Samsung Offers Galaxy S6 With New Color Options After Slow Sales Start

Samsung is giving the Galaxy S6 another make over in an attempt to help boost sales after intial numbers failed to meet predictions.

Samsung has announced a suite of striking new colours for its flagship Galaxy S6 smartphone, opening pre-orders for Green Emerald, Blue Topaz and Gold Platinum devices.

Both the S6 and S6 Edge will be available in gold, while the S6 Edge will be offered in the green variant and the standard Galaxy S6 will be available in blue.

Prices will remain the same, with RRP starting at $999 for the 32GB S6 and $1149 for the S6 Edge.

According to Forbes, the South Korean tech giant claimed it received 20 million preorders before the rollout of the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge. However, citing an unnamed high-ranking Samsung employee, Yonhap, a Korean news portal’s report states that in the first month, Samsung sold over 10 million units of the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge smartphones combined.

As of this writing, Samsung has not released any official information on the sales report of the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 for the starting month. Forbes adds that it is a disastrous beginning for both the Galaxy S6 phones as the South Korean tech giant is expected to sell the remaining 60 million units by the end of the year. In order to achieve it, Samsung will have to sell the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge models at the rate of 8.6 million units per month.

For any handset, launch month is usually the time when the most monthly sales are recorded. However, with the Galaxy Note 5 and the next-generation iPhones expected to be unleashed in September, the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge may suffer more in the near future. There is no confirmation on the September arrival of Galaxy Note 5 and forthcoming iPhones from Samsung and Apple.

 

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