JK Shin: Samsung Galaxy S4 to hit 10m sales next week, ‘more time needed’ for unbreakable displays

JK Shin: Samsung Galaxy S4 to hit 10m sales next week, ‘more time needed’ for unbreakable displaysThe Samsung Galaxy S4 storage issue has been widely publicised, thanks to folk like BBC Watchdog, but it doesn’t seem to be doing sales any harm.

We heard a few days ago that Samsung expected the Galaxy S4 to hit 10 million sales by the end of May, but JK Shin reckons it might happen as early as next week. Good lawd.

That’s the word according to juicy quote action from The Korea Times, with JK Shin reportedly yelling at some sort of Seoul-based industry forum.

Possibly using a megaphone while dressed in a gorilla suit, Shin declared: “We are confident that we will pass more than 10 million sales of the S4 next week. It is selling much faster than the previous model S3.

“Samsung spent 50 days to pass the 10 million sales mark for the S3. The S4 will be Samsung’s first '10 million seller’ device less than a month after its official debut.”

A few hecklers demanded answers with regards to the Samsung Galaxy Note 3’s supposed “unbreakable” display, to which JK Shin bowed his head and replied only: “More time will be needed.”

The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is expected to launch at IFA 2013 in Berlin, which gets underway in September. Only fourth months to go…

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matt101101 / MOD  May. 18, 2013 at 16:00

Anyone who seriously thought the Note 3 wouldn't just be a bigger, all-round slightly better S4 is seriously deluded.

New things come out on the flagship Galaxy S, then they're improved upon for that year's Note model.

9El9Nino9  May. 18, 2013 at 16:42

@Matt,
Oct-core with LTE as demand compared to the s4 is lower? i can make rumors up too :D
owning a Note 2 myself and i just can't see a reason to upgrade it with anything out there. It feels right in my hands, fits in my pockets and does everything i want to do with my battery lasting up-to 3 days on a single charge with moderate usage, and just over a day with constant 3g on and some web surfing while traveling.
the screen could be improved upon but if they had given us 1080 back then what would have happened? The S4 to me seems "dull" in comparison. or should i say there isn't anything that makes me want to go wow i need an S4! i'd much prefer a HTC one over the S4 despite storage and battery or the xperia Z.
i would say though, i have die hard apple fans as friends and surprised to hear from them that they no longer are die hard. most of them have switched to the S4 already with one asking me if he should wait for the Note 3 or buy the s4 as he is due an upgrade now. i just pointed out to him as he has purchased apps, that he has already purchased and invested in an ecosystem. seems silly to me to pay for the same app twice! but heck if he wants out a lot out there.

eddyday  May. 19, 2013 at 00:31

10 million ****.

JanSt / MOD  May. 20, 2013 at 10:09

@Matt,
Oct-core with LTE as demand compared to the s4 is lower? i can make rumors up too :D
owning a Note 2 myself and i just can't see a reason to upgrade it with anything out there. It feels right in my hands, fits in my pockets and does everything i want to do with my battery lasting up-to 3 days on a single charge with moderate usage, and just over a day with constant 3g on and some web surfing while traveling.
the screen could be improved upon but if they had given us 1080 back then what would have happened? The S4 to me seems "dull" in comparison. or should i say there isn't anything that makes me want to go wow i need an S4! i'd much prefer a HTC one over the S4 despite storage and battery or the xperia Z.
i would say though, i have die hard apple fans as friends and surprised to hear from them that they no longer are die hard. most of them have switched to the S4 already with one asking me if he should wait for the Note 3 or buy the s4 as he is due an upgrade now. i just pointed out to him as he has purchased apps, that he has already purchased and invested in an ecosystem. seems silly to me to pay for the same app twice! but heck if he wants out a lot out there.

Good point. A lot of people forget about that.

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