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Galaxy S7 is reportedly performing far better than the Galaxy S6

The Galaxy S6 was a proper evolutionary update over its predecessor as Samsung adopted a metal and glass combination that made the handset look and feel very high quality and while it did perform reasonably well, Samsung appears to have a real winner on its hands with the Galaxy S7. Multiple reports now suggest that the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 edge having been performing much better than their predecessors in the market, one report claims that Samsung has sold more than 10 million units of its new flagships combined.

Counterpoint Research says that Samsung has sold 20 percent more units of its new flagships in the first month alone as opposed to units of the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 edge it sold in the first month after launch. The research report mentions that Samsung has likely sold more than 10 million units, that’s sales to end customers and not just shipments to retailers, and that seems quite possible as Samsung’s earnings guidance for Q1 2016 seems to suggest that the resurgence of its mobile business in the high-end segment is courtesy of the new flagships.

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Tondern
Tondern

I must admit only a few things kept me from buying the S7 Edge. One being that I bought an S6 edge plus less than 6 months ago and that I don’t want to lose screen size. I’m very very interested in how the Note 6 turns out.

AmazingAura01
AmazingAura01

You guys use hyperbole way too much.

insanejojo
insanejojo

well it would have performed even better if you had kept the ir blaster, fm radio and removable battery….

troyboytn
troyboytn

Well of course more units have been moved…. Every US carrier used a buy one get one free promotion as well as the “freebies” that included the free VR or free Galaxy Gear. The S6 came with no freebies. Promotions entice sales. As for the phones themselves, to the average consumer, the S7 is no more enticing today than the S6 was a year ago.

SAMgalaxyXXX
SAMgalaxyXXX

The “buy one get one for free” promotion didn’t mean “buy one phone and get another phone for free”. The “one for free” referred to the VR or the G2 smart watch. That was a trick used by the carriers in The United States to make people think so and get them to at least enquire about the deal. Also, it was for a limited time. I don’t know about the USA but in the UK as in most countries you could only get the VR and only if you were under contract. Alternatively you could join Samsung’s upgrade system… Read more »

troyboytn
troyboytn

Please check your facts…Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile did indeed offer a buy one phone and get a second phone free promotion for the first month in he US. Sprint still has the promotion in play.

SAMgalaxyXXX
SAMgalaxyXXX

TROY just double checked the deal and you are right. I probably didn’t check it properly before. Still and as I suspected it was too sweet to believe. After reading part of the deal that second phone is not entirely for free you have to sign up for a monthly payment plan for both phones and that’s where I think the trick comes. The carriers will get that money back or most of it one way or the other through that plan which I’m guessing it might not be cheap. This kind of deal is more suitable for two family… Read more »

vbx
vbx

Yeah, lets spend $800 to get a free $99 VR. Makes perfect sense.

I picked up the S7 edge because it’s an awesome phone and it now has an SD card. The only reason why I didn’t pick up the S6.

Plus the Platinum SILVER looks freaking amazing.

Good thing I waited and didn’t waste my money on the S6. The VR bonus was just that a bonus. I didn’t care too much for it. Didn’t even unbox it yet. Planning to just sell it on craigslists.

lujki
lujki

“The Galaxy S6 was a proper evolutionary update…” You really keep pushing it. Just like in the article about the S7 being revolutionary. It isn’t. And it’s ok as nobody can expect that every single year. But don’t be like the Verge with their iPhones… If we went back to a year old article we’d see how the S6 was appreciated and the best and everything. And then when Note 5 launched as if S6 was trash. And now this, and we’ll see the same thing when Note 6 launches. I mean I know that the S7 is the best,… Read more »

masterross
masterross

“Galaxy S6 was a proper evolutionary update over its predecessors” ????
You’ve got to be joking.
S6 was step down! And now S7 is the real “evolutionary update”!