Samsung Galaxy S5

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is the hot ticket right now, and British retailer, Phones 4U, sends word of just how hot the launch has been. It's in no way a surprise that a ton of people wanted the Galaxy S5, but Phones 4U has said that launch day sales were double that of its predecessor, the Galaxy S4.

Pre-orders alone were "escalating significantly" ahead of those for the Galaxy S4 last year ahead of the launch, and the Galaxy S5 made up 40% of all contract sales at the retailer on April 11. The news comes alongside the reports of long lines at Samsung Experience Stores throughout the UK at the early launch on April 10.

PHONES 4u SEES RECORD SUCCESS WITH SAMSUNG GALAXY S5 LAUNCH

FIRST DAY SALES DOUBLE SAMSUNG GALAXY S4

LONDON, UK, 16 APRIL 2014: We’re thrilled to announce that Phones 4u has seen record success with the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S5, with sales on the first day alone being double that of the Samsung Galaxy S4 during the same period.

Since its global unveiling the Samsung Galaxy S5 has continued to thrive at Phones 4u – pre-registrations for the newest Galaxy smartphone reached over five figures ahead of the pre-order launch, with official pre-orders escalating significantly past those of its predecessor, the Samsung Galaxy S4.

Scott Hooton, Chief Marketing Officer at Phones 4u comments: “The Samsung Galaxy S5 is clearly one of the most anticipated handsets of 2014. We’re incredibly pleased with the success it’s had at Phones 4u in such a short space of time already, with sales of the new smartphone being double those seen for the Galaxy S4 on its launch day last year. Samsung continues to innovate and create products and technologies that really make a difference and offer tangible benefits to people’s lives. The newest 4G Samsung smartphone to enter the market made up a huge 40% of our contract sales on day one of its global launch, and 99% of our Galaxy S5 sales so far are on 4G, further supporting our number one independent 4G retailer position.”

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is available to buy at all Phones 4u stores and online now.