Samsung to ship 10m Galaxy S4s in first month, analyst says


RBC Capital analyst Mark Sue predicts sales of 70 million Samsung Galaxy S4 devices by the end of the year

Samsung will ship 10 million Galaxy S4 devices in their first month on sale, according to an analyst.

RBC Capital analyst Mark Sue also predicts the manufacturer will ship 70 million Galaxy S4 devices over the course of 2013.

Sue said Samsung’s latest release, coupled with its lower-end devices, could see it take even more market share from competitor manufacturers.

Quoted in All Things D, he estimates Samsung will have captured 35 per cent of the global smartphone market in the first quarter of 2013, in comparisons to Apple’s forecasted 20 per cent.

Samsung has scheduled an earnings conference call for April 26, the same day its Galaxy S4 smartphone goes on sale in the UK.