Best Buy and Verizon start shipping Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge pre-orders

Best Buy and Verizon start shipping Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge pre-orders
Last month, when Samsung announced the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, it said that the handsets would be officially released on March 11 around the world. Fortunately, if you live in the US, you don't have to wait that long. The two new Galaxies have been available to pre-order since February 23, and plenty of customers already received theirs, as T-Mobile, AT&T, and Sprint started shipping pre-orders last week. Now, we're hearing that Verizon and Best Buy are also shipping Galaxy S7 and S7 edge pre-orders. Reportedly, if you've pre-ordered from Best Buy, you may get your S7 as soon as today.

As you may know, all customers who are pre-ordering (or directly buying) any of the two new Galaxy S7 phones until March 18 in the US are getting a free Gear VR headset - so you still have almost two weeks to decide if you want to take advantage of this offer.

While last year's Galaxy S6 and S6 edge have similar screen sizes (5.1 inches), the S7 and S7 edge are different: the regular S7 sports a 5.1-inch screen, while the S7 edge is larger, thanks to a 5.5-inch display (with the now famous dual-edge curved design). Both new devices come with important enhancements, including dust- and water-resistance, 4 GB of RAM, 12 MP rear cameras with large pixels and faster auto focus, and microSD card support. 

In the US, the Galaxy S7 series is powered by Qualcomm's quad-core Snapdragon 820 processor - unlike in most parts of the world, where Samsung's own octa-core Exynos 8890 processor is being used. You can take a closer look at the two high-end smartphones if you check out our Galaxy S7 hands-on, and our Galaxy S7 edge hands-on.


sources: Droid-life, Reddit

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Galaxy S7
  • Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(28h 3G talk time)
Galaxy S7 edge
  • Display 5.5" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3600 mAh(36h 3G talk time)

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9 Comments

1. DirtyDan23

Posts: 280; Member since: Aug 12, 2014

Nifty

2. Cyberthing

Posts: 127; Member since: Nov 18, 2014

Cool. I should be getting mine tomorrow. I wanted the silver one but they don't do it in my country.

3. mariow2015

Posts: 49; Member since: Jan 08, 2014

So excited! :-D

4. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1821; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

I've had my Silver S7 Edge for a week now and I can say once you get past the shiny new toy syndrome, the battery life is ridiculous! I usually get home with a full day of work with 65% battery life left... And this is with the always on display engaged... Doze is doing it's job for sure...

5. dubaiboy78

Posts: 446; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

Expecting my s7 edge titanium silver. Aside from free vr, samsung uae is giving 128gb microsd card for free!!! What a fabulous offer inded. Cheers everyone!

6. shnibz

Posts: 510; Member since: Sep 18, 2011

I had mine since last Thursday son! Thanks T-Mobile

7. Baracus

Posts: 223; Member since: Sep 15, 2012

In UK I Got my free Gear VR this morning but my Galaxy S7 won't be here until tomorrow.

8. SmiLeoGeo

Posts: 22; Member since: Jul 28, 2011

I pre-ordered mine on bestbuy.com on the 23rd for in-store pick-up. Received a call from the store last night (6th) saying I can come into the store and pick it up today (7th). Went before work. Only issue is for AT&T Customers on Next, they seem to had to call in to activate the phones. Hopefully they will get that fixed before people start coming in for theirs or else they will have a wait while they call AT&T. This could be just my region (DC Metro area). Was a few of us AT&T customers that had a wait while they called in.

9. Bklynbonkerz

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

I love that I pay top dollar for my Verizon bill, buy the phone through them and still need to wait when everyone and their mother is receiving theirs already. Love you Verizon!

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