News by Luke Jones on Wednesday March 11, 2015.
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The Samsung Galaxy S5 failed to reach sales expectations, selling at a slower pace than the Galaxy S4 and not matching its overall sales. The newly launched Galaxy S6 is a new start for the flagship range though, and already it is generating positive heat. Samsung reported 20 million units have been ordered by retailers and carriers, and now analysts are predicting stellar sales for the handset through this year.A Citibank analyst has said that Samsung will sell many more Galaxy S6 units than originally predicted. Earlier analyst expectations pegged the GS6 for 38 million unit sales through the course of this year, but the positive impact of the device since its launch has made them reconsider. Citibank now says that Samsung will move 46 million units through 2015, with 8 million of those selling in the month of April. That number still falls short of Samsung's own predictions and indeed far behind the figures arch rival Apple achieved with the iPhone 6. Samsung has internal expectations of 50 million Galaxy S6 units through the year, 10 million of which will be the Galaxy Note Edge. While 46 million units would still be good for the company, surely the Korean giant will be disappointed if it does not meet its own expectations. Apple sold tens of millions of iPhone 6 units in just three months, but while Samsung cannot match those kinds of numbers, the Galaxy S6 looks as if it will be successful enough to once again place the company as the only real competitor to Apple's all-conquering smartphone.
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.