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Samsung "failed" to predict the crazy success of the Galaxy S6 edge, sales reportedly beat expectations

Last week, on April 10, Samsung officially released its Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge in various markets around the world, and expectations were already set high. However, it looks like even Samsung is surprised by the success that the two handsets (especially the S6 edge) are having.

Korean publication Yonhap News has it that, until now, Galaxy S6 and S6 edge sales "have been much higher than expected." Reportedly, an industry official declared that, in the last three days, sales in South Korea reached an "all-time high" compared to previous Galaxy S models.

Interestingly, it's said that the Galaxy S6 edge (which is more expensive than the regular S6) accounts for about 50% of all sales. According to Yonhap News, a "high-ranking Samsung official" recently mentioned that the company "failed to make a precise prediction of demand" for the curved smartphone, that's why supply shortages may continue for more than a month.

Not long ago, we heard that Samsung could sell 50 million Galaxy S6 and S6 edge units (combined) before the end of the year. Needless to say, the new Galaxies are off to an excellent start, though for now we don't have exact sales numbers. But it probably won't be long until we hear more on this.

To find out more about Samsung's new flagship smartphones, read our Galaxy S6 review, and our Galaxy S6 edge review.

source: Yonhap News


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