Samsung is targeting record-breaking sales for its next flagship smartphone, it has emerged, as it bids to take the fight to increasingly bitter rival Apple.
According to South Korean news site Money Today, the phone-maker has set a target of around ten million sales per month for the handset that tech sites have tentatively dubbed the Samsung Galaxy S4.
To put that in some kind of perspective, the S3, which is Samsung’s best-selling smartphone ever, took seven months to reach 30 million sales – a figure that qualifies it as the company’s fastest-selling smartphone ever.
Assuming the S4 is as in-demand as Samsung hopes, it could trump that landmark in half the time. And it might even give the iPhone 5 a run for its money for the title of the fastest-selling smartphone so far.
The spec sheet that Samsung hopes will part punters from their cash to make the S4 their new handset is purported to take in a 4.99-inch 1080p full HD display, an unfeasibly mighty 1.8GHz eight-core Exynos 5 Octa processor and the latest Jelly Bean version of Android.
Wireless charging is also expected to be on board, as is 4G LTE support and expandable memory via microSD card support.