Back at the start of the week, MWC unofficially kicked off with both Samsung and HTC holding their respective press events and unveiling their respective 2015 flagship devices. In Samsung’s case, this resulted in the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S6. Not forgetting, the South Korean tech giant also unveiled their other Galaxy S6 device, the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. These two devices were the highlight of the unveiling and seemed to be taken rather well by the audience.
The two Galaxy S6 devices were unveiled and seemed to place a great deal of emphasis on being ‘premium’. Both devices came with a Gorilla Glass 4 front and also a Gorilla Glass 4 back, resulting in an overall high quality glass covered device. Not to mention, the two were announced in a handful of colors which further seemed to illicit a premium look. Well, a few days on and it now seems that it was not just the audience who were wowed by the look of the latest Galaxy incarnation. Jong-Kyun Shin, Samsung Electronics President of the IT & Mobile Communications Division, has been noted stating that pre-orders for the new device seem to be extremely good so far. According to Shin, “After the unpacking, pre-orders for the Galaxy S6 are pouring in“. Further adding “and our clients’ response to the product is also very good“.
So it seems the device is doing rather well in maintaining its allure past the initial unveiling. Whether these “pouring in” of pre-orders can equate to better sales than what was seen for (what was thought of as a disappointing launch product) the Galaxy S5 is yet to be seen. Samsung is probably hoping to emulate if not surpass the sales of the Galaxy S4, which was actually their best selling device to date. However, with the Galaxy S6 expected to ship and be sold “in more countries than before“, the Galaxy S6 does seem primed to have the opportunity to equal the dizzy heights of the Galaxy S4. What do you think? Will the Samsung Galaxy S6 sell better than previous incarnations? Let us know.