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Samsung "failed" to predict the crazy success of the Galaxy S6 edge, sales reportedly beat expectations

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Last week, on April 10, Samsung officially released its Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge in various markets around the world, and expectations were already set high. However, it looks like even Samsung is surprised by the success that the two handsets (especially the S6 edge) are having.

Korean publication Yonhap News has it that, until now, Galaxy S6 and S6 edge sales "have been much higher than expected." Reportedly, an industry official declared that, in the last three days, sales in South Korea reached an "all-time high" compared to previous Galaxy S models.

Interestingly, it's said that the Galaxy S6 edge (which is more expensive than the regular S6) accounts for about 50% of all sales. According to Yonhap News, a "high-ranking Samsung official" recently mentioned that the company "failed to make a precise prediction of demand" for the curved smartphone, that's why supply shortages may continue for more than a month.

Not long ago, we heard that Samsung could sell 50 million Galaxy S6 and S6 edge units (combined) before the end of the year. Needless to say, the new Galaxies are off to an excellent start, though for now we don't have exact sales numbers. But it probably won't be long until we hear more on this.

To find out more about Samsung's new flagship smartphones, read our Galaxy S6 review, and our Galaxy S6 edge review.


source: Yonhap News

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posted on 14 Apr 2015, 00:00 49

1. drunkenjay (Posts: 982; Member since: 11 Feb 2013)


i guess design matters more than sd card slot and a removable battery.

posted on 14 Apr 2015, 00:10 9

4. thequota (Posts: 43; Member since: 02 Apr 2013)


there is a lot more to a phone that simply sd card battery and the physical look of it. while those things are important there are plenty of other things that make up a phone.

posted on 14 Apr 2015, 00:17 12

10. neela_akaash (Posts: 1217; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)


S6 edge is a small step from Samsung and a giant leap for Mankind.

posted on 14 Apr 2015, 00:20 3

13. seven7dust (unregistered)


yes when people pay top dollar they want looks more than specs , it's hard for people here to accept , but it's the truth in real world.

if you care about bang for buck specs/features , there's no reason to buy a flagship that costs 700$ anymore
the specs have lost meaning other than cameras.

posted on 14 Apr 2015, 00:46 1

22. thequota (Posts: 43; Member since: 02 Apr 2013)


what im saying is that yes the physical looks is a big part of it but its not what makes everything about a phone.

posted on 14 Apr 2015, 01:09

25. seanwhat (Posts: 283; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)


yeah but they're the only things that's changed since the s5. oh and waterproofing.

posted on 14 Apr 2015, 01:46 5

32. neela_akaash (Posts: 1217; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)


Or it could be better:

"A small step from Samsung, A giant leap for mobile industry."

posted on 14 Apr 2015, 01:49 1

34. QWERTYslider (unregistered)


Only stupid sheep that are incapable of having intelligent and independent thought choose Form over Function. Intelligent people refuse to pay $650+ for a phone without a removable battery and SD. Samsung had my money, but gave it to the LG G4. What stupidity !!!

posted on 14 Apr 2015, 01:51 1

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


So happy for Sammy. Keep up the great work :)

posted on 14 Apr 2015, 02:04 21

41. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 3168; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


If you think those are the only things changed, you haven't paid a lot of attention lately. There has been a lot of new hardware inside the S6 that doesn't even compare to the S5. The CPU, LPDDR4 memory, the superfast NAND flash controller, the audio DAC is way better than the S5's (at least compared to the Snapdragon version of the S5). the fingerprint sensor has improved dramatically.

posted on 14 Apr 2015, 02:09 4

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


+1 mate well said.

posted on 14 Apr 2015, 02:11

43. TheBiz (Posts: 232; Member since: 13 Apr 2015)


THE Edge has gr8 design but no cutting edge factor the real futuristic curved phone is gfex2
but the exynos b**ch inside is the real deal already pre ordered a 64gb regular s6 cant hide the excitement Lol

posted on 14 Apr 2015, 02:32 5

46. GazWho (Posts: 6; Member since: 09 Apr 2015)


The S6 internals are unparalleled by any current phone or any yet to be announced phone.Loving mine.

posted on 14 Apr 2015, 02:57 17

49. tedkord (Posts: 13021; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


By all indications, they're not going to miss your money, or even notice its gone.

posted on 14 Apr 2015, 03:02

50. androidwindows (Posts: 199; Member since: 04 Oct 2014)


Which explains the sales of the iphones.

posted on 14 Apr 2015, 03:15 1

53. the_matchless (Posts: 64; Member since: 01 Apr 2012)


No its not the design alone, its hype...
and / or The bragging right etc...

