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Samsung now expects to sell 70 million Galaxy S6 and S6 edge smartphones

Samsung now expects to sell 70 million Galaxy S6 and S6 edge smartphones
Last month, industry watchers predicted that Samsung would sell 50 million Galaxy S6 and S6 edge handsets this year, making the S6 duo the most successful in the history of Galaxy S flagships. Now, Samsung is confident that sales will in fact be greater than that.

According to The Korea Times, a Samsung executive said that the company now expects to sell more than 70 million S6 and S6 edge units. It's not clear if this is Samsung's goal for 2015 alone, but, even if it's not, the company should have a great year thanks to the two new flagship smartphones (which are available to buy around the world since April 10).

The Korea Times further notes that Samsung Vice Chairman and CEO Kwon Oh-hyun declared that the first week of Galaxy S6 sales "looks impressive."

As reported a few days ago, Samsung is surprised by the success that the Galaxy S6 edge is having. This means that the handset (which is $100 more expensive than the regular S6) may be hard to find in the next few weeks, or maybe months, until Samsung manages to manufacture enough units to meet the high demand.

In the last quarter of 2014, Samsung's global smartphone market share dropped to a 3-year low, while Apple took the crown as the world's largest smartphone vendor. This year, Samsung is clearly doing better than in 2014, so it might regain its lost market share. But we'll see what happens when 2015 ends.


source: The Korea Times

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posted on 16 Apr 2015, 21:37 8

1. darkkjedii (Posts: 22955; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


SuperNova, and TechieXP just...well ya know ;)

posted on 16 Apr 2015, 22:05 9

6. QWERTYslider (unregistered)


Don't all these idiots realize that their purchase is supporting non-removable batteries, microSD, and glass phones that shatter from a simple drop ???
The stupidity of the average person today makes me shake my head.

posted on 16 Apr 2015, 22:13 43

10. darkkjedii (Posts: 22955; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Stupidity, or personal preference?

posted on 16 Apr 2015, 22:24 5

14. QWERTYslider (unregistered)


Stupidity. Preference has nothing to do with it.

posted on 16 Apr 2015, 22:26 22

15. SonyFindOneDroidple (Posts: 846; Member since: 11 May 2013)


shatter from a simple drop??
more than 90% of drop test says otherwise

posted on 16 Apr 2015, 22:27 40

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


It's ironic how stupid your statement was.

posted on 16 Apr 2015, 22:27 21

18. vincelongman (Posts: 4822; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


The S6 has been tested, its easily one of the most durable smartphones around

posted on 16 Apr 2015, 23:24 11

39. engineer-1701d (unregistered)


and the stupidity of people like you still trying to get a slide out keyboard back in 2015 thats like trying to bring back crt tv's
not many people if any had or kept an extra battery with them on them or at work or home. hence wireless charging easier,
micro sd no one in the world gives a a crap since most computers now dont have sd slot so sd cards sales have hit the back burner, just really old people like qwerty slider think people around the world care about the card or battery and again the active will have the bigger replaceable battery and sd card and be water resistant so please shut up and move on already the world does not care what you think, i like sd cards and bigger battery but oh well,
but i did say samsung would sell 70 million of the phones but if they did the marvel avengers models that would have put them past 100 million.

posted on 16 Apr 2015, 23:32 9

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


Well deserved Sammy. Go hard :)

posted on 17 Apr 2015, 00:31 3

55. gaming64 (unregistered)


I see many butthurt Samsheeps here. Awww, looks like they drop their bottle ;)

posted on 17 Apr 2015, 00:34 9

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


There are lots of other phones out there which may suit your taste. Majority of the people welcomes the new changes from Samsung....

posted on 17 Apr 2015, 01:17 3

60. mixedfish (Posts: 1270; Member since: 17 Nov 2013)


LOL, the only laptops that don't have a SD car reader are gimped Macbooks and selected el-cheapo Chromebooks. In otherwords 99% of the Laptops sold have a SD card slot.

