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Galaxy S4 sales will top 20M in Q2 and 80M by year's end, estimates RBC, citing checks...

Galaxy S4 sales will top 20M in Q2 and 80M by year's end, estimates RBC, citing checks indicating strong U.S. demand. If Samsung (SSNLF.PK) pulls that off, it would be on its way to hitting its target of 100M lifetime sales. RBC also expects industry smartphone sales to rise 27% this year to 870M, and 20% in 2014 to 1B+. Meanwhile, a Russian site reports Samsung's June 20 London event will reveal the Galaxy S4 Zoom, a 4.3" phone sporting a 16MP camera with a 10x optical zoom, and the Galaxy S4 Active, a water/dust-proof S4 variant sporting a Qualcomm (QCOM) Snapdragon 600 CPU. Samsung's just-launched S4 Mini uses a Snapdragon 400. Other S4 suppliers: PANL, SYNA, ATML, RFMD, BRCM, ANAD, SWKS, TQNT.
Comments (8)
  • $TQNT is headed up!
    30 May 2013, 07:47 PM Reply Like
  • meanwhile apple says 'someday' they might have a watch
    30 May 2013, 09:04 PM Reply Like
  • ... INVN, SIMO.
    30 May 2013, 09:18 PM Reply Like
  • So is SWKS.
    30 May 2013, 09:34 PM Reply Like
  • In my somewhat informal focus groups the Galaxy is now showing up among what used to be all Apple iPhone users.

     

    #1 feature -- bigger screen.
    30 May 2013, 10:17 PM Reply Like
  • As a developer of software than needs to run on both Android and iPhones, it is painful to test something on a iPhone 4 after seeing it work on a larger Android screen. Apple really, really needs to increase the screen sizes. It would be a simple thing for them to support a 1080p screen size, but they seem to be obstinate in refusing to support standard screen sizes. That could be their undoing.

     

    Long APPL (but worried about that company)
    31 May 2013, 01:16 AM Reply Like
  • and you forget the most important CPU supplier of Samsung S4.

     

    It is TSM doing foundry for QCOM, designing Snapdragon series.
    30 May 2013, 10:46 PM Reply Like
  • how could you missed SIMG, one of the important suppliers for Samsung. SIMG chips in almost every product of Samsung, like smart phone, tablet, TV and etc..
    31 May 2013, 09:04 AM Reply Like
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