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Samsung expected to sell over 50 million Galaxy S6 units this year

Samsung expected to sell over 50 million Galaxy S6 units this year
Earlier this month, a CitiBank analyst predicted that Samsung would ship 46 million Galaxy S6 smartphones before the end of the year. Now, according to new estimations, the South Korean company may actually sell over 50 million units (obviously including both the S6 and S6 edge models).

The new estimation comes from Taiwan-based market intelligence provider DRAMeXchange / TrendForce. Reportedly, Samsung is expected to sell over 22 million Galaxy S6 handsets in the second quarter of the year (April - June), over 16 million units in the third quarter (July - September), and at least 12 million units in the fourth quarter (October - December).

In case you haven't heard, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge will be available around the world starting April 10 (though maybe not all color variants will be released from day one). While Samsung is already accepting pre-orders for the two handsets in some markets (like the UK), pre-orders in the US will start in April.

The Galaxy S6 and S6 edge run Android 5.0 Lollipop with an enhanced version of TouchWiz, and are powered by Samsung's own 64-bit Exynos 7 Octa 7420 processor. Both have Quad HD displays, and storage capacities of up to 128 GB. The main difference between Samsung's new flagship smartphones is that the S6 offers a regular display, while the S6 edge comes with a curved screen that partially covers its right and left edges.

What do you think, can Samsung ship more than 50 million S6 and S6 edge smartphones before the end of 2015?


sources: Yonhap News, DRAMeXchange

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posted on 19 Mar 2015, 23:31 16

1. AndreaWijayanti (Posts: 68; Member since: 03 Mar 2015)


Good, i wanna buy one

posted on 20 Mar 2015, 18:09

97. engineer-1701d (Posts: 3271; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


like i said if they put the marvel look on them like the pics had i say 100 million but at min 50 million the gs3 gs4 upgrades and and gs5 people that want the new phone. and people that switch from others to them

posted on 19 Mar 2015, 23:32

2. chistoefur (Posts: 103; Member since: 05 Nov 2012)


It's definitely possible. I'm pretty sure they reached those numbers within a year with the Galaxy s3.

posted on 19 Mar 2015, 23:53

3. maccess (Posts: 742; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)


I want one to replace my 2 years old htc one m7.. gonna miss those boomsound speaker tho..

posted on 19 Mar 2015, 23:56 6

4. JaneChenLong (Posts: 374; Member since: 18 Mar 2015)


I hope it will beat iphone 6 number, that would be epic and a blow to ixheep user

posted on 20 Mar 2015, 00:00 18

5. Derekjeter (Posts: 814; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


Keep dreaming

posted on 20 Mar 2015, 04:35 4

41. maherk (Posts: 3492; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Apple never gave the total number of iPhone 6 sold, so even if Samsung ended up selling more S6, we will never know of it surpassed the iPhone 6 sales or not.

posted on 20 Mar 2015, 03:49 4

29. seven7dust (unregistered)


iphones have already beaten that number ,
iPhone 6 is probably close to 90 million now.
6 plus is probably at 20 million.
lets wait for Apple's Q2 results next month to confirm.

also come the end of the year we know the drill.

posted on 20 Mar 2015, 04:34 8

40. maherk (Posts: 3492; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Lollllll
where did you get your numbers from???
You do know that the total number if iPhones sold since the iPhone 6 was released was 73million?? And these weren't just iPhone 6 and 6+, but also the cheaper models in the 5s and 5c.

posted on 20 Mar 2015, 05:32 5

52. nctx77 (Posts: 1767; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)


You are absolutely clueless. First of all, Apple SOLD 73 million iPhones between September release and the end of December. We have had a whole 3 months sense then. It is predicted that ape has sold a record breaking 50 to 60 million during that time period. That's roughly 130 million to 140 million phones SOLD in 6 months. Why do you think the stock price is so high? Samsung is predicting to SHIP 50 million this year lol! You need to do your research!

