Samsung managed to sell more than 100,000 Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge smartphones in South Korea during their first two days on the market, according to the first industry data about the two new phones.

A closer look at the figures reveals that the regular Galaxy S7 appears to be the more popular of the two phones in the series, accounting for approximately 60 percent of sales during the two day period. Combined sales of the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge reached around 60,000 units on Friday and 40,000 on Saturday. Samsung was also keen to point out that it considers Saturday a “slow day” for handset sales and so is happy with the initial performance.

While the figure may seem small in the grand scheme of Samsung’s yearly sales figures, these opening sales numbers suggest that the Galaxy S7 range is at least as popular as last year’s Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. Given Samsung’s declining flagship mobile sales over the past couple of years, a plateau in sales performance is perhaps no bad thing.

However, those hoping that the Galaxy S7 series would substantially lift Samsung’s sales may feel underwhelmed that these new phones haven’t generated a notable boost to consumer interest. Especially as the handsets offer improved camera components, water-resistance, and reintroduced the microSD card.

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Of course, Samsung’s global smartphone sales may look quite different to those of its home nation. We should probably wait for a quarterly report or two before drawing too many conclusions about the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge’s impact on Samsung’s mobile business.

Robert Triggs
Lead Technical Writer at Android Authority, covering the latest trends in consumer electronics and hardware. In his spare moments, you'll probably find him tinkering with audio electronics and programming.
  • Pez Smith

    I went with the S7 too, somehow the S7 Edge doesn’t appeal to me.

    • Jason Kim

      I love my S7 Edge… anyways both S7E and S7 are crazy awesome phones…

      I picked up my 64 GB S7E Gold Plat from Samsung Store in Korea ! First Day !

      • Pez Smith

        I went with the gold as well. :)
        Unfortunately only 32GB is available for me…

        I’m not happy with the Microsoft shitware on the S7 …. Come on Samsung, if you must have bloatware then use your own not MS.

  • monsterdonutkid

    Decent figures. Thinking of getting one myself, except I’d be more comfortable with the Qualcomm-powered variant. I live in the Philippines and we get the Exynos/Mali variant.

    • HyperFrost

      Don’t be too afraid, even if the sd820 is more powerful gpu-wise, the exynos is more powerful in the cpu department and much more power efficient (meaning overall longer lasting battery!).

      • monsterdonutkid

        I kinda need that extra Adreno GPU kick. I do all my gaming on mobile.

      • Karly Johnston

        That S6 Exynos had great battery life… not.

  • Marty

    “Over 100,000 Galaxy S7 phones sold in Korea in the first two days”

    And 101,000 being returned in just 1 hour of use.

    • 1213 1213

      As bitter as always I see ;-)

      • Marty

        Nah, just being sarcastic. ?

        1,000 people returned the ones they were considering buying. ?

    • Just go and suck apples Di-ck

      • Marty

        Such language!

  • ryq24

    I wonder what free items are included for the Koreans ? I understand other countries get free items when they pre order.

  • balcobomber25

    Koreans bought one of the two brands that 99% of Korean people use? Shocking!!

    • Tuan Bui

      Don’t forgot iphone, last time I checked it was slowly eating away the Korean manufacturer on its own turf.

  • they really need to bring back swappable battery.