By Prarthito Maity | Mar 14, 2013 09:19 AM EDT
The wait is almost over for all the Android and Samsung fans and owners with the new Samsung Galaxy S4's release just being a matter of time. While the device is yet to be unveiled officially, the sales predictions have already begun as to how the device will be doing in the first month.
Samsung is looking forward to boast a big number with the S4's sale and the company intends to begin that trend from the very first month of the device's release, and is expecting to sell as many as 10 million Galaxy S4s, according to reports.
Samsung has set this target in a time when other OEMs are having trouble mass producing their devices. Moreover, while the company has time and again been blamed for manufacturing its devices out of plastic and for not looking as pretty as rivals like the HTC One or Apple iPhone 5, the decision actually makes a lot of sense owing to the fact that plastic finishing doesn't need much stress.
Apart from this, Samsung can also take hope that it will sell this many units due to its easy-to-make design as a few days ago HTC was reported having troubles manufacturing its flagship device of the year, the HTC One, because of its all aluminum body.
Samsung uses plastic instead of other materials in their high-end devices because the company needs to mass produce its devices at a very high rate due to the massive demand of its products and it can't afford to go out of stock.
However, several analysts have predicted the new Galaxy S4 could top 10 million unit sales in the first month after its launch, and so any setbacks in the smooth delivery of the device's core components could prove to be a big problem.
"There could be, again, a supply bottleneck due to tight supply of components... but I think any such disruption will be very brief, as Samsung is making a bigger bet on the S IV than on its predecessor with a backup plan to avoid such disruption," Greg Noh, an analyst at HMC Investment and Securities, told Reuters.
While Samsung executives refused to comment on the steps the company has taken to ensure supplies keep flowing, Lee Seung-woo, an analyst at IBK Securities, told Reuters: "Based on checks we had with suppliers, Samsung has already done significant work to ensure smooth supply and not to repeat what they had to deal with last time."
The Galaxy S4 is currently rumored to feature an Exynos 5 Octa (8-Core) CPU, PowerVR SGX 544MP GPU, 4.99-inch PHOLED Full HD Resolution Display, 2GB of RAM, 13-Megapixel Rear facing Camera capable of shooting 1080p Full HD Videos at 30FPS, a 2.1-Megapixel front facing camera capable of shooting 1080p HD Videos and will run on Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean.
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