Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge are meeting sales targets, says executive

Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge are meeting sales targets, says executive
The Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge launched to a generally positive reception after being unveiled at Mobile World Congress earlier this year. Despite missing out on common Samsung perks such as removable battery and expandable storage, both handsets offer a slick, premium unibody design akin to the iPhone 6 and the HTC One. In lieu of any concrete sales information, Samsung has implied that everything in the garden is rosy, and according to the words of an unnamed Samsung source, Galaxy S6 and S6 edge sales will be "far higher" than those of the preceding Galaxy S5.

A couple of weeks ago, Samsung supposedly revealed to the Korean media that shipments of its two main handsets hand surpassed the 10 million mark, which, at the time the news emerged, would have put sales behind those of the Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S5. Samsung Mobile chief J.K. Shin soon shot down claims that the S6 duo was lagging behind the models before it, and the words of another Samsung exec. (via The Korea Times) underline the notion that the latest models are doing better than their predecessors. 

In a telephone interview with the publication, the official apparently said:


The Seoul-based source stopped short of reeling off any official figures, but with the company's investor relations forum taking place on June 3rd, we mightn't have to wait too long to find out how well, or indeed badly, these handsets have fared so far. 


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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)
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)

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90 Comments

1. hateftotti

Posts: 225; Member since: May 03, 2011

Imploding what ?!?

46. AnTuTu

Posts: 1602; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

I see some people are crying in the neighborhood after this statement. Note 4 owner here but I think S6 is really beast of a phone until Note 5 comes out. Burn haters....

47. hateftotti

Posts: 225; Member since: May 03, 2011

Same here ;)

71. MySchizoBuddy

Posts: 159; Member since: Aug 23, 2011

it went from beating expectations to meeting expectation.

2. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

The best of Android shall continue to sit on the throne until the Note 5 comes.

3. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Galaxy S6? Best of Android? Hah. Tell that to the Note 4, the perfect beastly phone with no compromises. S6 is just a mixed bag, wannabe perfect, but not perfect at all.

4. Sauce5 unregistered

Subjective.

37. tedkord

Posts: 17311; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

But true.

5. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

The S6 surpasses the Note 4 in every single category and the only thing the latter has is removable battery and SD card support, which I don't care about anymore. I rather have the E7420 than a S805 any day.

24. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Note 4 = superior battery life. Note 4 = bigger screen ( can be seen as better by some ) Note 4 = removable battery. Note 4 = SD card support. Note 4 = real multitasking where the S6 fail at opening 3 app same time and switching between. Note 4 = Better build as the phone dont shatter when droped and screen dont scratch looking at it wrongly. So yeah note 4 is better overall for a lower price.

53. Shocky unregistered

Galaxy S6 - Better screen (more accurate and brighter) Galaxy S6 - Higher PPI Galaxy S6 - Better rear camera Galaxy S6 - Better front facing camera Galaxy S6 - Better fingerprint scanner Galaxy S6 - Faster SoC (CPU and GPU Performance) Galaxy S6 - 14nm finfet (Less throttling, more efficient) Galaxy S6 - 128GB internal Galaxy S6 - UFS 2.0 flash storage (Insanely fast) Galaxy S6 - Better build quality Galaxy S6 - Better speaker Galaxy S6 - Gorilla Glass 4 Galaxy S6 - More Durable (Watch the drop tests, it does well) Galaxy S6 - DDR 4 Memory A fix is already out in some regions for the ram management, soon to be all regions when 5.1.1 is out. Okay, your turn.

82. drkvenger

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 01, 2015

Galaxy S6 - Better screen (more accurate and brighter) - not a noticeable difference vs. Note 4's QHD display Galaxy S6 - Higher PPI - so what, Note 4's QHD screen is bigger Galaxy S6 - Better rear camera - not a huge leap, Note 4 has same 16MP, just lacking low light advantage with S6's f1.9 optics Galaxy S6 - Better front facing camera - again not a huge leap vs. Note 4 unless you're a selfie w***e Galaxy S6 - Better fingerprint scanner - yes nice to have Galaxy S6 - Faster SoC (CPU and GPU Performance) - bloatware, increased camera and screen overhead offsets these CPU gains Galaxy S6 - 14nm finfet (Less throttling, more efficient) - new touchwiz bloatware ensures this advantage is mitigated Galaxy S6 - 128GB internal - Note 4 maxes out at 160GB (32GB + 128GB SD) for less $ Galaxy S6 - UFS 2.0 flash storage (Insanely fast) - on paper, but real world advantage is hardly light year's leap Galaxy S6 - Better build quality - frame and body still scratches easily, Note 4 still more durable Galaxy S6 - Better speaker - Note 4 is excellent already Galaxy S6 - Gorilla Glass 4 - S6's back glass still shatters, Note 4 back much more durable Galaxy S6 - More Durable (Watch the drop tests, it does well) - glass still shatters versus Note 4's plastic back plate Galaxy S6 - DDR 4 Memory - again not a quantum leap vs. Note 4

