Samsung ships 4 million Galaxy S4s in four days

Smartphone juggernaut Samsung has reportedly managed to beat its own sales projections with the Galaxy S4.

The company shipped 4 million units by the end of April, an unnamed exec told the Chosunilbo. According to the source, Samsung managed to ship 4 million units worldwide in under five days. By comparison, it took Samsung 85 days to ship three million Galaxy S handsets, while the S2 and S3 got there in 55 and 21 days respectively. 

“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,” the source said.

A couple of years ago, Samsung could have only dreamt of coming close to Apple’s iPhone launch sales, but now it seems to be there, as Apple managed to sell 5 million iPhones in its launch weekend. 

It should be noted that Samsung counts all sales to distributors and telcos, which means 6 million Galaxies have been shipped, but not all of them have made it off the shelves yet.