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Samsung's Galaxy S7 gets its own line in front of a Samsung store in Europe, sells 2.5 times more than its predecessors

Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge launch in Netherlands

Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge launch in Netherlands


Samsung's Galaxy S7 and S7 edge sure are a pair of attractive devices – they continue the metal-and-glass design language of their predecessors, but have much more compact and ergonomic shapes, IP 68 certification, an even better camera, and a number of software improvements and optimizations.

It seems the new devices have truly won customers' favor this time around, as various reports point towards pre-orders for both handsets topping expectations. Now, Samsung Netherlands has gone on record to say that the pre-orders for the new Galaxies are over 2.5 times higher than “previous Galaxy flagships”. The report does state that the demand is 2.5 times more than in previous years, so we wouldn't go saying that the S7 is 2.5 more desirable than the still beautiful Galaxy S6.

Out of the two new smartphones, the S7 edge is the people's champion, as 61% of customers chose it over its smaller sibling. To top it off, the report details how the new Galaxies had their fair share of eager customers waiting in line to be the first to get their phone at 2 am this morning from the T-Mobile store in Lijnbaan, Rotterdam.

Today is the official launch day for the two smartphones in most markets worldwide. Some pre-orders were shipped earlier, as part of a “get it 3 days early” bonus for eager customers, which is why some users were already boasting about their brand-new handset in online forums and social media. But if you want to walk into a brick and mortar store and buy your brand new Samsung flagship on the spot, you should be able to do so at most retailers starting today. The Galaxy S7 starts at $649, and the Galaxy S7 edge can be had for as low as $749.


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posted on 11 Mar 2016, 09:41 40

1. hafini_27 (Posts: 889; Member since: 31 Oct 2013)


Two awesome devices. Congrats Samsung.

posted on 11 Mar 2016, 10:31 23

16. another1 (Posts: 157; Member since: 25 Dec 2015)


I'm a Samsung fan, and I'm disappointed the Android community is just going to ignore the fact they are lining up for phones.

You gotta be consistent. If we are going to get on Apple fans for lining up, we gotta get on Samsung fans as well.

posted on 11 Mar 2016, 10:58 9

23. Unordinary (Posts: 2122; Member since: 04 Nov 2015)


But what about the sheep name calling? Where are all the comments now lol

posted on 11 Mar 2016, 11:15 5

31. tedkord (Posts: 12857; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


I'm not ignoring anything. This is the first I've seen it. And I think it's silly to line up for days for something you can have delivered to your house.

I didn't read the article. Did the line form days ago? Is this an area where you can get it delivered?

posted on 11 Mar 2016, 11:28 27

40. SamDH1 (Posts: 419; Member since: 21 Apr 2015)


Yeah but you don't see Samsung fans putting cases on their phones with a giant hole in the back just so OTHER people can see what it is....

This is just an awesome phone, best phone ever even, who cares if Sammy mess up next year, get something else. But the line is well deserved this year.

posted on 11 Mar 2016, 11:55 15

48. another1 (Posts: 157; Member since: 25 Dec 2015)


The iPhone was considered the best phone out the first couple years it was available. So by your logic, it should have been okay for Apple fans to line up.

Also, what's wrong with getting a case that shows off the brand? I like seeing my Nexus logo on the back. Does that mean I'm showing it off just so other people can see it? No.

posted on 11 Mar 2016, 12:13 9

55. DoggyDangerous (Posts: 941; Member since: 28 Aug 2015)


may be you do, who knows? You are trying to sound too convincing but sadly, you are not.

posted on 11 Mar 2016, 12:17 10

56. AlikMalix (Posts: 6706; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)


F.U. All of those that rediculed people enjoying their time with their piers in lines for an iPhone - now you shnits are back pedaling? Also F.U. Samsung for running your ads ridiculing iPhone consumers for the same crap! Is Samsung gonna make ads ridiculing their own customers now - Hipocrit company.

"It's well deserved" "Samsung people are better to stay in line with (post #33 wtf)" "congrats Samsung". "Good for Samsung" and more of that bs. I'm ticked of, because I've been hearing redicule of iPhone users for years for this and I don't even go to these lines. DarkJed has been mocked till this day because he chooses to to this sometimes.

I don't give a shnit whether you think Samsung is better than iPhone - people are standing in line for it and you all were ridiculing for that - now everything is peachy. Buncha hypocrites.

