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Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge prices, specs, design and Gear VR bonus confirmed

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Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge prices, specs, design and Gear VR bonus confirmed

Samsung is gearing up to unveil its next big thing on Sunday, February 21st, and it seems that it may also be gearing to bundle the awaited Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge with a Gear VR for early adopters, if the picture you see above is any indication. This is an upcoming brochure for one of Germany's largest tech retailers, and it clearly states that those who grab an S7 and S7 Edge will get a free Gear VR to go.

We've heard this combo being rumored before, but at the time it was for a Dutch retailer, so Samsung might have this promo globally as well. There are a couple of things in this brochure that are more interesting that the gratis Gear VR, though. First off, we get to see the rumored prices of EUR 699 for the S7 and 799 for the S7 Edge confirmed, and these are in line with what the S6 and S6 edge launched for in Germany last year.

The S7 Edge is quite a different handset this time around, though, with a 5.5" display, instead of mimicking the 5.1" panel of the S7. The phones will apparently be built on an aluminum alloy frame covered with Gorilla Glass 4, judging from the promo description, and will sport IP68 certification for water-resistance. Despite having largely the same glass-and-metal design materials as its predecessor, the Galaxy S7 seems to employ a tapered back for a more comfortable grip, as seen in the pics here, which we've seen in numerous leaked renders before. The phones will also have microSD card slots, for cards up to 200 GB in size.

The real kicker, however, besides the apparently expandable storage and watertight IP certification, is that a brand new 12 MP camera unit gets reconfirmed, and the brochure also reiterates that it will have the novel Dual-Pixel sensor, coupled with wide f/1.7 aperture, which should improve its low-light capability, and widen the dynamic range. There you have it, now salivate over our live coverage tomorrow, as these two are shaping up to be the phones to beat this season.

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posted on 20 Feb 2016, 10:51

1. mastachaz (Posts: 11; Member since: 19 Feb 2016)


where is silver ?

posted on 20 Feb 2016, 11:37 5

18. KillTheKardashians (banned) (Posts: 93; Member since: 19 Feb 2016)


Where ist Emerald Green ?

posted on 20 Feb 2016, 10:54

2. gtrc11 (Posts: 32; Member since: 05 Feb 2015)


Now we know that the box shown in the s7 teaser is gonna be the retail one.

posted on 20 Feb 2016, 10:54 1

3. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


This time the edge is definitely worth the extra 100$.

BTW can anyone who knows dutch tell me what does that 200 GB mean?

Edit: Used google translate. It's the expansion via microSD. Which should be 2 TB

posted on 20 Feb 2016, 10:57

5. gtrc11 (Posts: 32; Member since: 05 Feb 2015)


Probably the max micro sd you can put it there.

posted on 20 Feb 2016, 11:03 1

9. PANIC (Posts: 125; Member since: 06 Mar 2014)


This actually means: more space through store expansion (up to 200gb)

posted on 20 Feb 2016, 12:21 3

29. lallolu (Posts: 449; Member since: 18 Sep 2012)


I guess they wrote 200GB because that is the biggest sized microsd presently available.

posted on 20 Feb 2016, 20:14

56. ibend (Posts: 3195; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


anything can support 200GB also support all the way up to 2TB, but no microSD that bigger than 200GB still didnt exist

posted on 21 Feb 2016, 01:09

58. MrHate (Posts: 215; Member since: 09 Feb 2015)


You can get microSD cards which have 512GB.

posted on 21 Feb 2016, 01:10

59. MrHate (Posts: 215; Member since: 09 Feb 2015)


Wait how did you make 200GB to 2TB? That doesn't make any sense.

posted on 21 Feb 2016, 02:15

60. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


Any phone which supports microSDXC cards supports 2 TB cards. That is the micro SDXC standard. Pretty much every phone which supports 64 GB cards will support 2 TB cards.

microSDHC means upto 32 GB, micro SDXC starts at 64 GB and ends at 2 TB.

