There’s no point denying it anymore. Samsung made an abundance of strategic mistakes with its high-end 2015 smartphone launches, which ultimately canceled out the spectacular Galaxy S6 redesign.

First, the S6 inexplicably ditched the microSD card slot and waterproof features of the S5. It also took a little too long to go on sale, having been announced on March 1 2015 and debuting on store shelves in only 20 global markets on April 10.

Then, S6 Edge availability was severely plagued by low production yields, and don’t get us started on the fall fiasco, as the Galaxy Note 5 is still not up for grabs in Europe.

The good news is at least a few of those atrocious judgment errors will not be repeated this year, both the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge withstanding liquid interaction and supporting external storage expansion.

A quick turnaround feels almost equally as vital for the two’s worldwide fame aspirations, especially with the modular LG G5 breathing down their necks, and apparently, the S7 duo shall “go on sale in 60 countries on March 11.” 60 instead of 20, mind you, and under three weeks instead of more than five.

Remember, today’s the day pre-orders kick off in the US, and through March 18, the “Next Galaxy” comes bundled with a gratis Gear VR headset, plus other freebies on T-Mobile and Sprint.

As always, Samsung doesn’t want to get involved in a shipment number prediction game, but also as always, the new flagship is expected to outsell its forerunner. That didn’t work out so well for the S6 and S5, the former merely selling a reported 38 million copies in 2015.

If people are indeed as excited about the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge as Samsung suggests, and mass-manufacturing can be cranked up in due time, crossing 40 million shouldn’t be a problem.

Source: Yonhap News

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