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Samsung Galaxy S4 and phenomenal goals set

Under: Samsung
By:Debbie Turner | February 4th, 2013

The Samsung Galaxy S4 (S IV) may be several months away but the hype building for the next in the Galaxy S line of smartphones is bigger than we can ever remember it before. Although no specs have yet been confirmed for this handset, leaks and rumors suggest that Samsung is pushing out all the stops for the Galaxy S4, leading tech bloggers and consumers to expect big things. It seems this is now being backed up as we have heard that Samsung is setting phenomenal sales goals for the Galaxy S4.

We recently told how one analyst spoke about an “upgrade frenzy” likely to occur once the Galaxy S4 releases and how he feels the handset is likely to be so good it will also attract buyers who would usually buy an iPhone. Samsung seems to think this too as we learn that the giant manufacturer has set a sales target of 100 million units and that’s a record high goal.

Samsung has continued to drive its brand forcefully in a bid to push Apple away from the top-end of the market and although the two giants of the smartphone world are likely to dominate the market for some time Samsung is certainly setting out its intentions. It has been rumored that the Galaxy S4 will be unveiled at a Samsung Unpacked event being held in London on March 22 with a release coming sometime in April.

Samsung expects to sell 40 million units of the Galaxy S4 during 2013 and also another 7 or 8 subsequent models to the tune of another 60 million units, according to the Korea IT Times. The Galaxy Note 3 is one of the follow-up models and is due in the fall and as the Galaxy Note 2 has been another big success for Samsung there’s no reason to think the Galaxy Note 3 won’t be just as big a hit.

We recently heard talk of a stylus pen for the Galaxy S4 and this led to subsequent rumors that the Galaxy S and Galaxy Note phones would merge into one smartphone. However, the same Korean source says that is not the case and that the Galaxy Note line will still be produced. This news should please many potential customers who have a definite preference between the Galaxy S and Galaxy Note handsets.

A very brief rundown on rumored specs so far for the Galaxy S4 include a 1.8GHz Exynos 5 Octa processor, 4.99-inch Super AMOLED display full HD display with 440 ppi and 2GB of RAM. Other inclusions rumored are a 13-megapixel rear camera and also a 2-megapixel front facing camera, 2600 mAh battery and hopefully it could be running Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie, the next major revamp for the Android operating system. Remember though that at this time none of the above has been confirmed.

It would be interesting to hear your thoughts on the Samsung Galaxy S4. Are you surprised at these extremely high sales targets that Samsung has set? Do you think that Samsung is about to come up with something that’s simply so good that everyone will want it, regardless of a previous preference for a device using an alternative operating system platform? Let us know with your comments.

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  • Richard Yarrell

    Galaxy S4 sounds great. But the Galaxy Note 3 will be the grandest of all.

  • Ivan Spiteri

    I am one of the more then 40 million galaxy s3 users, and i was one of the first users, because i buy it from the very first days, because i was waiting for it!.and now am just waiting for the galaxy s4!.but now the competition is even more hard for Samsung!,with great flagships like the Xperia Z, and all the upcomers like HTC m7, LG Optimus G pro,iPhone 5s, Motorola X phone, ASUS and so on!.so Samsung must really work harder then ever before!!!.and so they must take all the time needed, but to finally really produce the greatest smartphone ever made! (Hardware and software).and so beat all the other brand models!.and if so!??, only then the extremely high sales targets will be deserved!.so come on Samsung do even more then your best!, and produce the greatest smartphone ever!!! (In all aspects).and so just waiting for the Samsung galaxy s4!!!

  • Rich

    I’m one of the iPhone (4s) owners, due an upgrade but hanging on for the S4. New dock connector and apple maps fiasco was the last straw for me with Apple.

    • zeth006

      Apple maps will probably improve over time, but I agree the dock connector was a load of horseshit. We see the USB cables for the S3 and the Nexus 4 being capable of feats like extra fast charging and hdmi connectivity, and we get no substantive reply from Apple justifying what was little more than a money grab.

      I’m probably going to jump aboard the next Nexus (Nexus 5?) that comes out as I love rooting and flashing my phones.

  • billev

    The Note 2 already exceeds the utility of the proposed S4. What is the excitement about? Hype? Do something special with the S4 and it might have some merit.

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