Samsung might have finally spent its last days in the smartphone doghouse, now that industry analysts are suggesting the company could move 55 million units of their newest Galaxy devices. Analysts believe that the company could move 55 million units in 2015 alone, and that would mean that the Galaxy maker would be poised to take back really some of the market that it has been losing to competitors. Samsung has seen a serious decline over the course of the last two years – after disappointing results with the Galaxy S5 – and the simultaneous rise of Chinese smartphone makers who are producing devices that are significantly cheaper than Samsung’s staple lineup.
Between the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge, the company is expected to sell 22.2 million in the second quarter, 16.2 million in the third quarter, and then 12.5 million in the final quarter of this year – bringing yearly totals over 50 million units. It would be an impressive turnaround for a company who rebuilt their flagship Galaxy device from the ground up intentionally – after failing miserably with the Galaxy S5.
That being said, those same analysts aren’t necessarily crowning them the victors without some stiff competition. Everyone has pointed out the fact that if Samsung does achieve these figures, it won’t come with ease, and they will most certainly have to fight for those sales numbers the entire year. Especially given the fact that the HTC One M9 is set to launch this week, and with many other Android devices fighting for those overall sales.
This also doesn’t account for the competition that they’re going to feel from Apple. While the overall excitement of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus might be wearing off – that doesn’t mean that the company can forget all about them. Right now, there isn’t a bigger force in the smartphone world than Apple, and the reasons are obvious. That being said, Samsung certainly looks ready to handle whatever might come their way with a smartphone that is one of the most impressive Android devices that have ever been released.
FYI, Samsung has already hit one major milestone as they announced that they had collected nearly 20 million global preorders from wireless carriers in anticipation of one of the biggest releases in the history of the company.