10 Million Android-powered Galaxy S4s Sold in 1 Month
Article by George Norman
On 23 May 2013
Samsung Electronics announced today that its brand new Galaxy S4 smartphone hit the 10 million milestone in just one month. The S4 sold faster than any of its predecessors – it’s a new record for Samsung.



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As of this April, the new Samsung Galaxy S4 became available for purchase from 327 carriers in 155 countries. One month later, Samsung Electronics made an announcement that showcases just how eager customers from around the world were to get their hands on the Android-powered device. Samsung announced that in just 1 month since the S4 hit the market, more than 10 million customers purchased the smartphone.

The S4 sold quicker than any of its predecessors and set a new record for Samsung. The previous model, the Galaxy S3 reached the 10 million mark 50 days after its launch. The even older Galaxy S2 managed to hit the same 10 million mark in 5 months. It took the first device in the series, the Galaxy S1, even more than that to sell 10 million units – a whopping 7 months.

“On behalf of Samsung, I would like to thank the millions of customers around the world who have chosen the Samsung GALAXY S4. At Samsung we’ll continue to pursue innovation inspired by and for people,” said JK Shin, CEO and President of the IT & Mobile Communications Division at Samsung Electronics.

Samsung Galaxy S4 Hardware Specs
  • Display – 5inch, world’s first full HD Super AMOLED (1920 x 1080) display, 441 ppi.
  • Processor – 1.9 GHz Quad-Core or 1.6 GHz Octa-Core Exynos processor, depending on the market.
  • Memory - 2GB of RAM memory.
  • Storage - 16GB, 32GB, or 64GB of on-board storage.
  • Camera – 13 Megapixel rear camera with flash and zero shutter lag; 2 megapixel front camera with full HD recording @30fps with zero shutter lag.
  • Connectivity and sensors – GSM, GPRS EDGE, LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC, IR LED (remote control), accelerometer, RGB light, gyro, barometer, temperature and huminity, gesture, geomagnetic.
  • Battery – 2,600 mAh.
  • Dimensions and weight – 136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 mm, 130g
  • Gorilla Glass 3.



Samsung Galaxy S4 Software Features
  • Operating system – Google Andoid 4.2.2 mobile OS
  • Group Play – wirelessly connect multiple S4 phones and play games, share photos/documents,
  • Share Music – create a sound system by having multiple devices play the same song concomitantly.
  • Dual Camera – simultaneously use both the front and the rear camera.
  • Sound @ Shot – stores sound and voice together as the picture is taken.
  • 12 shooting modes
  • Story Album – a new function for storing meaningful moments in a photo album.
  • S Translation – instant translation using text or voice.
  • Smart Pause – the video playback pauses when you look away.
  • Smart Scroll – scroll the browser or emails up and down without touching the screen.
  • Air View – preview an email, image, video, S Player, by hovering with the finger.
  • S Voice Drive – give the phone voice commands while driving.
  • Optical Reader – recognizes text, business cards and QR codes and performs several tasks: translate, call, text message, search.
  • WatchON – turn the device into an IR remote control.
  • S Health – keeps you up-to-date with health and wellbeing information. Sensors monitor your health and surroundings; useful information is then provided.
  • Adapt Display – provides an optimal viewing experience, customized for each type of application.
  • Adapt Sound - offers an optimal level and type of sound, personalized for each user.




Tags: Samsung, Galaxy S4, Android, Google, smartphone
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