Forget previous 45 or 50 mil projections, these bad boys are headed for iPhone-like record numbers.
Only unveiled about six weeks back, and commercially released in 20 countries exactly seven days ago, the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge are well on their way to legendary status. Glowing reviews, relatively low fair prices, transformed designs, top-of-the-line hardware and cleaner than ever software all seem to work in Samsung’s favor, with stars aligning perfectly for remarkable profits.
Mind you, the margins are considerably slimmer than the per-device Cupertino earnings, but what the Android kings target first and foremost is flooding the market with half-glass/half-metal Galaxy S flagships. Then, next year, they can probably hike up the financial yields.
At the moment, Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge demand appears to be exceeding the wildest dreams of the Korean titan’s shot-callers, which is why short-term supply may hit a few snags. In the long haul however, Samsung predicts production will handle the phenomenal interest in the two gadgets, hopefully as far as “exotic” variants are concerned too. Gold models, 128 GB configurations, etc., etc.
Meanwhile, several top executives told The Korea Times on the heels of this “positive” launch that “the S6 should do well” at the box-office. Really, really well, if we may add. 70 million plus units style of well.
That figure surpasses all analyst forecasts made prior to the release and blows GS4 or S5 results out of the water. Last anyone was still talking of the former, the 50 million seller club anticipated a new membership application. As for its successor, no one ever confirmed a number beyond 20M, but it likely reached at least 30M on the down low.
Put in further perspective, combined shipments of the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge should easily eclipse total sales of all LG smartphones during 2014. Finally, iPhone 6 and 6 Plus digits are virtually impossible to crack right now, but they could cross the 100 million mark before they’re replaced with a 6S or 7 pair or trio.