Samsung tipped to sell 55 million Galaxy S6s this year, as UK pricing is revealed

Samsung tipped to sell 55 million Galaxy S6s this year, as UK pricing is revealedThere’s still a few weeks to go till the Samsung Galaxy S6 is actually released, but it’s probably fair to say it’s already been more warmly received than last year’s Galaxy S5.

One particular analyst reckons Samsung will sell a whopping 55 million Galaxy S6s throughout 2015, and meanwhile Galaxy S6 UK price isn’t quite as harsh as we expected.

Taiwan’s DRAMeXchange is feeling quite optimistic about the Samsung Galaxy S6, upping its previous sales estimate for 2015 to 55 million (Yonhap News Agency).

Amusingly, the Taiwanese get incredibly specific about the number of Galaxy S6s moving each quarter, particularly 22.2 million in Q2, 16.2 million in Q3, and 12.5 million in Q4.

Meanwhile, Tesco Mobile’s Samsung Galaxy S6 pre-registration page lists Galaxy S6 price from £36PM (£864 total over two years), with a monthly allowance including 1,000 minutes, 5,000 texts, and 2GB 4G data.

Samsung Galaxy S6 edge price is a little higher, at £43.50PM (£1,044 total) with the same allowance.

Vodafone’s Samsung Galaxy S6 pricing includes the S6 at £48.50PM (£1,164 total), and the S6 edge for £53.50PM (£1,284). In either case, you’re getting 4GB 4G data, with unlimited minutes and texts.

EE, finally, recommends the Samsung Galaxy S6 at £43.49 for the S6 (32GB) and £53.49 for the S6 edge (64GB). With an upfront cost of £49.99, that’s £1,093.75 and £1,333.75 respectively over two years. Both offerings include unlimited minutes and texts; the S6 comes with 4GB of data, while the S6 edge gets a colossal 20GB.

The Samsung Galaxy S6 release date is set for April 10, with the UK included in the first wave.

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TJ Skywasher  Mar. 20, 2015 at 17:06

Sell or ship? Samsung isn't known for giving actual sales figures. Plus 55 million for 2015 doesn't really sound like a lot to me for a brand new, all singing, all dancing, you must have me flagship model. The iPhone shifted 75 million units last quarter, some of that was the 4S, 5C and 5S, but I suspect the majority of it was iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. So looking at it from that perspective it works out that Samsung will shift approximately 18 million units each quarter for the remaining three quarters. And if that 18 million is shipped to carriers/retailers then we can expect the actual sales figures to be lower. Plus it all depends on continued sales throughout the year, if expectations drop like a stone like the S5 last year then there will be considerably less units shifted. We'll see anyway, it'll be interesting to see the final figures come the end of the year.

JanSt / MOD  Mar. 21, 2015 at 00:42

Yep...

It's known of earlier Samsung models that they shifted as few as one tenth of shipped devices in as many as 12 months!
Samsung is great at playing games with numbers - be they specs- or sales-related.
To be fair, though - these two SGS 6 models are the 1st Samsung devices in ages that appeal to me. A bit. I like the Notes, too - but they are too large for my kind of use.
But then again - if I wanted a phone that looks like an iPhone 6, I'd buy an iPhone 6 ;)
Also: every time I use my One M8, I think: wow, Android gets less good with every update.
It's just not for me. I like to enjoy a few hours without 'urgent' reminders, and app updates etc... :p

Also: experiencing how well Android apps run on the BB Z10, I wonder what that Android hardware arms race is all about? How many folks play heavy games on their phones. I mean really? 8 cores, 3 GB RAM? Etc Etc... and there most Android apps run just fine on the mediocre Z10.
But again - that is just me... I want a phone I can use. I don't want a life-organiser. I don't want
an attention-seeking life-avoidance partner :p

PackieBashir  Mar. 23, 2015 at 11:50

Sell or ship? Samsung isn't known for giving actual sales figures. Plus 55 million for 2015 doesn't really sound like a lot to me for a brand new, all singing, all dancing, you must have me flagship model. The iPhone shifted 75 million units last quarter, some of that was the 4S, 5C and 5S, but I suspect the majority of it was iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. So looking at it from that perspective it works out that Samsung will shift approximately 18 million units each quarter for the remaining three quarters. And if that 18 million is shipped to carriers/retailers then we can expect the actual sales figures to be lower. Plus it all depends on continued sales throughout the year, if expectations drop like a stone like the S5 last year then there will be considerably less units shifted. We'll see anyway, it'll be interesting to see the final figures come the end of the year.

