“70 million,” Gordon Kelly writes for Forbes. “Earlier this year that was the number of Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge smartphones Samsung claimed it would sell in 2015. Samsung also claimed to have taken 20M pre-orders prior to both phones’ release. Sadly one month on the reality looks disastrously different.”
“Korean news agency Yonhap reports that it has taken a month for sales of the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge to reach 10M. Speaking to Yonhap a ‘high-ranking Samsung official’ confirmed this figure for the first time,” Kelly writes. “While the official didn’t name the exact date the 10M mark was passed, it would leave Samsung just seven months to sell the remaining 60M units – an average of 8.6M units per month.”
“Given the launch month always represents the biggest sales for any phone, this is an entirely unrealistic rate to maintain. Especially with the impending arrival of other flagships later in the year – including… the September arrival of the new iPhone 6S and 6S Plus,” Kelly writes. “For combined sales of the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge to only pass 10M in a similar timeframe to the S5 and S4 represents a disastrous return.”
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Looks like the number of people fooled by iPhone knockoffs is dwindling rather precipitously. Awww. 🙂
More pain, please. Samsung hasn’t seen nearly enough, yet. Kick ’em in the teeth, Karma!
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “TJ” for the heads up.]