If the early numbers are correct, it looks like Samsung has another winning smartphone on its hands. Reports from Korea say the new Galaxy S5 is selling very well, and has beaten the Galaxy S4‘s first day sales by 30 percent.
It’s apparently equally as successful in Europe. Samsung claims people were queuing at its flagship stores in various cities, including London and Paris, and that sales figures were twice that of the Galaxy S4. Samsung’s last flagship phone went on to sell more than 40 million in six months, a figure which could be toppled if the S5 can maintain its momentum.
These aren’t official figures from Samsung, but expect a press release providing actual data should the Galaxy S5′s sales beat previous targets. Samsung loves to shout about its achievements, so is unlikely to stay quiet if the S5 does well.
However, while sales were always sure to be huge, there is the fact the Galaxy S5 has been launched in more countries than any previous Galaxy smartphone. Samsung started shipping the phone in 125 countries last week, and another 25 will follow before the end of the month. It’ll be hard not to file great sales numbers with this level of exposure.
The Galaxy S5 was announced at Mobile World Congress, and comes equipped with a 5.1-inch, 1080p screen, a 16 megapixel camera, a quad-core Snapdragon processor, a heart rate scanner, and Android KitKat installed. If you’re yet to pick one up, make sure you check out our review first.