They keep saying the pre-orders are more than expected and way more than the S6 pre-orders but it looks like they only have the numbers for China so far. When will they officially announce the global numbers?
Non Android/Samsung hater will buy this product (if they have budget for it) for simple reason:
the design really looks premium, waterproof, good low light camera
Not surprised. Many weren't expecting the S6 Edge models to be as good (and good looking) as they were and were caught with their pants down, using/ordering other phones. Now that those models have the reputation of being the best looking phones on the market, those that want to be early adopters (when the bling factor still somewhat "works"), knew what to do, wait for the S7 (Edge) with all the upgrades being a nice bonus. Besides that, many have also given up on alternatives from HTC after too many deceptions, etc.