The global release date for the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge had been outed as March 11 a while ago. Now there’s official confirmation from the brand’s side that the handsets will indeed hit shelves on that date.
Samsung Mobiles Communication head Koh Dong-jin had previously confirmed that the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge would find its way to 60 countries on March 11 during the first wave of its launch. We now know this list of nations includes the US, Korea, Europe, Australia and Singapore. The handsets are being sold with a number of offers in order to tempt consumers into buying the phones.
The strategy seems to be working for Samsung. Dong-jin recently asserted that pre-orders for the new flagship series has been stronger than expected. Unfortunately, he chose not to reveal just how many pre-orders the manufacturer had gotten, nor what its sales target for the series is.
According to Reuters (via GSM Arena), Dong-jin went on to say that the South Korean company expects the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge to reverse its declining fortunes in China, the top smartphone market in the world. The brand has been lagging behind major competitors in the country like Apple, Huawei and Xiaomi.
Some analysts claim that sales of the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge will be weaker than that of the previous S6 lineup because the two offer only incremental upgrades. This goes against what Dong-jin had envisioned for the new offerings. He had predicted that vending for the phones would sail past its predecessors.
A quick look at the top specifications of the Samsung Galaxy S7:
– OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
– Display: 5.1-inch super AMOLED, 2560 x 1440 pixels
– CPU: Snapdragon 820/Exynos 8890
– Memory: 32GB/64GB, expandable till 200GB
– RAM: 4GB
– Battery: 3000mAh
– Camera: 12MP rear, 5MP front
– Weight: 152g
– Size: 142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9mm
– Connectivity: 4G, dual-SIM, Bluetooth, Wi-Fiac, NFC, microUSB 2.0