Galaxy S7 pre-order and release dates tipped, the first in line to get a free Gear VR


By now, everyone and their trusted old smartphone know that Samsung is ready to unveil its next big thing next Sunday, February 21st. The Galaxy S7 is expected to be with a slightly smaller footprint than the S6, despite the same 5.1" panel, with tapered back for a more comfortable grip, but largely the same glass-and-metal design materials as its predecessor. 

The real kicker, however, besides a rumored two-day battery life, expandable storage and watertight IP certification, is expected to be a brand new camera unit on the back. The S7 may feature a 12 MP camera with big sensor size and a novel dual-photodiode technology, which should improve its low-light capability, and widen the dynamic range. 

Thus, we can't wait to handle this puppy in person at the MWC expo, and speculation straight out of Dutch carriers is that you will be able to start preordering the S7 right then and there at the same day it is announced. The Dutch source also claims that the first orders will start shipping March 11th, which jibes with previous tips we have about that same release date. 

Not only that, but according to the retail insiders, the preorders from February 21 - March 10 will also get a Samsung Gear VR for free as an added enticement. Unfortunately, the tipsters still don't know the exact pricing, but we'd wager to guess it will be something in the realm of about 650 USD or EUR for the S7, and a hundred more for the S7 Edge with its eventual curved display, what do you think?

source: AndroidWorld.nl (translated)

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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)

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8 Comments

1. Michael.Parker

Posts: 273; Member since: Aug 22, 2015

As always I'm expecting these pre-order deals won't be available in UK.

2. FrenchGuy

Posts: 134; Member since: Dec 12, 2014

They seem to be beasts on paper. Maybe my comeback to the galaxy s series.

6. phonearenarocks

Posts: 606; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

Sound really exciting. Somebody please buy S6 Edge from me, will be available by February 21st.

3. Landon

Posts: 1245; Member since: May 07, 2015

S7 compatible with the Gear VR...called it!

4. ameran

Posts: 344; Member since: Dec 04, 2013

GS7 will be an improved GS6 throughout the entire hardware and software, which is welcome to every android user. I hope all these rumors are true.

5. sagemda

Posts: 34; Member since: Dec 20, 2012

US only or the whole europe too?

7. HighOnAndroidFTW

Posts: 185; Member since: Apr 26, 2015

I was considering trying the s7,I've always rocked the note line. But now with two jump I might try it just to get the free vr.killer deal

8. Dodong

Posts: 31; Member since: Jul 30, 2015

They have to impress me, for me to swap my note 5.

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