Some analyst guy with a girl’s name for a surname says the Samsung Galaxy S4 might hit 80 million by the end of the year.
I speak of Mark Sue, who writes a bunch of stuff about Samsung Galaxy S4 sales in a love letter to investors.
“Galaxy S-4 demand in the first month of availability has been incrementally better than our estimate of 10M units,” Sue begins. “In comparison, the S-III took nearly 2 months (50 days) to achieve the 10M units mark.
“Our broad-based channel checks at U.S. stores indicate that demand for the 16G S-4 devices remains strong with 32G Black devices mostly sold-out and 32G White devices yet to make it to the stores.
“At this pace, the GS-4 is likely to cross 20M shipments in 2Q13, potentially reaching 80M S-4 unit shipments in CY13.”
Good times. Mark adds that the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 might hit shelves in September, while Apple is expected to release an iPhone 5S and iPhone mini this year.