Samsung’s Galaxy S6 and S6 edge went on sale in Malaysia on Friday, April 17, 2015, a week later than the standard worldwide launch, but it seems that the country is making headlines with its own “gold rush” – concerning the Gold Platinum Galaxy S6 edge, that is.
According to SoyaCincau, Samsung Malaysia Mobile & IT VP Lee Jui Siang has said that its Gold Platinum Galaxy S6 edge has sold out and they are restocking them as soon as possible to keep up with demand. Keep in mind that Malaysian customers have only had access to the Galaxy S6 edge for two days (pre-orders excepted).
While Malaysia seems to favor the Gold Platinum Galaxy S6 edge, United Arab Emirates (UAE) customers are gobbling up both the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge – although customers seem to favor the S6 edge over its “normal” sibling at a rate of 65% to 35%. Eros Group CEO Deepak Babani notes the exciting sales in the UAE:
Our first allotment of 22,000 units has been completely sold out and we are waiting for the second lot. The second allotment is expected to arrive in the next couple of days. We saw 65 percent of inquiries for the S6 Edge and 35 percent for the S6 model. If the same ratio continues in the UAE, we may face shortages for the S6 Edge model.
The Eros Group is the only Galaxy S6 and S6 edge distributor in the UAE.
It appears as though the Galaxy S6 edge is creating its own “Edgeian” culture (credit goes to SamMobile forum member XEDNYL04 for coining this term).