy S3 is one of the key factors for the success of the Galaxy S4. Both the handsets have been welcomed high by smartphone enthusiasts and tech gurus alike.
Samsung initially launched the Galaxy S4 in only two color options and recently it announced the handset in five more hues. The Galaxy S4 packs in top-end specifications with the latest Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean operating system.
Even though Samsung has reached high sales milestone, a recent ETNews report indicates that the company has reduced the production of the handset by around 20 to 30 percent for July.
The Galaxy S4 is undoubtedly one of the best-selling Samsung smartphones around and we will have to wait and see what other milestones the handset will achieve in the near future.