Global shipments of Galaxy S6 series top 10 mln
SEOUL, May 19 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's top tech giant Samsung Electronics Co. said Tuesday its global shipments of the latest flagship Galaxy S6 models surpassed 10 million units in about one month after their release.
"The sales of the Galaxy S6 series have already surpassed 10 million," a high-ranking Samsung official said. It marked the first time for the company to confirm the sales figure of the latest flagship.
The Galaxy S6 boasts Samsung's first built-in wireless-charging batteries. The offbeat Galaxy S6 Edge also has been grabbing the market's attention with the industry's first screen that is curved at both the left and right edges. They started official sales on April 10.
The new models' predecessors, the Galaxy S5 and the Galaxy S4, meanwhile, sold more than 10 million units in less than a month. Samsung did not clarify when the 10 million sales mark was reached for the Galaxy S6.
With the market cheering such cutting-edge technologies, industry watchers have been painting rosy pictures of the gadgets, with Hong Kong-based industry tracker Counterpoint suggesting the two will sell more than 50 million units this year, while some researchers even gave a 70 million unit forecast.