Robust second quarter Galaxy S7 and S7 edge sales to help Samsung grow its operating profits


Industry insiders are coming up with optimistic second quarter forecasts for the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge's sales. Unnamed sources claim that the company shipped a combined 15 million units in the months between April and June 2016, owing to strong demand – particularly for the S7 edge model, which has been selling better than the regular S7, despite being the more expensive of the two.

According to Hanwha Investment and Securities, robust sales of Samsung's flagship phones will help its profit rate rise from 15.8% to 17.1%, helping the company reach $3,4 billion (4 trillion won) in operating profits. Another researcher, HMC Investment's No Geiang-chang, repeated the same forecast.

This information contradicts a previous report which claimed that combined sales of the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge could reach 25 million units by the end of June. However, both sources agree that the Galaxy S7 edge is outselling the Galaxy S7. On a related note, the impending Galaxy Note 7 launch is expected to bolster Samsung's profits further in the third quarter, leading towards a year of recuperation and healthy income for Android phones's most high-profile brand.

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25 Comments

1. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1459; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

For all if you that say that the double edge is a gimmick here's mud in your eyes. From the mouth's of People that I have seen use it, they all tell me that the edge variant is beautiful and quite functional as well. Bring on the Note 7 double edge also....too bad it isn't 5.9". I can just hear all of the cry babies saying that it would be too big.....maybe for you but not for me. I am sill rocking a Nexus 6 O.G.

23. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

It is functional on the S7 edge yea. The s6 edge was more like a prototype of the S7 edge anyway (people were right to call that gimmicky). Also, lots of peeps buy the edge version for bigger display and battery (sinds the regular has 3000mah and 5.1 inch). I almost went for edge for same reason but i have small hands :(

24. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1459; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

don't say that dude...I see women with small hands rocking this. Just say that you would prefer the smaller version, because it is really all about preference. I see tons of womwn with small hands rocking a Note 5, and a S7 Edge.....

2. wando77

Posts: 1168; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

S7 edge = the most beautiful phone currently available

3. sebbellic01

Posts: 305; Member since: May 03, 2016

and also the most fragile phone currently available..

4. maherk

Posts: 6879; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Nope, you forgot about the Z5 family. The frosted glass back can easily crack. But you have a point, the S7 is one of the most fragile phones on the market.

6. luis.d

Posts: 354; Member since: Dec 04, 2013

Actually, the Xiaomi Mi Max is a great contender. I dropped it from 15cm height and its screen shattered :/

8. maherk

Posts: 6879; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Oh wow, and it is supposed to have gg4. I guess you get what you pay for. Was it like a review unit? And did you manage to finish the review before breaking it?

14. KingSam

Posts: 1450; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

Probably the weight. But either way thats sad.

20. dazed1

Posts: 800; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

LOL pathetic comment. Its called random luck.

16. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Not really. But go with your theory. That is what they make cases for. No one talked about how fragile the same design was on the iPhone 4/4S. Rear panel were breaking (because it wasn't even real glass) quite often. That is why they make 9H screen protector, skins, cases. Cars are fragile too. Yet millions of people drive everyday and dont damage their cars.

18. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

If you make phones from the cheapest inexpensive materials in the planet, this is what you get. No one was talking about how fragile metal and glass was (except me) when everyone was crying about being tired of plastic phones. This is what you asked for. Next time before you beg for something, why not make sure its worth it in the end. This is what was asked for, don't complain about it now.

15. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Followed by the S6 edge family.

5. brar.arsh

Posts: 202; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

How is there no Samsung logo on the front of regular S7?

7. DanishPastry

Posts: 16; Member since: Aug 13, 2014

Almost certain that it is a Korean model, which comes without the front Samsung logo. Not too sure about why, but something about the phones being marketed as Galaxies, but the back Samsung logo is still present.

9. maherk

Posts: 6879; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I think it's the Japanese model, Samsung always release their phones unbranded in the Japanese market.

10. Darkkracker

Posts: 255; Member since: Jun 11, 2016

sounds like I hear another nail being hammered into the icoffin. Go Sammy!

11. oozz009

Posts: 520; Member since: Jun 22, 2015

15 million, not bad. However it seems that their slowing down already..

17. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Really, that was an increase over the first quarter. Right? Also if they managed to ship 15M in a quarter, that means they acn produce 5M per month on average which is right where I suggested both Samsung and Apple are at on production quantities. which gives use a metric for how many an OEM can sell after a phone was only in production for a single quarter. So when you do the math which I tried showing before, when Apple sold 75M phones when the iPhone 6 first appeared, between the 2 models they could have had up to 15M each available for sale at initial release and pumping out 5M each month afterwards. Yet demand at first exceeds initial production every time.

25. Ninetysix

Posts: 2964; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

http://bgr.com/2014/09/17/iphone-6-sales-demand-foxconn/ We are talking about Apple here broseph. 5M per month output is too low for Apple.

12. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

All I can say is DUN DUN DUNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!!!!

13. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Wow even with a neat $800 price tag, the S7 Edge is still selling higher over the base model. I think at this point it is safe to say maybe, Samsung could just make the S an edge only model and not sell the flat one...MAYBE! if the Note 6/7 ends up meeting the hype, maybe it will hey sells near 50M by it self for the first time I am aware of. With an early release to get ahead of some others, this could be the year Samsung breaks the bank and sends the others home packing. Good to see all the R&D cash being well spent and Samsung earning the rewards of their hard work. They were willing to take the chances and bring a couple of really solid offerings in 2016. The J7, A8, S7 and hopefully the Note will all give the competition some food for thought.

21. manojmcn

Posts: 633; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

Also need to appreciate the excellent marketing they have done for S7 & Edge. The level of spend is unseen for any brand flagship, at least in the part of the world where I live.

19. manojmcn

Posts: 633; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

"This information contradicts a previous report which claimed that combined sales of the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge could reach 25 million units by the end of June." Where is the contradiction? The early report stated: March - 10 million April-June - 15 million What is different here?

22. htcisthebest

Posts: 436; Member since: Nov 15, 2011

They deserve this success. Good job Samsung!

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