Samsung Switzerland: Galaxy S6 preorders four times higher than Galaxy S5

Samsung Switzerland: Galaxy S6 preorders four times higher than Galaxy S5
Before their unveiling, we heard that Samsung's internal forecast was for 50 million S6 units sold this year, of which 10 million were set aside for the S6 edge sales, but the company will seemingly have to revise these upwards, if all goes well. 

Yesterday an analyst pegged their sales forecast at 46 million just for the S6, and Samsung has allegedly ramped up the initial batch with a million, buoyed by the welcome reception of the two new flagships at MWC.

When it comes to Europe, it might have been wise to do so, as Samsung Switzerland reports not two or three, but four times higher preorders for the dynamic flagship duo, compared to the Galaxy S5 in the same period last year. Granted, they are apparently lumping two phones in those preoorder numbers, but this is still a very promising sign for the ultimate sales success of the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge undertakers.

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  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2550 mAh(23h 3G talk time)

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85 Comments

1. chistoefur

Posts: 103; Member since: Nov 05, 2012

Good on Samsung. They deserve it with the S6 this year.

7. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Samsung is going to kill it this year. Good luck HTC and LG.

13. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Jak Luck? They need a freaking miracle to survive this year.

36. engineer-1701d unregistered

i think the gs6 and 6 edge will hit the 75 mil and more range.

33. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Samsung is still on [pace to sell another 80M phones in a quarter. They have done so now for 9 quarters in a row. Apple sells 75M once and all of a sudden they are consider king, when Samsung has sold 80M per quarter on average for what is now 2 years and 3 months. If the S6 already has 20M pre-orders in just 20 countries on the initial release, and the S4 and S5 both sold 40M in less than 6 months, the S6 has a chance to sell 40M in 4 months if Samsung can keep the production pace up, and that could lead to the 80M sales they expect with the S5. I don't know how many devices Samsung can make in a quarter. With factories being able to be open 24/7 I assume they can make well over 10M devices in a single month at least. I think for the first time, Samsung may have a device, that if you didn't pre-order, you may need to stand in line at the carrier. lol. Even though I pre-ordered my Note 4 and received it a day prior to the official retail release day, when I tried to go to 5 Verizon stores to buy another, I was unable to get one, or the only ones available were black.

37. TyrionLannister unregistered

I doubt they will be able to keep up with the demand, especially for the edge.

40. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Well the only issue with the Edge is making the curved glass. The glass is very hard to produce fats because the curve requires a special process to get, and I bet they have less successful attempts before getting one that fits properly. That and they have to curve the display too. However I would guess that the carriers will sell the S6 for a higher cost vs the S6. Thought they could bring the S6 down to $150 and sell the Edge for 199.99 they likely won't. The S6 Edge will likely be $249.99 or 299 and 299 is the cost of the Note 4; so I guess we have to see what happens. I am curious as to how high the pre-orders are going to get before April 10th. I mean if they have 20M in just 5 days after it was officially announced and the phone isn't due until the 10th, how many more will they get. With 20M in just 5 days, they could easily get triple the pre-order requests in less than a month. This model could potentially sell 40M in just 0ne month on pre-order with retail sells hitting 20M more the next quarter. I wonder how many people who left Android to get an iPhone because Apple finally decided to go big, are kicking themselves for not waiting to see what the S6 was going to be like.

52. MySchizoBuddy

Posts: 159; Member since: Aug 23, 2011

and Apple sold 2 phones for 75M total, and Samsung sold 100 phones for a total of 80M. Considering your 80M is correct.

56. Cicero

Posts: 1137; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

Be happy with your iphone. Did you take a look at S66 Edge Hulk edition? Hurry up and sale your "precious"! You stil have time.

61. maherk

Posts: 6966; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

iPhone 6 + iPhone 6 Plus + iPhone 5s + iPhone 5c= 2 phones. Hope you're not the brightest in your class.

81. SayMobile

Posts: 157; Member since: Jan 29, 2014

and apple is still selling the 8GB iphone 4 and 4S in developing countries at ridiculous prices

62. willard12 unregistered

Maybe they should make 20 phones so they can sell 75 billion.

64. ilani

Posts: 90; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

HTC is already OUT in my opinion. They just pulled with the M9 what Samsung did with the S5 last year. Do people really want their new phones to look like their old phones?

2. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

go sammy

3. doejon

Posts: 411; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

wow no wonder... galaxy s6 edge is just sexy + beast hardware

8. doejon

Posts: 411; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

and also display mate says the s6 has the best display on the market

4. hateftotti

Posts: 232; Member since: May 03, 2011

Everything about S6 & S6 Edge is perfect

6. Derekjeter

Posts: 1531; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

I disagree, I think the edge goes to the S6 edge it's better. (My opinion)

10. hateftotti

Posts: 232; Member since: May 03, 2011

S6 Edge is better because of its look also its display and some cool features on sides.But about other specs they are the same

18. g2a5b0e unregistered

Untrue. The Edge also has a slightly bigger battery.

24. hateftotti

Posts: 232; Member since: May 03, 2011

Yeah I forgot to mention but you are right ;)

28. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

It's also faster as there is less heat due to size

25. MrET1

Posts: 110; Member since: Jan 29, 2015

I don't think those extra's the Edge has to offer are worth 150€/$ more than the regular S6. For the price off the Edge 32GB you can get the S6 64GB and still keep 50€/$

57. Cicero

Posts: 1137; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

You dirty cheap? (joke)

77. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

(Which is not funny)

5. jack123

Posts: 278; Member since: Jan 07, 2013

No wonder with that's kind of body designed. But it's seem price getting higher every year.

9. doejon

Posts: 411; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

lol but just for the first month then it drops so i dont care about the price :) cuz samsung brings a lot of phone thats why the price drops apple only 1 (+iphone plus) phone thats why the price is more stable

26. MrET1

Posts: 110; Member since: Jan 29, 2015

False, Apple freezes the prices while Samsung lets the market decide the value. Apple's approach is a disadvantage for the customer and Samsungs approach is a advantage. Another reason to get a Samsung over an Apple

82. mrochester

Posts: 1021; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

It's great for the customer in that you can buy it cheaper if you're prepared to wait a number of months before buying it, but it's also bad for the customer because it means second hand values also plummet. It's also really bad for people who buy the device when it first comes out as they see the biggest fall in value of their device.

34. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

The S6 remains the same price until the next model comes out. It doesn't drop in cost. The carriers have already bought the device. If the carrier drops the price to encourage more sales, it still costs the same off contract which is $650 for the 32GB model, which is what Apple charges for the 16GB iPhone. The S is the Samsung flagship that competes directly against the iPhone. None of the other Galaxy devices are Samsung flagships. By now you should know this. The price of the S isn't going to drop in a month.

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