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Record 20 million Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge units have been ordered?

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Record 20 million Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge units have been ordered?
Who said that Samsung was struggling? The redesign of the manufacturer's flagship phone turned out to be exactly what the doctor ordered as a report out of Korea claims that 20 million units of the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 edge have been ordered. Breaking down the reservations, 15 million were for the Galaxy S6 while 5 million were for the model with the curved glass draping down both edges.

The 20 million units ordered represents a record for Samsung. The figures come from a leading executive at a major wireless carrier who obviously wishes to remain anonymous. The executive said that he had a very high opinion of both handsets. The two devices were unveiled a week ago today at Barcelona and are expected to be released around the middle of next month. 

Samsung Electronics mobile chief Shin Jong-kyun said that the response to the two new models has been much better than the response to the Samsung Galaxy S5. "To be honest, pre-orders of the two Galaxy variants from our major clients are really huge," the executive said. It was the tepid response to last year's model, not only from the carriers but from consumers, that led Samsung to start from scratch in redesigning its flagship phone.

Last year's struggles with the Galaxy S5 coincided with a strong comeback year for Apple as the larger size of the screen on the Apple iPhone 6 and Apple iPhone 6 Plus helped Apple sell a record 74.5 million units in the calendar fourth quarter of 2014. If the size of the orders for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge are correct, it sounds like Samsung is back on track.

Thanks for the tip!

source: KoreaTimes via SamMobile

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posted on 08 Mar 2015, 19:05 30

1. insanity99 (Posts: 103; Member since: 28 Feb 2015)


Whoa!

posted on 08 Mar 2015, 20:53 15

46. jael206 (Posts: 145; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)


Samsung made a good move letting go their head of mobile design last May 2014, as designs have been repetitively dull.. See, all that Samsung really needs is a design that people have been asking for: premium, metallic, and with externals displaying some useful innovations. Voila! S6 and S6 Edge!

posted on 08 Mar 2015, 21:49 12

72. cheetah2k (Posts: 1599; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)


The funny thing here, is that the fundamental S6 design is very similar to the S5 (shape, buttons + camera positioning, screen size, etc), however "Premium" materials have been used (and a curved screen aka S6edge)

There was an article on Phonearena a month back pre-release citing that "carriers were extremely impressed" with the S6, and you can only assume that this has motivated record orders for the device.

I can't wait personally. Its going to be a cracker phone for sure

Long live Exynos, Long live cool, battery efficient, unthrottled Exynos gaming :)

posted on 08 Mar 2015, 22:11 6

83. Mutation.X (banned) (Posts: 185; Member since: 09 Feb 2015)


Exynos
Amoled
Ddr4Ram

Why compromise?

posted on 08 Mar 2015, 22:53 14

94. vincelongman (Posts: 4577; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


http://www.phonearena.com/phones/Samsung-ATIV-S_id7463/photos?image=37769

Yea, the Galaxy S6 design is basically an improved version of their Ativ S design

Funny thing is the iPhone 6 looks very similar to the Ativ S
Which lead haters/fanboys to say the Galaxy S6 is a copied of the iPhone 6
But the Ativ S predates the iPhone 6 by 2 years

posted on 09 Mar 2015, 00:57 3

106. obedchuni (Posts: 185; Member since: 16 Jun 2014)


really ativ S, really... no sd card, no removable battery...glass cover, really...

posted on 09 Mar 2015, 01:30 3

115. Furbal (Posts: 1018; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


Design=/materials

posted on 09 Mar 2015, 02:08 7

121. vincelongman (Posts: 4577; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


I meant the sides
Haters/fanboys said the Galaxy S6's sides were copied of the iPhone 6
When actually the Ativ S has the same sides and predates the iPhone 6 by 2 years

Only the bottom of the Galaxy S6 looks iPhone like IMO

posted on 09 Mar 2015, 02:22 2

124. hondaslzman (Posts: 78; Member since: 29 Dec 2014)


Shut d f up

posted on 09 Mar 2015, 02:21 4

123. hondaslzman (Posts: 78; Member since: 29 Dec 2014)


Everything from iphone is copy or purchase from others, all they invent is IOS, a very simple OS running simple crap. can't even handle picture contact list or customize home pages

posted on 09 Mar 2015, 09:05

154. iampayne (Posts: 322; Member since: 12 Aug 2013)


And the original iPhone pre-dates both of them so whats your point.

posted on 09 Mar 2015, 02:15 1

122. alex3run (Posts: 713; Member since: 18 May 2014)


Glass back isn't a clever move... Okay, you'll get money from some Sony and Apple fanboys but people who choole Samsung for its functionality won't be happy.

Also plastic back feels much better in a hand (Galaxy Alpha is the best here).

posted on 09 Mar 2015, 02:23 3

125. hondaslzman (Posts: 78; Member since: 29 Dec 2014)


Why didn't comment this on i4s and i4 back then.Idiot

posted on 09 Mar 2015, 02:00 1

120. PhocQue (Posts: 2; Member since: 23 Feb 2015)


PROPAGANDA, BS.
No one will buy no Samsung S6 nor S6 Edge

posted on 09 Mar 2015, 03:54 9

141. tedkord (Posts: 12314; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Awwwwww. Someone needs a nappy.

posted on 10 Mar 2015, 10:04 1

162. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 10756; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


I called it - I said and I was 100% right. I said I expected 20M to be preordered and I was correct. So much for Apple, 9M aye? lol Let me go fond that post.

