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Samsung expected to sell 55 million Galaxy S6 units in 2015

According to the South Korean media, industry watchers from DRAMeXchange expect Samsung to sell more than 55 million units of the premium Galaxy S6 smartphone series by the end of the year.

A week ago, we reported that Samsung received a record-setting number of pre-orders (20 million) for the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge from wireless carriers worldwide. Today South Korea's Electronic Times quoted industry watchers from DRAMeXchange, according to which Samsung is now expected to sell 55 million units of its new premium smartphone series. The company previously expected sales of the new smartphone series to top out a little under 46 million units.

DRAMeXchange says that it expects Samsung to sell 22.2 million units of the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge during the second quarter of the year. In the third quarter, sales of the Galaxy S6 smartphone series are said to cool down to 16.2 million units. The industry watchers expect Samsung to sell 12.5 million units during the fourth quarter of the year. The Samsung Galaxy S6 release date is set for April 10 in 20 countries around the globe.

A separate report from Citi, the American multinational banking and financial services corporation, says that the company now expects Samsung to sell 46 million units of the Galaxy S6 series. Citi's previous expectations were for Samsung to sell about 38 million units.

Although the numbers vary by quite a bit between various industry watchers, it's becoming increasingly obvious that the Galaxy S6 series is shaping up to be a success for the South Korean manufacturer.

The Samsung Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge have been unveiled on March 1st at MWC 2015. Both smartphone versions come with an octa-core Exynos 7420 64-bit chipset, 5.1-inch Super AMOLED panels running at 2560 by 1440 pixels, and up to 128GB of integrated storage space.


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Mihai Andrici, 2015-03-20 (Update: 2015-03-20)