Sales of the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge are off to a great start, according to Samsung. As reported by Reuters, Samsung's mobile chief, Dongjin Koh, recently stated that pre-orders have been stronger than the company had initially expected.

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

As Reuters notes, Koh did not follow up with any specific sales figures. However, he did go on to state that Samsung hopes a strong performance from the Galaxy S7 can help drive success for the company in China where it is currently facing fierce competition.