Samsung expected to sell over 50 million Galaxy S6 units this year

Samsung expected to sell over 50 million Galaxy S6 units this year
Earlier this month, a CitiBank analyst predicted that Samsung would ship 46 million Galaxy S6 smartphones before the end of the year. Now, according to new estimations, the South Korean company may actually sell over 50 million units (obviously including both the S6 and S6 edge models).

The new estimation comes from Taiwan-based market intelligence provider DRAMeXchange / TrendForce. Reportedly, Samsung is expected to sell over 22 million Galaxy S6 handsets in the second quarter of the year (April - June), over 16 million units in the third quarter (July - September), and at least 12 million units in the fourth quarter (October - December).

In case you haven't heard, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge will be available around the world starting April 10 (though maybe not all color variants will be released from day one). While Samsung is already accepting pre-orders for the two handsets in some markets (like the UK), pre-orders in the US will start in April.

The Galaxy S6 and S6 edge run Android 5.0 Lollipop with an enhanced version of TouchWiz, and are powered by Samsung's own 64-bit Exynos 7 Octa 7420 processor. Both have Quad HD displays, and storage capacities of up to 128 GB. The main difference between Samsung's new flagship smartphones is that the S6 offers a regular display, while the S6 edge comes with a curved screen that partially covers its right and left edges.

What do you think, can Samsung ship more than 50 million S6 and S6 edge smartphones before the end of 2015?


sources: Yonhap News, DRAMeXchange

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

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75 Comments

1. AndreaWijayanti

Posts: 69; Member since: Mar 03, 2015

Good, i wanna buy one

97. engineer-1701d unregistered

like i said if they put the marvel look on them like the pics had i say 100 million but at min 50 million the gs3 gs4 upgrades and and gs5 people that want the new phone. and people that switch from others to them

2. chistoefur

Posts: 103; Member since: Nov 05, 2012

It's definitely possible. I'm pretty sure they reached those numbers within a year with the Galaxy s3.

3. maccess

Posts: 742; Member since: Jan 16, 2013

I want one to replace my 2 years old htc one m7.. gonna miss those boomsound speaker tho..

4. JaneChenLong

Posts: 374; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

I hope it will beat iphone 6 number, that would be epic and a blow to ixheep user

5. Derekjeter

Posts: 1427; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Keep dreaming

41. maherk

Posts: 6527; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Apple never gave the total number of iPhone 6 sold, so even if Samsung ended up selling more S6, we will never know of it surpassed the iPhone 6 sales or not.

29. seven7dust unregistered

iphones have already beaten that number , iPhone 6 is probably close to 90 million now. 6 plus is probably at 20 million. lets wait for Apple's Q2 results next month to confirm. also come the end of the year we know the drill.

40. maherk

Posts: 6527; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Lollllll where did you get your numbers from??? You do know that the total number if iPhones sold since the iPhone 6 was released was 73million?? And these weren't just iPhone 6 and 6+, but also the cheaper models in the 5s and 5c.

52. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

You are absolutely clueless. First of all, Apple SOLD 73 million iPhones between September release and the end of December. We have had a whole 3 months sense then. It is predicted that ape has sold a record breaking 50 to 60 million during that time period. That's roughly 130 million to 140 million phones SOLD in 6 months. Why do you think the stock price is so high? Samsung is predicting to SHIP 50 million this year lol! You need to do your research!

62. maherk

Posts: 6527; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Read this Mr. Dumdum. Search all over the Internet, every single website talk about the sales of Q4 http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2015/03/03/apple-samsung-smartphones/24320385/

69. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

I don't need to read your article. Quarter 4 is October, November and December. The iPhone 6 /6plus was lauched in like the last week of September. All of its numbers from 2014 was primarily in quarter 4. When Tim did the earnings call, those numbers were already out of date. The bottom line is that iPhone sales have surpassed the 100 million mark to date after 6 months. These are actual sales. You can take the Note 5, the S6 and the S6 edge and it will never come close. I don't even know why you are even debating it. Imagine what the iPhone 6/6plus numbers will be right before the 6s drops. When it comes to flagship phones, iPhone is the top dog by a long shot. Sammy will put up good numbers compared to other Android devices, but not the iPhone. I'm strictly talking about S6 and the Note line.

54. sipha

Posts: 439; Member since: May 12, 2012

Lol. I really hope his just trolling and not actually that ignorant!!!

91. seven7dust unregistered

no I actually do some research cause I'm into technology stocks as a hobby and as a easy way to make money. unlike fandroids , who just post smug comments just to say they are cool.

61. seven7dust unregistered

I own Apple shares so I do a lot of research and follow a lot of analysts , it's widely beleived by analysts and big name comapnies that iPhone 6 outsold 6 plus 4:1. iPhone 6 is supposed to have sold 55 million units last quater alone, another 35 million units and you have 90 either way it's more than 70 million in the least, Like I said lets wait for the q2 results , many seem very optimistic about china sales in q2.

6. Derekjeter

Posts: 1427; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

I hope Verizon will launch the S6 edge Platinum soon. I want it!!

7. lee480 unregistered

That's what they said when S5 was launched

8. androidwindows

Posts: 216; Member since: Oct 04, 2014

No, they didn't. Analysts were slightly less optimistic about the S5.

10. Derekjeter

Posts: 1427; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

They only predicted like 20mil. The S6 Edge is the one they need to push cuz its the better looking.

23. TerryTerius unregistered

That may be true, but given its likely higher price and limited functionality with that extra screen real estate, there's a good reason Samsung isn't heavily pushing the edge. Though it's aesthetically superior to its more standard looking sibling, I doubt the sales will even be close.

9. lee480 unregistered

Rephrase: that's what Samsung estimated when S5 was launched

11. Eleatmelon

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 20, 2015

They are too optimistic IMO. 40 million is reachable, 50 million seems not.

15. sipha

Posts: 439; Member since: May 12, 2012

You do know that the Galaxy S4 Hit the 40 Million sales mark in just 6 months?!

33. dimas

Posts: 3214; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

But you forgot that S5 only made 12 million + units. Business is a gamble so nobody really knows if S6 will make or break it for Sammy mobile.

43. sipha

Posts: 439; Member since: May 12, 2012

You are actually talking about the first 3 months sale!!!

81. j2001m

Posts: 3060; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Samsung uk is sold out of the edge

94. Awesoman64

Posts: 292; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

Yes, but now, Samsung is battling its way for market shares due to fierce competition from other OEMS unlike 2013 where Samsung was still dominating like heck.

32. dimas

Posts: 3214; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

I'd go for 30-35 million sales tops, S6 and S6 edge units combined. Apple's 70 million units sold is impossible to beat considering that Sammy have other android competitors.

42. maherk

Posts: 6527; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Last quarter, was the 1st time ever that Apple surpassed the sales number of Samsung phones, and it was expected to happen mainly because Apple finally introduced a bigger screen for their customers and Samsung was suffering a bit. Now wait and watch how Samsung will restore it's order and get back to the number 1 smartphone selling company.

45. sipha

Posts: 439; Member since: May 12, 2012

Samsung sells 70 million units on all the time!!!

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