Samsung has really taken the smartphone battle to a whole new level with its recent flagships, Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge.
Both handsets feature a revolutionary design, beautifully crafted in a sealed aluminium unibody, with incredible features and top-of-the-line specs that impressed consumers worldwide. Besides great reviews, Samsung has managed to sell the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge in great numbers since the handsets' availability on 10 April. In fact, the company is expecting strong sales throughout the year.
According to a report from Korea Times, Samsung is expecting to sell more than 70 million handsets this year. The predictions were shared by a Samsung executive during the company's weekly meeting with the affiliates at Seoul headquarters on Wednesday.
"The Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge are drawing positive responses. I have no doubt that they will be the biggest-sellers in the Galaxy series ever," the executive said. "We expect 70 million plus."
To support the claims, Samsung's Vice Chairman Kwon Oh-hyun said, "The S6 should do well. The first week looks impressive."
Analysts had predicted far less than Samsung expectations for Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge but the numbers were significant. Ahead of the handset's release, analysts forecasted the 2015 flagship to sell 38 million handsets throughout this year. But the popularity of Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge called for a revaluation and increased the predictions to 46 million in early March and then to 55 million later the same month, International Business Times reported.
Success of Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge is crucial for Samsung as it lost a massive customer base to its rival Apple when the Cupertino tech giant launched iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus last year. But the grand opening of Samsung's flagship sales suggests the company's striking return. Samsung recorded 20 million pre-orders for its flagships, which outlines the success of Samsung.