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Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge receive record pre-orders

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Android smartphone with curved display
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
Carriers ordered no less than 20 million Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge units during the first week since launch, a new record for Samsung.

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.

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Codrut Nistor, 2015-03- 9 (Update: 2015-03- 9)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.