Samsung's newly launched Galaxy S4 smartphone, which is set to hit the retail stores in 50 countries on 26 April, is expected to draw 10 million unit shipments in the first month, according to a report.
South Korean chaebol expects to ship 10 million units of the Galaxy S4 in the first month and 30 million units in the second quarter of 2013, DigiTimes reported citing sources from the supply chain.
"The first month of the launch will be around 10 million units and 30 million in the second quarter of 2013 as the penetration rate of smartphones continues to grow and Samsung is currently the leading brand," reported DigiTimes.
The report also stated that since Samsung itself manages the production of components like processors, panels, image sensors and memory, the company is unlikely to face shipment delays like HTC.
The Galaxy S4 smartphone, which was unveiled at Radio City Music Hall, New York City on 14 March, sports a 4.99-inch 1920x1080 pixel Super AMOLED display with 441 ppi and runs on Android v4.2.2 OS Jelly Bean. The device features a 13.0-megapixel primary camera and a 2.0-megapixel pixel front-facing camera. Among its new features are Smart Scroll, Smart Pause, Samsung WatchON and S Voice Drive. It comes in three storage options - 16GB, 32GB and 64GB.
Countries like Korea, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Germany, United Kingdom and Hong Kong are expected to receive both quad-core and octa-core variants. The India-bound version of Galaxy S4 will come with Exynos 5 Octa Processor. Online retailers like Tradus have already started accepting pre-booking orders for the device in India. Galaxy S4, the company's biggest offering of the year 2013. will reach 150 countries.