What it basically means is, even the galaxy S4 from 3 years ago will support 2 TB cards. So writing 200 GB is redundant.

posted on 21 Feb 2016, 12:37

63. MrHate (Posts: 215; Member since: 09 Feb 2015)


So please tell me why they would they say 200GB instead of 2TB? If the phone could handle it why would they say up to 200GB? That doesn't make any sense.

And if you look at the official Samsung sitehttp://www.samsung.com/ie/support/skp/faq/1034128 it states that the S4 can take SD cards up to 64GB.

posted on 21 Feb 2016, 12:43

64. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


I have myself tried a 128 gb card and it works. They usually only rever to the highest capacity card available.

Just Google search about SDXC standard. The only reason 2tb isn't listed is because those cards don't exist.

posted on 21 Feb 2016, 12:48

65. MrHate (Posts: 215; Member since: 09 Feb 2015)


But couldn't they then just say it supports up to 512GB since there is at least one card that has 512GB. (SanDisk Extreme Pro)

posted on 21 Feb 2016, 12:54

66. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


That's for 1000 $ lol.

posted on 20 Feb 2016, 10:54 6

4. shiftt (Posts: 333; Member since: 03 May 2015)


That price is tragic in USD.

posted on 20 Feb 2016, 10:58 2

6. gtrc11 (Posts: 32; Member since: 05 Feb 2015)


in the us is probably gonna be 699 and 799 USD respectively

posted on 20 Feb 2016, 13:35 2

41. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 7913; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


The S has always been 599 starting price on Verizon.

posted on 20 Feb 2016, 11:42 1

20. izim1 (Posts: 379; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Why? $699 and $799 are about what the Samsung flagships always run for, isn't it?... Tell me you're not actually straight converting Euro prices, which always include VAT, to USD.... Because if you're on here you should be old enough to know better

posted on 20 Feb 2016, 20:21

57. ibend (Posts: 3195; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


and they even give $100 worth gearVR for free...
basically they just bundle $599 phone with $100 gearVR, lol

posted on 21 Feb 2016, 02:28

61. shiftt (Posts: 333; Member since: 03 May 2015)


Nah bud, 799$ on top of the shipping because I'm importing an unlocked version. But I might just wait it out for the price to drop..

posted on 20 Feb 2016, 11:58 3

24. 14545 (Posts: 1447; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


Yep. I won't buy it at that price. When I saw they were going to give it IP cert again, I was planning on buying. But I won't at 700. 550-600 is reasonable, 700 is asinine. Despite what the Sammy fanboys come here and say. It will be an almost instant flop if they don't drop the prices quickly.

posted on 20 Feb 2016, 12:15 6

27. izim1 (Posts: 379; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


I meant to reply not give you a thumbs up. Unfortunately I can't take it back...

Anywho

Anyone who uses the term "fanboys" automatically invalidates anything else they say. Whether it be Samsung, Apple, star wars, etc.

That having been said, what major manufacturer has ever sold their flagship for $600, much less $550(I couldn't even type that without laughing)?.. I'm drawing a blank here. Care to help out? $650-700 has always been the range. Since way back in the days of the touch pro. Hell the touch pro 2 went for $299 ON CONTRACT. Listen, I understand you're broke but $550 for a flagship? Cmon....

posted on 20 Feb 2016, 12:48 1

34. 14545 (Posts: 1447; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


Yeah, at over six figures a year( and HHI approaching 180k), I'm broke. you're cute.

The Droid Turbo 2 is 624, but mostly sells for 524.

But hey, that's just one example. However, you know, I'm broke and all. So I guess I should just go and hang myself.

The S5 launched at 649 with much lower competition. But, again, I'm just broke and couldn't afford that either.

Then there was the m9 at 600.
http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/htc-one-m9-news/
Yet again, I'm just broke and can't afford it though. I know you are a blind little dingbat that can't see beyond your favorite company, but I promise, at 700, this is a flop, or so in what Samsung wants to sell.

