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.