According to an earlier prediction from industry tracker DRAMeXchange, Samsung is expected to sell 55 million units of the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge combined. Meanwhile, Hong Kong-based Counterpoint predicted 50 million units. Some analysts believed 70 million units would be sold. It seems, however, Samsung isn’t looking to sell that many units of its new flagship, as the Korean tech giant only expects to sell 45 million units this year.
The news comes to us courtesy of EE Times. It said, citing a report released by Deutsche Bank, “Samsung continues to struggle at the low-to-mid end, while the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge combined look on course to reach a respectable 45 million units this year.”
If Samsung does manage to sell 45 million units of the S6 and the S6 Edge, it would match the annual sales record set by the Galaxy S4 back in 2013.
Unfamiliar with the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge? If so, the two sport a 5.1-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) (some units ship with cameras made by Samsung, while some units ship with cameras 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 run Android 5.0 (Lollipop) out of the box with a 64-bit TouchWiz UI slapped on top. The two are clad in metal and glass for that more premium look and feel.
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