Samsung Supposedly Already Has 20 Million Pre-orders for the Galaxy S6 & S6 Edge Combined [Updated]

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  1. dgstorm

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    If this report turns out to be true, it could mean a great many Samsung fans might have simply skipped the Galaxy S5 in order to get the Galaxy S6. Either that, or folks across the globe were simply blown away by the S6 and S6 Edge.

    According to a top executive at a leading mobile carrier in Europe Samsung already has received 20 Million preorders for the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. Here's a direct quote,
    If these pre-orders actually sell through, then it would be a phenomenal success for Samsung and give them new bragging rights against their other Android competitors and the Apple iPhone series. Still, it's important to note that something similar happened last year with the Galaxy S5.

    During that pre-order rush, Sammy counted on a large glut of pre-orders that didn't all pan out. Part of this is because pre-orders are comprised of carrier reservations, which don't always translate into actual sales. With the Galaxy S5, sales fell below 40% of what Samsung estimated. Despite this reservation, it should still be good news for the South Korean tech giant. These pre-order numbers are incredible even if they don't all pan out.

    Here's our dedicated Samsung Galaxy S6 & S6 Edge section for further discussion: Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge General Discussions Android Forum at DroidForums.net

    Update: After doing some digging, it turns out that the report from Korea Times was not explicit enough. It looks like @bsweetness was right, the 20 Million number was pre-orders FROM CARRIERS, and not from individuals. We will need to wait and see how this translates into actual sell through numbers. It obviously means the carriers are confident in the phone.

    Source: Korea Times
     
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    Do they consider stores ordering stock as pre orders or actual individuals buying them? If its stores, that number doesn't matter for squat.
     
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    Didn't they have huge pre sale numbers for the S5 as well? I think it was iPhone 5, maybe 5s, that went through the same initial huge numbers only to adjust them after launch. That I remember sent a glitch into their stock numbers due to cutting production in half after launch.
     
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    Exactly. It's important to note that approximately 20 million devices have been ordered by carriers. These are not pre-orders by actual users. This number only reflects that carriers anticipate they will be a big seller, not that they actually are a big seller.

    The original post, and several other stories online, doesn't make that crystal clear. For most people, the term "pre-order" applies to end users ordering something ahead of time, not to retailers ordering their stock.
     
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    If the Price is right for the S6 Edge, i will be getting it. If its the Same 399.99 as the Note Edge then no chance.
     
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    I saw a rumor for $400 , or more depending on memory you want , ON contact
     
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    $400 on contract?

    Ouch, Smart phones are getting up there now.
     
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    Yeah right. Well, I guess I just have to wait when the price mark down, I'm pretty sure it's going to be expensive
     
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    Looks like they're heading back to where they used to be, at least with certain models. When I first got into smartphones (with the early Windows devices that came before the iPhone and Android), they were regularly $600 and up on contract. The original iPhone (2007) was released at $600 on contract.

    It's really only been in the last 7 years that we've seen smartphone prices around $199 on contract. It's become the generally expected and accepted price for a base model, and I expect that price to remain for a lot of devices (the S6 included). We're just going to see more variants with higher prices (like the S6 Edge).
     
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    Edit: After doing some digging, it turns out that the report from Korea Times was not explicit enough. It looks like @bsweetness was right, the 20 Million number was pre-orders FROM CARRIERS, and not from individuals. We will need to wait and see how this translates into actual sell through numbers.
     
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    Looks like Cyanogen's reports of Sammie's demise were greatly exaggerated.
     
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    And all the bloviating about not buying one because it loses the removable battery and card. The masses seem to be content with an Apple device or Apple clone device.