Even the S6 started at 649, and largely missed samsungs targets in terms of volume. So, if they want to compete with so much competition now, they need to learn to be more competitive in terms of pricing. I will *gladly* buy at 550, but I will not pay 700. With, or without VR. I want a phone, not a stupid headset. Again, I get you can't see beyond your own little biosphere, but you are just a simple minded fool.

Anywho, we will see how this plays out, and how quickly Samsung starts discounting.......

posted on 20 Feb 2016, 12:55 1

36. 14545 (Posts: 1447; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


Oh, and despite what you think, there are plenty of flagships out there under 500. Not that you would know, given that you wouldn't consider anything that didn't have an "S" logo on it though. My MXPE cost 624 with wood and 64 GB internal memory. My fiancee's turbo 2 cost 524. That just the two *most recent* devices I have bought. But I'm just poor. I guess I should stop buying these phones with money I don't make.

posted on 20 Feb 2016, 13:25 1

38. izim1 (Posts: 379; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


lol rule of thumb is anyone who goes on the internet and claims to have money or be tall or have a wife or anything of that nature 99.99999% of the time it's the opposite. I like how you brought up the S5 at $650 to make my point for me though. Thanks. And I know the m9 did not msrp at less than $650 either. Nice try, though. And I know you're not seriously considering Motorola, who you seem to have a hard on for, a major phone manufacturer(their target is the bottom tier much like others: Huawei, blu, etc and actually their phones, like turbo and Moto X, are overpriced as is)... I find it amusing how butthurt you got over that comment, though. Only the truth hurts, doesn't it? Here's food for thought, if you could look back at any of my posts you'd notice I've been rocking the m7 since its release 3 years ago. Before that it was a touch pro 2. Xperia x1 before that. I don't think I've ever owned anything Samsung now that I think about it. I can, however, think rationally and not like an idiot though. $550 for a flagship lmao that's awesome... You keep living the dream, little buddy!

posted on 20 Feb 2016, 13:39 1

42. 14545 (Posts: 1447; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


Would you like a copy of my 3200 2 week direct deposit.

Also, I owned the S4, and S5. The S6 wasn't on my list due to the fact that it didn't have an SD card slot. But clearly you know everything. Also, no, the S5 at 650, didn't make your point. it completely obliterated it. HTC has been lowering its prices due the fact that they continually miss their sales targets, but samsung raises theirs while missing their targets. I also had a Moto Maxx between the 4 and 5, and a Rezound before that. But hey, you clearly know everything. I don't care what you have had in the past. My point is that you clearly can't see beyond your own nose. 700 is grossly overpriced given the current market landscape, as all OEM's have recently started lowering their prices on missed sales targets due to lower level competition, and the law of diminishing returns. Then there is the fact that technology gets CHEAPER as it ages, as evidenced by the fact I bought a 65" J6300 for 1200 compared to my 50" samsung plasma from 2011 for 1500.

However, none of this I expect you to understand, as according to you, I am just "poor". I mean you have the world figured out, now don't you?

posted on 20 Feb 2016, 13:59 1

47. 14545 (Posts: 1447; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


Let me know when you don't have to buy your phone every two years on credit. I'll enjoy paying cash for mine every 6 - 8 months.

posted on 20 Feb 2016, 13:29 1

39. izim1 (Posts: 379; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Wait I just realized you have Verizon as your carrier HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA and you still have the nerve to complain about price gauging that is hilarious! You overpaid for Motorola phones and overpay for service every month! Yeah, you must be rich LMAO!

posted on 20 Feb 2016, 13:44 1

43. 14545 (Posts: 1447; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


Oh, so now I overpay, but I'm poor? Which is it? Am I poor or rich? Make up your mind, let's either pretend I am poor, or I am rich. You cant have it both ways. Actually, I don't consider myself either, I have a nice life, but could always make more. I buy what I want, when I want, and generally don't worry or need for anything. Would I like to be able to throw down for a 150k Malibu, or Supra, dang right. But all in due time. My point is, that I have no issues shelling out for a 700 dollar phone, if I wanted. But if I wanted to overpay for a phone, I would buy an Apple product. I refuse to pay 700 for a phone that I will likely use for 6-8 months.

