Analysts have backed up Samsung's claims that sales of the Galaxy S6 are not weaker than expected with reports that the flagship smartphone will give the firm a boost in the second quarter.
Figures from Gartner show Samsung's share of the smartphone weakened in the first quarter, dipping from 30.4 percent in Q1 2014 to 24.2 percent in 2015.
However, thanks to the recent launch of the Galaxy S6, Gartner expects Samsung to bounce back in Q2.
Anshul Gupta, research director at Gartner, said: "Despite a weak first quarter globally, Samsung's performance returned to quarter-on-quarter growth with an 11 percent increase from the fourth quarter of 2014.
"We expect Samsung's drop rate to be slower than that seen in recent quarters with sales of its new S6 smartphones starting in the second quarter of 2015, and its Galaxy Alpha receiving a good response."
This seems to back up Samsung's claims that sales of the Galaxy S6 have not been weaker than expected.
These remarks came after Yonhap News reported, citing a 'high-ranking Samsung official' that Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge sales had just hit the 10 million milestone, suggesting that it took just over a month to do so.
This suggested that Galaxy S6 is not selling as quickly as the two smartphones before it. The Galaxy S4 reached 10 million shipments within 27 days of being on sale, and the Galaxy S5 just 25 days.
However, Samsung CEO JK Shin has since come out to debunk talk of weak Galaxy S6 sales saying: "(The news reports) are incorrect."
The firm had also said at the handset's launch that it expects the Galaxy S6 to outsell its predecessors, noting that it anticipates 70 million shipments before the year is out.
"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," an executive at the company said.
Samsung has yet to respond for V3's request for comment, and has yet to confirm how many Galaxy S6 handsets it has so far sold.
While denying talk of slow sales, the Galaxy S6 has had issues since it made its debut on 10 April.
Samsung was earlier this month forced to admit the both the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge were experiencing performance issues after users complained that the handsets were consuming too much RAM.
The firm admitted that the smartphones were suffering from a "RAM mismanagement" issue, and said it would roll out a fix to rectify the problem.
"Micro-updates are in the process of being rolled out to correct issues relating to device performance and stability," Samsung said. "Keep checking for these on your device via Settings > About device > Software update > Update now".
Since, users has revealed that the Galaxy S6 is also suffering from battery and WiFi stability issues.
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