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

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

1. Tziggy14

Posts: 624; Member since: Sep 02, 2014

Still nowhere near their Galaxy S3 days, but at least Samsung is finally getting somewhere

3. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"Still nowhere near their Galaxy S3 days" Of course, as it's even harder to replicate those Galaxy S3 numbers now, due to the competition being fierce as hell.

23. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Back in those days, Samsung was the new king of Android over HTC. It also had a crazy ad campaign against Apple. I'm not sure if the lawsuit was going on back then, but that helped put Samsung on the map as far as modern smartphones and the general public go. Lastly, smartphones are not the hot commodity they were back then. It will be hard to gain those numbers again unless we go to a complete new form factor or something. Slabs and screens are a dime a dozen now!

5. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Well the S8 is having a plethora of issues with it including burnin, pink screens, and software issues. They're getting somewhere and it's downhill.

9. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

"OMG a new device is having issues, this kind of thing never happens! Samsung is going downhill!"

11. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"Well the S8 is having a plethora of issues with it including burnin, pink screens, and software issues." Burn-in is a nature of OLED displays, and will only occur if a static image is displayed for too long. Pink screens you say? It's just a matter of screen tone, due to the nature of OLED panels, some units out of several millions, are bound to have issues. So it isn't necessarily a defect as you desparetly try to make it be. It only becomes an issue if an OEM does not provide a way to let you calibrate the display to your preference, but Samsung does, as you can manually calibrate the display... so it's no issue. And you talk about software issues? No one has had software issues more than Apple in the past 3 years. Try harder next time.

13. BuffaloSouce unregistered

Well, since Apple is looking like they're headed towards the OLED screen route, what will you say if they end up having burn ins to?

28. guests

Posts: 196; Member since: Jun 19, 2016

According to i-Bible, the i-god will let the burn-ins disappear once apple release the iphone 8.

14. aegislash

Posts: 1495; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Burn in on the S8 that's affected...a single person so far. Someone's reaching.

17. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

@Mxy. You know the iPhone 8 is gonna be OLED, and it'll have issues like every other new iPhone has. C'mon Mxy. The red screen got patched quick, and the burn in has affected one known phone. It's actually been a smooth launch, save for Bixby not being ready, which they told us about in advance. S8 pink screen IPhone purple lens flare S8 WIFI issue IPhone WIFI issue S8 software bug IPhone software bug (let's not even mention iOS 8) S8 OLED Burn in IPhone 8 OLED Burn in.

29. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Trolls gotta troll. He can't help it.

30. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That's true.

32. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Ah there's my groupie girl. Just can't stand the truth, can you?

31. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Come on darkk, you know it's not fair to not call out issues on the S8 that the Samsung hive mind will sweep under the rug while they swarm over Apple like flies on poo. It just seems funny that after the batterygate issue with the Note 7, Samsung would have upped their QC game. I'm a Nexus/Pixel guy despite some of Google's questionable behavior.

34. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

But the issues were called out, they're just not anything out of the norm for first run devices. To say the S8 is going downhill isn't fair, nor is it accurate.

35. Mxyzptlk unregistered

But if it was the iphone, they would be all over it calling foul and saying Apple should have done more testing.

20. xfire99

Posts: 1205; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

You just descroibed for ALL iPhone releases u Sheeple.

33. Mxyzptlk unregistered

It's funny, I point out the obvious flaws with the S8, some of you deflect by taking shots at Apple. Take your shots lol. Doesn't matter to me. Last time I checked, I was on the Nexus 6P train. You are the ones who are spending $800 on a device that is having issues.

21. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Not long ago, you post an article confrming they sold 57M+. But this was at the end of Q4 2016. What changed?

25. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Nothing changed... they never posted such a thing. Give up the ghost, fam.

26. KingSam

Posts: 1448; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

S7 edge at lower price it is. Maybe oneplus 5? Who knows.

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