Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge pre-orders have been stronger than Samsung expected

by: Kris CarlonMarch 10, 2016
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Pre-order numbers for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge have taken Samsung by surprise. According to Koh Dong-jin, the president of Samsung’s mobile division, S7 pre-orders have been stronger than expected, although no sales figures or targets were disclosed during a press briefing on the new models.

samsung-s7-s7-edgeSee also: Samsung Galaxy S7 vs Galaxy S7 Edge hands on comparison15

Samsung hopes the strong numbers will help bolster sales in China, which have been lagging recently as the iPhone gains popularity in the region and competition increases from the likes of Huawei, Xiaomi and others. Previous rumors had claimed Galaxy S7 pre-order figures were lower than they had been last year for the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge.

Without actual figures, we can't say if Samsung has lowered its targets and the pre-order numbers are in fact lower than those for the S6 and S6 Edge, or if the new Galaxies have sparked new interest in Samsung's flagship line. Considering the overwhelmingly positive reviews for the Galaxy S7 Edge in particular, if these phones can't turn things around, nothing can.

Are you going all-in on a Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge?

  • s3icc0

    I am taking the risk there will be problems revealed soon (and we already know about few – overheating, camera hw issue) and pre-ordered the S7.
    And I can confirm that at least in Czech republic the pre-orders were pretty high a I was told that my free of charge VR headset will be delivered cca 2 weeks after the phone …

    • das

      Damn that takes the piss. My free gear came on the 7th phone on 8th

      • s3icc0

        here is the release day 11th (and the VR for pre-orders is distributed before … but now it’s out of stock…) anyway I don’t bother as my plan is to try it shortly and then sell to someone who will really enjoy it – there is no use for me. I play Battlefield on PC :-D

        • seVenBen

          Umm…. S7/edge pretty so much getting pre-orders they(sam) first thought.

  • Andrew Lyons

    I have mine. Not onje issue so far. No overheating, no camera issues, nothing. Perfect. I’ve been using it quite heavily over the last 3 days and have yet to find an issue :)

    • RiTCHiE

      Problems comes when samsung releases updates that makes you phone slow as hell so you more eager to buy the upgraded s8 next year.

      • Andrew Lyons

        That’s never been my experience with previous Samsung devices

        • saksham

          me too ! always owned the flagship galaxy phones

        • Major Sceptic

          My experience has generally been good with Sammy , the only update I thought was a backwards step was the first lollipop, but I blame Google as much for that POS.

      • 1213 1213

        Yep, confirmed hater lol

      • s2weden2000

        Just like the aijphoney right?…

  • seVenBen

    I pr-ordered today. My pick up date is 24th March. I went with Gold. Have only 3 Choices, White edge, Gold edge and the last is Black onyx edge. S7 sill not available.

    There is also no Free Gear VR.
    But we will get Sam Battery Pack and a few discount on VR. Can’t wait.

    Please anyone can tell me about s7 edge Gold have more rich Gold Flavour than previous S6 ?

    • Josh Stewart

      Wut? How is your pick up date the 24th when the phone comes out for the public on the 11th lol?

      • das

        It came out on the 8th and the free gear vr I got delivered on the 7th

        • Josh Stewart

          k.

      • seVenBen

        I am from asia pacific… think we only late this time :(
        Tell me about ur color choices

        • Josh Stewart

          Ahh, I see. Our colors and silver, black, and gold.

          • seVenBen

            I want to know that what you guys went for? Your choice of color?

          • Josh Stewart

            I got the black one. Stealth savage. I’m just personally not a fan of the shininess of of the other colors, but can see how others would like them. A lot of people are going for the silver color.

          • seVenBen

            We have not silver one yet. And i love that silver but went for Gold edge. Gonna have to use with Transparacy Glass Back Cover to keep away fingerprints.
            Yes Black one is really stealth.
            Its as cool as Tuxedo. Very Gentleman

  • Josh Stewart

    They better not be out of the damn Gear VRs by the time my phone gets here lol.

    • techmad

      Agreed. I’m booking mine today. Super excited!!

  • Rob Liszi

    Being deeply disapointed with my S6, I am looking at the S7… but only if the battery is replaceable… Also hoping for improved bluetooth.

    • RiTCHiE

      Nope if i was you i would keep the s6 and wait for the s8 because this upgrade isn’t worth it.

      • Andrew Lyons

        It definately is worth it.

