Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge receive record pre-orders
Last week, Samsung officials revealed they have big hopes for 2015 and the sales their Galaxy S6 series would generate. Now it looks like the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge handsets already broke the previous record and generated an impressive amount of pre-orders from carriers during the first week since their announcement. Consumers will get their first devices starting mid-April, as already mentioned by Samsung and various carriers.
"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," told The Korea Times "a top executive at a leading mobile carrier in Europe" at the MWC in Barcelona. The anonymous executive also revealed his company got "a positive impression of all aspects" of the new high-end smartphones from Samsung.
While a lot of online comments bash the lack of a microSD slot, the embedded battery and the design that resembles Apple's iPhone 6, Samsung Electronics mobile chief Shin Jong-kyun revealed that orders from major clients "are really huge." Unfortunately, the company did not comment the details of these early orders.