Samsung sells 200,000 Galaxy S6 and S6 edge units in South Korea, falls short of previous estimates

Samsung sells 200,000 Galaxy S6 and S6 edge units in South Korea, falls short of previous estimates
According to a new report from the South Korean media, local manufacturer Samsung managed to sell 200,000 Galaxy S6 and S6 edge units in its home country in 10 days of commercial availability. Although previous estimates said that South Koreans have pre-ordered 300,000 units, it looks like the latest smartphones from Samsung are not gaining as much traction in the country as previously believed. 

The report moves on to mention that the 10-day sales estimate isn't necessarily a bad sign for Samsung at the global level, seeing as the South Korean smartphone market is already over-saturated. Low carrier subsidies for the Galaxy S6 series are also said to have played a major factor in the lower-than-expected sales. When the Galaxy S6 series launched in South Korea ten days ago, carriers only offered to shave off 210,000 won, or about US $194, from the unlocked retail price. The local media reports that carrier subsidies for the S6 series have been increased over the past weekend, although telecom companies still have to obey the government-imposed ceiling for smartphone subsidies, which currently stands at 330,000 won (about $305).

At the global level, some analysts expect Samsung to sell about 50 million Galaxy S6 and S6 edge units by the end of the year, while others raised their expectations to about 70 million units by the end of 2015.


source: Yonhap News

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207 Comments

1. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

I am waiting for the comments lol

2. drunkenjay

Posts: 1696; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

meh. there you go ;)

22. SamsungPhanboy

Posts: 765; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

I hate to say it, I really do, but I ended up returning my Galaxy S6 Edge. The lag is unfortunately still there with touchwiz. I'm back to rocking my Note 4.

39. samsboy unregistered

You are a fat liar. there is no lag in the s6 edge, tell us you didn't have the money to pay or that you didn't get one at all. Who paid you to put this comment?

68. darkkjedii

Posts: 31283; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Every mobile phone ever made has lagged, it's impossible not to. First gen devices are notorious for it. Let's keep it 100. Your screen name fits you right.

69. SamsungPhanboy

Posts: 765; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

I said something you don't agree with, so you have to throw in some personal attack? Look at my user name. I will rock Samsung phones for life. But it is an absolute lie to say there is ZERO LAG with the phone. Did you miss the part where I'm returning to my Note 4. Good grief. People are so clueless nowadays. You criticize something they like and all of a sudden you're labeled as a hater or a liar.

207. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Sorry I have a note 4 and a s6 edge and the note 4 lags like xrap when you put it upto the s6 edge, it's way faster

112. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

We better wait and watch..... how samsung bumps up their sales figure...

158. amasog

Posts: 552; Member since: Aug 22, 2013

any benefit you get in return on defending your copycat company samsung? LOL!

165. tedkord

Posts: 17409; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Any benefit you get in return for perpetuating less about Samsung? LOL!

45. drunkenjay

Posts: 1696; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

thats weird. mine doesnt lag. remove some stuff and it wont lag.

111. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

The HTC M9 dont lag at all and i dont need to remove stuff for it to work correctly.. Samsung Touchwiz is still too much bloated a proof is i can open 10 apps on the HTC and switch between them with almost no load time but on the samsung its keep on reopening the apps ( too much ram used by crappy touchwiz ) This make the phone slowdown ( samsung ) Sad but true.

135. tedkord

Posts: 17409; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Every device lags, it's unavoidable. But so long as the lag doesn't become unbearable or get in the way of the function, it's not a problem. There are videos of the M9 taking longer to launch apps than the S6 - that's due to greater lag. But you wouldn't notice it if they weren't side by side.

163. SamsungPhanboy

Posts: 765; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

Such a stupid statement. That's like me saying "every person makes money" but that doesn't mean some can't be richer than others. What's the point? Some devices are more lag free than others. So yes, the number of areas in which a phone COULD lag is absolutely avoidable.

