Just as it was suggested by a handful of tips and rumors, Samsung will indeed start taking preorders for the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge very soon after the official announcement, on February 23. Moreover, those early adopters who chip in with their hard-earned cash between February 23 – March 18, will be given the Samsung Gear VR headwear as a bonus, and packaged with six free games at that.
The official release date in the US. as well as globally, is March 11th, but that doesn’t mean you won’t be able to handle and preview the two phones before that, even if you haven’t ordered one. Starting right this Wednesday, February 24th, those eager to witness the birth of a potential sales legend, will be able to toy around with the S7 and S7 edge in Samsung’s Experience Stores, located in those fine Best Buy establishments around the country.
The carrier stores of AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon and U.S. Cellular will have units at hand for demonstration starting this upcoming Friday, February 26th, so there will be only a few days gap between the unveiling, and your personal experience with Samsung’s next best thing, which is a commendable achievement. Besides the carrier shops, the phones will also be carried by every big retailer out there, such as Best Buy, Car Toys, Sam’s Club, Staples, Target and Walmart, of course.
As for the colors, the US will get Galaxy S7 versions in Black Onyx and Gold Platinum, while the Galaxy S7 edge will color your day with three hues – the same Black Onyx and Gold Platinum, but also a Silver Titanium version added for a good measure. There doesn’t seem to be a 64 GB version in the offing here in the US, so both the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge will start you off at 32 GB here, but they have the added advantage of having microSD card slots, so you will be able to expand the storage with cards up to 200 GB in size. Which color would you get?
|Samsung Galaxy S7||Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge|
|Release date||March 11||March 11|
|Preorders begin||8:00 a.m. EST on February 23||8:00 a.m. EST on February 23|
|First look at Samsung Experience stores in Best Buy||February 24||February 24|
|First look in carrier stores||February 26||February 26|
|Price||ca. 649 – 699 USD or EUR
AT&T Next 24 – $23.17 a month ($695)
T-Mobile $27.92/month ($670)
|ca. 749 – 799 USD or EUR
AT&T Next 24 – $26.50 a month ($795)
T-Mobile $32.50/month ($780)
|Free Gear VR + 6 games bonus promo||February 23 – March 18||February 23 – March 18|
|Availability||AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless and U.S. Cellular stores, Best Buy, Car Toys, Sam’s Club, Staples, Target and Walmart||AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless and U.S. Cellular stores, Best Buy, Car Toys, Sam’s Club, Staples, Target and Walmart|
|Available color options in the US||Black Onyx and Gold Platinum||Black Onyx, Gold Platinum and a Silver Titanium|