posted on 20 Feb 2016, 13:59 1

46. izim1 (Posts: 379; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


You could just be a poor idiot? "A fool and his money are soon parted" seems more likely. People that have, whether it be looks, size, money, etc. have zero need to go online and throw it out there. I still can't get over how you think Motorola is a high end phone maker. That's hilarious. Says everything there is to know about you. Does your mom know you're on the internet? Don't want you to get in any trouble. The s5, s6, g3, g4, m7-9 all msrp-ed at $650 up. Just like I said. Those 3 along, with Apple and Sony, are all high end phone makers. Everyone else, including Motorola LMAO, is a low end phone maker. Have fun with your $600 low end phones. But hey, it has a wooden back so you got that going for you!

posted on 20 Feb 2016, 14:03 1

48. 14545 (Posts: 1447; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


God you are stupid. I just provided a link that the M9 was 600. But hey, you know how to say "lol" and "lmao" on the interwebs, so you have won. Sony is no more high-end than Moto, and it's only recently that I bought another one of their devices. Also, considering that I am the one that says I think 700 is overpriced, it seems like you are the one that the saying applies to. Not that you have the intellect to see that.

posted on 20 Feb 2016, 14:09 1

49. 14545 (Posts: 1447; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


Also, I didn't just wake up this morning think to myself "hey, I'm going to go online and brag about how much I make", especially when I don't really make all that much. You were the tool that acted like an idiot and claimed I couldn't afford it. I just corrected your idiotic comment, in which you have proceeded to continue digging this hole you are in. I offered proof, and you just came back and tried to change the subject. Note: AGAIN, I will state, you were the first to bring up not being able to afford something, like the typical Mxy comment. I felt compelled to correct your stupid, simple-minded comments.

posted on 20 Feb 2016, 14:17 1

51. 14545 (Posts: 1447; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


Oh look, another phone at under 600 MSRP.
https://www.androidpit.com/lg-g4-review

But hey, you're right, all other phones that are "high-end" are 700. You know all.

Oh, yeah, and the MXPE and G4 both use the SD 808. But only the MXPE is "low-end", right? I guess next you will try and convince me how Apple has the best value devices under a grand. :eyeroll:

posted on 20 Feb 2016, 11:00

7. delpiero223 (Posts: 4; Member since: 30 Jan 2015)


Seriously, you steal our image, insert your own watermark and say "Thank you for the tip" without any reference?

posted on 20 Feb 2016, 11:02

8. gtrc11 (Posts: 32; Member since: 05 Feb 2015)


haha, that image is been out almost a week ago, PA is really late.

posted on 20 Feb 2016, 11:14

10. delpiero223 (Posts: 4; Member since: 30 Jan 2015)


No, that image was from today as a German retailer send out advertisements too early. But it's fixed now, thanks. :-)

posted on 20 Feb 2016, 11:35

17. gtrc11 (Posts: 32; Member since: 05 Feb 2015)


mmm, seriously?, i saw the image a few days ago, but i don't rembember the page.

posted on 20 Feb 2016, 11:15 5

11. Yousefjaber (Posts: 53; Member since: 24 Nov 2015)


Ip68 not ip67 !
WOW

posted on 20 Feb 2016, 11:26

16. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


Doesn't matter. IP67 means 1m 30 min and IP 68 means 1.5m 30 min. Both with survive a pool and neither will survive a deep dive.

posted on 20 Feb 2016, 11:39 13

19. DRS1977 (Posts: 357; Member since: 27 May 2015)


Wrong, it does matter. 7 means up to one meter period and 8 is beyond one meter. Samsung will have to give us the final spec for the "8". Not all 8's are the same.

posted on 20 Feb 2016, 11:51

22. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


I haven't seen a ip68 phone with more than 1.5 m. All the xperias, Samsung active variants etc have 1.5 m as their rating. It's safe to assume it will be 1.5 m .

