The Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone has stormed past the 10 million sales mark, a mere month after it was released.
The Korean firm confirmed that the S4 surpassed the 10 million global channel sales milestone on Thursday. It took the S4's predecessor nearly twice as long to hit 10 million sales, with the Galaxy S3 only managing the feat 50 days after it was released. The figure means that the S4 is well on track to beat the S3's record-breaking sales. Samsung announced the S3 had broken the 40 million sales milestone in January, making it the best-selling Android smartphone ever.
Samsung chief executive officer and president, JK Shin, welcomed the news, thanking early adopters of the phone for their support. "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 Shin.
The figure is doubly impressive as the S4 is yet to arrive in many key countries. The phone is currently only available in 110 of the 265 territories that Samsung plans to launch it in. The Galaxy S4 was originally released on 27 April and has garnered mostly positive reviews.
The phone continues Samsung's push to enter the enterprise device space, and features the firm's custom Knox security service. It is currently unclear how many of the 10 million sales were to enterprise customers, and at the time of publishing Samsung had not responded to V3's request for comment.
For a more in-depth look at the Samsung Galaxy S4 and its features check out V3's full review, or watch the video below.
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