Even though Samsung hasn’t released the exact sales figures of the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, there is more proof that the device is far more successful than the media originally made it out to be. Techno Buffalo has the news.
“According to Kantar Worldpanel, the Galaxy S6 recently helped Samsung to retake the lead in the U.S. market. Specifically, the company grabbed 52 percent of Android sales in the country in the three month period ending in April. A month later, accounting for the period between March and the end of May, Samsung dominated 55 percent of Android sales.”
Android Authority is another site that recently reported on the Galaxy S6’s success.
“The latest revised forecast for Samsung’s latest flagship predicts that it will sell around 45 million units by the end of 2015 … The 45 million mark is the magic number for Samsung, as this is the current record for units shipped held by its older Galaxy S4 flagship.”
Android Authority goes on to note that this latest report is a conservative estimate, and that others are predicting much higher numbers. This is definitely a slap in the face to all of those who called the Galaxy S6 line a flop. It was actually Forbes that started the flop rumors, which eventually went viral.
“70 million. Earlier this year that was the number of Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge smartphones Samsung claimed it would sell in 2015. Samsung also claimed to have taken 20M pre-orders prior to both phones’ release. Sadly one month on the reality looks disastrously different.”
After Forbes published this hit piece, Apple and iPhone fans celebrated the S6 and S6 Edge’s failure. However, all the latest reports are definitely a slap in the face to all those who called Samsung’s new device a flop. The reason sales numbers were slow at first could have been because of the fact Samsung underestimated demand for the Galaxy S6 Edge. They thought people would think of the S6 Edge as a niche product and weren’t able to meet the original demand for the S6 Edge, which is more in demand than the regular S6.
Still, Samsung has come under a lot of criticism for the upcoming Galaxy S6 Plus, a 5.5-inch version of the Galaxy S6 Edge. Most seem to think the new phone is unnecessary, especially since Samsung already has the Galaxy Note 5 allegedly coming out in September. In any case, the Galaxy S6 line has at least brought Samsung back to relevance.
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