Android biased junkies on this forum are a joke!

posted on 11 Mar 2016, 12:26 3

58. bubbadoes (Posts: 1225; Member since: 03 May 2012)


I'm assuming you are probably 10 or 11 years of age, so I want say anything.

posted on 11 Mar 2016, 12:33 4

59. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


brother which company in the world make ads against itself? Thats just competition and rediculing the competitor... Please relax and cool down... Apple did the same but in other way, by coming up with law suits in every possible way...

posted on 11 Mar 2016, 12:48 3

62. AlikMalix (Posts: 6706; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)


Apple suid simply because they were granted a patent and Samsung knowingly infringed on it - that's grounds for a lawsuit. Simple.

Don't delute this topic - I'm talking about pure hypocricy and it's coming from android junkies. I'm upset because I've been ATTACKED by android users in a subway line and on street, and on forums for using an iPhone and one of the attacks - iPhone users are stupid to be standing inline - Samsung themselves mocked iPhone users for this, but actually he spies dressed up as tv crew trying to figure out how Apple could be so successful with their launches - so why not mock their customers when they want the same thing - low life company, no respect!!!!

posted on 11 Mar 2016, 13:01 6

64. darkkjedii (Posts: 22709; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Dude, you're killing everything he posts lol. +1 for being consistent.

posted on 11 Mar 2016, 13:04 5

65. Kumar123 (unregistered)


I agree with your comment except for 1 thing. You can't call all android fans jerk/joke based on loser Samsung fans behavior. This site is dominated by loser samsung fans/employees/paid trolls. 60-75% people here are Samsung fans/employees/paid trolls. That doesn't mean all andorid fans are as bad as samsung fans. Even among Samsung fans there are sensible person here. But most of them are hypocritical jerks who not only ridicule iphone fans but also their fellow andorid fans, even samsung fans who dares to criticize Samsung. Loser Samsung fans follow some simple rules here -

1. Ridicule everything and everyone until Samsung does it. If you remember last year MWC these loser fanboys/samsung apologists/paid trolls/ employees (maherk, PapaSmurf, tyrionTheShortie, Jason2k13, rd_nest,Terry, tech2, g2a5b0e and countless others) even attack Samsung fans who speak against Samsung for ditching some features. .

2. A common theme among these losers is that they will call you "a unbiased tech enthusiastic" if you have a Samsung phone. If you don't have a samsung phone and praise other phone manufacturer companies then you are blind sheep/fanboys.

3. They always stick together, like each other comments, help fellow comrades when they lose in a arguments. And they help each other out by calling each other " unbiased tech enthusiastic".

I can write 4-5 more points but that would looks like a techie post so I'll refrain myself for now. LOL.

posted on 11 Mar 2016, 13:07 2

68. MSi_GS70 (unregistered)


very best smartphone in the world (edge only )

posted on 11 Mar 2016, 13:08

69. MSi_GS70 (unregistered)


wtf u talkin bout weirdo

posted on 11 Mar 2016, 13:10

70. AlikMalix (Posts: 6706; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)


To be honest sometimes there's no choice - it's the case manufacturers that make them - people choose based on how well the case is made or how it looks.

You don't need a hole for a Samsung phone because the logo is showing off in the front of the device - look up on your phone - are you showing off your logo? - f**ken hipocrit!!!!

I can also take your logic and say that you hide your android device logo because you're ashamed to own a device such as the one you have.

I hate cases - I don't put my phone in them - it takes away from the feel of the phone - and iPhones feel absolutely awesome in hand. But you probably gonna say that, the reason I don't carry it in case is because I like to show of my iPhone, huh?

posted on 11 Mar 2016, 13:10 2

71. darkkjedii (Posts: 22709; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Exactly yo! Now they're doing the exact same thing. SMDH.

posted on 11 Mar 2016, 13:14 2

75. AlikMalix (Posts: 6706; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)


Exactly - that's why I said Android biased junkies, not android fans. I though I didn't have to explain myself - I got plenty of Samsung, BB, and windoes fans that are just great to talk tech with.

posted on 11 Mar 2016, 13:33 1

77. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 11698; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Yet you dont see a difference,.The difference is,.Apple fans stand in line every single year for days and weeks. These guys the article says they only came at 2AM in the morning.

Standing in line for a phone is dumb no matter which brand you're buying. But the difference is, no one is camping out and not goign to work 2 weeks prior to a phone being release.

This is the first time its ever been reported people stood in line for a phone for Samsung. For Apple its been this way since the very first model.

But I have no issue ridiculing them. LOOK AT ALL THE S_SHEEPS standing in line for a phone you can pre-order.