posted on 20 Mar 2015, 06:17 4

62. maherk (Posts: 3492; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Read this Mr. Dumdum.
Search all over the Internet, every single website talk about the sales of Q4

http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2015/03/03/apple-samsung-smartphones/24320385/

posted on 20 Mar 2015, 08:04

69. nctx77 (Posts: 1767; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)


I don't need to read your article. Quarter 4 is October, November and December. The iPhone 6 /6plus was lauched in like the last week of September. All of its numbers from 2014 was primarily in quarter 4. When Tim did the earnings call, those numbers were already out of date. The bottom line is that iPhone sales have surpassed the 100 million mark to date after 6 months. These are actual sales. You can take the Note 5, the S6 and the S6 edge and it will never come close. I don't even know why you are even debating it. Imagine what the iPhone 6/6plus numbers will be right before the 6s drops. When it comes to flagship phones, iPhone is the top dog by a long shot. Sammy will put up good numbers compared to other Android devices, but not the iPhone. I'm strictly talking about S6 and the Note line.

posted on 20 Mar 2015, 05:35 3

54. sipha (Posts: 434; Member since: 12 May 2012)


Lol. I really hope his just trolling and not actually that ignorant!!!

posted on 20 Mar 2015, 15:13

91. seven7dust (unregistered)


no I actually do some research cause I'm into technology stocks as a hobby and as a easy way to make money.
unlike fandroids , who just post smug comments just to say they are cool.

posted on 20 Mar 2015, 05:59

61. seven7dust (unregistered)


I own Apple shares so I do a lot of research and follow a lot of analysts , it's widely beleived by analysts and big name comapnies that iPhone 6 outsold 6 plus 4:1.

iPhone 6 is supposed to have sold 55 million units last quater alone, another 35 million units and you have 90 either way it's more than 70 million in the least,

Like I said lets wait for the q2 results , many seem very optimistic about china sales in q2.

posted on 20 Mar 2015, 00:01 1

6. Derekjeter (Posts: 814; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


I hope Verizon will launch the S6 edge Platinum soon. I want it!!

posted on 20 Mar 2015, 00:03 2

7. lee480 (Posts: 197; Member since: 24 Sep 2012)


That's what they said when S5 was launched

posted on 20 Mar 2015, 00:07 16

8. androidwindows (Posts: 187; Member since: 04 Oct 2014)


No, they didn't. Analysts were slightly less optimistic about the S5.

posted on 20 Mar 2015, 00:14 5

10. Derekjeter (Posts: 814; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


They only predicted like 20mil. The S6 Edge is the one they need to push cuz its the better looking.

posted on 20 Mar 2015, 03:19 1

23. TerryTerius (Posts: 1594; Member since: 10 Apr 2014)


That may be true, but given its likely higher price and limited functionality with that extra screen real estate, there's a good reason Samsung isn't heavily pushing the edge. Though it's aesthetically superior to its more standard looking sibling, I doubt the sales will even be close.

posted on 20 Mar 2015, 00:11 2

9. lee480 (Posts: 197; Member since: 24 Sep 2012)


Rephrase: that's what Samsung estimated when S5 was launched

posted on 20 Mar 2015, 00:30 4

11. Eleatmelon (Posts: 1; Member since: 20 Mar 2015)


They are too optimistic IMO.
40 million is reachable, 50 million seems not.

posted on 20 Mar 2015, 01:39 7

15. sipha (Posts: 434; Member since: 12 May 2012)


You do know that the Galaxy S4 Hit the 40 Million sales mark in just 6 months?!

posted on 20 Mar 2015, 04:03 2

33. dimas (Posts: 1977; Member since: 22 Jul 2014)


But you forgot that S5 only made 12 million + units. Business is a gamble so nobody really knows if S6 will make or break it for Sammy mobile.

posted on 20 Mar 2015, 04:39 4

43. sipha (Posts: 434; Member since: 12 May 2012)


You are actually talking about the first 3 months sale!!!

