Samsung is expected to sell around 45 million units of its latest Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 flagships in 2015.

While earlier market expectations signaled even greater success, 45 million units is still an impressive figure especially after the Galaxy S5's performance on the market.

The Samsung Galaxy S4 flagship of 2013 was a resounding success, but the company failed to reach a similar level with its 2014 Galaxy S5. Many thought the Galaxy S5 was not innovative enough compared to its predecessor, and the handset did not sell as well as the company expected.

Samsung wanted to avoid making the same mistake again with its new-generation flagship and launched its latest Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge with a more premium design made of glass and metal, a faster chipset, a better screen, upgraded cameras, wireless charging and more. The 2015 flagships still don't sport the full-metal design many were hoping to see, but nonetheless mark a notable upgrade over the Galaxy S5.

Back in April, Samsung Mobile CEO JK Shin said the company expects record sales for its latest Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge smartphones, not only matching, but exceeding the success of the Galaxy S4.

A new report from Deutsche Bank cited Yonhap News now estimates that Samsung will sell 45 million Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge this year.

"Samsung continues to struggle at the low-to-mid end, while the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge combined look on course to reach a respectable 45 million units this year," noted EE Times, citing the report Deutsche Bank released.

Samsung's current annual sales record is 45 million units, achieved by the 2013 Galaxy S4. This means that if Samsung does indeed reach this sales estimate with its 2015 Galaxy flagship smartphones, it will catch up with the popular Galaxy S4, the company's best-selling flagship so far.

As previously mentioned, however, this new estimate falls behind previous expectations for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. Other industry researchers and trackers estimated combined sales of at least 50 million for the handsets, with some even predicting sales of 70 million units in 2015.

It remains to be seen just how many Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge units Samsung will sell this year, but the smartphones seem off to a strong start. Released back in April, the two handsets already stirred plenty of interest, and the Galaxy S6 Edge in particular is seen as one of the greatest and best-looking smartphones of 2015.

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