It's the standard, arguing otherwise is just being an apologist. Perhaps you may prefer not to have it (god knows why), but don't preach it.

posted on 17 Apr 2015, 01:31 3

63. Cicero (Posts: 906; Member since: 22 Jan 2014)


Oh, that Marvel Avengers models. The green Hulk is for me. Come on Sammy let our dream to be true!

posted on 17 Apr 2015, 02:29 1

65. gaara6775 (Posts: 738; Member since: 20 May 2014)


Least durable. Most durable is m9 then iphone 6. Check "phonebuff" tests. They do it in a neat way.

posted on 17 Apr 2015, 02:47 8

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


Only QWERTYslider is butthurt here

posted on 17 Apr 2015, 03:22 3

67. vincelongman (Posts: 4822; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


But that's only one test
Overall its been should to be one of the most durable

posted on 17 Apr 2015, 03:45 2

69. ThePython (Posts: 901; Member since: 08 May 2013)


That is the typical PhoneArena user statement: Difference opinion than their own? Obviously ignorant or/and a troll.

posted on 17 Apr 2015, 04:36

71. Tricell1991 (Posts: 75; Member since: 25 Mar 2015)


@ QWERTYslider If you smart you just don't to say anything first but let them say first.

posted on 17 Apr 2015, 05:20 5

74. darkkjedii (Posts: 22955; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


How could a person choosing what works best for them, or what they want cause they like the brand, or just the looks be stupidity? If a person wants a BMW, but a Hyundai does the exact same thing for less money, but they can afford the BMW, and have their heart set on it, is that stupidity?

posted on 17 Apr 2015, 05:30

75. Pinocchio (banned) (Posts: 141; Member since: 14 Apr 2015)


What the hell with mentioning them here? I also wonder what the use of mocking SuperNova? You and that guy cmpunk are amazing really.

posted on 17 Apr 2015, 05:33

76. Pinocchio (banned) (Posts: 141; Member since: 14 Apr 2015)


Ohhh please! stop writing your funny comment already. Don't you know that you're showing others your level of stupidity?

posted on 17 Apr 2015, 06:25

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


The Avengers is a theme in the theme store. Buy the green version and use the Hulk them and your dream will come true.

posted on 17 Apr 2015, 07:55

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


They looking for a phone that keeps its performance over time and you not going to be able to do that if you got an sd card reader in the phone due to the damage of r and w speeds as on phones it's like adding it to your PCs hd main cable, and unlike pc adding it like a USB port I.e. They do not add these card reader in the same way

posted on 17 Apr 2015, 09:54

86. tedkord (Posts: 13020; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


He's trolling.

posted on 17 Apr 2015, 09:55

87. tedkord (Posts: 13020; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Would you please stop spreading that FUD.

posted on 17 Apr 2015, 10:14

89. FluffyBled (Posts: 540; Member since: 10 Sep 2014)


Dude ... will you stop already with the same comment in every single article ... seriously .. PA should consider this spam!

posted on 17 Apr 2015, 11:24

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


do you w*nk over micro sd's and removable batteries?

posted on 17 Apr 2015, 12:36 1

94. engineer-1701d (unregistered)


mixed fish you're swimming in the wrong pond, just like freshwater and saltwater fish don't swim together the future is in usb type c its faster smaller and can handle more sd cards take up to much room even micro sd you already have a nano or micro sim card in phones to put sd then you have to have the other side and software to run it, most people love sd card but for tech its no longer the big thing. think cars and steel then softer metal and fiberglass and other materials the world of tech is always changing. move with the current or get out of the water. tech companies are not salmon and choose to go with the flow not against it.
sorry for all the water and fish lingo.

posted on 17 Apr 2015, 13:23 1

95. MySchizoBuddy (Posts: 155; Member since: 23 Aug 2011)


Yes these same Samsung fanboys hated iPhone for nonremovable battery and no microsd card. Looks like Samsung fanboys are really sheep's.

posted on 17 Apr 2015, 13:38

96. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 12262; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


I like you, you're funny. Just FYI, I'm not a Samsung fan, I simply own a Samsung device. I think being a fan of a particular brand is dumb, but its ok to have a favorite.

But I hate articles that pint one company they hate own, but when anoher company has the same issues, it's made to be no big deal.

Example, if the Galax SII has suffered similar issues as the iPhone 4, Samsung would have been ripped apart. If the Galaxy S or Note could be bent as easy as the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, it would have been blown up to the highest high.

I love tech, I hate stupid brand loyalty. Anyway's back on topic.

Based on previous numbers, Samsung lost sales were at the bottom, not the top. The Galaxy S3 sold over 50M, the Galaxy S3 sold over 60M the Galaxy S5 also sold over 60M and is still selling. Basically the S has keep its 50M strong sales plus every year since the GS3.

Samsung sold 350M smartphone sin 2013, 330M in 2014 and this boost along with the Note 5 will certainly push them back to 350M and keep there pace of selling 82M smartphones per quarter in tact which started since late 2012.

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