Samsung sees record 20 million pre-orders for Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge

It's going to be at least a month before you have your own to unpack. Photo: Samsung

It’s going to be at least a month before you have your own to unpack. Photo: Samsung

Samsung’s smartphone sales may have dipped in recent months, but its new Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge are already off to an excellent start. Since their unveiling at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona earlier this month, more than 20 million handsets have been pre-ordered.

Samsung president JK Shin revealed pre-orders for both devices are already “pouring in,” and the response to both handsets has been very good. According to another company executive who has been speaking to The Korea Times, the regular Galaxy S6 is the most popular model.

“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,” the unnamed executive said. “This is a record.”

It’s no surprise given the improvements Samsung has made for this year’s Galaxy S handsets. While the S5 may not have been quite the success Samsung was expecting, it still wasn’t a flop by most standards, and high-end Galaxy devices have always sold well.

This year’s releases, however, are Samsung’s best yet — by far. They sport premium form factors made out of metal and glass, next-generation memory chips faster than anything else on the market, and Samsung’s latest Exynos 7 processors.

Both devices also boast 5.1-inch Quad HD displays, 16-megapixel rear-facing cameras with optical image stabilization, up to 128GB of storage, and revamped TouchWiz software based on Android 5.0 Lollipop.

If you’re an Android user, you can’t help but be impressed by the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge.