This time last month, Samsung screamed that it’d hit the 100-million landmark with its burgeoning Galaxy S series.
Word on the street suggests Samsung expects to match that figure with its imminent Galaxy S IV flagship. Really?
The street in question is BGR, and they’re quoting one Peter Misek, an analyst with Jefferies & Company.
If that name sounds familiar, that’s because he was rambling on about the iPhone 5S and iPhone 6 earlier this week.
Anyway! Back to Samsung. The 100-million figure encompasses the Samsung Galaxy S (20 million), Galaxy S II (40 million) and Galaxy S III (also 40 million). So that’s three phones (and a handful of variants).
According to Misek, Samsung anticipates over 100 million sales of the Samsung Galaxy S IV alone.
In a research note, Misek yells: “The enormous 100 million S4 build plan (we estimate the S3 sold 60M) is leading some suppliers to say that they will reallocate resources away from Apple.”
There are whispers that Samsung might be getting a little big for its boots, with some users thinking that Samsung and Android are in fact synonymous. No offence HTC, LG, Sony, Motorola, Huawei, ZTE…
If it’s all it’s hyped up to be, Samsung should keep an eye on the Motorola-built Google X-Phone. It’s expected to launch in May and is said to be a real “game changer”. Might even put a dent in that 100 million estimate.