It seems to be a common misconception that Apple provide actual sales figures, whereas as other firms can only provide figures for shipments.

Apple may refer to sales figures, but for non-direct sales (ie not from Apple stores) then their figures are no more / less valid than other operators.

BGR and others covered this years back, and Apple themselves implicitly stated as such when explaining the drop in iPad sales in the first calendar quarter of last year.

JanSt / MOD  Mar. 23, 2015 at 12:17

Sell or ship? Samsung isn't known for giving actual sales figures. Plus 55 million for 2015 doesn't really sound like a lot to me for a brand new, all singing, all dancing, you must have me flagship model. The iPhone shifted 75 million units last quarter, some of that was the 4S, 5C and 5S, but I suspect the majority of it was iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. So looking at it from that perspective it works out that Samsung will shift approximately 18 million units each quarter for the remaining three quarters. And if that 18 million is shipped to carriers/retailers then we can expect the actual sales figures to be lower. Plus it all depends on continued sales throughout the year, if expectations drop like a stone like the S5 last year then there will be considerably less units shifted. We'll see anyway, it'll be interesting to see the final figures come the end of the year.

It seems to be a common misconception that Apple provide actual sales figures, whereas as other firms can only provide figures for shipments.

Apple may refer to sales figures, but for non-direct sales (ie not from Apple stores) then their figures are no more / less valid than other operators.

BGR and others covered this years back, and Apple themselves implicitly stated as such when explaining the drop in iPad sales in the first calendar quarter of last year.


Yes, but that is of less concern to Apple. Because they have massive power over carriers and networks. The Note 4, e.g., has already gone down massively in price. You won't see similar drops
in price for Apple products - the occasional real offer aside.

Not that I quite understand how Apple got into this thread. Samsung, clearly, are in some trouble while Apple isn't.
Samsung have shipped 'record numbers' of the SGS5 and so on... yet they are in trouble.
And numerous surveys have shown that not that many iPhone users switch to Android just because company x releases a new Android 'flagship'. Samsung is suffering from Android. Not from iOS. And also: flagships are great for headlines, and bloggers and so on... but they represent only a fraction of what sustains a company and its image. Samsung, for years, have delivered shoddy low-end and midrange devices. Many Galaxies haven't seen updates or fixes to well documented bugs. I know quite a few folks who couldn't care less about fanboi-issues,
and Apples and Oranges, but they do know that they once bought a non-flagship Galaxy that sucked. And look, there's a Moto G that does a lot more at half the price.

But you're right: none of the companies release actual sales-to-endusers figures, and here's for why: they don't know. They don't care (until it's too late....). Their 'customers' are networks, wholesale places, department store chains etc etc.... Eventually, of course, things will bite back.
The fact that only 1 network in the UK/Ireland bothered with the Blackberry Passport upon launch is a good bad example. For years BB overpriced underwhelming devices. For years
they gave network staff and customers headaches with BIS and bolt-ons etc....
And hey.... the Palm/Nokia/BB sagas have shown that nobody is immune to death, pain and suffering.

Walk through a commuter train and see who uses what. That impression you get is probably as good as any 'figures' you'll ever see published.

PackieBashir  Mar. 24, 2015 at 13:12

"Not that I quite understand how Apple got into this thread. Samsung, clearly, are in some trouble while Apple isn't."

Jan, first define trouble please.

Neither firm is in trouble, on the contrary both are making healthy profits which are the envy of nearly every other multi-national (very healthy in the case of Apple).

Samsung makes more profit in a 'bad' quarter than either Google and / or nearly every other mobile manufacturer combined.

In a supposedly 'bad' year in 2014, Samsung made over $20 billion profit .

How is that being in trouble?

Because they had a fall in sales for q4 2014, whilst Apple sales increased?

