News by Luke Jones on Monday March 09, 2015.
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Samsung seems to have its mojo back. The company announced the Galaxy S6 last week and the device seemed to hit the mark with consumers and commentators alike. After a disappointing year and sales of the Galaxy S5 falling flat, the Galaxy S6 represents a new start for the Korean company. Of course, the true litmus test for the S6 and Samsung's success moving forward will be sales, and in that respect too, the handset is off to a good start.Samsung announced that there have been 20 million ordered units of the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, 15 million of the former and 5 million of the latter. That staggering number means that the GS6 is back to the kinds of sales levels the series was enjoying before the minor blip that was the Galaxy S5. They are also figures that start to rivals Apple's iPhone 6, proving once again that Samsung is the only company that can really get close to Apple in that respect. Of course, the iPhone 6 shifted 13 million units in select markets through its first three days, a feat the Galaxy S6 is unlikely to match. Samsung counts orders differently to Apple; where Cupertino counts actual units to end users, Samsung's 20 million figure comes from the number of orders made by retailers and carriers. Of course, whether all those handsets make it to end users will only be known with time, but it does seem as though the company has a sales winner on its hands with the current flagship.
Luke Jones is the Managing Editor at MobileBurn.com and is the person you need to speak to about the content on the site. Luke studied creative writing at degree level before carving out a reputation as a freelance tech writer. He settled here at MobileBurn, where he reviews devices and contributes to the news, as well as overseeing the site's content and direction.