Remember all those rumors about Samsung Galaxy S4 sales taking a steep fall, hot on the heels of a jaw-dropping box-office debut? If we are to trust a Korean publication, which claims that it got its info via Sammy’s CEO JK Shin, it was all a load of rubbish.
Apparently, Shin says the GS4 has very recently crossed the 40 million units’ milestone globally, which would put its pace ahead of Galaxy S3’s. Specifically, it took the S3 roughly seven months to reach 40 mil, whereas the latest “next big thing” hit the jackpot six months after its official commercial launch.
Since Samsung reportedly pushed 10 million S4s in less than 30 days and 20 mil in a measly two months, it certainly makes sense for the 5-incher to have leaped to double that last announced figure after four more months.
Yet something smells fishy here. If the number is legit, why is Samsung not doing a celebratory dance in front of all the media outlets in the world? Why are they not mocking Apple and everyone else in the business and why, at the very least, have they not issued a press release for the crossing of the 30 million and subsequently 40 million milestones?
Simple, either the figure is rubbish, or the Koreans are ashamed of GS4’s undoubtedly downward trend sales-wise. You know, since even if this report is credible, the phone sold just 20 million units the last four months, meaning it could end up as a smaller hit than the S3.
And we know very well how competitive Samsung can get and how they can’t be satisfied if they don’t break record after record after record.