Besides, you won't find more than 1m of fresh water easily.

posted on 20 Feb 2016, 12:01 4

25. 14545 (Posts: 1447; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


I'm not saying I would use it in a pool, or the lake, but both are greater than 1 meter. At minimum it would be safe if dropped in the shallow end of a pool at 1.5 meters.

posted on 20 Feb 2016, 12:28 1

30. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


why drop the phone in the damn pool, or the lake. take care of the thing.

posted on 20 Feb 2016, 12:51

35. 14545 (Posts: 1447; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


Did I say anyone would purposely do so? No, I was just illustrating that 1.5 meters should be the minimum if you are going to make something water resistant.

posted on 20 Feb 2016, 11:16

12. KillTheKardashians (banned) (Posts: 93; Member since: 19 Feb 2016)


As a German i can say it´s true

posted on 20 Feb 2016, 11:21

13. LittleGaGaKiller (Posts: 280; Member since: 19 Jan 2015)


I speak German and i can also say it's REAL and the Ad is by Saturn :)

posted on 20 Feb 2016, 11:23

14. delpiero223 (Posts: 4; Member since: 30 Jan 2015)


Another interesting point:

You won't receive the Gear VR directly, but have to register your smartphone online to have it sent by post.

posted on 20 Feb 2016, 11:24 3

15. KillTheKardashians (banned) (Posts: 93; Member since: 19 Feb 2016)


They should make the Phone cheaper , and cancel the Gear VR Bundle

posted on 20 Feb 2016, 11:50

21. shaineql (Posts: 344; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


You dont want free stuff?

posted on 20 Feb 2016, 11:57 2

23. KillTheKardashians (banned) (Posts: 93; Member since: 19 Feb 2016)


I don´t need a Gear VR ! I prefer a lower price

posted on 20 Feb 2016, 12:02 6

26. 14545 (Posts: 1447; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


It's not free. They are artificially inflating the price for this junk. So no, I don't want it. I would rather pay 550 without it.

posted on 20 Feb 2016, 12:18 1

28. Dboyfresh831 (Posts: 3; Member since: 17 Feb 2016)


In the US your going to get the VR headset, a 32gb SD card, and $60 Oculus gift card if you pre order the s7/s7 edge. The ip68 compared to the 67 just means the phone is now dust proof as opposed the the ip68 which is dust resistant. The water ratings should remain the same 3 feet for 30 minutes. The prices are not inflates $699 is about the standard now in the US for all flagship devices.

posted on 20 Feb 2016, 12:30

31. Trakker (Posts: 283; Member since: 11 Feb 2016)


I'm still waiting for the inevitable news that everyone but UK buyers get the free Gear VR.

posted on 20 Feb 2016, 12:31

32. DRS1977 (Posts: 357; Member since: 27 May 2015)


The camera is going to be the most interesting part of this phone. Dual pixel, 12mp, and F1.7. They have supposedly worked with Canon on this as well, but we will see how true that is.

posted on 20 Feb 2016, 13:32 1

40. bur60 (Posts: 821; Member since: 07 Jul 2014)


It's gimmick talk, Tyrion already explained. It won't be better than the S6 i guess.

posted on 20 Feb 2016, 13:45 1

44. Clars123 (Posts: 562; Member since: 16 Mar 2015)


yeah because he knows everything about Samsung's custom made camera and image processing algorithms right?

posted on 20 Feb 2016, 13:49

45. 14545 (Posts: 1447; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


Improvements will likely be miniscule, at best. I mean just look at the photo comparisons that PA has done. None are significantly better than another. Not to mention, unless you are a talented Photographer, then you likely won't make the most of any sensor created in the last 2 years anyway.

posted on 20 Feb 2016, 14:25

53. Trakker (Posts: 283; Member since: 11 Feb 2016)


That's why Samsung are focusing on low light performance with the Britecell sensor to distinguish itself from everything else.

posted on 20 Feb 2016, 14:34

54. 14545 (Posts: 1447; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


I get what you are claiming, but I seriously doubt there will be some insane increase in low-light performance beyond previous generations. Maybe I am wrong, and I will be glad to admit it if I turn out to be. But I just really don't see it happening.

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