posted on 20 Mar 2015, 10:03

81. j2001m (Posts: 2840; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


Samsung uk is sold out of the edge

posted on 20 Mar 2015, 16:10

94. Awesoman64 (Posts: 292; Member since: 18 Mar 2015)


Yes, but now, Samsung is battling its way for market shares due to fierce competition from other OEMS unlike 2013 where Samsung was still dominating like heck.

posted on 20 Mar 2015, 04:01 2

32. dimas (Posts: 1977; Member since: 22 Jul 2014)


I'd go for 30-35 million sales tops, S6 and S6 edge units combined. Apple's 70 million units sold is impossible to beat considering that Sammy have other android competitors.

posted on 20 Mar 2015, 04:39 2

42. maherk (Posts: 3492; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Last quarter, was the 1st time ever that Apple surpassed the sales number of Samsung phones, and it was expected to happen mainly because Apple finally introduced a bigger screen for their customers and Samsung was suffering a bit. Now wait and watch how Samsung will restore it's order and get back to the number 1 smartphone selling company.

posted on 20 Mar 2015, 04:50 3

45. sipha (Posts: 434; Member since: 12 May 2012)


Samsung sells 70 million units on all the time!!!

posted on 20 Mar 2015, 05:37

56. nctx77 (Posts: 1767; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)


We are talking about flagships dude and Apple did more than that in 3 months. Tbey are at about 140 million in 6 months!

posted on 20 Mar 2015, 06:26 1

63. sipha (Posts: 434; Member since: 12 May 2012)


I don't what you talking about... But re-read his and my comment, WE are talking about quarterly smartphone sales.. just like the 70 million smartphones sold by Apple last quarter aren't just iPhone 6 and 6 plus, but also has iphone 5s, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5 etc

posted on 20 Mar 2015, 06:48 1

64. willard12 (Posts: 1560; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)


Do you have the source for the 140 million? And if we are only talking about flagships, is that 140 million just for the 6 and 6 plus?

posted on 20 Mar 2015, 16:13 1

95. Awesoman64 (Posts: 292; Member since: 18 Mar 2015)


I hope your joking because the portfolio of phones made by Samsung is so large that even people need a microscope to find every Galaxy

posted on 20 Mar 2015, 01:12 1

12. Donbenie (Posts: 208; Member since: 04 Aug 2013)


We'll know,in 9 months time..

posted on 20 Mar 2015, 01:12

13. Donbenie (Posts: 208; Member since: 04 Aug 2013)


We'll know,in 9 months time..

posted on 20 Mar 2015, 01:21 1

14. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


All the best Sammy.

posted on 20 Mar 2015, 02:13 3

16. AMERICANPATRIOT (banned) (Posts: 54; Member since: 20 Mar 2015)


jokes of the day, makes my tummy burst XDXD

posted on 20 Mar 2015, 04:10 4

35. drunkenjay (Posts: 860; Member since: 11 Feb 2013)


you probably have a busted appendix. you should have it checked.

posted on 20 Mar 2015, 02:14

17. limporgyuk (Posts: 273; Member since: 06 Nov 2013)


Will anyone actually choose a standard S6 over an edge?? and why??

posted on 20 Mar 2015, 03:19 3

24. TerryTerius (Posts: 1594; Member since: 10 Apr 2014)


price.

posted on 20 Mar 2015, 05:48

59. Tooluka (Posts: 51; Member since: 27 Nov 2014)


1000-1100 EUR is just a "little" too high price for Edge :) . But it is indeed spectacular phone (except maybe for average battery).

posted on 20 Mar 2015, 02:27 2

18. joey_sfb (Posts: 5428; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


I hope they sell less S6. How hard is it to have removable battery with existing S6 design. Its already partially removable with microscrew driver.

posted on 20 Mar 2015, 02:55 3

20. xuerantiger (Posts: 52; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


Has there ever been a glass-backed phone with removable battery? Just wondering, I don't really recall any. Either way, I think people are more upset about no micro sd card slot.

