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Samsung expects record breaking sales for the Galaxy S6
Samsung has high expectations for its just unveiled flagship phone, the Samsung Galaxy S6. According to Andy Tu, GM of the company's mobile operations in Taiwan, Samsung feels that the new model can break the company sales record currently held by the Samsung Galaxy S4. The latter sold 16 million units in its first three months of existence. The Samsung Galaxy S5 dropped off to 12 million units sold after its first three months. It was this decline that led Samsung to rebuild its flagship handset from scratch this year.

According to Tu, starting next quarter Samsung will focus its marketing on the Samsung Galaxy S6, the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and mid-range Samsung Galaxy A and E series handsets. The Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 edge will both launch on April 10th.

After a few years of complaints about the plastic build of the Galaxy S models, Samsung's Project Zero led to a redesign of the entire device. Now, the phone is comprised of a metal build sandwiched by two glass plates protected by Gorilla Glass 4. While there is no question that the phone puts out a more premium vibe, this focus on form over function has forced Sammy to make some big changes to the Galaxy S6. The removable back cover and battery are no more. Once touted by Samsung as a reason to pick its phone over the Apple iPhone, Galaxy S6 users can no longer swap out the battery for a freshly charged cell. In addition, the microSD slot has also become a victim to design. Those purchasing the Galaxy S6 will choose from models loaded with 32GB, 64GB and 128GB of native storage.

There are some improvements, of course, as the battery will charge 50% faster than the cell on the Galaxy S5. The 16MP rear camera has an aperture of f/1.9, great for low-light shots, and features OIS. An octa-core Exynos 7420 is under the hood of the new model, which has 3GB of DDR4 RAM. There is also native wireless charging capabilities on the Galaxy S6.

What isn't clear is whether Samsung plans on counting sales of both the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S 6 edge as one figure. Since Samsung does have a rather ambitious target, it is quite possible. Regardless, the company is hoping that the changes it made will not only break company records, but also beat out the just introduced HTC One M9 and the upcoming LG G4 in the U.S. In other markets, Samsung will also have to contend with flagship models from low-cost Chinese manufacturers like Xiaomi.

source: Digitimes

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posted on 04 Mar 2015, 10:19 28

1. walkman800 (Posts: 113; Member since: 26 Aug 2014)


they expected the same for S5. We all know how that
ended...

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 10:33 22

23. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


Quite possible bcoz it is a beautiful phone, specialy s6 edge is very sexy. With such high end specs, no wonder may break records. But the price is a disappointing factor. I want samsung not to act like an apple

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 10:39 4

30. walkman800 (Posts: 113; Member since: 26 Aug 2014)


OK, the release prices are outrageous. But they'll quickly dip the price. Android devices can't keep their value like Apple.
Sure, new design is quite an attention-grabber. After all, everybody, from average Joe to experts, will always first notice design.
But I don't think it will be enough for Samsung.
Chinese smartphones are getting very popular, even in my country, which favored Samsung. Now, most people use older iPhones, One+1 or Huawei devices.

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 10:40 9

32. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3751; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Every OEM expect record sales from their flagship(s). It's the same story...

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 11:13 6

51. Awalker (Posts: 1498; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


Only Samsung and Apple expect record sales.

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 12:12 1

89. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3751; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


If they don't say it, doesn't mean they don't expect it.

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 12:20 1

92. Awalker (Posts: 1498; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


If a company was expecting record sales they would say it. It's not something they would hide.

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 12:26 2

93. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3751; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Wow...you really took that to the heart didn't you?

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 12:31 1

95. Awalker (Posts: 1498; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


Yes, it's really killing me inside. [/sarcasm]

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 13:06

100. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3751; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


+1 XD

posted on 05 Mar 2015, 10:41

148. Joe_Mike_Gent (Posts: 4; Member since: 01 Mar 2015)


Even Blackberry?

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 16:23 2

122. heysamad (Posts: 52; Member since: 24 Apr 2014)


Oh common samsung is not as worse at pricing than apple. For the price youre getting exynos processor, UFS storage which is blazing fast, some premium apps free, premium build etc

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 10:50 2

40. Tajiseo (Posts: 45; Member since: 03 Mar 2015)


As well as iPhone 6 and it happenned...

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 11:31 11

69. maherk (Posts: 3724; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


From the look of it, the S6 and mainly the S6 Edge will be a huge hit once released. Reviewers are throwing complements on the Edge, tech sites are flooding their pages with the new tech it is bringing to the table, and the hate is much, much less than it was with the S5 and S4. Never a phone(except for the iPhone 6) has seen this interest from people on the web.

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 11:46

75. ventusnova (Posts: 41; Member since: 11 Feb 2015)


ended with low sales and disappointment because it was a recycle of last year's phone, it looks worse than the s5, and it has LAG.....unlike the s3 AND s4. that to me is what cost them the sales they wanted.