Please tell me that's not your reasoning, as opposed to genuine financial indicators.

Watch for Apple's next quarter, it will show a massive sequential fall - as always happens a quarter or so removed from release, yet only an idiot would say Apple were in trouble because sales were falling.

They're sitting on cash reserves of over $60 billion.

Last year Samsung invested a record amount in R & D.

They're still selling 75 million phones a quarter.

In the past 6 months alone they signed 3 massive multi-billion dollar contracts to supply Apple.

Samsung have as great a control over the supply chain as Apple do over networks - on every S6 they're not only going to benefit from an increased ASP, but also lower unit costs through using an in-house AP.

So were the S6 to actually ship 55 million units, that would mean a much greater profit for Samsung.

Samsung's memory division is booming.

If Samsung are in 'trouble' then God help 99.99% of companies out there.

They'd fantasise about being in the kind of trouble that generates $10s of billions in profit a year.

Any analyst who talks about Samsung being in trouble, or doing a Nokia, is merely exposing his ignorance of the company - confusing Samsung Mobile with Samsung Electronics as a whole.

Samsung Mobile is merely a subdivision, a department.

JanSt / MOD  Mar. 24, 2015 at 13:17

PackieBashir...

I'd reply, but that puppy on Youtube just sneezed.

:p

PackieBashir  Mar. 24, 2015 at 13:35

PackieBashir...

I'd reply, but that puppy on Youtube just sneezed.

:p



Good to see you've got your priorities straight.

I'm sure Samsung are busying themselves over how to get out of the trouble making billions of dollars.

:p

JanSt / MOD  Mar. 24, 2015 at 14:04

True - all those articles are paid for by Apple...
Oh, dang - bless you, little panda

JanSt / MOD  Mar. 24, 2015 at 14:05

PS: I'm actually very tempted by the SGS6 - I just wonder: what if Samsung are bought by Blackberry? :p

PackieBashir  Mar. 24, 2015 at 14:17

True - all those articles are paid for by Apple...
Oh, dang - bless you, little panda


Lol at your attempts to patronise me by suggesting I'm some type of fanboy.

You said Samsung are in trouble, I asked you to clarify - you chose not to.

No need to get upset by facts.

JanSt / MOD  Mar. 24, 2015 at 14:24

Okay, okay - granted: "trouble" is sensational hit-bait. The crazy growth cannot be sustained.
Samsung do better than any of the other Android makers. The new Chinese wunderkinder will eventually hit a wall. No doubt.

To be fair: the folks who dissed the SGS5 while hyping the Htc One M8 (e.g.) - really?
I have no stake in who-wins. I don't care WHO builds me a phone I like. Nobody's done that in 18 months or so...

PackieBashir  Mar. 24, 2015 at 14:39

Okay, okay - granted: "trouble" is sensational hit-bait. The crazy growth cannot be sustained.
Samsung do better than any of the other Android makers. The new Chinese wunderkinder will eventually hit a wall. No doubt.

To be fair: the folks who dissed the SGS5 while hyping the Htc One M8 (e.g.) - really?
I have no stake in who-wins. I don't care WHO builds me a phone I like. Nobody's done that in 18 months or so...


Me too.

I use a Pantech phone - why?

Because it was completely free.

The Chinese OEMs make tiny profits. - around 1% of turnover.

Apple and Samsung are the only two companies making money, the rest are fighting over the scraps.

JanSt / MOD  Mar. 24, 2015 at 15:02

Yep - I got the M8 for nuddin' - and though Vodafone Ireland certainly didn't improve the ROM, I blame HTC. What for? In almost all regards it's one of the worst phones I ever used. Metal or no metal... Does it matter to people what their devices look like when they perform poorly otherwise?
I took better photos with the Htc Hd2. Heck: the Nokia N95 took better pics ;)
Boom Sound and a metal case. Only 2 advantages over many midrangers that cost a fraction.

But again - it's my opinion. It's the one that matters to me only.
Oh, the One M8 aside I use a Z10. Also a near-freebie. Runs Android apps, BB10 apps, and BB regularly push USEFUL updates. Batterylife is iffy...

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