posted on 20 Mar 2015, 03:17 1

22. joey_sfb (Posts: 5428; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


I travel alot so i prefer phone with removable battery. I might need to swap battery while i am still in the mids of my appointment. I am in India New Delhi now i could stay out still 11pm so having a spare battery is a must.

posted on 20 Mar 2015, 03:23 1

26. mushpika (Posts: 33; Member since: 19 Mar 2015)


There are many other phones with removable batteries. Buy them. Or if you really want to hav S6, you can purchase two of them and swap the sim card.

posted on 20 Mar 2015, 05:24 1

50. joey_sfb (Posts: 5428; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


S6 is definitely not in my shopping list. Let see how Note 5 turns out.

posted on 20 Mar 2015, 05:36

55. joey_sfb (Posts: 5428; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Great comments for iPhone users. Some of my iPhone colleague does that with their older iPhone. Every year they get new iPhones so it adds up.

posted on 20 Mar 2015, 04:11 2

36. drunkenjay (Posts: 860; Member since: 11 Feb 2013)


can just get a battery pack.

posted on 20 Mar 2015, 05:33 1

53. joey_sfb (Posts: 5428; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Power bank still need time to recharge. I am use to swapping battery out for a 100% charge phone for my continual heavy mobile use.

Still i do own a few power bank to power my other accessories like bluetooth headsets.

posted on 20 Mar 2015, 05:14 1

48. maherk (Posts: 3492; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


If you're traveling all the time, i am pretty sure you can charge your phone in your car or on the plane.

posted on 20 Mar 2015, 05:38 1

57. joey_sfb (Posts: 5428; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Don't like a wall hugger lifestyle.

posted on 20 Mar 2015, 10:10

83. j2001m (Posts: 2840; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


Put your phone in power saving mode, it works it's phone txts and data and lasts for over 1 day on 10% power, or buy a power pack

posted on 20 Mar 2015, 03:21 1

25. TerryTerius (Posts: 1594; Member since: 10 Apr 2014)


That may have been possible with aluminum, but I severely doubt it would have been feasible to engineer a phone with a glass back and removable battery. At least not the way we define removable, as something you can pop off quickly.

You can always buy from LG. They're the only large manufacturer that still offers removable backs in their flagships.

posted on 20 Mar 2015, 05:21

49. joey_sfb (Posts: 5428; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


LG is another viable brand thanks for the remainder.

posted on 20 Mar 2015, 03:57

31. Spikes9s (Posts: 52; Member since: 09 Aug 2013)


Dude see comment #30 and get a life!

posted on 20 Mar 2015, 05:04 1

46. joey_sfb (Posts: 5428; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Spikes9s, you comment is noted. However i still feel a spare battery would serve me better.

If you don't have the patience to engage in a constructive discussion then you should follow you own advice of getting a life.

posted on 24 May 2015, 04:59

104. Spikes9s (Posts: 52; Member since: 09 Aug 2013)


Dude I was only expressing an oppinion based on my own personal experience! Was not looking to engage in: "a constructive discussion"! Lack of attention and other things to fulfill your existence usually takes a prick to post 4K+ comments with the only purpose to pick on others! Rest my case: GET A LIFE... or a girlfriend/boyfriend...

posted on 20 Mar 2015, 04:28

37. koma5111 (Posts: 14; Member since: 02 Mar 2015)


A one idiot called qwerty key thingthinks a removable battery and SD is the most important aspect of a smart phone.. summing gave reasons why the aforementioned features had to go.. and it is place you get a blistering fast phone.. With the awesome sexy look now we are adoring on the edge and the s6

posted on 20 Mar 2015, 04:28

38. koma5111 (Posts: 14; Member since: 02 Mar 2015)


A one idiot called qwerty key thingthinks a removable battery and SD is the most important aspect of a smart phone.. summing gave reasons why the aforementioned features had to go.. and it is place you get a blistering fast phone.. With the awesome sexy look now we are adoring on the edge and the s6

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