It was a terrible year for Samsung’s smartphone unit in 2015, though the pain has begun to subside. Sales of it flagship phone the Galaxy S6 tumbled, causing profits to drop 24.6% for the year. It also didn’t help that with the iPhone 6 and 6S, Apple finally realized that smartphone buyers craved bigger screens, eliminating one of Samsung’s key advantages. But in the ashes of the failed S6, Samsung found the seeds for a more successful S7. In the 2016 model, Samsung revived its strategy of appealing to a geekier audience with a removable memory slot, waterproofing and fast, wireless charging.
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