South Korean mobile phone maker Samsung has yet to officially confirm plans to bring to the market a successor of its last year flagship Android-based Galaxy S III smartphone, but estimates on its market performance have already started to emerge.Apparently, the company might be able to sell no less than 100 million Galaxy S IV units, at least this is said to be the planned number of devices to be built.
The info comes from Jefferies & Company analyst Peter Misek, who wrote in a recent research note that manufacturers will have to shift their focus to this device, while leaving other clients aside.
“The enormous 100 million S4 build plan (we estimate the S3 sold 60M) is leading some suppliers to say that they will reallocate resources away from Apple,” Misek wrote in his research note, BGR reports.
This will further help Samsung place itself in a better position than Apple, as the Galaxy S IV component and manufacturing needs will put pressure on the development of new iPhone models.
In fact, Apple has already been rumored to be working on the release of at least two new flavors of its iconic handset, one set to arrive later this year as the successor of iPhone 5, and another to arrive next year with a 5-inch or larger touchscreen display.
Samsung’s current flagship Android device, the aforementioned Galaxy S III, which was officially launched in April last year, is estimated to be sold in over 60 million units until it falls into oblivion. Samsung has already confirmed over 40 million Galaxy S III units to have been sold until January this year.
As mentioned above, nothing has been officially unveiled on Galaxy S IV until now, but Samsung is expected to make a formal announcement on it sometime in March, while planning on pushing it to shelves starting with April, this year.