Samsung could move 46 million Galaxy S6 units this year

Samsung could move 46 million Galaxy S6 units this year
A CitiBank analyst has raised their price target for Samsung stocks on the heel of increased sales forecast for the new Galaxy S6 flagship handset. The bank predicts that Samsung will ship 46 million Galaxy S6 this year, starting with 8 million for the month of April alone.

This is quite the boost from the previous forecast of 38 million, and goes to show that those rumors about strong demand aren't just gum-flapping. Before the launch 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. 

The analyst, Henry H Kim, also expects "positive chain impacts on the mid- to low-end market leadership and in-house component businesses (overall DRAM/NAND memory with content growth, mobile AP LSI and AMOLED display panel)," resulting from the expected uptick in Galaxy S6 sales.

source: Barron's via G4Games

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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)



1. Biernot unregistered

Go Sammy !!!!

22. sgodsell

Posts: 7209; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Considering the S6 will have almost double the RAM speed (1552 MHz) of any other mobile device that is on the market, to go with their fastest 64 bit Cortex-A57 CPU (uses 35% less energy, and built with 14 nm manufacturing). Samsung is currently the only OEM right now to offer the fastest and most energy efficient emmc 5.1 storage on the planet (No other mobile currently ships with this type of storage). They also have the best AMOLED QHD display on the market. To top it off they put a F1.9 aperture 16 mp camera on this device to give it great low light night time shots. No wonder why Samsung used a smaller battery on the S6 this time 2550 mha vs the S5 which had a 2800 mha battey, the components are much more power efficient. So yes, Go Sammy!!!

32. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Also the s6 screen uses 20% less battery than the s5 screen even with 2k within displaymate tests and is now the best screen, same for the edge

39. AnTuTu

Posts: 1602; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Where the hell is my S6 Edge :(

2. twens

Posts: 1172; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

Plus one to the company that keeps pushing boundaries and taking risk. We are behind you.

5. SuperNova

Posts: 649; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

Samsung makes impossible thing to possible. They listen to us, learn from their mistake, they follow us and finally create product which suit the best for our demand. Samsung is simply the best!

13. AlikMalix unregistered

Is that why everyone's upset that they got rid of replaceable batteries, expendable storage, and waterproofing? Me? I actually like what Samsung did with the S6/S6e... but their core users are a bit upset...

15. SuperNova

Posts: 649; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

Don't worry, they should get over them when they see S6/edge in real life. Only haters would feel uneasy when they see Samsung's success in the near future.

30. dimas

Posts: 3345; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

So by your logic, a person is a hater if they don't like Samsung S6 in actual? Your fanboyism is eating your brain dude. Go out, get some fresh air.

19. Macready

Posts: 1817; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

"Everyone" ... "core users" Make up your mind and provide some statistics proving "everyone" or even "core users". I am and have been a core user and based on what I have seen and what is promised, I'm fine with the tradeoff with current technology (key).

34. amasog

Posts: 552; Member since: Aug 22, 2013

you mean like copying & taking idea from apple?

3. GeorgeDao123

Posts: 432; Member since: Aug 20, 2013

Sammy is back to town.

4. SuperNova

Posts: 649; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

Samsung is the king of 2015. Long life my Samsung!

7. tech-lover

Posts: 108; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Yes..Long life sammy, only company that brings many innovations every year.! This year is samsung year, beside S6 and S6 Edge there are more to come this year..!

12. SuperNova

Posts: 649; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

That's absolutely right, bro. Let's keep Samsung in our hearts forever.

6. Donbenie

Posts: 259; Member since: Aug 04, 2013

The King is back!

