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.
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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