Galaxy S7: How Successful Is the Flagship Launch?

The interest in the new Samsung flagship Galaxy S7 and S7 edge is great. So big, that there are more pre-orders than the responsible persons at Samsung expected. But can the S7 build on the success of its predecessors?

More Pre-Orders For S7 And S7 Edge

There have been more pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge than expected, as reported phoneArena.com and refers to Samsung’s mobile boss Koh Dong-jin. According to this, many customers had ordered the smartphones before tomorrow’s official sales start. The pre-orders would surpass the expectations of the manufacturer, it says. As a reminder, predecessors get a Gear VR for the S7 or S7 edge . The VR glasses from the Samsung is available for about 100 euros.

Increasing Interest In Low-End Smartphones

The magazine BusinessKorea, on the other hand, speaks of falling presale sales. Possible reasons, however, is not a lack of interest in the S7 smartphones, but rather a rather negative attitude pre-orders. In addition, the interest in so-called low-end smartphones too, which attract with attractive prices for a good equipment lure.

Forecast: Less Sales Than S6 And Co.

Chinese analysts are forecasting the Samsung flagship sales even lower than the predecessors of the S6 family. Given the high expectations, it is difficult to assess these forecasts. Although we must remember that next to the LG G5 the new HTC One, the Huawei P9 as well as iPhone 7 areexpected. This does not mean that Galaxy S7 and S7 edge will not be successful. On the contrary, we expect good performance figures for the 5.1 and 5.5 inch smartphones.

Galaxy S7: Best Smartphone Or Little Innovative?

Why should the new Galaxy generation sell worse than its predecessors? The models are not innovative enough, say the analysts. This statement may surprise the one or the other, the Galaxy S7 is in many places as currently “best smartphone” and “almost perfect”. If a smartphone is almost perfect, should not it go away as the proverbial warm cakes? And if it is not innovative enough, why is it so praised (not only here)? At the same time, it scores with the return of IP68 protection from water and dust and accommodates space for a memory card with up to 200 GB – a feature that was missing from the S6 family alone. This may not be innovative.But how do you have to be a developer?
We will be watching the launch of the new Galaxy smartphones. And after first longer tests, assess whether they hold what first previews promise.