8. quintessential

Posts: 86; Member since: Mar 11, 2015

Ah ... why does this sort of sales forecast sound familiar? Haven't we heard this before from Samsung or an Analyst last year for Samsung Galaxy S5? Headline 1: Samsung expects Galaxy S5 to easily outsell the S4. Headline 2: Samsung has high hopes for Galaxy S5; expects to ship 35M in Q2 alone Headline 3: Samsung reports 1.3 times more sales for S5 than Galaxy S4 on Launch day Well, we all know what happened to the S5 sales for the rest of the year ... and again, history is repeating itself. Samsung has high hopes and boasts that carrier orders are off the roof for the S6, similar to S5. How about genuine orders from customers? IMO, I dun see how a 'repackaged' S5 in the form of a 'More Expensive' Galaxy S6 with improved specs and the same old 5.1-inch display with a higher resolution, minus expandable storage and weather-resistance, can convince people to part with their money. So far almost everyone I know who's interested in these newest Samsung phones paid attention only to the S6 Edge. But they balked when they heard about the pricing. And if Samsung is expecting phenomenal sales for the Galaxy S6 standard variant, then they will be in for a shock.

11. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Why not read the news before posting the comment ? All the 'headlines' you mentioned were either reported or conveyed by Samsung themselves. This particular news of 46 million is coming from an analyst of Citi who doesn't work for Samsung. That makes a big difference. Also, how do you know Galaxy S5 sales were bad ? They were below Samsung's expectations (which was stupidly absurd to begin with) but they did sell more then any android phone during the year.

17. quintessential

Posts: 86; Member since: Mar 11, 2015

Sorry but were u living in the South pole all these while? Did u read the news, including articles on PA? Have you read about the huge amount of unsold manufactured units of S5 and other inventory lying around the warehouses? If the flagship Galaxy S5 sales were good, Samsung's sales profits won't have tanked by 70% Y.O.Y. Also, they wouldn't have fired their chief designer, nor would they have replaced top executives and ordered a salary freeze across the board to make sure they get it right this time. Just becos the Analyst comes from Citibank, it means he has better judgement and credibility? Analysts like this one from Citi only form their calculations based on carrier shipment orders. The better judgement will always come from the phone maker Samsung themselves.

29. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Are you suffering from reading disorder ?! I clearly said Samsung did over estimate the sales of GS5 significantly. They expected just under 100 million in life time sales. So ofc they've loads of inventory but that doesn't mean it didn't sell as well as GS4. Also, if you'd actually bothered to read why the profit fell rather then making your own stupid conclusions. The profit fell because their mid & low range phones received poor response from the market not because of high end models. 'Just becos the Analyst comes from Citibank, it means he has better judgement and credibility?' - Ofc, an outsider would make a modest estimation then Samsung themselves. As the company could easily make false claims to keep their share prices high. 'The better judgement will always come from the phone maker Samsung themselves.' - Not when they are estimating themselves.

28. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

The S5 did outsell the S4 They simply sold less than they expected.

16. seven7dust unregistered

isn't that low ? especially since it's the whole year ! remember samsung is getting crushed in the mid-range market , they depend on their high end models to offset the damage. marketshare in China is falling fast they need a good midrange phone as well to sustain.

18. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Folks, Apple will sell more than that this quarter lol!

36. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

So?! We aren't talking about Apple though are we? Yet you fools keep trolling Samsung articles but complain is Samsung users troll Apple articles? Hypocrites must grow on trees these days.

40. willard12 unregistered

And they still won't give you a dime.

20. jellmoo

Posts: 2562; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

< Walks in, sees rabid fanboys, walks out slowly... > Seriously guys, it's getting a little weird. I get it. You like Samsung and their devices. Heck, I'm liking the S6/edge myself. But tone it down a notch with the rhetoric. Ignoring the very valid issues people with these devices because of blind fanboyism isn't conducive to a discussion.

21. Scott93274

Posts: 6032; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I think you may be the only person in this article that I'm comfortable responding too... They're all nuts one way or the other. LOL.

24. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

well samsung fanboy are justified, exactly because samsung deliver the top notch hardware flagship that apart it from other brand. I can't say that with other brand fanboy...yes I visit this site because I'm a fanboy too :P

23. Diego!

Posts: 867; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

I think they should expect more sales of Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge than Samsung Galaxy S6. The Galaxy S6 Edge is HOT as sh*t! I want one too! :D

27. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

This sounds lame. In 12 months only 46M? Based on past models they sold 40M S4's and 6 MO the and 40M S5's in 5 months. They have already sold 20M on pre-orders. To me this means Samsung is going to sell an easy 60M+ phones by Christmas.

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