Sales of the Samsung Galaxy S6 haven't gone as well as Samsung expected. According to the Yonhap News Agency, Samsung sold "a little over 200,000" Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge units in its native country between April 10 and April 20.
Apparently, that figure is said to be significantly below South Korean carriers' pre-orders, which reportedly came in at approximately 300,000 units. The report further claims that poor sales may be down to low carrier subsidies, which did not exceed 210,000 won ($194) until recently.
For starters, Samsung was extremely confident in the sales potential of the Galaxy S6 flagship that was introduced in March this year. However, it seems that earlier sales forecast may be a part of marketing plan.
Industry insiders initially predicted Samsung would sell as many as a combined 50 million Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge units by the year's end but, according to The Korea Times, Samsung has even more optimistic sales numbers of the device.
An unnamed Samsung executive reportedly stated "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," with the exec going on to state they estimate sales will be in the "70 million plus" range.