Samsung had released their Galaxy S4 model earlier in the year (April 26 to be precise) and the set had made brisk sales at the outset. Yet Samsung does not seem to be too satisfied with the sales figures so far. They may have placed higher expectations on the handset. So much is the effect of the sales figures being returned for the set, that insiders have mentioned about company big wigs considering a move to release the Galaxy S5 ahead of its schedule. Their plans are to compensate for what is being claimed to be “bad” sales of the Galaxy S4.
While the market indicates good demand for the Samsung Galaxy S4, the top executives at Samsung stating the figures are low stems from the study of the device on a world wide scale. This findings has been scrutinized by the top echelons of the company and the conclusion that they have reached is that the sales of the device could have been better than what it is now. in reality though, what seems evident is that while the fan frenzy surrounding the S4 may have died down, the smartphone is not being sought in the manner in which it used to be when the device was launched.
But then, if the actual sale figures are taken into account, a 40 million mark is always impressive, so to say. The above was revealed by the company CEO J. K. Shin though he didn’t reveal how much more they were expecting the device to sell. The device started off with 10 million during the first month and then went on to register sales of another 30 million for the next 4 months.
What seems another area of concern for the CEO apart from S4 not garnering even bigger share of the market is the battery that the device comes with. He expressed his concern regarding the battery pack of the Galaxy S4 which seems to stem from some reports of the battery swelling up during charging and even having exploded, due this expansion. Samsung has already plans of moving on to solid state flexible batteries for their sets to come out by 2015. In the meantime, an even more powerful version of the Galaxy S4 with the latest Snapdragon 800 chip has made it European debut. While it’s not known when it is going to reach the US shores, what does seem likely is that it could upset quite a few equations in the current smartphone scene there.