Samsung continues to show its strength as an Android partner, as Korean newspaper The Chosun Ilbo claims the South Korean handset maker shipped 6 million Galaxy S4 units in two weeks. The Galaxy S4 was launched on April 26th, with 4 million units sold in the first five days of availability alone.
“As of the end of April, we supplied four million Galaxy S4 handsets to telecommunication operators around the world,” an executive at the company said on Friday. ”As of Friday, we have sold more than 6 million units, and we predict that we could break the 10-million mark by as early as the end of this month.”
Comparatively, it took Samsung a total of 85 days to move 3 million units of the original Galaxy S, 55 days for the Galaxy S II and 21 days for the Galaxy S III. Samsung is on pace to sell 10 million Galaxy S4s by the end of May, on track with analyst expectations.
Further iterations of the Galaxy S4 are expected to be released in the coming days and weeks, including a smaller Galaxy S4 Mini, rugged Galaxy S4 Active and a TouchWiz-free Galaxy S4 (update: the latter was announced) that runs stock Android.