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Samsung launched 31 new smartphones in 2016

Over the course of 2016, Samsung released an eye-watering 31 new smartphones, including the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, reveals a chart published by online statistics portal Statista. For comparison, Lenovo, ZTE and Huawei launched 26, 24 and 22 devices, respectively, while the firm’s main competitor Apple only introduced three.

What’s particularly interesting, however, is that Samsung’s figure is actually down from where it was a little more than two years ago, when it flooded the market with 56 new phones. However, following a 49 percent drop in profits for Q4 2014, it revealed that it would cut its┬álineup by as much as 30 percent — and that’s exactly what it did.

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FuturePilot
FuturePilot

They need to stop with this crap. That many devices makes it very difficult to support all of them with updates even for a large company like Samsung. (and that’s not even including all of their tablets and devices <2 years old!) No wonder Samsung's updates are a mess. Focus on a smaller set of devices and support can be quicker and longer.

Jias5
Jias5

They could release just 9 models. Note, S, S+, A3/5/7, J3/5/7

SAMgalaxyXXX
SAMgalaxyXXX

31 plus the variants for each model. Equally interesting is the amount released by other OEMs especially LG and HTC. Samsung at least has been successful with the exception of Note 7 and only because of the battery issue.

HomerS66
HomerS66

The variants are already included in the 31 phones.

SAMgalaxyXXX
SAMgalaxyXXX

I don’t think so. I just checked and I found 23 models (not 31) with 53 variants. Just among the S7, S7 edge, J5-J7 (2016) there are 32 variants.

radfordra
radfordra

The S7 and S7 Edge only had 2 models each. The Exynos and the Snapdraggon one. The only differnce between the models is the software running on them. Samsung stopped the practice of making one phone for each carrier with the flagship Galaxy devices starting with the S7 and S7 Edge.

MStuart
MStuart

99% of them poorly supported or not at all. No wonder.

cabbe86
cabbe86

Ridiculous, to much why. It’s enough with a flagship and 1 none flagship every year;-)