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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: 860; 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: 1118; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)


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

posted on 14 Apr 2015, 01:46 5

32. neela_akaash (Posts: 1118; 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, 02:11

43. TheBiz (Posts: 231; 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 15 Apr 2015, 03:49

90. KidAndroid (Posts: 29; Member since: 04 Nov 2014)


The GFlex2 is garbage the S6 Edge blows it out of the water and all reviewers will agree

posted on 14 Apr 2015, 07:47 3

70. j2001m (Posts: 2840; 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, 12:33

81. dancheung77 (Posts: 192; Member since: 28 Jan 2015)


oh that's an easy one, people can always sell their body parts to get the most expensive phone in the world:)

posted on 14 Apr 2015, 13:41

83. BobbyBuster (banned) (Posts: 854; Member since: 13 Jan 2015)


Yet, Sammy failed to make me agree on this bull.

posted on 14 Apr 2015, 01:09

25. seanwhat (Posts: 280; 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, 02:04 21

41. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 2757; 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: 1578; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


+1 mate well said.

posted on 14 Apr 2015, 06:08

64. oister85 (Posts: 480; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


What is the audio Dac.?

posted on 14 Apr 2015, 07:13 5

67. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 2757; 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, 07:49

71. j2001m (Posts: 2840; 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 19 Apr 2015, 16:07

101. epdm2be (Posts: 482; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)


"...the fingerprint sensor has improved dramatically...."

Yet is easier to circumvent. You only need a bit of sellotape and e.g. a doorknob or glass to get the fingerprints off. Then just hold the tape on the sensor and you're in.

While a swipe smears off the fingerprint from the tape and thus is harder to circumvent.

The iPhone/S6 press to unlock is easier for dummies indeed. But I have no problems with the S5's swipe scanner whatsoever.

posted on 29 Apr 2015, 20:54

109. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 8958; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


His dumb but is confused with the iPhone which has the exact same parts and specs of the 5s.

He's just jealous, his phone was a true upgrade.

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, 04:26 1

58. RoboticEngi (Posts: 604; 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, 07:54 1

72. j2001m (Posts: 2840; 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

posted on 29 Apr 2015, 20:55

110. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 8958; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


This phone has looks and specs. Makes you wonder, ETF is Apple doing.

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, 02:57 17

49. tedkord (Posts: 10675; 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, 03:47

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 18 Apr 2015, 19:24

99. boinero (Posts: 7; Member since: 18 Apr 2015)


lol....

posted on 27 Apr 2015, 22:14

106. QWERTYslider (unregistered)


Who got banned? How do you know they did? You must be one of those who goes crying to the mods like a b#tch. I've been carrying a S4 since new and will buy a S6 Active if i gets a removable battery. If 32mb is enough, then why does your God Samsung sell a 128mb S6? If you never swapped out a battery, it's because you stay chained to a charger all day like a dog. Go away little doggie and take your annoying barking elsewhere. Someone should do us a favor and put you down.

posted on 19 Apr 2015, 16:10

102. epdm2be (Posts: 482; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)


Oh yes they are. As soon as they realize that their "predictions" are severely miscalculated AGAIN! Not to mention that the 1st month sales figures are no indication of real success.

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, 07:27

68. QWIKSTRIKE (Posts: 1083; 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 27 Apr 2015, 22:17

107. QWERTYslider (unregistered)


They sell because the world is full of stupid suckers.....just like you.

posted on 14 Apr 2015, 01:51 1

36. AnTuTu (Posts: 1578; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


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

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, 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, 09:30

76. Scorpion67 (unregistered)


It hasn't even been hinted by Samsung, there might not even be a Note 5.

posted on 14 Apr 2015, 03:02

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


Which explains the sales of the iphones.

posted on 14 Apr 2015, 04:32

59. RoboticEngi (Posts: 604; 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, 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, 06:43 7

65. willard12 (Posts: 1561; 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, 12:14 1

79. TBomb (Posts: 703; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)


You're bring way too anal about things looking similar. It's a phone. The only shape that really "makes sense" with our current techology and public trends is a rectangle-like shape with a screen in the middle. How many actually different and creative options can you get? You can only change minor details or else you'd have to change the whole way you interact with the device.

