Samsung Galaxy S4 handset is the firm’s fastest selling smartphone

An article from Korean website Chosun quotes an unnamed Samsung executive claiming that "As of the end of April, we supplied four million Galaxy S4 handsets to telecommunication operators around the world".

That number obviously refers to smartphones that were shipped for preorders as well as for devices that were purchased in store and online in the last five days of April. Still, that is a bloody impressive number.

In comparison, it took the first Galaxy S 85 days to reach that number, the Galaxy S2 55 days and the Galaxy S3, three weeks. The company executive continued "As of Friday, we have sold more than six million units, and we predict that we could break the 10-million mark by as early as the end of this month".

So Samsung, it seems, may end up selling around 200,000 Galaxy S4 smartphones per day.

That's just under 9,000 per hour or nine devices every four seconds; at an estimated £500 a pop, that's £100 million earned a day or around £3 billion amassed in that month of May.

Which by all comparison is pretty impressive. You can read our review of the Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone here.