The Samsung Galaxy S4 took a mere 27 days to hit shipments of 10 million units and became the company’s fastest selling smartphone ever. With early signs indicating that the Galaxy S5 shipments were even better, that record could fall quickly. In fact, Korea’s Hankyung reports that Samsung hit the 10 million shipment milestone in 25 days with the Samsung Galaxy S5. This would give it the crown of fastest selling Samsung smartphone.
It’s important to note that these figures are for shipments rather than sales to customers. Nonetheless, they are an indication of the confidence that Samsung and its partners across the world that these will find their way into the hands of consumers in the near future.
Each Samsung Galaxy S smartphone has outdone its predecessor in reaching this milestone. The Galaxy S4 managed it in 27 days and the Galaxy S III in 50 days. The Galaxy S II took some five months and the original Galaxy S did so in 7 months.
Whether the Samsung Galaxy S5 can maintain the momentum it has established early on remains to be seen. Other flagship smartphones, including the HTC One (M8) and the Sony Xperia Z2, are unlikely to match its sales volumes but have been well received and are likely to at least give it a good run for its money.
If the report is legitimate, we can expect Samsung to quickly confirm this milestone as it has done in the past with other devices.