It was rumored multiple times last year that Samsung would release Galaxy S5 earlier than planned because it hadn’t seen the kind of consumer response it wanted to see with the Galaxy S4. After being unveiled at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona the Galaxy S5 was finally released in more than 100 countries around the world on April 11th. A new report out of Korea claims that Samsung has been able to beat all of its past records by shipping 10 million Galaxy S5 units in just 25 days.
One should keep in mind though that this figure talks about shipments and not unit sales, therefore its not correct to assume that the company has been able to sell 10 million units in 25 days, even though the Galaxy S5 is the kind of smartphone that can easily sell more than 10 million units throughout its lifetime.
The Galaxy S4 reached this milestone in 27 days which was a record in itself last year. Previous Galaxy flagships even took longer to achieve 10 million retail channel sales. Galaxy S3, Galaxy S2 and the original Galaxy S took 50 days, 5 months and 7 months to move 10 million units respectively.
Samsung is selling Galaxy S5 is more than 125 countries around the world so it wouldn’t really take long to achieve this milestone in terms of unit sales. If this momentum keeps on going the company won’t have any problems in moving as many or even more units than the Galaxy S3 or Galaxy S4, more than 60 million and 40 million respectively.