10 million Samsung Galaxy S4 units sold, new colors coming!

After launching globally on April 27th, the Samsung Galaxy S4 has now surpassed 10 million units sold in less than one full month, according to Samsung.This sets a record for a Samsung handset, for the quickest time to 10 million units sold. The Galaxy S4’s predecessor, the Samsung Galaxy S III, took 50 days to accomplish the same thing. The Samsung Galaxy S II needed 5 months to hit the 10 million sales mark, while the original Samsung Galaxy Sreached 10 million in sales after 7 months.

Currently available in 110 countries, the Korean based manufacturer expects to eventually sell the Android flagship in 155 countries with 327 partners. And Samsung also plans on adding more colors options to the phone. Currently available in White Mist and Black Forest, the Samsung Galaxy S4 will receive new color options this summer including Blue Arctic and Red Aurora, followed by Purple Mirage and Brown Autumn.

Samsung officials confirm 5.9-inch Note III coming in September and Galaxy S4 to hit 10 million sales next week

Samsung officials confirm 5.9-inch Note III will come at IFA in September, Galaxy S4 to hit 10 million sales next weekThe Samsung Galaxy S4 has already become the fastest selling Android smartphone ever having hit 4 million shipments within the first five days of availability.
And while we have already heard the Galaxy S4 would soon hit the 10 million sold devices threshold, we now have the official confirmation from Samsung chief executive JK Shin.

“We are confident that we will pass more than 10 million sales of the S4 next week. It is selling much faster than the previous model S3,” Samsung Electronics co-CEO Shin Jong-kyun said at an industry forum.

While many have pointed out its plastic build as a flaw, this is not stopping the GS4 from becoming the fastest selling Samsung device. Samsung has not just built an extremely powerful device with the Galaxy S4 – it is also pouring down massive marketing dollars to push its sales. The S4 launched on April 27th across the globe and is now sold in 60 countries.

“Samsung spent 50 days to pass the 10 million sales mark for the S3. The S4 will be Samsung’s first ’10 million seller’ device less than a month after its official debut,” Shin added.

Along with this great news comes a slight disappointment as Samsung’s chief executive also confirmed the Note III won’t feature a flexible screen. We’ve already heard this in rumors, so it’s not a huge surprise.

“More time will be needed,” Shin explained. Samsung will debut Note III with a 5.9-inch OLED screen at IFA in Germany in September. Rumors say the third-generation tablet will be built in the same design language as the Galaxy S4 – glazed polycarbonate plastic with a dotted back pattern.

Samsung grabbed 95% of profits in the Android ecosystem in the first quarter of the year, and its name has become synonymous with Google’s platform. Actually analysts believe Samsung makes more profits and revenue off Android than its creators from Google.

Galaxy S4: Samsung’s Best Seller With 6 Million Units Already Bought!

The Galaxy S4 has reportedly become Samsung’s fastest-selling smartphone, less than three weeks after the phone’s international release.

Korean news website the Chosun Ilbo reported that after shipping four million Galaxy S4 handsets globally in the first five days after its April 26 release, Samsung has gone on to sell over 6 million Galaxy S4 smartphones thus far.

In recent weeks, the Samsung Galaxy S4 has faced limited supplies and inventory delays in several countries, including the U.S., due to “overwhelming demand,” according to Samsung. This seems to have not stopped the fourth generation Galaxy S series smartphone from flying off the shelves (where available). Many carriers now report that supplies are being more readily shipped.

“As of Friday, we have sold more than 6 million units, and we predict that we could break the 10-million mark by as early as the end of this month,” a Samsung executive told the Chosun Ilbo on May 10.

In comparison, Samsung’s last bestselling smartphone, the Galaxy S3 sold 3 million handsets in 21 days, while the Samsung Galaxy S2 sold as many phones in 55 days, and the Samsung Galaxy S took 85 days to sell that many units.

Demand for the Samsung Galaxy S4 was apparent well before its release as the smartphone garnered 10 million pre-orders globally in the first two weeks after its announcement, which is up from the 9 million pre-orders the Samsung Galaxy S3 saw in its 2012 pre-release.

What remains is to see how the Samsung Galaxy S4 will fair against the Galaxy S3 in the long run. Hailed as the best and fastest selling smartphone in the world in 2012, the Galaxy S3 sold 20 million handsets in its first 100 days of release and over 50 million units overall. Samsung has notably announced a lofty sales goal of 100 million Galaxy S4 handsets in 2013.

Samsung reported that it planned to ship 10 million Galaxy S4 handsets in the month following its international release, which should indicate that mobile carriers and retailers will have better availability of the phone in time. Such U.S. carriers as Verizon, Cricketand C-Spire have yet to release the Samsung Galaxy S4.

Apple earnings: $43.6 billion in sales, 37.4M iPhones, 19.5M iPads!

Apple surprised Wall Street today with stronger than expected earnings!

Apple reported earnings of $9.5 billion on $43.6 billion in sales. That was right on target with the $9.5 billion in profit and above the $42.3 billion in sales Wall Street expected, and above Apple’s own expectations, which were between $9.23 and $10.23 per share on sales of $41 billion to $43 billion.

By comparison, Apple tallied up a higher $11.6 billion in profit on sales of $39.2 billion during the same quarter last year. That was fueled by iPhone and iPad sales that were 88 percent and 151 percent better than the year before, respectively.

“We are pleased to report record March quarter revenue thanks to continued strong performance of iPhone and iPad,” Apple CEO Tim Cook said in a statement. “Our teams are hard at work on some amazing new hardware, software and services, and we are very excited about the products in our pipeline.”

For its next quarter, Apple said it expects sales between $33.5 and $35.5 billion and a margin between 36 and 37 percent, which is less than the $38.6 billion in sales and 38.6 percent margin analysts, on average, were expecting ahead of the call.


Here are all of the important numbers:

  • Revenue – $43.6 billion
  • EPS (earnings per share) – $10.09
  • Gross margin – 37.5%
  • iPhones – 37.4 million
  • iPads – 19.5 million
  • Macs – Just under 4 million
  • iPods – 5.6 million


Q2 2013 iPhone sales

Q2 2013 iPad sales

Q2 2013 Mac sales

Q2 2013 iPod sales

Q2 2013 Revenue Profit


Cyber Monday mobile sales grow to a record number!

Cyber Monday is the year’s second biggest shopping day, but when it comes to online purchases it might well be the largest one this year. Online shoppers are estimated to have spent $1.98 billion, the most ever, according to Adobe’s Digital Index.

Mobile devices were a key part of the online shopping craziness that was November 26th. Sales from smartphones and tablets doubled this year. In tablets the growth was 110% and in smartphones – 100%.

And when it comes to the actual products that grew sales most, it was actually the Toys and Health and Beauty categories.

Curiously enough, social network referrals paid a tiny role in the madness. Social network referrals contributed only 2% to the sales, but those 2% were dominated by Facebook and Twitter, and Pinterest grabbed another 15%.

Cyber Monday mobile sales grow to a record number