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

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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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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51 Comments

1. mastachaz

Posts: 52; Member since: Feb 19, 2016

where is silver ?

18. KillTheKardashians

Posts: 93; Member since: Feb 19, 2016

Where ist Emerald Green ?

2. gtrc11

Posts: 32; Member since: Feb 05, 2015

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

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

5. gtrc11

Posts: 32; Member since: Feb 05, 2015

Probably the max micro sd you can put it there.

9. PANIC

Posts: 138; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

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

29. lallolu

Posts: 731; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

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

56. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

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

58. MrHate

Posts: 314; Member since: Feb 09, 2015

You can get microSD cards which have 512GB.

59. MrHate

Posts: 314; Member since: Feb 09, 2015

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

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.

63. MrHate

Posts: 314; Member since: Feb 09, 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.

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.

65. MrHate

Posts: 314; Member since: Feb 09, 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)

66. TyrionLannister unregistered

That's for 1000 $ lol.

4. shiftt

Posts: 333; Member since: May 03, 2015

That price is tragic in USD.

6. gtrc11

Posts: 32; Member since: Feb 05, 2015

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

41. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

The S has always been 599 starting price on Verizon.

24. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 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.

7. delpiero223

Posts: 4; Member since: Jan 30, 2015

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

8. gtrc11

Posts: 32; Member since: Feb 05, 2015

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

10. delpiero223

Posts: 4; Member since: Jan 30, 2015

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

17. gtrc11

Posts: 32; Member since: Feb 05, 2015

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

11. Yousefjaber

Posts: 53; Member since: Nov 24, 2015

Ip68 not ip67 ! WOW

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.

19. DRS1977

Posts: 678; Member since: May 27, 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.

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.

25. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 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.

30. TyrionLannister unregistered

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

35. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 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.

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