It’s difficult not to raise an eyebrow every time we hear about device performance indicators. Sales figures, shipped units, orders placed, analyst predictions, etc.; companies are good at wording press releases (where available) so that the device they’re referring to appears to perform well. In the case of Galaxy S6 sales, a Samsung executive said that they’re doing well, but a report claimed, at the beginning of the month, that Samsung has allegedly cut down its component orders by 16% (still leaving enough for about 50 million for 2015).
Now, The Korea Herald prints a report that estimates 45 million units, in terms of Galaxy S6 sales for the year. This is close to the 50 million we heard before (and mentioned above). “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”, said a Deutsche Bank report, cited by both EE Times and The Korea Herald.
While the number refers to combined Galaxy S6 edge and Galaxy S6 sales, if it becomes a target Samsung can reach, the company will match its current sales record (which is 45 million, for the Galaxy S4). This report is the most modest among all, while other analysts predicted higher numbers: 70 million (Yonhap), 55 million (DRAMeXchange), 50 million (Counterpoint).