Samsung estimating sales of Galaxy S6 and S6 edge could hit 70m

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Unnamed highly-ranked executive reveals the forecast to the Korea Times, with the duo expected to become the biggest-sellers in the Galaxy series ever 

Samsung has said it expects sales of its new Galaxy S6 and S6 edge smartphones to break the 70 million unit milestone.

This is according to a report in the Korea Times today, which cites an unnamed highly-ranked Samsung executive.

“The Galaxy S6 and S6 edge are drawing positive responses,” he said. “I have no doubt that they will be the biggest-sellers in the Galaxy series ever.”

When asked about the manufacturer’s sales estimate, he replied: “We expect 70 million plus.”

Since the launch of the high-end portfolio in 2010, Samsung has sold more than 200 million Galaxy S smartphones worldwide.

Earlier this week, a Samsung source told the same publication the manufacturer is aiming for sales of 10 million units for the devices within the first 26 days of them being on sale.

It would mean Samsung is forecasting sales of the devices, which went on sale globally on April 10, to hit eight figures by May 5.

The source said: “The two phones are drawing impressive responses. Samsung aims to ship 10 million Galaxy S6 and S6 edges in 26 days after the devices’ global launch. The target is achievable.”

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