The Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone just launched on Friday and is already showing a much stronger start than its predecessor, a new report suggests.
In other markets, launch-day sales of the new flagship device were up to 30% higher than launch-day sales of the S4. The S5, which launched in 150 countries, is also reportedly sold out in various global markets.
Although Samsung hasn’t confirmed launch-day sales, the report quoted a spokesperson saying the numbers were in the millions. Last year, the Galaxy S4 topped 10 million in sales in one month, marking a new record for Samsung smartphone growth. In comparison, it took the Galaxy S3 smartphone about 50 days to reach the same sales milestone.
The 5.1-inch device has a 1,920 x 1,080 HD display with a quad-core 2.5GHz chip and runs on Android 4.4.2 KitKat. Other bells and whistles include a fingerprint scanner, a heart-rate sensor and a battery-saving mode that can stretch out a few minutes of power over hours.