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 13:30 12

103. lpratas (Posts: 304; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


Ah, the Samsung Galaxy S6 has lag, you moron? Your brain is that has lag. With the most powerfull Arm processor of the actuality with the best scores in the benchmarks and for what I saw with a new revamped touchwiz with no lags and with UFS internal memory you must be joking, you clown! Go to be drunk, it makes you feel better.

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 12:14 4

91. LGisgood (Posts: 833; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


LG G3 BEST Smartphone of 2014!
LG G4 BEST Smartphone of 2015!!!!!!

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 13:59 1

107. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


But G3 was not water resistant :p
and please dont leak the specs of G4 this time :p

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 15:34

116. engineer-1701d (unregistered)


lg is good not best lg4 will be 3rd place 2015

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 13:13

101. trqster (Posts: 97; Member since: 17 May 2013)


At the end of the day there's only certainity: Apple's gonna break profit records and sales of iPhones.

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 15:36 7

117. engineer-1701d (unregistered)


because idiots like you buy anything they put in front of you and pay for services because you're not smart and can't figure a simple thing out so you go to the apple store, then buy more things from them and services and apps

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 15:31

113. engineer-1701d (unregistered)


except no one liked the s5 it was hated and made fun of for the band aid and the water proof flap and touchwiz

this is the beast of all beasts

posted on 12 Mar 2015, 11:27

150. walkman800 (Posts: 113; Member since: 26 Aug 2014)


well, seems like I was wrong. And I'm glad I was. :)

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 10:19 3

2. Kakarotto (Posts: 253; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)


lol...

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 10:50 1

39. DogeShibe (Posts: 1113; Member since: 10 Jan 2014)


Trollolololololololol !!

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 10:19 3

3. ventusnova (Posts: 41; Member since: 11 Feb 2015)


the sales may be good as always, but the lack of an SD Card slot, could be a turn-off for many people who want to buy this phone.

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 11:16 7

55. HASHTAG (unregistered)


I don't think a lack of an SD card is going to stop people from buying the phone.

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 11:24

62. ventusnova (Posts: 41; Member since: 11 Feb 2015)


i was not implying it like that. i was trying to say that what if something happened to the phone? like if the battery just died out or you dropped it in a pool or something? not saying that would happen, no offense to you sir. but think about it, without an SD Card in the phone, if those things did happen, all your storage is gone, all your music, files, pictures, selfies, you name it, its gone. :(

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 11:45 4

74. DnB925Art (Posts: 1010; Member since: 23 May 2013)


Not really. All of them are in the cloud. Pics upload automatically with Google+ and I use Google Play Music (All Access) for music. Google Drive for docs and other downloads. I have 1.125GB Google storage (1GB for owning a Chromebook for 2 years, 100MB I pay $1.50/month, and 25GB free).

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 15:51 1

119. Slammer (Posts: 1515; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)


It stopped me. My last two phones were Samsung due to keeping expandable memory and removable batteries relevant. I will either give LG a try now, or downgrade to a dumb phone.

John B.

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 19:36

137. charulo316 (Posts: 32; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)


I was looking forward to this phone but lack of SD card kills it. Gotta look for something else now.

posted on 05 Mar 2015, 03:03

143. juandante (Posts: 463; Member since: 23 Apr 2013)


I don't think in 2015 many of us gives a fk about MicroSD card. I have a 2Tb external drive to save all my pictures (copying on your desktop/laptop PC is finally one of the safest way to keep your files and its not as if you need to show all your pictures constantly to all your friends) and with 64GB of onboard storage there is far enough space to save thousand of applications.

The real turn off for me is lack of FM Radio.

Because I want it or not I don't have and hope will never need to have Internet all the time on me at least when a sort of satelite internet is availaible as easy to use as Radio. Its very sad Samsung remove this functionnality. For the moment if you go in mountains or simply move out of town you just have a s**tty smartphone where you cant keep up to date with no live news.

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 18:09

132. joey_sfb (Posts: 5741; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


They are targeting a different group of consumer, the ones that want luxurious design and are willing to spent on the high price.

One thing is sure the higher the expectation the bigger the disappointment.

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 10:20 16

4. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


Not gonna happen unless the 64GB is affordable.

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 10:22 1

6. ventusnova (Posts: 41; Member since: 11 Feb 2015)


very true, from what ive heard, the price for this phone without a contact will be outrageous. at least in my opinion.

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 11:00

46. DogeShibe (Posts: 1113; Member since: 10 Jan 2014)


It is outrageous. Never going to spend $500-600+ for a phone.

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 12:56 6

98. Cicero (Posts: 870; Member since: 22 Jan 2014)


Then you don't deserve it. Sorry to say but in Europe we pay more than in US. If will be in my country $600 I will buy two of S6 edge (one for every jeans front poket). At the end we will buy what we can afford (houses, cars, watches, phones).

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 10:23 11

7. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10456; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Explain how the 16GB model of the iPhone still sells.

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 10:24 3

10. ventusnova (Posts: 41; Member since: 11 Feb 2015)


most people do not do what most of us do with our phones. they simply use them for watching youtube or browsing the web,making phone calls etc, and dont download movies or even music lol

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 10:31 5

20. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10456; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Then comment #4 and #6 is invalid. Thanks for proving my point.

