Last month, Samsung unveiled its latest Android flagships, the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, and quickly opened pre-orders for the new devices in various markets around the world. While a lucky few buyers have already received their handsets, shipments officially start in many parts of the world tomorrow, and it seems that Samsung is pleased with how many people are already lined up to get one.
Samsung Mobile chief Koh Dong-jin said today that pre-orders for its new range-toppers have been 'stronger than expected'. As Reuters reports, he stopped short of sharing actual sales figures, but said that he anticipates that the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge will help to boost Samsung's handset sales in China.
However, it may not be all good news for Samsung's new devices.
According to Business Korea, citing unnamed sources at three of South Korea's carriers, pre-orders for the S7 and S7 edge in Samsung's home market have so far been lower than those of last year's Galaxy S6 and S6 edge, the predecessors to its latest flagships.