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Samsung anticipating record S6 shipments, expects S6 edge to fall short on demand

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Ironically (considering Samsung’s sales for previous year), Samsung expects record shipments for the new Galaxy S smartphones, that are scheduled to go on shipment from this Friday, and hopes that it would pull the company out of a recent profit slump.

Samsung has been pretty confident about the new iteration of Galaxy S smartphones that it launched recently. No doubt, Samsung will rise on the sales charts this quarter with the shipments of the new smartphones beginning very soon. But have they convinced users enough? Will it really be a record breaking sale as claimed by Samsung?

Samsung also says that as per their predictions, Galaxy S6 edge will fall short on user’s demands since it involves a number of production constraints. With the introduction of curves to both the edges, Samsung has added an unusual factor to Galaxy S6 edge and might lure an amount of trendy users who are certainly bored with normal candy-bar shaped smartphones. Also, the design looks pretty clean and is really something out of the box.

As per recent reports, Samsung made around 5.9 trillion won($43.2 billion) in the first quarter this year, which represents around a 30 percent drop in profit and a 12 percent slide in sales from the same period a year ago.

Ever since Samsung’s Galaxy S5 debacle, users had their hopes high with dangling faith and expected Samsung to conceive a device that would outcast previous failures. Samsung too have all of their hopes laid on the new S series smartphones which are expected to cover all the losses that the company has faced in few last quarters.

Also, S6 and the Edge feature metal and glass bodies in a break from their plastic-backed predecessors. Both new handsets allow users to recharge wirelessly by placing them on a charging pad. A 10-minute recharge provides an extra four hours of use. Users will also be able to make mobile payments in a service similar to the Apple Pay feature available on iPhone 6.

The factor that might prove not so good for Samsung is that Apple launched iPhone 6 and 6 plus few months before Samsung’s launch. The new iPhones broke all sort of records and countless  units are still being shipped everyday. Also, Xiaomi has held a firm grip in Asia and have been successful enough to convince users to hold on to its devices.

Will Samsung mark a record shipment this time? We will have to see that ourselves. The new Galaxy devices go on sale in 20 countries on Friday.


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