171. tedkord

Posts: 17409; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

The irony that you call my statement stupid, then go on a diatribe of epic stupid is hilarious. The point, which was obviously lost on your limited intellect, was that though all phones do lag, none of today's flagships lag enough to notice the difference between them unless they're super by side. And even then, they lag in different areas. For instance, the S6 loads third party apps faster than the iPhone 6, but slower with baked in apps. But in each case, they load them fast enough that you couldn't tell the difference using them separately. I've got to say, I'm starting to agree with others here that you're just trolling.

183. SamsungPhanboy

Posts: 765; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

1. You say my statement is stupid without a rational reason for it being stupid. So in other words, you have no argument for it. 2. Your words...."The point, which was obviously lost on your limited intellect, was that though all phones do lag, none of today's flagships lag enough to notice the difference between them unless they're super by side".......Maybe your eyes aren't sharp enough, but you CAN TOTALLY TELL THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MORE LAG FREE DEVICES COMPARED TO ONES THAT ARE LESS LAG FREE!! Yes, even in this generation of devices. There is a reason there is always a performance section in written reviews that discuss lag and fluidity. Get your facts straight. ....so in other words, your opinion doesn't make anything fact. And that's all you stated, your opinion. 3. Now you are going to try to attack my intellect? Your first statement was stupid because you didn't even back it up with anything material. Then, you go on to share your opinion when someone in this very thread POINTS OUT that the Gs6 is less prone to lag than the galaxy note 4. You sir are an idiot. Never, ever, talk about someone else's intellect.

204. a_tumiwa

Posts: 393; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

hm...i dont use htc one, but i believe it is one of the fastest device for now, on par with google nexus 5 (not nexus 6) , faster and better performance than apple iphone series and samsung galaxy s series, but the best phone is not about "fast" though, there are many components and variables need to be noticed

206. HomerS

Posts: 419; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

That is memory leak which should be fixable with an software update.

159. amasog

Posts: 552; Member since: Aug 22, 2013

yeah! remove the touchwiz & it wont lag.

164. SamsungPhanboy

Posts: 765; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

Don't you think that is the problem? You shouldn't have to remove anything. I just hope Samsung can find a better fix sometime soon so I can own that gorgeous device again.

175. tedkord

Posts: 17409; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Can't remove TW. And my Note 4 doesn't lag with it. But keep trying.

184. SamsungPhanboy

Posts: 765; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

You can remove TW. You have no clue what you're talking about. And with touchwiz, my note 4 did lag. It was completely lag free after removing it. But for the love of God, get your facts straight before posting.

203. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 2014

If you want to remove touchwiz then why phack you buy samy phones? LoL, doesn't make sense.

47. Hyperreal

Posts: 361; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

Not surprised. I have to agree. Too much lag on my s6. God I was so stupid to believe that samsung finally fixed that. And battery life sucks hard.

73. SamsungPhanboy

Posts: 765; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

Thank you Hyperreal. This is proof I'm not lying about the phone. Just because I was disappointed with the lag doesn't mean I didnt enjoy the phone. The hardware is gorgeous, and I actually had great battery life with my S6 edge. But hey, I guess I'm paying the price with being honest. Anybody who knows me knows I'm all about Samsung products. However, I can admit the GS6 Edge still has flaws.

154. Hyperreal

Posts: 361; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

Same here. Still a great device but a lag is noticeable on my unit. I also heard about a bug that drains battery. Waiting for a fix or gonna give a chance to M9.

48. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

I have been an Note user only for as long as I have had smartphones and this is actually the first Galaxy that actually caught my attention. I don't own it but I have tried it several times and You My Friend are a BIG FAT LIAR

51. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

LoL ---Is still there with TW--- and Note 4 is still rocking heavier touchwiz haha so why the need to have a touchwiz device if you dont want the lag that is STILL in touchwiz you username is so obvious

113. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Well when its take up to 3 second for an app you just opened to open again for me its lag! Samsung S6 is the worst flagship this year if you want fluid multitasking with no lag.

70. maherk

Posts: 6939; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Need to work more on your lies buddy. And please, go ahead and change that username, you're not fooling anybody.

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