Samsung's just-released flagship devices, the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, may surpass their predecessors in terms of sales in South Korea. More than 100,000 units of the devices have been sold in the home country in just two day.
The South Korean technology giant unveiled the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Feb. 21 in Barcelona before releasing them March 11. Some reports have claimed pre-orders for the devices in the home country were not encouraging, but sales appear to say something else.
A total of 60,000 units of the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge were sold on the day of release in South Korea, and another 40,000 units on the second day, taking the two-days sales to 100,000, according to industry data obtained by Yonhapnews (via PhoneArena). The data also showed the Galaxy S7 accounts for 60 percent of the units sold in two days.
The sales figures of the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge are encouraging so far, and have the potential to overtake that of their predecessors in the next few days. It was reported that 20,000 units of the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge were sold in 10 days when they were launched last year. Samsung will look forward to its flagship devices to boost its revenue.
The Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge share similar specifications except their screen size. The former sports a 5.1-inch QHD super AMOLED screen with 2,560x1,440 pixels (577 ppi pixel density), while the latter has a 5.5-inch QHD super AMOLED display with 2,560x1,440 pixels (534 ppi pixel density).
Under the hood, the devices have a Samsung Exynos 8890/Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor (two variants), Android 6.0 Marshmallow, 32GB/64GB internal memory (expandable up to 200GB via microSD card), a 12MP main camera with f/1.7 aperture and smart OIS (Optical Image Stabilisation), a 5MP front-snapper with f/1.7 aperture, and a 3,000mAh battery with fast-charging technology.