Samsung Galaxy S4 is finally launched worldwide after a short-time expectation. Samsung company did great efforts to promote this Phone including massive advertisement and setting up mini stores. Initial orders have surprised on the upside, with the firm expecting a short-term supply crunch.
By launching the Galaxy S4 in the United States on Saturday, Samsung is taking aim at Apple’s home market at a time when the iPhone maker appears to have hit a snag. Earlier this week, Apple reported its first profit decline in more than a decade and indicated no major product releases until the fall.
Profit from Samsung’s mobile division jumped 56 percent to a record 6.51 trillion won in the first quarter, accounting for nearly three quarters of the firm’s entire profit, the company said on Friday, before the stock market open.
Samsung, which doesn’t provide smartphone sales figures, likely sold 68-70 million smartphones in the quarter ended March, up from 63 million in the previous quarter, according to five analysts.
By contrast, second-ranked Apple said on Tuesday it shipped 37.4 million iPhones in the March quarter, up from 35.1 million a year ago, but down sharply from 47.8 million in the previous quarter.