Samsung records better-than-expected Q1 growth thanks to Galaxy S7/S7 edge

28 April, 2016
The company's mobile division recorded its strongest performance in nearly a couple of years.

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Leadership in the premium segment? When does selling 10+millions of high end phones is leader when the unnamed competitor is selling 50+millions of highend phones in the same quarter?

  • AnonD-396766

AnonD-5197, 28 Apr 2016You bought a year old phone and complain it dropped hugely in pr... moreSir, could you explain your point? I didn't understand the last part "in the phones 2nd year in market."

  • AnonD-5197

AnonD-396766, 28 Apr 2016In April last year i bought Samsung S5 Duos it cost me about 480... moreYou bought a year old phone and complain it dropped hugely in price in the phones 2nd year in market. Nice

  • yaxao

Linas, 28 Apr 2016Not true. Samsung phones (even the plastic ones) are at least tw... moreiPhone 6S according to verge costs around 233 US dollars while according to Android authority Samsung S7 costs around 255 Us dollar. Both are estimates, you need to consider that Apple uses in-house chip set A9 or whatever that called and that cost for them around 25 US dollar while for Sammy it is around 60 US dollar. Also Samsung is one of the biggest producer of allt things tech from screens to hardrives etc. while apple does use Samsung as a supplier... So it is hard to exactly know how much each really costs.

  • AnonD-396766

AnonD-5197, 28 Apr 20166 months isnt enough for a phone to lose that much value in any ... moreIn April last year i bought Samsung S5 Duos it cost me about 480 USD, then i sold it in the local market before the end of the month with a value of 266.66 USD.

  • AnonD-517623

Anonymous, 28 Apr 2016iphone retains its price because of Apple's strict pricing strat... morebecause apple is jerk!!!
they rip off people who cares about them

nothing of my concern though bought a $500 6p way better than $850 6splus

  • AnonD-5197

AnonD-396766, 28 Apr 2016that's right sir, If anyone buy an iphone and keep it for half a... more6 months isnt enough for a phone to lose that much value in any brand usually.

  • AnonD-396766

Anonymous, 28 Apr 2016iphone retains its price because of Apple's strict pricing strat... morethat's right sir, If anyone buy an iphone and keep it for half a year then sell it in the local market, he/she will not lose so much money unlike android phones. That's a PLUS for the iphone. ;)

  • AnonD-263286

Samsung gives users what users want. Apple gives users what Apple wants. Let alone Gear VR and Gear 360 camera and IoT (Internet of Things) space.

  • AnonD-396766

Anonymous, 28 Apr 2016So who told apple to keep the same price.. Samsung manufactures ... more"Proud to be a samsung use"

you should be proud of your choice man, Just remember other people have a different opinion.

  • Anonymous

AnonD-424566, 28 Apr 2016Correct,he just lives in cuckoo land and obviously lives with hi... morePlastic.. Have u lost ur mind.. Apple is going down and here y the proff the reason is samsung.. 13years past apple hd such a low profit nd ur talking about plastic.. People started believing in samsung again now :) not apple.

  • Not quite

The.Neighbor, 28 Apr 2016Yeah, all because they brought back the memory expansion. Look h... moreThe only reason I went with an S7 over 2016's other flagships is the waterproofing and size. It's still a little bigger than I'd like, but compact top end handsets are so rare I've resigned myself to dealing with it.

  • Anonymous

AnonD-396766, 28 Apr 2016Iphone retains its price for a long time samsung don't.iphone retains its price because of Apple's strict pricing strategy whereas all other android phones are base on market forces. Apple controls how much a phone is sold with high wholesale prices. Distributors get the phones with high price and therefore unable to translate it to lower selling price to retain profit margin. Well it is a good thing when you sell your phone cause New selling price are so expensive even a little discount for a 3 months old iphone will look appealing. Plus if you are getting an iPhone to sell it says alot about Apple. ;)

  • Anonymous

AnonD-364786, 28 Apr 2016earnings looks better because of the early launch of S7 series .... moreIf thats the case then apple should release their iphones earlier since they are losing market share and revenues. Of course sammy releasing earlier causes profits to move up. But its also the substantial hardware upgrades that causes people to fork out $$$ for it. If S7 continues the trend like S6 (no Micro SD, No water proofing), I doubt sales will pick up so fast. And in contrast S6 does really bad. Plus smaller brands like Sony, LG, HTC continues to be a let down. And of course Apple's 6s and 5se is disappointing at the moment. Hope iPhone 7 they really innovate rather than doing what is incremental. Cheers.

  • AnonD-442781

AnonD-396766, 28 Apr 2016Iphone retains its price for a long time samsung don't.People keep saying this but the difference isn't that big. And the reason for the decline in prices is because of competition.

Also, that doesn't have any relevance here anyway.

  • AnonD-424566

AnonD-396766, 28 Apr 2016Iphone retains its price for a long time samsung don't.Correct,he just lives in cuckoo land and obviously lives with his over priced plastic sammy,oh well live n learn !

  • Anonymous

AnonD-396766, 28 Apr 2016Iphone retains its price for a long time samsung don't.So who told apple to keep the same price.. Samsung manufactures more phones with more innovations in later phones so obviously samsung will keep the earlier phone price less.. And dat i crap only innovates software with no innovations in hardware so its sales showed the result.. Losing market share of apple eventually winning samsung alround.. Proud to be a samsung use.

  • AnonD-364786

earnings looks better because of the early launch of S7 series ..
probably next time if sales is poor , samsung would release the flagships earlier

  • AnonD-396766

Linas, 28 Apr 2016Not true. Samsung phones (even the plastic ones) are at least tw... moreIphone retains its price for a long time samsung don't.

  • AnonD-528360

Linas, 28 Apr 2016Well that is plastic in fact - 4000 series magnesium aluminum al... moreNo. Alu 7000 series is stronger than 6000 series and 5000 series.
IPhone was used 6000 series alu on 6&6plus that easy bend and warp, then apple change the material to 7000 series on 6s & 6s plus