The Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge handsets were only unveiled just over a week ago (March 1st) at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, but that hasn’t stopped Samsung’s latest Galaxy flagships from raking in over 20 million pre-orders. That’s a decent chunk of change, especially when the entry-level S6 is priced at €700 ($761) while the S6 Edge, that won the MWC’s award for Best New Device, commands a higher price of €850 ($924). This should go some way to helping Samsung’s share price recover from its 3-year low.
An executive said that the unnamed carrier he works for had come away with a positive impression of both the Galaxy S6 variants, going on to state that:
“Samsung received some 20 million pre-orders for the S6 and S6 Edge – 15 million of S6 and 5 million of the S6 Edge from mobile carriers. This is the record.”
The fact that the Edge has received 5 million pre-orders means that smartphones with curved displays are no longer just niche devices like the Note Edge is. Many manufacturers would be extremely happy to get 5 million pre-orders for a flagship handset. It should be noted that the 20 million pre-orders placed by the carriers is an estimate of how many handsets they will sell and not firm orders placed by consumers.