Samsung is reported to have received a whopping 20 million pre-orders for its latest flagships, the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, revealed at the Mobile World Congress 2015.
The report comes from The Korea Times which was informed of the record-breaking pre-order sales from a top executive at a leading mobile carrier in Europe. The official, who refused to be identified stated:
Samsung received some 20 million pre-orders for the S6 and S6 Edge-15 million of S6 and five million of the S6 Edge from mobile carriers worldwide. This is a record.
This seems to be a result of Samsung's aggressive promotional campaign; a campaign which it intends to accelerate following financial losses in the high-end market in the past couple of years. The company's Electronics mobile chief Shin Jong-kyun told the Korean reporters that the response to the new devices had been far better than the previous Galaxy models, stating that:
To be honest, pre-orders of the two Galaxy variants from our major clients are really huge.
Both the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge come packed with 14nm Exynos 7420 SoC, 5.1" 577 PPI OLED QHD displays, 3GB of low power RAM, 5MP front shooters and 16MP rear cameras which also feature Optical Image Stabilization.
The new Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge will be available starting April 10 in 20 countries. They will be available in three options of 32, 64, and 128GB of storage with SSD-like performance, and also sport a wide choice of colors: gold, white, blue, green, and black. The 32GB model of S6 costs €699 while the S6 Edge of the same storage capacity is priced at €849.
Source: The Korea Times