While most reviewers are passing off the Samsung Galaxy S4 as an update of the Galaxy S3 (albeit a good one) it seems consumers are willing to embrace the device. So much so that the new handset has received 10 million pre-orders in the two weeks since it was launched in New York.
That early statistic means that Samsung should be well on its way to reaching its 100 million Galaxy S4’s sold in 2013 when the phone goes on sale in April. That number is not too far away from the amount of pre-orders for the Galaxy S3, which got 9 million, so it looks as though Samsung has another hit on its hands.
Probably still not enough of a hit to claim the smartphone crown from Apple’s iPhone however. The iPhone 5 had 5 million pre-orders in one weekend after its announcement and had sold 40 million units during its first quarter on sale.
Twitter also points to the iPhone still holding more sway with consumers. During the Samsung Galaxy S4 launch, there were around 500,000 Tweets about the device, not bad, but nothing next to the near 3 million for the iPhone 5 on its launch day.