Last Friday, Samsung’s latest and greatest was launched across the globe in 20 different countries. The Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge have been a big launch for Samsung and after a year of declining sales, it’s no wonder that Samsung wants these devices to be big hits. Last year’s Galaxy S5 was met with some mixed feelings and ultimately, it led to a poor sales year overall for the company. The record for Samsung smartphones is apparently still the 70 Million units sold of the Galaxy S4 at launch, and Samsung is confident that they can beat this sales record with the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge.
In a recent report, Business Korea has said that the opening weekend, along with weeks of pre-sales for the duo have been good, even if lower subsidies at home in South kore has led to fewer sales than expected. Outside of South Korea however, people seem to be taking to the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge well, especially as the device is similarly priced to last year’s Galaxy S5. Business Korea went on to cite e-commerce site DRAMeXchange that said sales could reach 55 Million units for the year, as well as analyst firm KB Investment & Securities that recently improved the sales target from 45 Million to 50 Million units.
The Galaxy S4 appears to be the device that Samsung needs to beat, with the device selling more in its first year than any other Galaxy device, and going on to sell 70 Million plus. Whether or not Samsung can repeat this sort of success remains to be seen, but the response to these new devices seems positive and we’re sure that they’ve had a very successful opening weekend. The device is now available from Amazon in the US and from major networks across the world in 20 different countries, with more to come soon. The Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge have been massive launches for the company and it’ll be interesting to see some solid sales figures as they become available.