Samsung Galaxy S4 launched in 60 countries
Samsung announced that its new Galaxy S4 flagship smartphone has been launched in 60 countries – over the weekend and today (when the company unveiled its latest affordable tablet, the 7 inch Galaxy Tab 3).
The S4 was released in South Korea first (on Friday), and now it’s available in pretty much all major markets around the world. In the US, the handset can be bought from AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and US Cellular. Verizon is only taking pre-orders at the moment, mentioning that it might last until May 30 for the smartphone to be in stock.
Until Apple’s iPhone 5S comes out (this might happen in September), the Galaxy S4 is certainly going to the world’s best-selling high-end smartphone. Samsung hopes to sell a total of 50 million units
As you probably already know, Samsung is the world’s largest smartphone maker at the moment. In Q1 2013, the South Korean company shipped about 70 million smartphones – about as many as all the other companies in top 5 have managed to shipped combined: Apple (37.4 million), LG (10.3 million), Huawei (9.9 million), and ZTE (9.3 million).
Later this year (apparently in July), Samsung should introduce two new versions of the S4: Galaxy S4 Active (this should be waterproof and dustproof), and Galaxy S4 Mini (with a 4.3 inch display).
Via Yonhap News