Not long ago Samsung announced they expect to sell between 60 Million to 100 Million of their new Samsung Galaxy S IV flagship. New pre-order reports from the UK mobile retailer Carphone Warehouse suggest they might actually hit those numbers. According to a press release from Carphone Warehouse, desire for the new Samsung Galaxy S IV has completely eclipsed that of the previous generation Galaxy S III. They claim that pre-registration for the new device is already four times what the SGS3 had in the corresponding timeframe. Here's the full presser,


Android fans scramble for new handset prompts ‘busiest pre-registration period ever’

Samsung Galaxy S4 Announcement and Launch | Live from New York |

London, 20 March 2013 – Carphone Warehouse has today announced that interest in Samsung’s newest Galaxy S4 smartphone has been ‘off the charts’ compared with its predecessors. The UK’s largest independent mobile retailer has so far received more than four times (446%)* as many pre-registrations for the Galaxy S4 than it did when Samsung announced its last flagship device, the SIII, in 2012.

Graham Stapleton, Chief Operating Officer at Carphone Warehouse, says, “The vast number of pre-registrations we’ve had for this device is evidence how hot the Galaxy S4 is going to be. The launch event in New York clearly captured the imagination of many of our customers - acting as the driving force for the busiest pre-registration period we’ve ever seen!

“The Galaxy SIII launch broke records last year and was always going to be a tough one to beat, but the S4 is already proving to be a more than capable step up in the series that will inspire many people to make the switch to Android from other operating systems. This device is the one to watch for 2013.”

The Samsung Galaxy S4 will be available from Carphone Warehouse across all major networks from 26th April. To register your interest, visit Samsung Galaxy S4 Announcement and Launch | Live from New York | Tariff and pricing details will be announced closer to the launch date in April.

*SIII pre-registration figures taken 25th – 30th April 2012 compared with S4 pre-registration figures taken 15th – 18th March 2013
Despite the fact that the aesthetics and the internal hardware does not blow away those of us who follow the mobile industry regularly, it certainly looks like the mass consumer was more than impressed by all the features and functionality of this new superphone. For years we have seen device after device come out that was touted to be the true iPhone killer. All of them failed. It looks like the Galaxy S4 might actually succeed.

Source: Samsung Galaxy S4 Announcement and Launch | Live from New York |