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 ETNews.com, 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.

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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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