Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge Claim Big Pre-Order Numbers

The latest Galaxy S7 smartphones come with improved low-light camera ability.

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Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge will start selling from March 18 onwards. (Photo: AP)

Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd has seen stronger-than-expected pre-orders for its new flagship Galaxy S7 smartphones launching this week, a senior company executive said.

Koh Dong-jin, president of Samsung’s handsets business, did not give a figure or disclose sales targets during a press briefing for the phones, which go on sale in South Korea and other markets on Friday.

But he said Samsung expects the S7s to help revive sales in China, the world’s top smartphone market where researchers say the Korean firm is lagging its competitors.

The Galaxy S7 offer incremental upgrades, leading some analysts to predict sales in the first year will be weaker than last year’s Galaxy S6s.

The Samsung Galaxy S7 offers a 5.1-inch display, weigh 152-gram and is powered by a 3,000 mAh battery. The smartphone was first unveiled at the Mobile World Congress 2016.

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