The Samsung Galaxy S4 is the latest flagship smartphone of the South Korean company, the biggest smartphone and phone vendor in the world and the incontestable leader of the Android platform, and like any leader, Samsung does what it knows to do best: sells. Confirming last week's forecasts, Samsung has officially announced that the sales of the Galaxy S4 model have reached the magical figure of 10 million units in less than a month.
Launched April 27th, Samsung Galaxy S4 has already reached the 10 million shipped units threshold with only a couple of days before it was supposed to celebrate one month on the market. As usual, the figures posted by Samsung talk about the terminals sold to the retailers and carriers, not about the units that ended up in the customer's hands, but, even so, the performance is impressive.
The sales of the Galaxy S flagships are highlighting the quick evolution of the Samsung company towards their dominant position on the smartphone market. Three years ago, Galaxy S needed seven moths to reach the 10 million shipped units threshold. Its successor, the Galaxy S2, needed five months for the same performance, while the Galaxy S3 model needed only 50 days to complete the 10 million units achievement.
On this occasion, the company also announced that Samsung Galaxy S4 will receive four four colors starting this summer. Besides the current white and black models, the Samsung Galaxy S4 will also be available in Blue Arctic, Red Aurora, Purple Mirage, and Brown Atumn body liveries.
What are the technical specifications of the Samsung Galaxy S4? I'm glad you've asked. The flagship device comes with a 5-inch full HD Super AMOLED display with 441 ppi pixel density, and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. In terms of connectivity Samsung Galaxy S4 comes with all standards of WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, 4G LTE, NFC chip, IR blaster, microUSB 2.0, and 3.5 mm audio jack.
There are three internal storage options available for the Samsung Galaxy S4: 16, 32, and 64 GB, expandable using microSD cards of up to 64 GB. The smartphone also has a feature-packed 13 megapixel camera mounted on the back with full HD video recording support and Dual Shot, Simultaneous HD video and image recording, geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, image stabilization, and HDR.
As you probably know, there are two Samsung Galaxy S4 variants, each powered by a different processing unit. The international model, codenamed i9500, sports Samsung's Exynos 5 Octa SoC with four Cortex A15 cores clocked at 1.6 GHz (that handle the operations that require more processing power) and four Cortex A7 cores clocked at 1.2 GHz (for the basic tasks and improved battery life). It also features a PowerVR SGX 544MP3 GPU.
On the other hand the Samsung Galaxy S4 I9505 comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 chipset, based on four Krait 300 cores at 1.9 GHz and Adreno 320 GPU.
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