Of all the hot new devices Samsung unveiled with great fanfare at its virtual Unpacked event a couple of weeks ago, we least expected the Galaxy Tab S7 and S7+ to sell like hotcakes. That’s definitely not for any fault of the company’s latest (and greatest) high-end Android slates, but simply because those types of tablets rarely prove popular in a market dominated by Apple’s iPads and low-cost Android models from brands like Huawei or Amazon.
All initial inventory was sold out, far exceeding last year’s Galaxy Tab S6 demand
But Samsung’s newest premium Android tablets were wiped out from Korean stores after a single day of commercial availability, which has to be some kind of a record. While the company unsurprisingly avoided to share exact sales figures with regional media publications, these are apparently already 2.5 times higher than the Tab S6’s entire domestic pre-order haul.
The jumbo-sized Galaxy Tab S7+ is the more popular model
Admit it, you were skeptical of the box-office prospects of a ginormous 12.4-inch Android tablet with ultra-high-end specifications when you first heard of Samsung’s ambitious iPad-challenging plans for the second half of 2020.
It’s certainly not easy to convince the masses of the utility of an iPad alternative costing $850 and up that doesn’t run Windows 10, but at least in South Korea, it looks like Samsung has managed to pull off the impossible, selling more Tab S7+ units so far than 11-inch Tab S7 copies.
It remains to be seen if the same will be true stateside… whenever the Tab S7 duo expands to the “land of the free.” In case you’re wondering, Samsung was planning to properly release the new flagship tablets in South Korea on September 3, which may or may not be on the cards after this rampant pre-order start.
For the time being, there are no words on the reception of the 5G-enabled Galaxy Tab S7 and S7+ versions, both of which are also headed for the US in addition to entry-level Wi-Fi-only configurations.