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'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.

Related phones

Galaxy S7
  • Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(28h 3G talk time)
Galaxy S7 edge
  • Display 5.5" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3600 mAh(36h 3G talk time)



1. hafini_27

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

Two awesome devices. Congrats Samsung.

16. another1

Posts: 157; Member since: Dec 25, 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.

31. tedkord

Posts: 17357; Member since: Jun 17, 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?

40. SamDH1

Posts: 419; Member since: Apr 21, 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.

48. another1

Posts: 157; Member since: Dec 25, 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.

55. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

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

95. another1

Posts: 157; Member since: Dec 25, 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.

97. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 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.

102. AllFanboysMatter

Posts: 206; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

Um, it actually sounds like you seem embarrassed DoggyDangerous, considering how upset you sound right now...

106. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

not at all bro. Your ears are just malfunctioning. That's why things are sounding totally wrong to you. But that's ok, just consult some good doctor to fix your ears. Plz just chill and keep your wrong assumptions and wrong considerations to yourself. Now you sounds like a baby comes to the rescue of his father(another1).

64. darkkjedii

Posts: 31065; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

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

112. Lucifer666

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 11, 2016

Listen man.. Again i dont usually post on this websote i just read the news and the comments and leave.. But lately you have had my attention.. At first you say you a neutral guy you love both samsung and apple and you use both but when it comes to apples i have seen you perfer it more but you wont admmit it for some reason.. Now the thing is bro one comment you posted about your wife and job and stuff thats irrelevant.. The thin is i use both apple and samsung.. 6s/note 5 and i love technology chinese companies or anything which is better then lets say apple or samsung ill use it and say it that its better and wont blindly defend certain company.. You need to chill a little i understand your comment about making a line.. Either way im not a guy who will wait in line for a phone cuz thats just not me and wont call people stupid for waiting to cuz its there life and there time so who are we to judge? But my advice to you dark is that whatever company or phone you love or choose just say it and stick by it.. Cuz bro we all know you are a apple lover and there is nothing wrong with that.. Just chill and dont take this comment section to seriously at the end of the day its just a phone..

116. darkkjedii

Posts: 31065; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I'm a lover of my wife, the Yankees, Steelers, Michigan Wolverines, and Corvettes, also... there's only one "m" in admit. "Don't take the comment section so seriously", but you made an account just to get at me. Mr. Pot, may I introduce you to Mr. Kettle. Piss off (bro).

117. Lucifer666

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 11, 2016

As you can not have a logical conversation then there is no point of us communicating further but i will clear few things i already had an account before and we have talked before and i have put you in your place several times.. Oh unless your wife is giving some to every other guy on this site no need to mention her.. Third dont act like a tough guy or a bully becuase all you are grown a##. Child..cry all you want people will buy whatever they like have a problem with that?? Go f## yourself cuz im pretty sure you aint F## your wife someone else is.. Peace B##

118. darkkjedii

Posts: 31065; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Words 9-17, of your post, I'll mos def abide by. This'll be my last response. Love the attempt to get green thumbs, by insulting my wife lol. I actually giggles off that one. Bye bye Lucie669.

122. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Wow that was pretty blunt. I likes that's in you. I've said that too about him playing both sides. But I like that devil in

141. Ashoaib

Posts: 3285; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

He is an arogant idiot bro... if he has a wife, he will surely spend time with her. But he is a low life in the basement and you will find him replying to comments 9 to 5... he brag about corvet and other stuff, may be he has seen them in the TV... do you think, he own even a bicycle? may be he named his bicycle as corvet and imagine that it is the original...

125. SamDH1

Posts: 419; Member since: Apr 21, 2015

It was okay for them to line up till about the iPhone 5, the past three years seemed silly. I'm fine with it, but how many Apple fans actually buy the Apple phone for the phone, or just for the "bragging rights" of having an iPhone and "showing it off". Nexus owners are generally aware of what a Nexus is and why it's so great so meh.

56. AlikMalix unregistered

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!

59. Ashoaib

Posts: 3285; Member since: Nov 15, 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...

62. AlikMalix unregistered

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!!!!

79. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 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.

92. AlikMalix unregistered

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.

