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Galaxy S7 sales put other Samsung phones to shame

Based on the stellar Galaxy S7 reviews, it’s no surprise that the handset is selling in abundance.

The Samsung Galaxy S7 is shaping up to be Samsung’s best-selling smartphone in years.

That’s according to Counterpoint Research, which says its data shows as much as 50% higher sales for the S7 compared to the S6 in some markets.

A new report from analysts at the firm reveal that sales are up 30% in the US, 20% in western Europe, and 10% in China when compared to the Galaxy S6 for the same period.

“We estimate the S7 series should sell considerably better than the S6 and S5, but probably on par with the popular S4 model,” said Neil Shah, Research Director at Counterpoint

A channel survey conducted by Counterpoint estimated that 10 million units of the phone were shipped by Samsung.

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The Samsung Galaxy S7 became available for open purchase on March 11 this year, bringing with it a number of design improvements.

“The subtle industrial design tweaks such as the rounded back and reduced protrusion of the camera make for an improved in-hand feel,” said Shah. “In addition, the enhanced camera performance, expandable memory storage, waterproof capability and lower price is proving to hit the right note with consumers.”

Shah also notes that high Galaxy S7 sales are “accompanied by strong growth in Samsung’s low-tier portfolio”, particularly the J-series handsets.

He added that this would “help Samsung defend its leading market share position globally this year”

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