Samsung Galaxy S7 Sales Crush Galaxy S6 – It’s All About Size, MicroSD Slot

Judging by Samsung’s ongoing strategy of consistently cutting prices for its mid-range devices, it looks as if the company is desperate to hold on to its status as the biggest smartphone seller in the world.

That may have been true with the Samsung Galaxy S6 around, but Sammy doesn’t need to do that anymore with the Galaxy S7.

Because Samsung actually listened to its customers on the hardware front and brought back the microSD slot, interest in the brand grew significantly. The phone’s battery is still not removable, but the capacity has gone up quite significantly on the S7 Edge.

The 10 million or so Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge devices sold worldwide has led to strong sales growth that goes up to 50 percent in certain regions, as reported Android Authority.

In the US, where cut-throat smartphone competition is fiercest, the Galaxy S7 phones went up by 30 percent. In Korea, however, the numbers have been on a plateau.

Another reason for the S7/Edge success has to do with sizing. Instead of offering two different models of the same size, each variant is spaced out quite well against the other.

The regular S7 is at 5.1 inches, the S7 Edge is at 5.5 inches, and the Galaxy Note 6 is expected to come at 5.7 inches. For the previous model both the standard and Edge S6 variants are at 5.1 inches, while the S6 Edge+ and Note 5 come at 5.7 inches.