Report says Samsung has sold over 55 million Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge handsets

Samsung Galaxy S7 sales now top 55 million
Even though the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+ are getting all of the attention, don't forget that Samsung's previous generation flagship handsets were pretty popular in their own rights. In fact, according to Strategy Analytics, the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 edge have now sold in excess of 55 million units combined from their release date of March 12th, 2016. For the first quarter, 7.2 million units of the pair were rung up by Samsung.

Now that the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are available with a beautiful new design (and an expensive price tag), the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge are available at much lower prices. Just the other day, we told you that Best Buy is offering the Galaxy S7 for $480 for Verizon and Sprint subscribers, payable over 24 months. AT&T's EIP allows you to buy the phone from Best Buy for the same price, and pay for it over 30 months. We also told you that the Galaxy S7 edge is available from eBay for $475.

Most analysts expect the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ to outperform last year's models. While admittedly a small sample size, after two-days of pre-orders in Korea, the Galaxy S8/S8+ combo snagged 550,000 reservations. That was a whopping 5.5 times the number of pre-orders tallied by the Galaxy S7/S7 edge after the same number of days in 2016. And to make sure that everyone who wants one of the new handsets gets the opportunity to buy one, Samsung reportedly ordered twice the number of flagship phones for this year compared to the number of units it prepped for release last year.

source: YonhapNews via AndroidAuthority

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