Google Play, Verizon launch could boost Samsung Galaxy S4 sales past already high expectations

Samsung Galaxy S4

Samsung has proven almost effortlessly that the 5-inch smartphone has its place in the hands of the masses as it is on track to selling 10 million handsets in its first month, The Korea Times reports.

The company has plenty of room for sales to exponentially grow upward, possibly past their own already high expectations, as the smartphone that has taken the Android world by storm has yet to actually launch on Verizon in the States.

Verizon seems readily positioned to launch the Galaxy S4 as it announced earlier this week that it plans to sell the Samsung smartphone a week sooner than expected.

Samsung’s co-CEO Shin John-Kyun says the company expects the Galaxy S4 to be the fastest selling smartphone in the company’s history.

“We are confident that we will pass more than 10 million sales of the S4 next week. It is selling much faster than the previous model S3,” Samsung Electronics co-CEO Shin Jong-Kyun told reporters at an industry forum in Seoul, Thursday.

We got our hands on the Galaxy S4 last month for a review and gave it flying colors.

Verizon isn’t the only boost Samsung should expect coming its way. Google announced at its I/O developer conference that it will sell a “pure Google experience” variation of the Galaxy S4 running stock Android 4.2 starting June 25th on its Play Store website.

This variant of the Galaxy S4 will be appealing to fans of the Samsung hardware who also want to experience Android the way its makers see it.

The device is both carrier- and bootloader-unlocked which offers a great deal of flexibility to users who want to tinker with the software on the device.

Samsung’s Galaxy S4 smartphone launched in South Korea on April 26 and internationally the following day. For perspective, it’s predecessor Galaxy S3 took over 50 days to reach the 10 million sold mark.

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