Found -http://www.phonearena.com/news/Samsung-expects-re​cord-breaking-sales-for-the-Galaxy-S6_id66827/comm​ents/page/3

Post 109. I said the pre-orders will exceed 25M and before April 10th it surely will if they have 20M in just a week after its official announcement.

Samsung is going to have a quarter where they will sell over 100M phones and it wont be the first time. They sold 100M phones in Q1 of either 2013 or 2014.

When Samsung sold the Galaxy S3, The Galaxy S reached 100M sales. Apple didn't achieve this number until if I am not mistaken the iPhone 4. Despite the fact Apple has a full 2.5 year head start on the Galaxy S which made its appearance in 2010 and Apple started the iPhone in 2007. Also, Samsung sold more of the original Galaxy S then Apple, they also more more SII's and S3's than Apple did of the iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4.

It was after the release of the 4S that Apple really took off. Based on the facts, Apple sales of the iPhone had a much slower start vs Samsung. Samsung sold over 50M of its 3 model, while Apple barely sold half that many of the 3/3GS.

The breakdown of the iPhone sales can be seen here -http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IPhone

While all the fans are applauding Apple selling 75M phones in one quarter, Samsung did it for 8 quarters in a row and the 9th quarter in a row is already almost over. The next quarter, Samsung will be selling over 100M phones. We will see what PA will say then.

Based on the numbers I could put together, the Galaxy S alone has sold well between 300-375M devices. Add the Note series and you get an additional 100M phones. Add the Galaxy brand has a whole and I am betting they have sold well over 700M devices in total.

Would be nice if Samsung also gave their total sales numbers so we can compare.

posted on 08 Mar 2015, 19:05 28

2. AnTuTu (Posts: 1580; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


Holly molly great news. There you go Sammy haters what do you have to say now?

posted on 08 Mar 2015, 19:06 20

6. Tizen007 (Posts: 575; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


YEAH!
I was definitely expecting better results than S5, I bet we all were. But who would have expected this??

posted on 08 Mar 2015, 19:24 1

11. Awalker (Posts: 1578; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


You seem very excited about Samsung's sales numbers. Do you work for them?

posted on 08 Mar 2015, 20:47 21

44. AndreaWijayanti (Posts: 69; Member since: 03 Mar 2015)


As samsung fans we are excited too, not just people who work for them, just like you favorite singer sold a lot of albums and you're happy for it.

posted on 08 Mar 2015, 21:14 17

53. AnTuTu (Posts: 1580; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


Exactly!! And there is no way you can hate Samsung because this is one of the only tech company which tries stuff on their own. As well as invests billions of dollars in R & D.

It is pretty fascinating for us tech geeks what they really do. And the good thing about Samsung is that they always learn from their mistakes.

posted on 09 Mar 2015, 02:43 8

128. tech2 (Posts: 3477; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Exactly m8 ! Samsung unlike Nokia and Blackberry is learning from their mistake and taking the criticism on the chin.

It takes lot of courage from the CEO to admit their previous generation of TouchWiz lagged and they even addressed the lack of premium material and poor design.

No OEM is perfect but Samsung is closest to perfection.

posted on 10 Mar 2015, 11:12

181. meanestgenius (Posts: 13104; Member since: 28 May 2014)


In case you aren't up on current events, BlackBerry has learned from its mistakes. The company has stabilized and they even posted a small profit, as mentioned in their last earnings report. BlackBerry has even put their focus in enterprise and software, where they can better compete. And with handsets like the Passport and the new slider that they have coming out soon, I think BlackBerry has also learned a lesson or two in hardware. BlackBerry has been listening to the customer base that's been purchasing their handsets: enterprise.

As for Nokia, I believe they have learned from their mistakes as well, considering they are going with Android for tablets and soon, Android for their renewed approach in handsets in 2016.

You are correct when you say that no OEM is perfect. You are, however, incorrect on two fronts:

Samsung is NOT the only OEM to learn from their mistakes.

There is NO SUCH THING as a perfect OEM, or even one that's closets to perfection. There is only the OEM that's perfect, or close enough to it, for the INDIVIDUAL or ENTITY that's purchasing the product.

posted on 08 Mar 2015, 21:31

60. Awalker (Posts: 1578; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


Unless I was related to the artist or getting a cut of the profits I wouldn't feel anything if they sold a lot of albums.

posted on 09 Mar 2015, 02:57 1

131. tedkord (Posts: 12314; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


But good sales would mean more albums. So it's good of the artist sells a lot of albums. That's a reason to be excited about it.

posted on 09 Mar 2015, 06:22 4

150. shahrooz (Posts: 767; Member since: 17 Sep 2013)


Good sales for samsung means more money for their R&D which have brought us many innovations already, unlike other greedy companies.

posted on 10 Mar 2015, 10:11

164. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 10756; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Plus, All those greedy companies like Apple benefits from Samsung innovations as Samsung actually makes sh*t while Apple doesn't make a frikkin thing.

posted on 08 Mar 2015, 21:28 5

59. medtxa (Posts: 1133; Member since: 02 Jun 2014)


Talk like that to apple fan who keep brag the iphone sales, lol

posted on 08 Mar 2015, 21:34

61. Awalker (Posts: 1578; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


I would say the exact same thing to them.

posted on 08 Mar 2015, 21:47 3

69. TAMARETTE (Posts: 182; Member since: 15 Jun 2014)


That's funny, they've been crowing about Apple sales for months right here and I haven't read a single thing you've written about it. Care to enlighten me ?

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