After having a pretty mediocre – by Samsung's standards – 2014 and 2015 with the Galaxy S5 and Galaxy S6 family of devices, Samsung looks to be back on track with the Galaxy S7 family (this includes the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge). After receiving great reviews from just about every reviewer out there, Samsung has reportedly shipped 10 million Galaxy S7's, according to a report out of CNBC. The report didn't say whether this was just Galaxy S7's or if it included the Galaxy S7 Edge as well. Either way, shipping that many units in just a month is definitely a good sign. However, it's important to remember the difference between "shipped" and "sold". These are the number of units that have been shipped to retailers and carriers around the world. The number of units sold may be much different.
We likely won't hear official numbers from Samsung until their earnings, which should be later this month or next month – seeing as Q1 ended on March 31st. It's likely that Samsung will also beat expectations for the first quarter, considering the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge were available for a few weeks in the first quarter, with them releasing it pretty quickly after the announcement at Mobile World Congress in February. Although Q2 may look even better for the South Korean company.
Samsung had some competition from LG at Mobile World Congress, but that doesn't appear to have phased them so far. The Galaxy S6 was a great device, however the Galaxy S7 and by that token the Galaxy S7 Edge, improved on their predecessors in basically all of the right areas. Adding in larger batteries (jumping from 2550mAh on the Galaxy S6 to 3000mAh on the Galaxy S7, and 2600mAh on the Galaxy S6 Edge to 3600mAh on the Galaxy S7 Edge), as well as bringing back microSD card support, and waterproofing. Something that was in the Galaxy S5 but not the Galaxy S6. Both of these devices are great devices from Samsung, and they are likely to continue to sell very well throughout 2016. Being available in about 60 countries already, with more to come, it'll likely outsell their predecessor, which is what Samsung really wants.