Even though the Galaxy S3 has been a great hit, being sold in over 50 million units worldwide, Samsung could have had even better sales if the company would have released it in the same time in all the important markets. For example, the US customer have waited a while longer than the European to get their hands on the former flagship smartphone, and not all of us have enough patience.
It looks like thing will go a little different with the Galaxy S4 as, even though many potential customers are disappointed because they will not be able to buy the Exynos 5 Octa, at least the company is handling the Galaxy S4 global launch better than last year. In the United States, the handset will be released on May 1.
The European countries located in the West side of the continent, are going to receive the phone a few days earlier than the US, and the Eastern countries seem to be joining the party in the same period of time, according to some sources cited by Sam Mobile.
To be more exact, the markets of Eastern Europe will be receiving the 3G-only model of the device with 16 GB of internal storage sometime in week 16, specifically between April 15 and April 21. The Samsung Galaxy S4 will be available in both White Frost and Black Mist color versions.
Moreover, the 64 GB variant of the Galaxy S4 will go on sale as of week 24 (mid-June), while the LTE capable 16 GB model will be launched in week 21.
As for the Galaxy S4 with 64 GB of internal storage and 4G LTE will be available in the East in the same period of time as the 3G variant, in week 24. Unfortunately, the publication doesn’t say which version will be heading to the Eastern European countries, the Exynos 5 Octa model or the Snapdragon 600 one. After we’ve heard that the Exynos 5 Octa version has support for 4G LTE too, now it’s hard to guess who will be the lucky ones, and who will not.
It’s almost clear that the Galaxy S4 will sell more units than the Galaxy S3. We’ll just have to wait and see if Samsung will be able to meet the high demand.