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 inches 2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Single camera) 5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 4GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh
  • OS Android 8.0 Oreo Samsung TouchWiz UI

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