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The Galaxy S5 is the most popular Samsung smartphone in the US

As of February 2017, the Galaxy S5 remained the most popular Samsung smartphone in the United States, holding a total of 15.6 percent of the firm’s installed base, closely followed by the Galaxy S7 at 11.5 percent, the Galaxy S6 at 11.4 percent and the Galaxy S7 edge at 5.8 percent (surprising, we know).

This information comes courtesy of market research specialist Kantar, which also revealed that over the past 12 months, almost 28 percent of Samsung’s installed base upgraded to a new smartphone, and of that 28 percent, more than 52 percent opted for a Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 edge and 10 percent went for a Galaxy S6.

Galaxy S7 owners are planning on upgrading

More interestingly, Kantar’s research found that 20 percent of Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge owners are planning on upgrading again this year, likely opting for the recently-announced Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8 Plus, or even holding out for the much-anticipated Galaxy Note 8.

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