SAMSUNG EXPECTS sales of the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge smartphones to surpass the 70 million mark, smashing its previous records.
"The Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge are drawing positive responses. I have no doubt that they will be the biggest sellers in the Galaxy series ever," the exec added.
The remarks come just days after Samsung revealed that demand for the two handsets had exceeded expectations, and that early sales figures were coming in "much higher" than the company had anticipated.
This is good news for Samsung, but not for those who haven't yet picked one up. The firm admitted that, owing to this demand, there are likely to be "difficulties" with stock in the short term.
However, Samsung added that it is doing its "utmost to secure enough supply for global customers".
If Samsung does manage to secure 70 million sales of the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, it would see the firm bouncing back in the smartphone market following disappointing sales of last year's Galaxy S5.
The company doesn't have too much bouncing back to do, though, as market research firm TrendForce claimed last week that Samsung took the lead in the global smartphone market during the first quarter with 27.8 percent of sales.
TrendForce expects the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge handsets to further boost Samsung's market share in the second quarter.
"Compared with the Galaxy S5, the most recent models show substantial improvements in component specs. The S6 Edge in particular has created a buzz," the company said.
Apple, meanwhile, shifted 55 million smartphones during the first quarter, claiming 19.9 percent of the market, according to the firm's figures. µ
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