Samsung Galaxy S6 Pre-Orders High, But Not At iPhone 6 Levels

The Samsung Galaxy S6 is on its way to outselling the Galaxy S5, according to multiple reports. BGR reported on the Galaxy S6 this morning.

“Samsung’s Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge are already reportedly selling better than their predecessors, at least when it comes to orders from mobile operators, and a new report reaffirms that. At the same time though, Samsung’s latest flagship devices will seemingly not be enough for the company to beat Apple’s hot-selling iPhones.”

BGR also goes on to report that Samsung Switzerland has confirmed the pre-orders for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge are actually four times higher than pre-orders for the Galaxy S5. They say that the actual numbers haven’t been confirmed. The phones are supposed to go on sale in Switzerland on April 10. The smartphone has received huge pre-orders worldwide.

The Samsung Galaxy S6 was unveiled on March 1 and has received mostly positive first impressions. Trusted Reviews believes the updated Galaxy S6 is definitely an improvement over last year’s version.

“The Galaxy S5 was a great phone overall, but it fell short on materials and design. This year’s flagship looks familiar, but it feels more like the premium phone its price demands and answers those criticisms that we had of last year’s phone.”

Chris Velazco of Engadget seems to like the Galaxy S6 Edge more than the Galaxy S6.

“If looks could kill, I’d be dead right now. To absolutely no one’s surprise, the Galaxy S6 Edge is going to get the lion’s share of attention here at MWC, and probably over the weeks and months that’ll follow. It’s absolutely beautiful — easily the best-looking, best-feeling phone Samsung has ever made.”

Samsung may certainly have a much-needed hit on their hands with the Galaxy S6. However, those who expect the Galaxy S6 to sell as much as the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus will be sorely disappointed. The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have pushed iPhone shipments to historic rates. According to Apple Insider, Apple CEO Tim Cook made an announcement on Monday that the company has sold more than 700 million iPhones since its 2007 launch. This comes just a couple months after Apple announced the sale of its one billionth iOS device.

The Samsung Galaxy S6 really doesn’t need to outsell the latest iPhones in order to be considered a success. It just needs to be well-received by the market to put Samsung’s brand back in the game. Will you purchase the Galaxy S6? Let us know in the comments section.

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