Samsung is currently the number one smartphone OEM in the world. This Korea-based company sells a ton of devices over the year, and their most popular / well-known devices are their flagship offerings, the Galaxy S line. Samsung has, for the first time ever, announced two flagships as part of the Galaxy S line. The Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge are Samsung’s current flagships, and are available for purchase all over the world. Now, there were many predictions when it comes to sales of these two handset, some sources were claiming that Samsung will beat all of their records and sell a ton of these two devices, other have been claiming that the sales are not going as well as planned. We’re here to take a look at yet another similar report.
According to a report from Deutsche Bank, Samsung will sell around 45 million Galaxy S6 units (both Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge included). This is actually a lot less than some sources have been predicting, even 70 million units have been mentioned in the past, though those numbers were considered unreal back then as well. All things considered, 46 million is not a small number at all, especially if you consider the premium price tag these two devices sport, and the highly-competitive market(s) we live in today. On the other hand, this might be a disappointment considering some earlier predictions, it all depends on how you look at it.
Speaking of which, Samsung was expecting to sell around 50 million Galaxy S6 units, so they might even reach that goal by the end of this year. It is also worth mentioning that these numbers go hand-in-hand with Samsung’s Galaxy S4 sales, the company has managed to sell over 40 million of those devices as well. No doubt we’ll see additional predictions before the end of the year, but won’t know anything for sure until Samsung officially throws some numbers at us.
The Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge sport almost identical specifications, though the Galaxy S6 Edge looks significantly different due to the curved display on its sides. These two devices feature a 5.2-inch QHD display, 3GB of RAM, a 16-megapixel OIS camera, and are powered by Samsung’s Exynos 7420 64-bit octa-core SoC. The two devices ship with Android 5.1 Lollipop with Samsung’s TouchWiz UI on top of it. It is also worth mentioning that these devices are the first metal unbody smartphones Samsung has ever manufactured.