100. darkkjedii

Posts: 31065; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

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

127. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Your point is well taken. But here is the problem. First off I didn't use stupid in a subjective manner. I am not judging them. If someone is doing something stupid and I say they are, it doesn't mean it's any less stupid simply because you don't think it is. For wxample, playing with fire is stupid. Just because you may be some professional entertainer that can play with fire to get paid for money, it doesn't make it any less dangerous because you can still seriously injure yourself. Sonthis if you were never playing with fire in the first place, the chances of you ever getting burned is zero. Most of the that line aren't their to be your friend. They bare their to simply be first to brag or just because they may get on TV or make some money or get some free attention. It doesn't matter why they are their. The ultimate goal is they want the attention for a product that garners attention. But why they are there doesn't matter to me. It doesn't make it any less stupid. This is not the same as standing in line for anything that draws large crowd. You have long lines at amusement parks because the options are limited so thus you have to wait to enjoy them. Yes I can talk to people in line who are their for the same reason I am. However I am not their hoping I get on tv, I am not trying to be first, I am not there to sell my spot for money and I'm not taking time off from work for something so lame as a phone. Ibrayherbtakenoff a day and stay home and spend time with my family, or take a bike ride or party. I'm not going to stand in line for a phone I can have shipped in a boc. After all if getting the phone first is so important to you, why not preorder and get it before everyone. It doesn't make the phone better because you stood outside in the rain and risked getting the flu or robbed or shot to buy a frikkin phone. It is not different than all the idiots who stand in line for a pair Jordans. It is a material object that is not worth standing in line for. These same people will botch and complain about standing in line at a store to by food or clothes, but won't for a phone? Your point is well taken. NY point is your getting mad because some people here are congratulating Samsung on success and you're saying they are being hypocrites because they ridiculed Apple fan for this. We'll because with Apple fans they do not every dog on year. It's not the same as someone on the other side doing it. I was only saying you can't be mad because Apple fans get more ridiculed. We all know some people treat Apple like it's God's gift to mankind. Even calling the iPhone the Jesus phone. Fact is, if Jesus bought a phone it wouldn't be an iPhone because it's axe for a certain group of people in general. Jesus wouldn't be associated with them. He would have an Android. Lol. Who cares if people talk about you. I watch guys here talk about me. I personally could care less. They aren't entitled to their opinion as I am...

128. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

To mine. But if I was the kind of person who wanted to stand in line, I would care less if someone called me stupid. After all I would be doing what I like. And I will just be stupid doing what I like. After all.loys of people do things they like that are stupid. Like smoking is stupid. Just because I don't like smoking isn't why its stupid. It stupid because it kills people yet people.qste time and money. But I'm not judging them because I called them stupid. Just understand, just like their are phones that are superior to others whether we like them or not, their are things that are stupid whether we like them or not and those things at not left up to be subjective. It is simply a matter of fact. If apple said, we are going to release a special iPhone with special features and they were only going to make 1M of them and I wanted one, then camping out 2 weeks sooner to increase my chances to get one would be a totally different circumstance and thus it would make sense. But Apple sell over 150M phones in a year. I don't need to have it on release day. I don't need to stand in line with people saying stupid things like... They move the headphone jack to the bottom. The new charging us totally digital....2hat does that even mean. Or I heard it was going to be like a precious jewel...ooooooooooo!!!! And yes I am trying to make a funny from Samsung video of them mocking Apple fans. What I want to ask. How did you feel about Apple Mac vs PC commercials? How did you feel when Cook mocked the Surface Pro 4 saying it sucks at being both a tablet and PC and then they release an iPad that sorta looks like a Surface. Even has a keyboard and a pen? Why be so serious. I simply though you wad above this stuff and you should be.

130. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

What is an iSheep? It's a person who blindly buys Apple products year after year, even when the phone offers nothing worth buying and argue and fight others saying it's better. They will justify everything Apple does even when it's totally wrong. The S5 was great. But even with its abilities the blog sites put it down and cause it to have low sells. Those features didn't matter so the S6 didn't have them. So now people realized they made a mistake and now they are back. Everyone who owns an iPhone isn't a sheep of a fan. Being a fan doesn't mean you have to be bad It is bad when being a fan will make you blind to facts no matter how much you may or may not like them. It's like what one poster says. The PA writers gave the S6 a high grade and it's oy con wad nonsdcard, yet the s7 has it all and plus and it got a lower grade. How? Even though the iPhone never had an sdcard, it doesn't make it any less of a con if it is a beneficial feature. Especially Apple still.sellong 16GB models. Just because someone says you are something doesn't make it true, unless it is. Just like calling people standing in line is atupid. If you feel they aren't you have a right to disagree. Stupid isn't always a bad thing, unless it is a bad thing. Clowns are stupid, but it's not a bad thing. Right?

99. darkkjedii

Posts: 31065; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Excuses excuses.

101. tedkord

Posts: 17357; Member since: Jun 17, 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.

107. AlikMalix unregistered

Samsung Apple and McDonald's all file for rediculous amounts of silly patent concepts - USPO is one the most unorganized bunch or government offices I know. BUT law is a law and Samsung Apple and McDonald's all know it - to infringe upon a patent is illegal - Samsung did infringe and there's evidence in interanal documents that it was done maliciously - that was the point of the lawsuit. Whether they believed the patent was unjust or not is irrelevant - they should have challenged USPO for granting it - not just go ahead and infringe on apples patents. I can bet you my house that Samsung also holds patents that ar down right rediculous - Apple just not stupid enough to infringe on them. Please do not move away from the article topic... Don't tell me how Apple infringes on others (I know about them) and if guilty Apple needs to pay up. No argument. Samsung was guilty as it infringed on a patent held by Apple. Simple. The rest is history and lawyer fees. I'll comeback to this on an article regarding this matter - this is not the right article to talk about this. So is Samsung gonna appologize to the customers because it made fun of people standing in line for a phone?

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