The Galaxy S6 could become Samsung’s most popular flagship smartphone yet, according to analyst forecasts and early sales indications from T-Mobile. The US carrier says that sales of the Galaxy S6 are already “nearly double” those of the Galaxy S5 during the first 10 days.
The Galaxy S5 is currently T-Mobile’s best-selling Galaxy flagship smartphone, but globally that title belongs to the Galaxy S4, which sold around 45 million units in its first year. Analysts are expecting that the Galaxy S6 may exceed that figure in its first year, partly due to overwhelming positive reviews.
A strong launch for the Galaxy S6 series is exactly what Samsung needs if it wants to improve upon its declining quarterly profits this year. Although we will have to see if the temporary limited available of the Galaxy S6 Edge will have any impact on Samsung’s second quarter sales figure.
T-Mobile also stated that HTC One M9 sales surpassed those of the One M8 during its first 10 day period, but the handset doesn’t appear to have seen the same leap in popularity as Samsung’s latest flagship.
Technically, the Samsung Galaxy S6 doesn’t launch until tomorrow, but T-Mobile is including pre-orders in its figures. What’s more, it’s likely that Galaxy S6 sales could reach even higher numbers when it becomes publicly available in stores on April 10th.