posted on 16 Apr 2015, 06:08

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


No body is talking about the overall shape and yes there is very little now that can be done in terms of design with the kind of devices we are using today. No! It isn't a theory, you just need eyes to look at the visible facts (@ willard12). What was being referred to there was the Outer ring design , I mean just look at the bottom of the ip6 and the S6's bottom, its hard to tell which one is which. Now I have my own opinion and I am not an iPhone fan but I just mentioned whats visibly there. I stick to my point and there is no need to get so rash and RUDE (@TBomb) cause there isn't anything personal here, unless...

posted on 16 Apr 2015, 07:26 1

94. TBomb (Posts: 703; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)


@the_matchless - I wasn't trying to be rude. If you felt like I was attacking you on a pesonal level then I am sory and it wasn't my intentions.

posted on 16 Apr 2015, 14:37 1

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


Thanks! for clearing that out. +1 for you.

posted on 18 Apr 2015, 09:47

96. ibend (Posts: 3865; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


only idiot trying to differentiate 2 phone by looking its bottom side, seriously -_-
did u ever see anyone trying to differentiate between mustang and hellcat by looking its undercarriage..
i6 already copy some of droidphone feature like NFC, OIS, bigger screen. but no one really care about this right?
even samsung, lg, sharp, sony is kind enough to help apple create their iphone, lol

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 29 Apr 2015, 21:05

111. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 8958; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


I preorders my Gold 128GB on the 11th with VZW. They said it would ship May 1st. Now I got an email today sayong, they didn't get sufficient quantities to fill my order, so now it's pushed to the 15th.

posted on 14 Apr 2015, 07:29 6

69. RoarLions (Posts: 4; 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, 08:20 1

74. Sakeem (Posts: 416; Member since: 05 Sep 2012)


NWO 4 LIFE!

posted on 18 Apr 2015, 09:51

97. ibend (Posts: 3865; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


and design... dont forget about: best design..

posted on 14 Apr 2015, 12:18 2

80. danielxp5x (Posts: 2; Member since: 22 Oct 2012)


Coming from the Note 4 with a 64GB SD on board I was hesitant to switch over to the 64GB variant of the S6, but in all honesty I have no regrets, nor do I miss removable battery or SD slot. That's just me though. I switched over for the amazing design, improved camera, and smaller size.

posted on 19 Apr 2015, 16:16

103. epdm2be (Posts: 482; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)


You will when your phone breaks down just when you "forgot" to copy your photos and videos to your computer (or cloud for that matter).

Then you'll curse not having a SD-card (just as I did when it happened to me) (I had a Sony Ericsson Xperia U then) :-(

posted on 27 Apr 2015, 21:39

105. elitewolverine (Posts: 5119; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


Onedrive, every snap of the button takes a shot. Then again lumia users are used to excellent backups.

posted on 14 Apr 2015, 19:28

84. Hitokage (Posts: 103; Member since: 01 Mar 2015)


Admittedly, I was initially upset about the loss of an SD card slot, but well, 64/128 GB options do help a lot. Obviously, I'm not everyone, but I myself see 64 GB almost being more than I'd need, unless I downloaded a lot of game ROMs (which I probably would). I can definitely relate to people that either already have an SD card, or people that need one (filmmakers, photographists, phone gamers, etc)

posted on 15 Apr 2015, 03:50

91. KidAndroid (Posts: 29; Member since: 04 Nov 2014)


For the average user it definitely does

posted on 19 Apr 2015, 15:29

100. epdm2be (Posts: 482; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)


In the beginning the S5's sales ALSO surpassed sales of the S4. It means nothing. We'll see at the end of the year how good sales realy are.

What I think is funny is that LG has sold about 10 million G3 devices and I don't see them calling it "a disaster" and firing their CEO. Samsung sold 10 million S5's in the first month and yet they rang major alarm bells and shuffled it's main board of directors.

posted on 29 Apr 2015, 20:43

108. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 8958; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Of course. Look at the iPhone
It sells because of its design. Because there is nothing else about it worth buying it for.

posted on 14 Apr 2015, 00:03

2. Simona (unregistered)


Yeah when edge will cost bout 200-250 on ebay I'll have a look ...

posted on 14 Apr 2015, 00:19 12

12. neela_akaash (Posts: 1118; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)


You better stick with Huawei till then...

posted on 14 Apr 2015, 00:20 4

14. omar300 (Posts: 209; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)


2019....may be 2020

posted on 15 Apr 2015, 03:51

92. KidAndroid (Posts: 29; Member since: 04 Nov 2014)


The edge will never cost that and if your buying phones for that much you have no idea how great Android can truly be

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