The reaction to the Samsung Galaxy S4 wasn’t hugely enthusiastic, with many educated buyers seriously contemplating the HTC One (sexier design) or Sony Xperia Z (er, waterproof) as alternatives.
However, if there were any concerns that the Samsung Galaxy S4 mightn’t repeat the success of the Samsung Galaxy S III, think again. Carphone Warehouse describes pre-order interest as “off the charts”.
Comparing Samsung Galaxy S4 pre-order figures (March 15-18, 2013) to those for the Samsung Galaxy S III (April 25-30, 2012), Carphone Warehouse notes a whopping 446% increase.
Worth noting that the former figures encompass four days while the latter encompass six, which makes the 446% increase all the more impressive.
Graham Stapleton, COO at CPW, screams: “The vast number of pre-registrations we’ve had for this device is evidence how hot the Galaxy S4 is going to be. The launch event in New York clearly captured the imagination of many of our customers - acting as the driving force for the busiest pre-registration period we’ve ever seen!
“The Galaxy SIII launch broke records last year and was always going to be a tough one to beat, but the S4 is already proving to be a more than capable step up in the series that will inspire many people to make the switch to Android from other operating systems. This device is the one to watch for 2013.”
One to watch, eh? Who would’ve thought? I wonder if that so-called “iPhone 5S” is worth keeping an eye on, too.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 release date is set for April 26, and it'll be available from CPW across all major networks.