Report: Samsung Galaxy S6 mobile carrier preorders are breaking records

The Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge were only officially announced last week, but preorders for the new smartphones are reportedly breaking company records already.

While Samsung was recently dethroned as the leader of smartphone sales, preorders from mobile carriers for the latest Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge are sky-high.

“Samsung received some 20 million preorders 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,” an unidentified “top executive” told The Korea Times.

This refers to preorders from mobile carriers, not consumers, so it’s tough to tell how this will stack up against the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models’ sales. (The new iPhones sold more than 4 million units in pre-orders in their first 24 hours.)

“To be honest, preorders of the two Galaxy variants from our major clients are really huge,” Samsung’s mobile head Shin Jong-kyun said, according to The Korea Times.

Samsung has floundered in the mobile business in recent years; last year, Samsung vowed to fundamentally revamp its products. This could be a good start.

Author: Rex Santus

Source: Mashable