89. Shocky unregistered

In order, mostly. What a load of crap, of course colour accurate and especially the brightness are noticeable and clear advantages. Bigger display does not equal better, that's about as relevant as bringing up PPI which is why I brought it up. :) Low light performance is the main complaint with camera phones, fact remains the rear camera is better in the area that counts, front facing camera captures more detail and also has f1.9 optics. There is less bloat with the updated touchwiz on the Galaxy S6, camera and display CPU overhead you're referring too is just nonsense, CPU and GPU are faster and the end user will notice the difference, especially with the reduced throttling which will mean more consistent performance as while as higher peek performance. Regardless of what sdcard you put in the Note 4, only 32GB (more like 26GB) of that can be used for applications, internal storage is king. Game/app load times are very nice with UFS 2.0 flash storage, real world benefits, not only on paper. Metal trim on the Note 4 looks lame, it's an attempt to dress up a plastic phone, no premium feel, but it does look okay. Galaxy S6 is very durable, again watch the drop tests. The same force that shatters the back on the Galaxy S6 will shatter he display on the Note 4, don't pretend like this even matters as either way they will both be unusable. DDR4 is still an advantage, with Exynos 7420 the memory bandwidth improvement is pretty huge.

87. xfire99

Posts: 1205; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

Gorilla Glass 4 - Either Samsung have put some stupid coating on it or its the worst version of GG. Scratch damn easy.

28. gaming64 unregistered

The Note 4 belongs to a different category. It's a phablet. Also the note 4 eats the S6. 'Nuff said!

69. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

Yeah i do love that new e7420, blazing fast.

83. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I do miss my Note 4 4 and using my pen, but I am will to suffer until the Note 5 with the same design appears. I am so loving my S6 Edge.

7. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

The note 4 lags like crap, I got both (edge ver of both and both running v5

25. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Root and remove crap carrier stuff. Touch wiz is better on the S6 than note4 as its was slimmed down. But run both phone using another launcher ( put them on egual ground ) and you see how the note 4 destroy it..

58. Shocky unregistered

Touchwiz is a lot more than just a launcher, regardless if a phone lags changing the launcher will not fix the issue. Anyone who suggests this as a fix for a laggy phone is clueless.

38. tedkord

Posts: 17311; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Would you please stop spreading your FUD. I have the Note 4, over 7 months now. No lag.

75. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

It lags nest to the s6 edge, best to call it slow next to the s6 edge, I have both, if you ask me I think it's down to the ufs 2.0 and removing the sd card reader that damages the bandwith of the note 4 he (note 4 got the best speed of all sd card readers, but is not even close to the 1and1 and iPhone and the s6 kills them all doa)

80. tedkord

Posts: 17311; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

That's the FUD I'm talking about. The SD card reader does not damage the bandwidth. The S4/S5 had faster storage speeds than the M7. Can you guess which ones had SD card readers.

8. JMartin22

Posts: 2369; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

Because it's missing novelty features (that even I used admittedly) like an SD card and removable battery? Many big industry names weren't or still aren't utilizing these features. Some have recluded them because Samsung either used them for a long time or used to have them. That never shifted public prospective in the past and it won't now, at least for a miniscule base such as yourself, which Samsung likely isn't even considering anyway, looking at the bigger market. Out of the 2015 flagships so far: G4, M9, Z3+/Z4 - the S6 stands the most versatile and well-rounded device in hardware, performance, and software. The rest either have one strong point and one glaring shortcoming(s)

16. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

Let's not forget how strong the marketing is in Samsung. 90% buys for name and fame. It is a good phone, but leaving out sd card was just a very good way to drive the price up (they make the memory options themselves ffs). We all know it. Don't denie it. Don't protect a company. Every company is after mad profits. It's the best phone right now in pure specs and designs, but you don't need the best phone to get the same user experience . Not worth the money for me (waiting for S6 tier device with sd option, otherwise my 60 euro fastes Samsung microsd card available right now will go to waste.)

40. Cicero

Posts: 1117; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

Sometimes I think the price paid for our microSD cards is an impediment in moving on with tech evilution. And here I'm including myself which have 4 microSD cat.10 from Samsung.

84. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Yes I do agree to a point. It costs Samsung nothing rouse whatever size.of internal.memory..it costs them the same to make whether it's 32GB or 128GB. Just could just have sold the S6 with 64GB and a 128GB option for $100 more and the S6 Edge could have came 128GB period since it's costs $100 more anyways. The Note should be 128GB standard too. So since the next one is likely gonna have 2 models, the base Nite should be 64Gb with 128GB as an option and the items Edge should come 128GB period. So yes I so agree with that. But consider, it does costs them.more.to make an S6 Edge at almost $300 at 290 vs Apple.who spends $220. Samsung is basically making 2 phone sales foe.one sold whole Apple.is making 3 sales with the same.of one iPhone and 4 for each 6+

26. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Nearly half my Samsung S4 clients are upgrading to HTC M9 and LG G4 when its get out here in Canada. Another 25% are going for S5 and note 4. So out of 4 S4 user only one are going to S6 in the store i work. Main reason? Those legacy options!

39. tedkord

Posts: 17311; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

That sounded really impressive until you got to the sample size.

48. maherk

Posts: 6771; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Dudeeee, it's time to give up!! You ve been running your mouth for over 3 months now, about how you work in a store and how ALL your costumers are having gazillions of problems with their S6s and how everyone is switching to the m9. EVERY single comment of yours mentions this, store>S6 is a no no for your customers>people are lining up for the m9(that's has to be the worst lie of this decade) You aren't fooling anyone in here buddy, everyone can tell that you're still in middle school. Don't get hyped when you see a 1,2 or maybe 3 green thingies next to your comment, those still know you're full of crap, but they are just glad they found a fellow Samsung hater.

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