Report: Samsung to move 45 million Galaxy S6 and S6 edge units this year

Report: Samsung to move 45 million Galaxy S6 and S6 edge units this year
Samsung might be feeling a pinch in the low- to mid-end segments from Chinese manufacturers, but this year its bread-and-butter flagship Galaxy S line will more than compensate, it seems. 

According to a Deutsche Bank report, Samsung is on track to sell no less than 45 million Galaxy S6 and S6 edge handsets this year, which will almost hit close to the internal projection of 50 million that have been bandied about before.

Unlike what it did with the Galaxy S5, Samsung pulled out all the stop with the 6th edition, revamping the design to a more premium glass-and-metal build, putting in the fastest 14nm chipset and the most pixel-dense mobile screen (both of its own making), and equipping the camera with optical image stabilization. 

There is no doubt that the unique side-sloping flexible AMOLED display of the S6 edge also contribute to the aura and popularity of the latest installments of the Galaxy S series, so if Samsung really sells 45 million of them this year, it would have earned the success.

source: EE Times (Yonhap News)

Related phones

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)

FEATURED VIDEO

73 Comments

1. realhumanbeing

Posts: 53; Member since: Oct 18, 2014

Go Sammy, Go Sammy :)

13. BobbyBuster

Posts: 854; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

They were talking about 70m if I remember correctly. What an epic fail. And I honestly doubt they will sell even 35m considering major suppliers like Sammy Electrics and SDI reporting very disappointing revenue mainly due to GS6's sub par numbers.

14. AnTuTu

Posts: 1613; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

BobbyBuster you are the reason why aliens don't talk to us. Please go back to your cave. On the other hand looking forward to see more than 50 million S6 units sold this year. Keep up the great work Sammy and bring the beast Note 5.

31. AlexisR

Posts: 19; Member since: Oct 07, 2014

OMG! Who lets the Dog out.... actually BobbyBuster is a DOG

44. dangchitrung

Posts: 89; Member since: Apr 04, 2012

Hey dont insult dogs.

53. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Where are you getting your facts? This 3rd party is just saying, they will sell over 45M. Based on the facst I could gather, yes someone did mention 70M. Was it Samsung? I dinno. What I do know is this. 20M were ordered on pre-order by carriers alone before he phone was released in 20 countries on release day. 30 days later the phone was available to buy around the world. The phone is sold by over 300 carriers. But not every carrier will sell them in the millions...right? Because all of them arent the size of ATT and T-Mobile. Also, how stupid can you be, I don't give a damn how much you hate Android. How is selling 45M a failure? Have you ever sold 1M of anything. Will you even make $1M in your lifetime? probably not. You are a failure because your inferior logic do to hate makes you totally stupid.

55. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

You're comparing what Samsung said, to what a 3rd party who has no way of even getting actual sales numbers? The phone is only 2 months old. When it does sell 70M, I want to see you apologize for being and absolute idiot and troll.

65. BobbyBuster

Posts: 854; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

Let's bet. If Sammy sells 70m+ GS6/Edge until end 2015, I'll delete my PA account, if you agree to do same otherwise. Deal? Of course you can't since you know very well that GS6 already failed.

66. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

You were the one who said that Android oems wont have 64bit SoCs till 2018 LOL Delete your account.

69. BobbyBuster

Posts: 854; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

Not me. Jake was predicting something similar though. Besides, you are just too stupid even to understand Jake's predictions correctly: 1. No 64-bit for GS5, but Nexus 6 at the earliest. - He was right. The first 64-bit Android phone was Note4 (Exynos) that even didn't get 64-bit OS. What a joke. 2. No meaningful number of 64-bit apps for 3 years after the HW is available. - He is right so far. Hardly any app in the top charts run in 64-bit. PS: You are a moron.

70. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

1. Replace he with me 2. You again failed 64bit devices came in 2014 not 2018 3. Every app that is written in Java run as 64bit automatically with Android L TL:DR You epic failed again

28. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

I guess you and the author don't realize that this number is below what was expected earlier and it looks like they possibly may not hit that number lol!

48. waddup121 unregistered

hardcore advertising this year, wow lol!

2. Retrospective1

Posts: 45; Member since: Feb 24, 2015

Winning!!!!. Haters gone hate, S6 rocks. Waiting for the beast Note 5.

7. dimas

Posts: 3374; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Calm down, it's business so their product should sell the way it's supposed to be.

9. dimas

Posts: 3374; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Calm down, it's business so their product should sell the way it's supposed to be.