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 11:00 4

47. ventusnova (Posts: 41; Member since: 11 Feb 2015)


youre welcome sir

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 10:34 5

27. Tajiseo (Posts: 45; Member since: 03 Mar 2015)


Doesnt that support reason why galaxy s6 can succeed? S5 was just bad in looks compared to iPhone 5s and other Android OEM, this time however I can say is different. Also, thanks to snapdragon's flop, other Android OEMs including HTC m9 might have a hard time with sales

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 11:16 1

53. Awalker (Posts: 1498; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


Most consumers don't even know what snapdragon and exynos are.

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 10:34 11

26. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


No offence but people who buy iPhones mostly do that due to the shiny logo at the back. Androids users, not so much.

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 10:42 3

34. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10456; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Wrong again because most Android users just buy whatever phone appeals to them first or is the cheapest.

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 10:51 7

41. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


I do not agree to that. People see the specs. More = better to them.

Anyway, at least my buying decision depends on the price of 64 GB variant. ART fills the storage on my S4 faster than anything and I won't buy a phone with 32 GB limited storage no matter how good it is.

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 11:27 7

66. hassoups (Posts: 473; Member since: 06 Jun 2013)


based on the statistics hereby provided by TyrionLannister, representative of the seven kingdoms, the s6 will not sell a single unit because everyone follows his lead.

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 12:32

96. xondk (Posts: 1388; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


I don't know how it is other places in the world.
But here in Denmark the higher storage volume devices, always seem to take a bit of extra time to get released, and people do not want to wait.

Samsung though might actually be able to keep up with volume in terms of storage volume though so there's that, so they have that going for them, I still don't know if it will sell better then g5, though Samsung pay might cause quite a few to buy it I can imagine, since it you know, actually works everywhere with standard magnetic card machines.

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 11:52

82. MrET1 (Posts: 110; Member since: 29 Jan 2015)


The price of the S6 128gb unlocked version has already dropped 35 euro's here its €865 now. It will soon be 800 for 128gb and 700 for the 64gb version

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 17:33

129. DnB925Art (Posts: 1010; Member since: 23 May 2013)


Thank goodness I'm still on a contract plan. I usually buy the phones when they have some sort of sale, like I did with the Note 4 when they had the $200 for a cheap phone trade in. I bought a cheap Hydro Edge from eBay for $15 on eBay and traded it in and got $200 back. Bought during a sale at Best Buy and I had a $50 gift card for the phone upgrade signup deal they had. $50 + tax out the door for a Note 4.

My wife's phone (S4) is ready for an upgrade and she'll be getting the S6 or S6E. If I wait for a deal, we can hopefully get it cheaper on contract. We're on SERO-P and we pay $50/month on unlimited everything (well 500 minutes landline minutes during the day, but we hardly touch the landline minutes).

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 10:22 8

5. pradeepreddy (Posts: 65; Member since: 01 Apr 2013)


lack of sd slot &
no removable battery &
glass on phone backside.

i don't think it will have record breaking sales, may be better than s5!

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 10:23 1

8. ventusnova (Posts: 41; Member since: 11 Feb 2015)


or i think they may be equal, especially since there are many samsung fanboys that buy the newest one each year. Much like CoD fans LOL

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 17:35

130. DnB925Art (Posts: 1010; Member since: 23 May 2013)


Sounds very much like the iPhone 4/4S (lack of SD slot, no removable battery, glass on phone backside) and looked how that thing flopped....errrrr yeah.

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 10:24 6

9. Bootutu (Posts: 227; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)


But of course, why not?..those two phones look darn gorgeous, most especially the edge, the S5 didn't get this reception, not by a long shot...I'll advice just go see for yourself, I'm sure the media and bloomberg analysts know what they are talking about.

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 10:30 3

19. Tajiseo (Posts: 45; Member since: 03 Mar 2015)


I agree, S5 was bashed in every possible way after it was announced and also after it was released, mostly because of the design. This one however is getting a whole different perception.

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 10:25 1

11. nctx77 (Posts: 1959; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)


Of course they expect that lol. I expect that the sales will remain flat compared to the S5. The (S) heep will buy it up at first just because, but the general public will be like warm to it. It just doesn't stand out anymore and there are so many options now.

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 10:25 6

12. gueAHOK (Posts: 156; Member since: 03 Mar 2015)


The galaxy S6 EDGE lighting dance will surely made iphone user goes blind.

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 10:43 7

35. willytbk (Posts: 231; Member since: 15 Aug 2012)


Here comes again the samsung fanboys

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 11:25 3

63. ventusnova (Posts: 41; Member since: 11 Feb 2015)


which would you have? Samsung Fanboys or Apple Fruitcakes?

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 12:32 1

97. drunkenjay (Posts: 887; Member since: 11 Feb 2013)


what did you expect. its a samsung article.

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