        • RiTCHiE

          Worth in what way? Its almost the same phone lol

          • Andrew Lyons

            So much differences. Judging from all your comments on here you’re clearly a hater.

          • Chris Nolan

            I have both an S6 and S7 edge. The S7 is considerably better. Expandable storage is nice but the real winner for me is the battery life. 22 hours after taking it off charge and i’m still on 51% battery. The camera is fantastic (and the S6 was hard to beat), the performance is superb, it feels far better in the hand with the subtle design changes to the shape which somehow make a 5.5″ screen seem no harder to use one handed than a much smaller phone. Until you have had any experience using both handsets for any period of time then your opinion is irrelevant.

          • Major Sceptic

            Dude , it is clearly a huge upgrade from the S6 .

      • saksham

        s7 is the perfect smartphone even MKBHD found it difficult to find flaws in it

        • RiTCHiE

          No such thing as a perfect smartphone. But its good to see how them fanboys always protect their brand right.

          • 1213 1213

            Lol we can all see your above comment you know. It’s clear you’re just a hater. And if you think it’s the same phone as the s6 you clearly don’t understand smartphones either.

            The only thing in which it hasn’t significantly improved is the external design, but even that was improved to make it more ergonomically friendly.

          • RiTCHiE

            Hater? Why do i have to like all products they make? Some you like and others you dont but its so easy to call names tho. Im talking bout s6 not worth a upgrade because even if this s7 is better but not by far.

          • saksham

            im a nexus fan but i stopped at the nexus 5 seeing how much samsung can offer . its got everything a flagship should have

    • 1213 1213

      The battery life is much better, but no removable battery.

  • ThatDudeKee

    Well done Samsung!!! You’re core audience has spoken. You’ve listened and adjusted and this is the results of that dynamic… This may be Samsung’s most impressive sales year maybe since the galaxy line was introduced. I have my edge. And I am very impressed. My only issue is having to use the provided tool, to access the microsd card. But that’s not really an issue. That’s just a new method that we’ll have to get used to. I’m more than happy with the overall design and functionality of my edge. I’ve been playing with it like a kid with a new toy since it arrived 2 nights ago. Best device on the market…

  • RiTCHiE

    Isn’tt that normal when the s5 and s6 kinda sucked? Its like first they sold people happy meals with a toy then after a couple of years they removed the toy and people was crying and now they added the toy again and people are happy again.

    • Chris Nolan

      Even though the S6 was widely recognised as one of last years best phones?

  • saksham

    i preordered mine ! im gonna get it on 18th march !!

  • Bob F

    Not sure I’ll pick ip my Edge on pre-order

  • anton

    already got mine off craigslist suckers!

  • Jason DonkeyKong Budzi

    I’m about to order my s7 Edge off of amazon, but have questions
    1. What is the best method to get an unlocked one?
    2. What is my cheapest option to get the phone with warranty?
    3. Can I buy it full price at any store?

  • jo momma

    Only problem is that if you ordered a silver edge you won’t being seeing them until March 31. I was told by the store that I’d have it on the 11th. They informed me today it would be the 31st because the silver was so popular. What was the point in pre ordering a phone that is delayed three weeks after launch??? Actually I was told they have no idea when I’d truly get the phone. Verizon may have good coverage but they are terrible at customer service.

    • Kevin

      Are you serious, the 31st, damn it, i pre-ordered my silver one on march 1st, still nothing, my brother preordered his the 6th, and got his today, the gold platinum, thats crazy though

      • jo momma

        Yep the silver won’t ship until the 31st. I was told that by multiple Verizon employees. I ordered online so that I could get the free Gear s2. The catch is that you have to fill out the form by the 31st to redeem the promotion and receive the watch. You can only complete the form when you actually receive your phone which will have its own identification number which you will have to enter. So if my phone will not ship until the 31st, how am I going to fill out the form. Their answer was…….we will try our best to get the phone to you before the 31st but we can’t grantee anything…….awful company.

        • Kevin

          That definitely sucks about the promotion ifbyoubdont receive yours on time , t-mobile emailed me today saying i will be receiving it between the 14th and 17th. That gear s2 would of probably been better than the VR

  • Dragonscourgex

    For the first time in a few years, I’m actually think I will get a Samsung phone. The S7 Edge has my attention.

    • schahram

      I got GS7 Edge Black and Platinum for my wife and son. They are the most beautiful handsets I have ever held in my hands. All I am saying is that you will be in love with your GS7 Edge.

  • s2weden2000

    ePic…