10m Samsung Galaxy S4 sold in month

Updated: 2013-05-23 11:24


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SEOUL - Samsung Electronics, the world's largest smartphone maker, said Thursday that it has sold more than 10 million units of Galaxy S4, the latest flagship smartphone model, in less than a month since its debut.

Global sales of the Galaxy S4 smartphone surpassed the 10- million mark since its launch in April 27, according to an e- mailed statement.

10m Samsung Galaxy S4 sold in month

A Samsung Electronics' Galaxy S4 (front) and Apple's iPhone 5 smartphones are seen in this picture illustration taken in Seoul May 13, 2013. [Photo/Agencies]

The new model set a new record for Samsung, generating sales quicker than any of its predecessors. Sales of the Galaxy S3 reached the 10-million mark 50 days after its launch, while the Galaxy S2 and Galaxy S took five and seven months each to reach the level.

Market watchers expected the new flagship model to be sold well as its archrival Apple had no plan to launch a new model in the near future.

The Galaxy S4 was available in more than 110 countries and would gradually be rolled out to a total of 155 nations in cooperation with 327 mobile operators, Samsung said.