Record 20 million Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge units have been ordered?

Record 20 million Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge units have been ordered?
Who said that Samsung was struggling? The redesign of the manufacturer's flagship phone turned out to be exactly what the doctor ordered as a report out of Korea claims that 20 million units of the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 edge have been ordered. Breaking down the reservations, 15 million were for the Galaxy S6 while 5 million were for the model with the curved glass draping down both edges.

The 20 million units ordered represents a record for Samsung. The figures come from a leading executive at a major wireless carrier who obviously wishes to remain anonymous. The executive said that he had a very high opinion of both handsets. The two devices were unveiled a week ago today at Barcelona and are expected to be released around the middle of next month. 

Samsung Electronics mobile chief Shin Jong-kyun said that the response to the two new models has been much better than the response to the Samsung Galaxy S5. "To be honest, pre-orders of the two Galaxy variants from our major clients are really huge," the executive said. It was the tepid response to last year's model, not only from the carriers but from consumers, that led Samsung to start from scratch in redesigning its flagship phone.

Last year's struggles with the Galaxy S5 coincided with a strong comeback year for Apple as the larger size of the screen on the Apple iPhone 6 and Apple iPhone 6 Plus helped Apple sell a record 74.5 million units in the calendar fourth quarter of 2014. If the size of the orders for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge are correct, it sounds like Samsung is back on track.

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source: KoreaTimes via SamMobile

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Galaxy S6
  • Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 2100 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2550 mAh(23h 3G talk time)
Galaxy S6 edge
  • Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 2100 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2600 mAh(26h talk time)

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190 Comments

1. insanity99

Posts: 104; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

Whoa!

46. jael206

Posts: 147; Member since: Jul 18, 2012

Samsung made a good move letting go their head of mobile design last May 2014, as designs have been repetitively dull.. See, all that Samsung really needs is a design that people have been asking for: premium, metallic, and with externals displaying some useful innovations. Voila! S6 and S6 Edge!

72. cheetah2k

Posts: 2156; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

The funny thing here, is that the fundamental S6 design is very similar to the S5 (shape, buttons + camera positioning, screen size, etc), however "Premium" materials have been used (and a curved screen aka S6edge) There was an article on Phonearena a month back pre-release citing that "carriers were extremely impressed" with the S6, and you can only assume that this has motivated record orders for the device. I can't wait personally. Its going to be a cracker phone for sure Long live Exynos, Long live cool, battery efficient, unthrottled Exynos gaming :)

83. Mutation.X

Posts: 185; Member since: Feb 09, 2015

Exynos Amoled Ddr4Ram Why compromise?

94. vincelongman

Posts: 5611; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

http://www.phonearena.com/phones/Samsung-ATIV-S_id7463/photos?image=37769 Yea, the Galaxy S6 design is basically an improved version of their Ativ S design Funny thing is the iPhone 6 looks very similar to the Ativ S Which lead haters/fanboys to say the Galaxy S6 is a copied of the iPhone 6 But the Ativ S predates the iPhone 6 by 2 years

106. obedchuni

Posts: 310; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

really ativ S, really... no sd card, no removable battery...glass cover, really...

115. Furbal unregistered

Design=/materials

121. vincelongman

Posts: 5611; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

I meant the sides Haters/fanboys said the Galaxy S6's sides were copied of the iPhone 6 When actually the Ativ S has the same sides and predates the iPhone 6 by 2 years Only the bottom of the Galaxy S6 looks iPhone like IMO

124. hondaslzman

Posts: 78; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

Shut d f up

123. hondaslzman

Posts: 78; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

Everything from iphone is copy or purchase from others, all they invent is IOS, a very simple OS running simple crap. can't even handle picture contact list or customize home pages

154. iampayne

Posts: 322; Member since: Aug 12, 2013

And the original iPhone pre-dates both of them so whats your point.

122. alex3run

Posts: 715; Member since: May 18, 2014

Glass back isn't a clever move... Okay, you'll get money from some Sony and Apple fanboys but people who choole Samsung for its functionality won't be happy. Also plastic back feels much better in a hand (Galaxy Alpha is the best here).

125. hondaslzman

Posts: 78; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

Why didn't comment this on i4s and i4 back then.Idiot

120. PhocQue

Posts: 2; Member since: Feb 23, 2015

PROPAGANDA, BS. No one will buy no Samsung S6 nor S6 Edge

141. tedkord

Posts: 17094; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Awwwwww. Someone needs a nappy.

162. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I called it - I said and I was 100% right. I said I expected 20M to be preordered and I was correct. So much for Apple, 9M aye? lol Let me go fond that post. Found -http://www.phonearena.com/news/Samsung-expects-re​cord-breaking-sales-for-the-Galaxy-S6_id66827/comm​ents/page/3 Post 109. I said the pre-orders will exceed 25M and before April 10th it surely will if they have 20M in just a week after its official announcement. Samsung is going to have a quarter where they will sell over 100M phones and it wont be the first time. They sold 100M phones in Q1 of either 2013 or 2014. When Samsung sold the Galaxy S3, The Galaxy S reached 100M sales. Apple didn't achieve this number until if I am not mistaken the iPhone 4. Despite the fact Apple has a full 2.5 year head start on the Galaxy S which made its appearance in 2010 and Apple started the iPhone in 2007. Also, Samsung sold more of the original Galaxy S then Apple, they also more more SII's and S3's than Apple did of the iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4. It was after the release of the 4S that Apple really took off. Based on the facts, Apple sales of the iPhone had a much slower start vs Samsung. Samsung sold over 50M of its 3 model, while Apple barely sold half that many of the 3/3GS. The breakdown of the iPhone sales can be seen here -http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IPhone While all the fans are applauding Apple selling 75M phones in one quarter, Samsung did it for 8 quarters in a row and the 9th quarter in a row is already almost over. The next quarter, Samsung will be selling over 100M phones. We will see what PA will say then. Based on the numbers I could put together, the Galaxy S alone has sold well between 300-375M devices. Add the Note series and you get an additional 100M phones. Add the Galaxy brand has a whole and I am betting they have sold well over 700M devices in total. Would be nice if Samsung also gave their total sales numbers so we can compare.

2. AnTuTu

Posts: 1580; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Holly molly great news. There you go Sammy haters what do you have to say now?

6. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

YEAH! I was definitely expecting better results than S5, I bet we all were. But who would have expected this??

11. Awalker

Posts: 1958; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

You seem very excited about Samsung's sales numbers. Do you work for them?

44. AndreaWijayanti

Posts: 69; Member since: Mar 03, 2015

As samsung fans we are excited too, not just people who work for them, just like you favorite singer sold a lot of albums and you're happy for it.

53. AnTuTu

Posts: 1580; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Exactly!! And there is no way you can hate Samsung because this is one of the only tech company which tries stuff on their own. As well as invests billions of dollars in R & D. It is pretty fascinating for us tech geeks what they really do. And the good thing about Samsung is that they always learn from their mistakes.

128. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Exactly m8 ! Samsung unlike Nokia and Blackberry is learning from their mistake and taking the criticism on the chin. It takes lot of courage from the CEO to admit their previous generation of TouchWiz lagged and they even addressed the lack of premium material and poor design. No OEM is perfect but Samsung is closest to perfection.

181. meanestgenius

Posts: 21353; Member since: May 28, 2014

In case you aren't up on current events, BlackBerry has learned from its mistakes. The company has stabilized and they even posted a small profit, as mentioned in their last earnings report. BlackBerry has even put their focus in enterprise and software, where they can better compete. And with handsets like the Passport and the new slider that they have coming out soon, I think BlackBerry has also learned a lesson or two in hardware. BlackBerry has been listening to the customer base that's been purchasing their handsets: enterprise. As for Nokia, I believe they have learned from their mistakes as well, considering they are going with Android for tablets and soon, Android for their renewed approach in handsets in 2016. You are correct when you say that no OEM is perfect. You are, however, incorrect on two fronts: Samsung is NOT the only OEM to learn from their mistakes. There is NO SUCH THING as a perfect OEM, or even one that's closets to perfection. There is only the OEM that's perfect, or close enough to it, for the INDIVIDUAL or ENTITY that's purchasing the product.

60. Awalker

Posts: 1958; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

Unless I was related to the artist or getting a cut of the profits I wouldn't feel anything if they sold a lot of albums.

131. tedkord

Posts: 17094; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

But good sales would mean more albums. So it's good of the artist sells a lot of albums. That's a reason to be excited about it.

150. shahrooz

Posts: 792; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

Good sales for samsung means more money for their R&D which have brought us many innovations already, unlike other greedy companies.

164. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Plus, All those greedy companies like Apple benefits from Samsung innovations as Samsung actually makes sh*t while Apple doesn't make a frikkin thing.

59. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

Talk like that to apple fan who keep brag the iphone sales, lol

61. Awalker

Posts: 1958; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

I would say the exact same thing to them.

69. TAMARETTE

Posts: 182; Member since: Jun 15, 2014

That's funny, they've been crowing about Apple sales for months right here and I haven't read a single thing you've written about it. Care to enlighten me ?

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