See that's how easy it is. I am still goign to congrat Samsung on tehri hard work. Like last year, the Edge model is goign to be the sales leader of the 2. The Edge IMO is the better buy fo the 2 even for just the extra Edge features.

I think Samsung should have made them both Edge models this year with one big and one small.

Good job Samsung. To bad I prefer the Note over the S. But I did love my S6 Edge+

posted on 11 Mar 2016, 13:33 2

78. Kumar123 (unregistered)


Here is a very interesting piece of report. Alphabet chairman Eric Schmidt is using an iPhone instead of an android phones. WHAT? WHAT? http://pocketnow.com/2016/03/11/alphabet-chairman-eric-schmidt-uses-iphone-in-public

Why Alphabet chariman Eric Schmidt is using an iPhone instead of using Superior Android phone like "World's Best Phone" Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge? Surely he is not involve in the development of android so he doesn't need to involve himself to test other platform phone. When the chairman of a company use competitors products for personal use that shows how much better the competitors product is.This is a pure slap on the face of iPhone haters android fans ESPECIALLY Loser Samsung fans.

posted on 11 Mar 2016, 13:40 8

79. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 11698; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


WOW! You're really butthurt aren't you. YEs I'm tryign to sound liek an APple fan because I am tryign to show you just how ignorant you all sound in general.

Yes ANYONE WHO STANDS IN LINE FOR A PHONE THAT WILL BE PRODUCED BY THE MILLIONS IS A COMPLETE AND UTTERED IDIOT.

The difference here is, this is the first time in Galaxy S history we know of this happening vs Apple who has people standing in line for every single model, even when the newest model didnt even offer a real upgrade.

Whether you're an ISheep or an S-Sheep...its still dumb to stand in line for a product that is mass produced and isnt provided in limited quantities.

Also Samsung ads about the idiots standing in line, they deserve it. Because camping out for days like you don't have a job, or purposely trying to be first to sell your spot for money; makes you an idiot especially if weren't there to even buy a phone in the first place.

The article says they came and stood in line at 2AM. Not the same as standing in line 2 weeks before release day with tents, in rainy, stormy, snowy wet whether.

Can't believe you acting like this. I though you were better than this.

posted on 11 Mar 2016, 13:51

82. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 11698; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Interesting take. I accept that as being reasonably true.
I wasnt happy Samsung dropped SDCARDs...but I only use them to carry my music. Yes I was pissed they took it away, but I also understood the reason as making sense. If you cant make it work properly, then I dont want it.

Removable batteries is stupid for a phone that can charge 60% in 30mins. Only a moron who roots his phone needs a battery they can rip out all the time.

No one was apologizing for what Samsung does. How can you? You cant control an OEM. The difference here is with the exception of the sdcard, when Samsung removes something, they replace it with better. They took away removable battery, replaced it with fast charging and wireless fast charging. When they removed the sdcard, they shoudl have double the storage and no one woudl have cared. But they took it away and then didnt off 128GB options as a replacement

Evert Android fan here isnt a Samsung fan. I liek all the Andorid OEm and Apple too. I just dont like BS from any company. They are all good and bad. Somepeopel here are just here to find fault and troll and cause problems. Some of us here lie me love tech and want to see every company bring somethign worth their money to the table

Just because a person is willing to say something bad about a company they like or dont like doesn't mean they are trolling. Good is good and bad is bad no matter what brand it is equally.

The problem is, there are some diehard loser fans here that if you say something bad about the company they love, they get all pissed and act ignorant.

Apple gets criticized alot because they do the most sh!t to get criticized for, Samsung does not. When was the last time Samsung sued someone for some bullsh!t? NEVER!!!! Apple does it every month it feels like. Samsung works hard to make great phones, yet this site hates on them. Apple doesn't do sh!t and brings half-baked sh!t to the table and they get nothign but love.

All fanboys are hypocrites because they are biased an one sides. That is why I like tech in general because I can bash and love them all equally and I dont care what anyone thinks.

But I'm looking at people like Alik who is bitchen because of this and its dumb. Yay! people stood in line for a Samsung device for the first time. I recall Apple fans say the reason Samsung doesnt have people stand in line because their phones arent worth it. Well I guess this one is now! Right?!

I got a good laugh from Alik. I wish I was buzzed I'd be rollin'

posted on 11 Mar 2016, 13:59

84. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 11698; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


I love just talking tech. Tech is awesome and really should be enjoyed equally by all.

Every OEM has done very good work in many areas and ppushed us forward, and all of them have made serious missteps.

