Galaxy Smartphone Sales Could Overtake iPhone: Counterpoint

Galaxy Smartphone Sales Could Overtake iPhone: CounterpointSales are going pretty well for Samsung’s Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge smartphones, according to market research firm Counterpoint. Unlike many other such firms, Counterpoint looked at sales to customers rather than general shipments, and found positive numbers and, in the case of the S6 Edge, demand outstripping supply.

Six million units of the Galaxy S6 were sold within the first month of its launch, and the combined sales of the S6 and the S6 Edge between their launch on April 10th and the end of the month were stronger than those of the previous Galaxy S5 in the equivalent period last year. Globally, they were the most popular smartphones other than Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus, and Counterpoint says that if the production issues currently preventing Samsung from meeting demand for the S6 Edge can be resolved, the phones could overtake Apple’s offerings in the global market.

All told, Counterpoint believes that 50 million of Samsung’s flagship smartphones will be sold by the year’s end. This should come as welcome news to Samsung, which has predicted huge sales for its flagship devices and is keen to turn things around after a very difficult 2014. Things are looking up.

Source: Reuters Canada