Samsung expects record breaking sales for the Galaxy S6

Samsung expects record breaking sales for the Galaxy S6
Samsung has high expectations for its just unveiled flagship phone, the Samsung Galaxy S6. According to Andy Tu, GM of the company's mobile operations in Taiwan, Samsung feels that the new model can break the company sales record currently held by the Samsung Galaxy S4. The latter sold 16 million units in its first three months of existence. The Samsung Galaxy S5 dropped off to 12 million units sold after its first three months. It was this decline that led Samsung to rebuild its flagship handset from scratch this year.

According to Tu, starting next quarter Samsung will focus its marketing on the Samsung Galaxy S6, the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and mid-range Samsung Galaxy A and E series handsets. The Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 edge will both launch on April 10th.

After a few years of complaints about the plastic build of the Galaxy S models, Samsung's Project Zero led to a redesign of the entire device. Now, the phone is comprised of a metal build sandwiched by two glass plates protected by Gorilla Glass 4. While there is no question that the phone puts out a more premium vibe, this focus on form over function has forced Sammy to make some big changes to the Galaxy S6. The removable back cover and battery are no more. Once touted by Samsung as a reason to pick its phone over the Apple iPhone, Galaxy S6 users can no longer swap out the battery for a freshly charged cell. In addition, the microSD slot has also become a victim to design. Those purchasing the Galaxy S6 will choose from models loaded with 32GB, 64GB and 128GB of native storage.

There are some improvements, of course, as the battery will charge 50% faster than the cell on the Galaxy S5. The 16MP rear camera has an aperture of f/1.9, great for low-light shots, and features OIS. An octa-core Exynos 7420 is under the hood of the new model, which has 3GB of DDR4 RAM. There is also native wireless charging capabilities on the Galaxy S6.

What isn't clear is whether Samsung plans on counting sales of both the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S 6 edge as one figure. Since Samsung does have a rather ambitious target, it is quite possible. Regardless, the company is hoping that the changes it made will not only break company records, but also beat out the just introduced HTC One M9 and the upcoming LG G4 in the U.S. In other markets, Samsung will also have to contend with flagship models from low-cost Chinese manufacturers like Xiaomi.

source: Digitimes

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150 Comments

1. walkman800

Posts: 113; Member since: Aug 26, 2014

they expected the same for S5. We all know how that ended...

23. Ashoaib

Posts: 3276; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Quite possible bcoz it is a beautiful phone, specialy s6 edge is very sexy. With such high end specs, no wonder may break records. But the price is a disappointing factor. I want samsung not to act like an apple

30. walkman800

Posts: 113; Member since: Aug 26, 2014

OK, the release prices are outrageous. But they'll quickly dip the price. Android devices can't keep their value like Apple. Sure, new design is quite an attention-grabber. After all, everybody, from average Joe to experts, will always first notice design. But I don't think it will be enough for Samsung. Chinese smartphones are getting very popular, even in my country, which favored Samsung. Now, most people use older iPhones, One+1 or Huawei devices.

32. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Every OEM expect record sales from their flagship(s). It's the same story...

51. Awalker

Posts: 1973; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

Only Samsung and Apple expect record sales.

89. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

If they don't say it, doesn't mean they don't expect it.

92. Awalker

Posts: 1973; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

If a company was expecting record sales they would say it. It's not something they would hide.

93. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Wow...you really took that to the heart didn't you?

95. Awalker

Posts: 1973; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

Yes, it's really killing me inside. [/sarcasm]

100. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

+1 XD

148. Joe_Mike_Gent

Posts: 4; Member since: Mar 01, 2015

Even Blackberry?

122. heysamad

Posts: 52; Member since: Apr 24, 2014

Oh common samsung is not as worse at pricing than apple. For the price youre getting exynos processor, UFS storage which is blazing fast, some premium apps free, premium build etc

40. Tajiseo

Posts: 48; Member since: Mar 03, 2015

As well as iPhone 6 and it happenned...

69. maherk

Posts: 6773; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

From the look of it, the S6 and mainly the S6 Edge will be a huge hit once released. Reviewers are throwing complements on the Edge, tech sites are flooding their pages with the new tech it is bringing to the table, and the hate is much, much less than it was with the S5 and S4. Never a phone(except for the iPhone 6) has seen this interest from people on the web.

75. ventusnova

Posts: 41; Member since: Feb 11, 2015

ended with low sales and disappointment because it was a recycle of last year's phone, it looks worse than the s5, and it has LAG.....unlike the s3 AND s4. that to me is what cost them the sales they wanted.

103. lpratas

Posts: 398; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

Ah, the Samsung Galaxy S6 has lag, you moron? Your brain is that has lag. With the most powerfull Arm processor of the actuality with the best scores in the benchmarks and for what I saw with a new revamped touchwiz with no lags and with UFS internal memory you must be joking, you clown! Go to be drunk, it makes you feel better.

91. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

LG G3 BEST Smartphone of 2014! LG G4 BEST Smartphone of 2015!!!!!!

107. Ashoaib

Posts: 3276; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

But G3 was not water resistant :p and please dont leak the specs of G4 this time :p

116. engineer-1701d unregistered

lg is good not best lg4 will be 3rd place 2015

101. trqster

Posts: 176; Member since: May 17, 2013

At the end of the day there's only certainity: Apple's gonna break profit records and sales of iPhones.

117. engineer-1701d unregistered

because idiots like you buy anything they put in front of you and pay for services because you're not smart and can't figure a simple thing out so you go to the apple store, then buy more things from them and services and apps

113. engineer-1701d unregistered

except no one liked the s5 it was hated and made fun of for the band aid and the water proof flap and touchwiz this is the beast of all beasts

150. walkman800

Posts: 113; Member since: Aug 26, 2014

well, seems like I was wrong. And I'm glad I was. :)

2. Kakarotto

Posts: 255; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

lol...

39. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

Trollolololololololol !!

3. ventusnova

Posts: 41; Member since: Feb 11, 2015

the sales may be good as always, but the lack of an SD Card slot, could be a turn-off for many people who want to buy this phone.

55. HASHTAG unregistered

I don't think a lack of an SD card is going to stop people from buying the phone.

62. ventusnova

Posts: 41; Member since: Feb 11, 2015

i was not implying it like that. i was trying to say that what if something happened to the phone? like if the battery just died out or you dropped it in a pool or something? not saying that would happen, no offense to you sir. but think about it, without an SD Card in the phone, if those things did happen, all your storage is gone, all your music, files, pictures, selfies, you name it, its gone. :(

74. DnB925Art

Posts: 1167; Member since: May 23, 2013

Not really. All of them are in the cloud. Pics upload automatically with Google+ and I use Google Play Music (All Access) for music. Google Drive for docs and other downloads. I have 1.125GB Google storage (1GB for owning a Chromebook for 2 years, 100MB I pay $1.50/month, and 25GB free).

119. Slammer

Posts: 1515; Member since: Jun 03, 2010

It stopped me. My last two phones were Samsung due to keeping expandable memory and removable batteries relevant. I will either give LG a try now, or downgrade to a dumb phone. John B.

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