Samsung on track to sell 50 million Galaxy S6 and 6 edge units this year, says research firm

Samsung on track to sell 50 million Galaxy S6 and 6 edge units this year, says research firm
There have been plenty of predictions and estimates as to the early sales figures of the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge. At one point, it appeared that the company was perhaps struggling to shift its two redesigned handsets. But with the forthcoming Samsung Investors Forum about to put an official stamp on proceedings, Counterpoint Research suggests that some 6 million units of the flagship duo were sold by the end of April, which, behind Apple's iPhone, renders them the most popular in the smartphone market. 

The other interesting stat revealed by the highly-respected research firm is that it expects Samsung to have sold a collective 50 million units of the handsets by the end of the year. If this does turn out to be the case, it would set a new bar for the Galaxy S smartphone line, but while Counterpoint is usually fairly accurate in its predictions, we'll have to wait to hear from Samsung before we can pass judgement. 

If Samsung's early Galaxy S6 and S6 edge numbers aren't considerably better than those of the S5, though, then there's sure to be an air of disappointment, particularly from shareholders. Last year, Samsung had it tough with the introduction of the Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, which, thanks to their larger displays, encroached upon market territory occupied by the Galaxy S and Galaxy Note lines. 

Apple's extraordinary iPhone sales last year meant that Samsung really needed to make a statement with the S6 and S6 edge, and while there's no question that they're two of the best in the industry, it'll be very interesting to see if sales have thus far corroborated the largely positive reviews. 

The Samsung Investors Forum 2015 will take place tomorrow, June 3rd, in Seoul.

source: Counterpoint Research via ReutersSamMobile

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