Samsung’s flagship smartphones have been a big success ever since the hugely popular Galaxy S II, so it’s no surprise to see the latest is doing well. Since making its debut back in April, the Galaxy S4 has surpassed 40 million sales worldwide, according to Samsung CEO JK Shin.
It took the Galaxy S4 just two months to reach 20 million units sold, and just four months to reach the 30 million milestone. One month on, it’s already at 40 million units sold. But growth does appear to have slowed in recent weeks, with one report from analytics firm Counterpoint Research claiming only 5 million units were shipped during August.
Nevertheless, 40 million sales in five months is impressive. It took the Galaxy S III, which was considered a huge success for Samsung, eight months to reach this point. And of course, it’s not the only flagship mobile device Samsung has unveiled this year.
The South Korean company recently began selling its latest Galaxy Note 3 phablet, which launched alongside Galaxy Gear, its first Android-powered smartwatch. Earlier this month, it also announced the Galaxy Round, its first smartphone with a curved-glass OLED display.
While Samsung may receive lots of criticism for its build quality, its TouchWiz user interfaces, and its flagrant copying of Apple, there’s no denying it knows how to design and market a smartphone that sells. If only HTC could do the same.