Samsung Galaxy S7
New Samsung S7 (R) and S7 edge smartphones are displayed after their unveiling ceremony at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, February 21, 2016. The incremental upgrades may not be enough to rejuvenate sales for the world's No. 1 smartphone maker. Reuters/Albert Gea

Samsung Electronics has reportedly revealed that pre-orders for its Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge smartphones have shown better results than expected.

Koh Dong-jin, President of the South Korean giant's handsets business, mentioned that the newly launched Galaxy handsets delivered stronger-than-expected pre-orders. Both the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge will go on sale on Friday, March 11.

However, Koh Dong-jin did not disclose any sales figures or targets.

He also mentioned that the company expects to revive its sales in China with the help of the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. A Gartner report published in August 2015 revealed that China, the world’s top smartphone market has recorded its slowest growth since 2013 through second quarter of 2015.

However, according to the predictions of a few market analysts, the sales of the Galaxy S7 will be weaker than that of the Galaxy S6, reports Reuters.

The first global release of the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge will retail both smartphones in 60 countries. Samsung has also brought back two important features which disappeared from the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge -- microSD card slots and complete water resistance. The company also packed both smartphones with improved battery capacities.

Major Australian carriers including Telstra, Optus, Virgin Mobile and Vodafone have already begun taking pre-orders of Samsung’s latest flagship smartphones, and for those of you who wish to buy outright, the Galaxy S7 price starts at $1,149 and the Galaxy S7 Edge will cost you $1,249.

The Samsung Galaxy S7 features a 5.1-inch display while the curved S7 Edge sports a bigger 5.5.-inch screen. Both handsets boast Quad HD Super AMOLED displays with 2,560x1,440-pixel resolution.

Other Galaxy S7 specs include Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 or Samsung's own home grown Exynos 8 Octa processor depending on the market it is retailed in; 4GB of RAM with either 32GB or 64GB of internal storage; and a 12-megapixel rear-facing camera.

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