The problem with fans is they think their sh!t dont stink when it does and think the company they liek can do no wrong.

No OEM is oerfect. I am tankful that all of them for the most part do far more good then bad.

There are people here who are obsessed with only bring up bad things about an OEM. They all do good. Apple does good. I simply ridicule them because with the money they have they arent doing good enough when they let an outside company liek Samsung compete harder and bring better things to the table and they make less profits.

At least Samsung listens to its customers even if it meant, the listening came from people not buying their phones last year.

Because lost or peopel didnt by a Samsung because they took the sdcard away. They worked hard to make sure they worked a solution and now its back. Apple will simply not give you something and its just to bad and nothing is ever said about ti because its Apple.

How many years is it goign to take before Apple is ridiculed for not having larger batteries when Samsung proved even a smaller phone can have one?

When is Apple goign to stop making 16GB phones? Will it take people not buying them to get the message? Yes because that is how careless they are.

posted on 11 Mar 2016, 14:29 9

92. AlikMalix (Posts: 6706; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)


Techie, I don't usually have any beef with u. And I know you like big posts - so this one is for you. Your posts are too long and completely identical, always half truths and subjective - and you're allowed to pick only points that suit your argument and everyone already know where you stand. One thing you don't do often is redicule people - you just blab on about how Apple is this and that and how samsing is this and that.

But people do whatever the hell they want - and I bet if you take away our bias we all probably be best buds. It is personal when you get rediculed for your choice - especially when you make an educated choice. And you cannot redicule those standing in line for fun or money - because you don't know jack abou them. Answer one question for yourself - do you do social thing s for fun? For example: I don't go out and sit in coffee shops - I think it's a waste of time and it's boring. Do I think these people are idiots - NO! I bet you do something for fun that everyone will say it's Stupid!

I'm just saying that EVERYONE had rediculed Apple fans EVERY year for enjoying their time with their peers in an Apple iPhone launch - which is mor like an annual event than a typical launch - it's not random like it is with other products. Now it's on samsungs side - and it's all of a sudden a "great thing" why wasn't it a great thing every year for Apple. Oh that's right, Samsung s7 is the best out my here - NO ITS NOT!!
It's a great phone, nice design and it only has 2 features than ya predecessor and the only reason it has them because Samsung removed them in the first place!!!! It's still android, it's still touch wiz, still has bloat, isn't gonna be updated on time ("N" is right around the corner), and the carrier still had an opportunity to vomit all over it! It's too light to hold - feels plasticky, don't get me wrongs he edge looks much better than the half year old iPhone 6/6s or any phone for that matter. But the performance is worse in some aspects and only a little better than 6s. And we still don't know if it will have any issues with software, hardware, or etc. and will probably be beaten by other devices in performance in a couple of months.

Just saying it's not the god of phones - so why is it ok for it to be praised for having lines, but when iPhone launch has them it's a bad thing?

BTW, I don't "try to sound like an iPhone fan" I'm an iPhone fan - I though it was clear. And yes using an iPhone in public gets a few comments about how I'm an isheep for not getting some Samsung or LG.

posted on 11 Mar 2016, 14:51 6

95. another1 (Posts: 157; Member since: 25 Dec 2015)


There wasn't one ounce of substance in your reply to my statement. I'd suggest you stop talking before you embarrass yourself even further.

posted on 11 Mar 2016, 14:58 4

97. DoggyDangerous (Posts: 941; Member since: 28 Aug 2015)


oh, so you have a comprehension disorder? that's bad. If there is nothing in my statement, then why you came back to reply? It shows that there is a lot and it hurt you right under your pent.
I don't feel any embarrassment in talking. It look like that you got embarrassed after reading my comment.

posted on 11 Mar 2016, 15:05

98. Hypergy (Posts: 54; Member since: 24 Feb 2016)


And if you guys got the Gear VR. Make sure you download MILK VR and watch the Six Flags rollercoaster video. So freaking cool.

posted on 11 Mar 2016, 15:11 1

99. darkkjedii (Posts: 22709; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Excuses excuses.

posted on 11 Mar 2016, 15:14 3

100. darkkjedii (Posts: 22709; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


This post left me speechless. +1,000,000

posted on 11 Mar 2016, 15:15 4

101. tedkord (Posts: 12857; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Apple pushed through a patent knowing the over burdened patent office would rubber stamp it, with the intention of using it to stifle the innovation of competitors.

And, I'm not mocking anyone, it's none of my business. But, if you line up days in advance for an item that can be delivered right to your home, that's silly. Apple or Samsung.

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