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

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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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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(26h 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(26h talk time)

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112 Comments

1. drunkenjay

Posts: 1678; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

i guess design matters more than sd card slot and a removable battery.

4. thequota

Posts: 43; Member since: Apr 02, 2013

there is a lot more to a phone that simply sd card battery and the physical look of it. while those things are important there are plenty of other things that make up a phone.

10. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

S6 edge is a small step from Samsung and a giant leap for Mankind.

32. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

Or it could be better: "A small step from Samsung, A giant leap for mobile industry."

43. TheBiz

Posts: 232; Member since: Apr 13, 2015

THE Edge has gr8 design but no cutting edge factor the real futuristic curved phone is gfex2 but the exynos b**ch inside is the real deal already pre ordered a 64gb regular s6 cant hide the excitement Lol

90. KidAndroid

Posts: 39; Member since: Nov 04, 2014

The GFlex2 is garbage the S6 Edge blows it out of the water and all reviewers will agree

70. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Oh deal iphone users you now do not have the number 1 cool phone, time to upgrade but it's going to cost you more then your iPhone that edge coats $$$$ or are you to poor to have the cutting EDGE

81. dancheung77

Posts: 202; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

oh that's an easy one, people can always sell their body parts to get the most expensive phone in the world:)

83. BobbyBuster

Posts: 854; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

Yet, Sammy failed to make me agree on this bull.

25. seanwhat

Posts: 321; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

yeah but they're the only things that's changed since the s5. oh and waterproofing.

41. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

If you think those are the only things changed, you haven't paid a lot of attention lately. There has been a lot of new hardware inside the S6 that doesn't even compare to the S5. The CPU, LPDDR4 memory, the superfast NAND flash controller, the audio DAC is way better than the S5's (at least compared to the Snapdragon version of the S5). the fingerprint sensor has improved dramatically.

42. AnTuTu

Posts: 1613; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

+1 mate well said.

64. oister85 unregistered

What is the audio Dac.?

67. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

It's a Wolfson dac, a cpu which is used for audio signal processing and it's a lot better than the Snapdragon DAC. It's on par (or better) with the iPhone DAC

71. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

And the screen and the phone speakers I be thinking it also helps with the woftson dac, now sounds very good when playing music just on the phones speaker the s5 was crap

101. epdm2be

Posts: 822; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

"...the fingerprint sensor has improved dramatically...." Yet is easier to circumvent. You only need a bit of sellotape and e.g. a doorknob or glass to get the fingerprints off. Then just hold the tape on the sensor and you're in. While a swipe smears off the fingerprint from the tape and thus is harder to circumvent. The iPhone/S6 press to unlock is easier for dummies indeed. But I have no problems with the S5's swipe scanner whatsoever.

109. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

His dumb but is confused with the iPhone which has the exact same parts and specs of the 5s. He's just jealous, his phone was a true upgrade.

13. seven7dust unregistered

yes when people pay top dollar they want looks more than specs , it's hard for people here to accept , but it's the truth in real world. if you care about bang for buck specs/features , there's no reason to buy a flagship that costs 700$ anymore the specs have lost meaning other than cameras.

22. thequota

Posts: 43; Member since: Apr 02, 2013

what im saying is that yes the physical looks is a big part of it but its not what makes everything about a phone.

58. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

You are absolutely wrong. There is none of the cheap chineese phones that comes with the stellar specs/components of the S6/S6 edge....

72. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Not true this was the case last year for the s5 Chinese crap was easy made to look better and offer better specs, but not this year, they got none of and will not have any of what Samsung got this year in there phones and they not going to look better, I.e. It win win for Samsung as they can not copy the spec

110. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

This phone has looks and specs. Makes you wonder, ETF is Apple doing.

34. QWERTYslider unregistered

Only stupid sheep that are incapable of having intelligent and independent thought choose Form over Function. Intelligent people refuse to pay $650+ for a phone without a removable battery and SD. Samsung had my money, but gave it to the LG G4. What stupidity !!!

49. tedkord

Posts: 17362; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

By all indications, they're not going to miss your money, or even notice its gone.

55. samsboy unregistered

Do you even think he buys Sammy stuffs, this man got banned for too much trolling. 32 gb is enough storage for an average user and if he needs more than that, he has to pay a little more money for 64 gb or the 128 gb, i guess that is what is upsetting him. And as for removable, since my s3, I have never change battery. So, I don't see why that is a big problem. If he likes he never buys Sammy product anymore, no one will notice it, even his neighbor.

99. boinero

Posts: 50; Member since: Apr 18, 2015

lol....

106. QWERTYslider unregistered

Who got banned? How do you know they did? You must be one of those who goes crying to the mods like a b#tch. I've been carrying a S4 since new and will buy a S6 Active if i gets a removable battery. If 32mb is enough, then why does your God Samsung sell a 128mb S6? If you never swapped out a battery, it's because you stay chained to a charger all day like a dog. Go away little doggie and take your annoying barking elsewhere. Someone should do us a favor and put you down.

102. epdm2be

Posts: 822; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

Oh yes they are. As soon as they realize that their "predictions" are severely miscalculated AGAIN! Not to mention that the 1st month sales figures are no indication of real success.

54. vergil9

Posts: 517; Member since: Apr 06, 2015

Intelligence has nothing to do with those, I know a lot of highly intelligent people who own phones with no removable batteries and card slots (iPhones and some droids). Seriously the more you talk the more you give us an idea on what IQ level do you have.

68. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1459; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

Qwertyslider your statement is truly false and biased. iPhones, AND MANY OTHER MFG'S HAVE PRODUCED PHONES SUCCESSFULLY WITH OUT THESE FEATURES. Now having these things is a added bonus but not a necessity with batteries lasting all day. The larger 128 storage capacity, and future improvement in battery capabilities will make theses features more of a bonus feature than a than a requirement.

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