Samsung expects record Galaxy S6 shipments, S6 edge faces limited availability

Samsung expects record Galaxy S6 shipments, S6 edge faces limited availability
Although the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the S6 edge have not been officially released yet, it looks like the company is already expecting record shipments for its new flagship smartphone series. Since Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 edge more than a month ago, numerous reports argued that Samsung has been receiving a record-breaking number of pre-orders for the Galaxy S6 series from carriers worldwide, and now it looks like these reports might have been accurate.

J.K. Shin, head of Samsung's mobile divison, spoke at a media event on Thursday, and confirmed that Samsung expects to see record shipments for the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 edge, although Shin did not mention any exact numbers. Analysts think that the best-selling Samsung smartphone to date is the Galaxy S3, expected to have reached the 80 million mark in three years of shelf life, although the Galaxy S4 is believed to have sold more units in the year of launch (43 million according to estimates). In other words, if these predictions turn out to be accurate, then Samsung expects to ship about 50 million Galaxy S6 and S6 edge units by the end of 2015. With Samsung producing most of the components inside the Galaxy S6 series, including the chipset and the LTE radio, profits are expected to be on the rise again in the next few quarters.

The Samsung representative also mentioned that his company might not be able to meet demand in the near term for the Galaxy S6 edge version, as the curved screen is harder to manufacture. The supply issue won't affect the standard version of the Galaxy S6. Both versions officially launch tomorrow in 20 countries across the globe.

source: Reuters



1. shaineql

Posts: 522; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Well , its expected , S6 really is cutting edge of tech in 2015 so far. And with note 5 incoming 4k res 760ppi even more awesomeness incoming.

2. SamsungEU

Posts: 147; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

Double edge note5 4k display !!!

17. AnTuTu

Posts: 1621; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

I will be one of those millions soon :) Best wishes Sammy keep up the great work.

3. jessyi

Posts: 327; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

Why are people in a hurry to buy this phone? The g4 is just around the corner..all confirmed specs and hardware point to a better device..quantom screen(proven to be better than oled screens),better camera,better battery, 8mp selfie camera, expandable memory,thin bezels.

5. Tarox

Posts: 114; Member since: Feb 17, 2015

And I bet mostly all you just mentioned will perform worse in real life conditions. The screen will be not as good as the one the s6 the camera will be worse battery life the same or worse selfi cam will have more megapixel und will be mabe better or on par with the 5 mp of the s6 expandable memory is a nice feature for those who need it. There is definitely a market for this, but it's not as big as the market of people that don't need this feature at all if the bezels are thinner has to be seen. Especially if you compare it to the s6 edge ;)

7. Slammer

Posts: 1515; Member since: Jun 03, 2010

---"expandable memory is a nice feature for those who need it."--- And if you don't need it, what harm is it to have the option readily available? The price point of the phone is higher than phones that incorporate the option. I say keep it relevant. If something goes wrong in the cloud or the internal memory, at least you have a backup. I am growing tired of hearing how people don't need it. I can't count how many times the SD card has saved my arse when the phone completely died or internal memory failed. I also like to expand and/or swap on the fly to other devices. Similar to GSM phones and their SIM cards. John B.

9. singhkaran9830 unregistered

What?Internal memory failed!Internal memory is much much secure than a Sd card.I have replaced 2 Sd cards in one year coz they failed.Now i keep my data on internal storage mostly and some on the cloud.

11. Slammer

Posts: 1515; Member since: Jun 03, 2010

Security has nothing to do with durability which I presume you mean. But, when it comes to durability, I haven't really witnessed a huge advantage with internal memory. My HTC Touch Pro and Palm Pre both experienced internal memory failures. My friend's S3 suffered the same tragic event. In all three cases, we had back up storage through our SD cards. I hope your comment wasn't to discredit the advantages of having both choices incorporated in one device. Surely, you would see where flexibility placates a flagship device in lui of the high price paid for it. John B.

12. Slammer

Posts: 1515; Member since: Jun 03, 2010

Also, not only is the cloud set to become a money grab once all phones do away with the SD cards, the cloud is not perfected. I know several people that lost valuable info in the cloud. Fortunately they were able to retrieve the info from their phone memory. As a technician, I feel the most backup you can have in your control, is best. No reason why all three areas of storage can't coexist. John B.

15. j_scorp

Posts: 61; Member since: Oct 22, 2013

Someone wanted some attention. You got it.

10. donfem

Posts: 708; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

The same "reason" why you are in a "hurry to wait" for the g4.

16. tedkord

Posts: 17452; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Probably because all the recent LG phones have been killers on paper, duds in real life.

4. gaming64 unregistered

Well of course! It makes perfect sense! Since the edge is just nothing but a gimmick, Samsung is really doing the right thing limiting that.

6. TerryTerius unregistered

What? That doesn't even make sense. I'm not entirely sure if you're trolling or you intentionally are ignoring what the article said. But considering interest in the edge is higher than the s6 itself, the limited production of it has nothing to do with your claims of gimmickry and everything to do with manufacturing difficulties. In other words, regardless as to how functional the edges are, it is garnering more interest than its sibling. It pretty obviously exists for the eye candy appeal, and little else. Aesthetics may not mean much to you, but they do to a lot of people. That doesn't necessarily make it a gimmick.

14. Slammer

Posts: 1515; Member since: Jun 03, 2010

Defining the edge as a gimmick, is conjectured. I think Samsung is waiting to see what the adoption rate will be for the design. This doesn't equate to a gimmick. It is playing it safe. John B.

18. vergil9

Posts: 517; Member since: Apr 06, 2015

Ignore this iSheep, even if Samsung discovers the cure for cancer he will still call it a gimmick

8. teerex42

Posts: 221; Member since: Jun 14, 2012

It's only a gimmick to butthurt icrap or other fans who don't want to believe the S6 Edge blows away their phones! I've played with both the edge and regular version of the S6 at Best Buy and they are the best looking, one of the fastest phones I've ever held and I have had just about every phone excluding icrap cause their simplistic minimalistic design and ui never appealed to me! Samsung FTW!!! By the way...the so called gimmick on the edge is awesome, the phone or messaging notification with the phone face down on the screen and the options with the clock, weather notification on the strip on the side along with Swype from either edge for your favorite contacts is awesome. I'm buying the phone for both reasons over the regular version, looks and functionality!

13. twens

Posts: 1182; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

Whether or not the s6 edge is a gimmick I don't care. At least the intention of that phone worked. I'm selling my s6 plus because of that phone and I am sure I'm not the only one moving from Apple because of the edge screen. It's not there for function, it's there to steal customers which to me , I think it's doing its work pretty well. Lol You can hate all you like but it will never change the fact that the phone attracts a lot of people. Get ready for record sales numbers. Lol

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