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The Galaxy S4 is now Samsung's fastest selling flagship smartphone ever as the company has moved 10 million units just one month after its initial release.
The company reached the 10 million sold milestone faster than ever before. The original Galaxy S model reached 10 million sold in seven months, the Galaxy S2 did so in five months, and the Galaxy S3 was the second-fastest selling reaching that mark in 50 days.
Judging from the sales pace, Samsung sold four Galaxy S4's per second ever since the smartphone became available towards the end of last month.
Even with the recent success, Apple's iPhone still holds the title for bestselling smartphone, however.
Samsung also announced its decision this week to release the Galaxy S4 in some new colors. These new editions of the device include Red Aurora, Purple Mirage, and Brown Autumn in addition to the Black Mist and White Frost models that are already available. Samsung will also make the exclusive Japanese Blue Arctic model available in other countries.
The Red Aurora version will be sold exclusively through AT&T. The carrier will begin offering this color on June 14 for $199.99 with a new two-year contract. Pre-orders for this model will be available starting tomorrow. AT&T was also the first carrier to offer the Garnet Red version of the Galaxy S3 last year.
Verizon began to sell the Galaxy S4 today. Customers can purchase the device directly through the carrier's website. The company is offering the 16GB version through its online store for $199.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate and a new two-year contract. Those willing to pay an extra $49.99 will receive an accessory bundle for the device that includes a silicone cover in the color of the Galaxy S4, a display protector, and a car charger.