Samsung ships 150K Galaxy S4 LTE-A’s in 14 days in Korea

Even though they managed to ship 20 million devices in about 2 months, Samsung’s Galaxy S4 sales have been slower than expected both inside and outside the company.

But now, in its native market – Korea – things are picking up for Sammy’s flagship.

According to, the new upgraded Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE-A has been a huge hit in Korea, with 150 000 units shipped in 14 days since its launch.

It helps, of course, that Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE-A for now is the only smartphone able to take advantage of SK Telecom’s new super fast network speeds, and is  heavily promoted by the carrier.


Things may get even better for Sammy in coming days, as SKT and LG U+ continue the rollout their LTE-A networks throughout the country, with no competing smartphone for at least a month.

Except for iPhone, no foreign smartphone vendor has been able to crack Korean market in the last few years. And Samsung’s main rival –LG – has scheduled the announcement of its first LTE-A supporting G2 smartphone for August 7th. Another major smartphone OEM in Korea – Pantech – hasn’t even even announced when it plans to have its first LTE-A device ready.

With all the rivals asleep at the wheel, high end Korean smartphone market is an exclusive Samsung’s playground for now.

Via MK News

Author: Stasys Bielinis

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