Samsung expected to ship 46 million units of the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge this year

Earlier, we heard that network operators around the world were so impressed with the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge that they immediately pre-ordered 20 million units (15 million of the S6 and 5 million units of the S6 Edge) of the smartphones as soon as they were unveiled at MWC 2015. In a more recent report, we learned that the Korean tech giant has boosted production of its new flagships. Now, Samsung is expected to ship a record-breaking number of its new flagships this year.

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The news comes to us courtesy of Barron’s. It reports that Citi analysts are expecting Samsung to ship a whopping 46 million units of the Samsung Galaxy S6 this 2015, with 8 million units to ship in the month of April alone. All in all, it seems the S6 and the S6 Edge will be flying off shelves at a rate never seen before.

To recap the metal and glass-clad S6 and S6 Edge sport a 5-inch screen with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels (Quad HD) and a pixel density of 577 ppi, a 16-megapixel rear-facing camera with optical image stabilisation (OIS) made by Sony, a 5-megapixel front-facing selfie-centric camera, 32/64/128 GB of internal storage, Samsung’s Exynos 7420 64-bit octa-core processor with four cores clocked at 2.1 GHz and four cores clocked at 1.5 GHz, 3 GB of DDR4 RAM, LTE Cat.6 (300/50Mbps) connectivity, support for wireless charging, and a 2,550 mAh battery for the the S6 and a 2,600 mAh battery for the S6 Edge. The S6 measures 143.4 x 70.5 x 6.8mm and weighs in at 138 g, while the S6 Edge measures 142.1 x 70.1 x 7.0 mm and weighs in at 132 g. They will run Android 5.0 (Lollipop) out of the box with a 64-bit TouchWiz UI slapped on top.

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