Its true to the fact that S6E is probably a first somewhat original design by Samsung (due to the edges ONLY) still they've always been successful. So no its not really the design its the frenzy that follows a "change" that may or may not be very useful in actual use.

Honestly the new Samsung twins are in my opinion still not as original (except for the edge) since they blatantly copy ip6 & the Z series design language.

posted on 14 Apr 2015, 03:43 1

54. vergil9 (banned) (Posts: 517; Member since: 06 Apr 2015)


Intelligence has nothing to do with those, I know a lot of highly intelligent people who own phones with no removable batteries and card slots (iPhones and some droids).
Seriously the more you talk the more you give us an idea on what IQ level do you have.

posted on 14 Apr 2015, 03:47

55. samsboy (unregistered)


Do you even think he buys Sammy stuffs, this man got banned for too much trolling. 32 gb is enough storage for an average user and if he needs more than that, he has to pay a little more money for 64 gb or the 128 gb, i guess that is what is upsetting him. And as for removable, since my s3, I have never change battery. So, I don't see why that is a big problem. If he likes he never buys Sammy product anymore, no one will notice it, even his neighbor.

posted on 14 Apr 2015, 04:24 1

57. TheGunnyPT (Posts: 252; Member since: 12 Feb 2015)


Note 5 will be on the same.

Plus, for sure Iphone6s/7 whatever its gonna be called its gonna use 14nm samsung chip.

posted on 14 Apr 2015, 04:26 1

58. RoboticEngi (Posts: 920; Member since: 03 Dec 2014)


You are absolutely wrong. There is none of the cheap chineese phones that comes with the stellar specs/components of the S6/S6 edge....

posted on 14 Apr 2015, 04:32

59. RoboticEngi (Posts: 920; Member since: 03 Dec 2014)


This isnt because of the looks(maybe a little part) but more the entire package. Its all top notch components that beat the crap out of everything on the market...

posted on 14 Apr 2015, 05:57 2

62. mrej201 (Posts: 226; Member since: 04 Feb 2015)


nobody care about slow sd card get over it.. mean while I have to wait 2 week for tmobile 128gb gold version

posted on 14 Apr 2015, 06:08

64. oister85 (Posts: 501; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


What is the audio Dac.?

posted on 14 Apr 2015, 06:43 7

65. willard12 (Posts: 1855; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)


Can you or anyone please explain this "blatant copying" theory?

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

posted on 14 Apr 2015, 07:13 5

67. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 3168; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


It's a Wolfson dac, a cpu which is used for audio signal processing and it's a lot better than the Snapdragon DAC. It's on par (or better) with the iPhone DAC

posted on 14 Apr 2015, 07:27

68. QWIKSTRIKE (Posts: 1224; Member since: 09 Mar 2010)


Qwertyslider your statement is truly false and biased. iPhones, AND MANY OTHER MFG'S HAVE PRODUCED PHONES SUCCESSFULLY WITH OUT THESE FEATURES. Now having these things is a added bonus but not a necessity with batteries lasting all day. The larger 128 storage capacity, and future improvement in battery capabilities will make theses features more of a bonus feature than a than a requirement.

posted on 14 Apr 2015, 07:29 6

69. RoarLions (Posts: 5; Member since: 04 Sep 2014)


That and the most powerful processor, fastest and most efficient RAM, fastest onboard storage, best display and best camera. That's what matters more.

Face it. "Whether you like it or you don't like it, learn to love it, because it's the best thing going… today!”

posted on 14 Apr 2015, 07:47 3

70. j2001m (Posts: 2993; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


Oh deal iphone users you now do not have the number 1 cool phone, time to upgrade but it's going to cost you more then your iPhone that edge coats $$$$ or are you to poor to have the cutting EDGE

posted on 14 Apr 2015, 07:49

71. j2001m (Posts: 2993; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


And the screen and the phone speakers I be thinking it also helps with the woftson dac, now sounds very good when playing music just on the phones speaker the s5 was crap

posted on 14 Apr 2015, 07:54 1

72. j2001m (Posts: 2993; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


Not true this was the case last year for the s5 Chinese crap was easy made to look better and offer better specs, but not this year, they got none of and will not have any of what Samsung got this year in there phones and they not going to look better, I.e. It win win for Samsung as they can not copy the spec

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