Just as Samsung CEO J.K. Shin predicted, the Galaxy S 4 has now crossed the 10 million units shipped milestone. Samsung announced the news this evening, touting the fact that its new flagship has amassed global channel sales (aka shipments) of 10 million units since its South Korean launch on April 27, which works out to a rate of approximately four units shipped every second. This feat makes the Galaxy S 4 the fastest selling member of the Galaxy S family; the Galaxy S III took 50 days to ship 10 million units, while the Galaxy S II and Galaxy S took 5 months and 7 months, respectively.
Samsung also re-affirmed its plans to release its Galaxy S 4 flagship in several new colors. Starting this summer, Samsung will roll out Blue Arctic and Red Aurora versions of the Galaxy S 4, followed by Purple Mirage and Brown Autumn variants.
Considering the success of Samsung's previous Galaxy S models and the hype leading up to the Galaxy S 4's unveiling earlier this year, it's no surprise to learn that the Galaxy S 4 has handily beaten its predecessors in the race to ship 10 million units. It also helps that the Galaxy S 4 has been released in 110 countries to date. Looking forward, the Galaxy S 4 train shows no signs of slowing down, with launches on Verizon in the U.S. and on carriers in 45 other countries still to come. Have you picked up a Galaxy S 4 yet? If so, which model did you snag?
UPDATE: Samsung has posted some images showing what the Blue Arctic and Red Aurora versions of the Galaxy S 4 will look like. Check 'em out below.