3. twens

Posts: 1177; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

I have the edge 64gb. Bought it just a day ago. Now I'm really comparing it to my 6 plus to see how well samsung has improved. So far it's a great phone. Battery life is no where near my 6 plus but besides that it's killing my 6 plus. I think it looks too futuristic and feels same as well thus making it difficult to hold. A larger edge with some little weight could fix that. Software is awesome by the way. Android has really come far, I can easily say I'm enjoying the visual effects more on touch wiz than iOS. I also think touch wiz looks nicer than iOS 8.3. So far it's a great phone battery life could have been much better.

8. Retrospective1

Posts: 45; Member since: Feb 24, 2015

Compare 6+ to Note 4, Not S6, S6 beats out the normal 6 easily, in regards battery life. That's the comparison pal. Agree with everything else though. Battery life is great for me on the S6

4. obedchuni

Posts: 335; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

Fake, just PR stunt to fool investors

11. Japultra

Posts: 133; Member since: May 16, 2014

Yes, Deutsche Bank is risking its reputation for a PR stunt for Samsung. That's exactly what's happening.

5. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

Man, and the iPhone sells over 50mil a quarter and Samsung will only sell about 70mil of the s6 and note 4 combined by the end of the year. I love my note 4, but Apple is slowly killing Android manufacturers one by one,imo. The lone survivor will be Samsung.

10. Retrospective1

Posts: 45; Member since: Feb 24, 2015

Macdonalds sells more than the best gourmet burger shops, doesn't mean Mic d's is Better. They just get more £$£$, which is good for business. Apple win cos its the home team, Chinese etc like to copy western world so follow americans, hence why its doing great out there too. "kILLING" How? sales yes? hardware? NO

30. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

No, Samsung is stating they are hoping to sell 45 million by the end of the year. Considerably lower than their earlier projections. I think sells have slowed considerably since the hot launch. I knew it would happen. This is not 2012 anymore.

32. willard12 unregistered

No, DEUTSCHE BANK is projecting they will sell 45 million by the end they year, Samsung isn't stating anything. Reading is fundamental. Can you give us the name of the Samsung executive who had a higher projection? We'll wait.

38. bucky

Posts: 3786; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

42. willard12 unregistered

Thanks for playing....but, I'm still waiting on that NAME of an executive, or any official, not unnamed "insiders" who don't go on the record. I'll keep waiting.

43. bucky

Posts: 3786; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

keep waiting. The unnamed executive didnt give his name for a reason and you know it. My reply still stands.

45. willard12 unregistered

The reason the "executive" is unnamed is because it is Mxyplytk, a janitor in the Samsung offices, or an outright false report. Executives go on the record. Only people who aren't in positions of authority have to remain anonymous. Once again, thanks for playing and failing.

52. meanestgenius

Posts: 22109; Member since: May 28, 2014

It's most likely Mxyzptlk.

72. KRONeage

Posts: 144; Member since: Apr 17, 2011

DEUTSCHE BANK is hardly qualified to even guestimate S6 and S6 Edge sales. Even with other better qualified estimates are claiming Samsung will hit as much as 70 Million and most putting at around what Samsung initially said they'd sell of between 50 and 55 Million. And to the contrary.... there have been analysts that have backed up Samsung's own estimates and they are a whole lot better known for being closer to right than Deutsche Bank! lol.... Keep in mind they still have around a dozen more models coming out this year to go with the dozen or so other galaxy models they've announced so far. But since it's Samsung..... the annual #1 Selling Smartphone Maker year after year, they only count them for a few models. Unlike for iPhone sales..... where the Wall Street Cherry Picked analysts always make a point of counting all iPhone models sold as iPhone 6 and 6+ models. Never mind the fact that even there, Apple has only sold 10% average of iPhone 6+. So for two quarters it's estimated that they sold only around 15 to 20 million iPhone 6+ to date! Which is hardly any competition for Samsung's Note Series alone. With Samsung having no doubt sold over 60 Million Note Series phones (Note 2, 3 and 4 still selling) in just the last 8 months alone. Meaning that Samsung having killed Apple in last quarter's sales by 20 Million and set to blow Apple completely out of the water this quarter (predicted to top over 110 Million in a new model release Quarter) all models vs all iPhones. I hope you people don't believe that even if they take the high estimates for this quarter (46 Million total iPhones), that means they are all either iPhone 6 or iPhone 6+. Now that's a iFantasy if ever I've heard one! ......yet plenty of fools will believe it! hahaha...

* Some comments have been hidden, because they don't meet the discussions rules.

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.