Samsung aiming to sell 10 million Galaxy S4 handsets a month, report says

Samsung Galaxy S4 conceptIt’s not even out yet but there’s already talk of how many Galaxy S4 handsets Samsung hopes to sell – 10 million a month, apparently.

The news comes courtesy of South Korean news site Money Today (via Android Authority), which claims to have discovered that Samsung has ordered each of its suppliers to make 10 million components a month for the yet-to-be-announced device.

While 10 million a month isn’t beyond the realm of possibility – Apple, after all, sold almost 50 million iPhones in the final three months of last year – it’d have to break destroy the sales records of all of its existing handsets to achieve its reported goal.

Its current best-selling handset, the Android-powered Galaxy S3, has proved a big hit with consumers around the world since its launch in May 2012, though that device took almost two months to hit the 10 million mark, with the Seoul-based company announcing last week it’d racked up 40 million sales.

It was widely reported last month that Samsung has plans to sell over 500 million mobile phones in 2013, presumably with a big chunk comprising those in the Galaxy S series.

Things are certainly looking good for the tech giant as far as its mobile business is concerned, with the company announcing Thursday night that profits had surged a whopping 76 percent in the last three months thanks to strong sales of its range of smartphones.

But what of the Galaxy S4 – if indeed that’s what the follow-up to the S3 is going to be called. No official word has come from Samsung on the device up to now, though earlier this week rumors surfaced suggesting an April release.

The device, when it does appear, is expected to come with a 4.99-inch, 1080p touchscreen, an Exynos 5 Octa processor and possibly a 13-megapixel camera.