Samsung now expects to sell 70 million Galaxy S6 and S6 edge smartphones

Samsung's Vice Chairman recently said that the first week of Galaxy S6 sales looks "impressive." 70 million units sold would make the S6 and S6 edge the most successful flagship smartphones in Samsung's history...
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104. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

False.

5. Tritinum

Posts: 471; Member since: May 06, 2014

Finally held the s6 edge in my hand and OMFG it is the most beautiful phone I have ever held. Those curve just feel so good.

9. QWERTYslider unregistered

Who cares about how pretty a phone is if it's broken or hidden in a case ??? Sad that this has to be explained to people.

12. xuerantiger

Posts: 53; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

True, but thankfully the S6 edge seems to be pretty durable considering it's an all glass and metal phone for those who don't like cases. Even if there was a case on it, the curved screen is pretty much what makes everyone call if beautiful.

22. QWERTYslider unregistered

The S6 is fragile junk that shatters when dropped. The people that say the S6 is "durable" are either blind or clueless. I love my S4 and it has proven to be durable without a case and just a Zagg Invisishield.

38. TerryTerius unregistered

I'm genuinely curious as to where you get that from. The majority, of drop tests of the s6 show it to be very durable. Of close, like any phone it's partially up to chance. Aside from that, literally no one is forcing you to buy this phone. I'm not sure if your cartoonish hatred for a small inanimate object is hilarious or sad. Is there any particular reason you can't just buy... Whatever the phone is that you like, and just be happy? You act like an S6 assaulted you or something and you have a personal vendetta.

88. tedkord

Posts: 17203; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

He gets it from his rage induced feverish imagination.

50. hondaslzman

Posts: 78; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

lol I broke 3 S4 and lost one, all 3 dropped 1 shot in my kitchen floor and dome. cost $750 total on dedutible and now my S5 on Speigen clear case looks nice been drop 3 times nothing happens

68. tedkord

Posts: 17203; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Do you have an S6 wedged sideways in your rectum? I can't imagine any other scenario where it could be causing you as much pain as it clearly is.

108. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

The Galaxy line as a whole has been more durable than any iPhone that has and will ever exist.

11. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Wait, why isn't "edge" capitalized?...

23. derivativex

Posts: 176; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

Yonhap news reported that samsung sold the most phones in q1 2015

27. seven7dust unregistered

Good they need every ounce of profit they can make , with the chinese coming out in full force now.

35. AppleCultist

Posts: 335; Member since: Feb 18, 2015

lol... http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/business/2015/04/17/82/0503000000AEN20150417001400320F.html Apple's marketshare went down significantly last quarter. Samsung has a hit with the S6 Edge, which should keep many people from going with Chinese brands. It'll also bring over lots of people from the Apple camp. Remember, this is before the S6 came out, so it'll only get worse for Apple. The effects of a larger-size iPhone are over. Sales will decline.

48. engineer-1701d unregistered

they can make it back by over charging apple for the mem,screens,soc, and other things and apple will sell you the iphone 7 for 3 thousand and you will pay because your to stupid to realize your being taken advantage of.

83. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Hm, the problem for Chinese this year, they can if they liked Say like last year make an s5 out of meter and added all the same tech and charged $259 this year, that can not do that, they can not even make a better looking phone and they can not use the same tech and so on, if Samsung keeps this tech locked down then the Chinese are out of luck

30. techloverNYC

Posts: 601; Member since: Nov 20, 2012

They bound to sell more units if the phone is already on discounts. Every phone carrier seems to be giving away the S6. Just to shows how desperate Samsung is with the S6.

31. AppleCultist

Posts: 335; Member since: Feb 18, 2015

Samsung isn't the one doing those discounts, you tool. Those are retailers competing with each other for customers. Samsung only sells their product to retailers and what retailers do with the phones they bought is none of Samsung's business. Also, I have yet to see these discounts anywhere. Please link me to them. Besides, the S6 and S6 Edge are, for the most part, sold-out in many places.

34. phonehome

Posts: 812; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Tmobile is giving away Netflix subscription. Not sure how much Samsung has to do with that.

36. AppleCultist

Posts: 335; Member since: Feb 18, 2015

Yes, because they're trying to compete with AT&T and Verizon, who are also selling the S6. The S6 and the S6 Edge are selling twice as better as the S5 according to their words, so there's no "desperation" going on.

84. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Hi For a start Samsung always does give aways with there phones and 2nd this is just T-Mobile trying to get sales over the other networks, also t-mobile was also the company that got the 1st edges to be made so will have the most problems so it's just Samsung helping them out I be thinking You are up on the phones costing more than Apple in some areas

49. engineer-1701d unregistered

its not a give away fool its 32 gb is 199 299 for 64 and 399 for 124gb and 100 more for the edge.

33. phonehome

Posts: 812; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Hopefully sheeple wallets don't meet these new expectations. If so, say goodbye to any flagship with a removable battery and SD card slot. Hope it is a while before my GS5 becomes obsolete.

62. mixedfish

Posts: 1547; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

Considering GS5 can be bought for $450 now, people are really buying the GS6 for vanity.

109. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

How come they can't buy theS6 because it has better specs and a nicer design? After all isn't this why the iPhone 4 sold more than all previous models of iPhone combined?

64. drunkenjay

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

Cant know for sure. alot of the units had defects on them. if it is 70 mill, around 5 mill will have defects. I know because on forums (besides xda) alot of people are having defect models. lucky for me, i have a prestine one.

85. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

It was just the 1st ones off the making the parts, there have been no reported problems in the UK, I noted the screen covers where not the same as the ones I got in the UK, I be thinking they was contacted to look over the screens before sending them out and they did a crap job of it before sending them out

91. drunkenjay

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

not necessarily. a person from the uk has his phones scratched as well. maybe people dont care as much in the uk.

72. Tricell1991

Posts: 75; Member since: Mar 25, 2015

It's good if they sold many phone it's not about to win apple but it's about fair to Emotion of the customers. But i think tim cook has a great plans for the future now. He was really expert about supply chain and marketing.

80. a_tumiwa

Posts: 393; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

70 million units are too high, probably 50m

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