Galaxy S4 nears 10m shipment milestone

Samsung co-CEO Shin Jong-kyun has said that the smartphone will have shipped 10 million units by the end of this week.

Samsung's Galaxy S4 is on target to surpass the 10 million units shipped mark sometime this week, according to Samsung co-CEO Shin Jong-kyun.

(Credit: Samsung)

Speaking to journalists at an industry function in Seoul, Shin noted that the S4 has beaten all previous shipment records for the manufacturer.

"Samsung spent 50 days to pass the 10 million sales mark for the S3," said Shin. "The S4 will be Samsung's first '10 million seller' device less than a month after its official debut."

It's important to note that this figure actually reflects the number of units shipped, not individual sales to consumers. AllThingsD confirmed with Samsung that the 10 million refers to handsets shipped to channel partners around the world, meaning that many of the units may still be on shelves, awaiting sale.

Sadly, Shin also poured some cold water on hopes that the Note 3 may feature the first iteration of Samsung's flexible display technology, saying that "more time was needed".

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