Samsung bounces back with 20 million Galaxy S6 pre-orders

Samsung bounces back with 20 million Galaxy S6 pre-orders

It’s been mostly doom and gloom for Samsung of late, with dwindling global market share, a thoroughly uninspiring Galaxy S5, and everything Apple touches turning to gold.

But there are signs that the glass and metal Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge are about to pay off, with a record 20 million pre-orders in the bag already.

The Korea Times claims it spoke to a “top executive” of Samsung in the wake of the Galaxy S6 launch, who “wished to remain unidentified due to confidentiality”.

Anonymous Joe whispers: "Samsung received some 20 million pre-orders for the S6 and S6 Edge _ 15 million of S6 and five million of the S6 Edge from mobile carriers, worldwide. This is the record.”

Meanwhile, CEO JK Shin was happy to go on record as saying: "To be honest, pre-orders of the two Galaxy variants from our major clients are really huge.”

Samsung is used to shipping 10 million units of its latest flagship in the first 30 days or so, so we're pretty much guaranteed a record-breaking opening month.

Of course, how many of those pre-orders/shipments turn into consumer sales is another question entirely.

Interestingly, Samsung Galaxy S6 price is reiterated at €700 for the 32GB Galaxy S6, with the S6 edge carrying a €150 premium.

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JanSt / MOD  Mar. 9, 2015 at 16:51

I'm reverse-psychic... believe it or not: they said something similar before the SGS5 hit the shelves.

Though... okay, these two look more like 'upgrades' than the
meh-ish SGS5.

TJ Skywasher  Mar. 9, 2015 at 22:01

20 million pre-orders is no indicator of future success, look at the S5 with X million pre orders and then after it was launched sales dropped sharply.

JanSt / MOD  Mar. 9, 2015 at 22:47

20 million pre-orders is no indicator of future success, look at the S5 with X million pre orders and then after it was launched sales dropped sharply.

Yep.
It's been pointed out that those pre-orders mean nothing much.
Samsung sold 10 million units of its first tablet - the P1000 Galaxy tab - to carriers and electronic stores.... a year or so later they had sold an estimated 1 million. And after that they came free with Galaxy phones etc....

universe1992  Mar. 9, 2015 at 22:52

Gotta say it's a decent upgrade on their previous Galaxy's so anything that will wipe the smug look off apples face is a winner to me.

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