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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,
"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 the record,"
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