Rumored Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 edge prices pop up once again, leave us unsurprised

At this point, we seem to know almost everything about the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, which are just around the corner and will debut at MWC 2016 on February 21 and arrive on March 11 on the major markets across the world. Indeed, we've been fairly familiar with what hardware will make these two tick and Samsung will hardly surprise us in this department in particular. 

What's arguably more interesting at this point is how Samsung will price its 2016 flagship and its larger, "edgier" twin. As these are top-end devices by the world's largest vendor of Android-powered devices, it's certain that their pricing will be flagship-worthy, and indeed, early last month we heard that the basic, 32GB Galaxy S7 might cost roughly $699 at launch, while the 64GB one might command a $799 price tag; meanwhile, the S7 edge might start at $799 and finish at $899 for its 64GB variation. 

A recent rumor from the Netherlands that corroborates these speculations has just popped up and further sheds light on the S7/S7 edge pricing. has it that the 32GB version of the S7 will cost  €699.99, while the 32GB variation of the S7 edge will cost 799.99 euros. As we said, that's identical to the prices the S6 and S6 edge carried at launch. We are fairly certain that US customers will see similar digits on the price tags of the two devices, but in dollars, not in euro — $699 and $799 for the basic 32 gig variations of the phones, respectively. 

We can now all agree that it will be quite surprising if Samsung doesn't put such price tags on its upcoming phones. Two identical and based on sound logic rumors in less than two months agree on the pricing of the phones, so we feel that these rumored prices will most likely hold water. 

Oh, and speaking of water, did you know that the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge will be water-resitant? Well, you would have if you had read our detailed rumor review! Check it down below and right that wrong.



1. AkoSiKuting

Posts: 88; Member since: Dec 09, 2015

LOL without Steve Jobs, there's nothing left for Sammy to copy :)

2. shaineql

Posts: 522; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Righhhhhhht , thats why this will be most sold out year for Samsung aswell as other Android companies.

4. tedkord

Posts: 17417; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Then it's lucky that Apple has been doing all the copying the last 4 years.

14. drifter77

Posts: 402; Member since: Jun 12, 2015

Actually, without Steve Jobs there's nothing left for Apple.

40. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Why even mention Apple?! It's a Samsung article. The S has been better than the iPhone for quite a few years now.

56. DarkVader777

Posts: 52; Member since: Feb 10, 2016

With all due respect. The I phone strategy and future died with Steve. No pun intented

3. aho13

Posts: 97; Member since: Sep 10, 2014

I really love the phone but 700 Euros is too much , and a 300 Euros drop in a year is very bad investment .

39. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

$700 is to much for a phone with fast charging, fast wireless charging, force (junk) touch, 4GB of RAM, better set of cameras than any phone, best display (yet again) @ 1440p, UPS 2.0 which is one of the fasted Flash/SDD in a phone, default apps, open file system, millions of apps and so much more? What do you prefer then because there is only one phone better than the Galaxy S and that's the Galaxy Note. That is pure fact and not an opinion. No matter what phone you make like, whether its LG G or Moto X, Sony's Xperia or HTC's One, or god forbid the dreaded iPhone, NONE of them hold a candle to the Galaxy S. A phone unlike no other because it uses mostly 1st party high quality parts and workmanship. Has features both useful and useless above any other, has the best ergo-design above any other and is offered at a respectable price. I rather pay $700 for a Galaxy S, than pay the same for an oversize, no feature having monstrosity like the iPhone or the Xperia Z or any other you can name. If you compare the S to any phone released in the same year, every last one was better than almost any phone in its category. The S5 is probably the only exception. It was a great phone, my wife liked it, it had nice features, but was slow.

64. FluffyBled unregistered

I am still rocking my Exynos version of the S5 ... most people are amazed at how fast it runs (Maybe you would too), and often wonder what they are doing wrong ~_~!

66. jellmoo

Posts: 2628; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Um... to be fair, that actually is pretty much the definition of an opinion as opposed to a fact.

67. aho13

Posts: 97; Member since: Sep 10, 2014

I didn't mean in any way it is a bad phone , but the Idea at least here in Germany , Samsung and LG get very big price drops after the frist year . the S6 was announced for 699 euros and now it is new for 400 same goes for LG .I appreciate that if I buy a phone it retains its price for some time like i.e. iphone 6 , after more than a year and only 100 euro drop . Samsung is the best to buy after a year or so then there is no huge drop in price anymore but there is no fun like buying s6 now ( I will buy it over even an Iphone 7 ). I'm comparing s6 to itself after a year . I would like to see samsung sticks to price plan like apple , so I don't feel that much sorry for my money , I 'm not a rich man anyway . what I mean ignoring which is better , it doesn't make a difference if you go to buy an Iphone at its first announcement or after 11 months , you get it for the same price , and after the new one comes out it cuts 100 euro in price , it is fixed , it has a value. with samsung it differs almost to a double price , you get it at launch for maybe 700 after a month for 650 after 3 for maybe 580 after a year with new announcement of S7 it is almost 400 euros ! everything we buy loses value with time , but not so obvious as smartphones and not as obvious as Samsung .

5. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

"With new touchwiz skin" Did you hear that! Wonder how much new bloatware there will introduced this year. I wish they delete half the old and no new one installed.

65. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

I wish Samsung would follow Apples lead in not allowing carrier bloat. No reason they couldn't. Since these phones cost near as much as iPhones they should give customers this option.

6. vprasad1

Posts: 24; Member since: Jun 03, 2013

I thought they were going to lower the price for the S7 models. It's kind of lame keeping the same price and bundling in a "free" Gear VR device that only a select audience wants. I'm predicting after 6 months they'll sell the S7 models unbundled at a lower price.

7. Macready

Posts: 1824; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

There's also a thing called inflation (thus in reality you pay less), so if the price stays the same AND you get a VR worth €99 or so, it's hard to keep that argument going. Samsung isn't a charity organization, profits are already getting thin.

15. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Profits aren't getting thin at 700/phone. Profits get thin between 3-450. At 700, they are making bank. Overtime *everything* goes down in price outside of commodities (and even they have, slightly, recently given the fed letting the QE money dry up and a slight increase in rates) Lenovo makes money on the MXPE at 400, so Samsung can too, especially given their lack of customization that does directly lead to an increase in pricing from having to stock more parts and losses on the backend that have to be accounted for upfront.

22. Macready

Posts: 1824; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

First of all, not everything goes down in price, especially with resource and labor costs going up. Not to mention the fact that an S7 doesn't exactly carry the same parts as say the S2 to begin with... Second, Lenovo doesn't make profit on its phones yet worth mentioning, their last result was a reported loss for Mobile. Not to mention the fact that none of their phones carry the parts Samsung uses (slower NAND, no AMOLED, lower resolution, slower processors etc). They compete with the Galaxy A range.

31. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

In case you missed it, resource costs are going down. They have been since summer of last year. Just look at commodity prices. I don't care that you can't fault them here. It is clear you take offense, personally, to what I said. I don't get it, but you do. Most of the things you mentioned are BS. Lower resolution? Who cares? There is more than enough evidence to prove we have met and far exceeded the law of diminishing returns with regard to resolution. I do like AMOLEDs better, but the MFG costs are coming down on a YoY basis. Have you see the new OLED tv's and their costs? Also, the processor is mostly the equivalent SD from the time, given this is a 8 month old phone now. So yeah, if you want to compare a year old phone with a current, to be released phone, then sure, they don't compete. But please try and compare apples to apples.

33. Macready

Posts: 1824; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

You seem to be projecting your own emotions on to my post, food for psychologists, I couldn't care less. Commodity index prices are going down but parts prices for these phones are up compared to at least 5 years ago, as also calculated in the cost price of parts for Samsung S phones the past years, by several companies. That's because these aren't exactly representative for an average commodity index... AMOLED is getting cheaper, but still easily beats the cost price of 1080P IPS screens, nothing BS about that. The point is, there is no apples to apples comparison possible. You get MORE phone now if you get an S model. Not just because it's faster, but it's simply larger and offers more features and more expensive materials to build. Hold an S6 next to an S2 (I have both) and you know there's a large difference there, literally. That's where economies of scale benefits quickly disappear.

26. Clars123

Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

You can't just say that considering you don't even know how new technology like the 12mp BRITECELL camera..the larger processors and the magnesium frame cost

29. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

I promise the teardown will reveal it doesn't cost more than 250-300. You think this budget wasn't created in the beginning? They have a target dollar value that they are willing to spend to produce it and it has trended around the 2-300 mark every year. But of course, you are right, it will probably cost Samsung 2k to build and they will be selling everyone at a loss.

34. Hallyu

Posts: 790; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

How about taking their $14b spending on R&D into account; the amount that no others companies dare to sacrifice for their consumers? You want Samsung to charge you at the price that makes them won't be able to pay their staffs? And please don't bring up Huawei to make a comparison because the components used in their smartphones don't really match the ones that Samsung use.

36. Macready

Posts: 1824; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

Fallacy through exaggeration. No one claims it costs 2k to build, but if it's indeed $250 to $300, it would be as much or more than previous phones still. And everyone knows, parts are just part of the cost to begin with. Think royalties, distribution, R&D, etc.

41. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Not when the phone costs you $300 to make. Apple makes very high profits because they keep the cost of the phone to $200 to build. They sell it for $650. after paying the cost for the parts from 3rd parties, Apple is still left with over $250+ from each phone. They also have less overhead since they only make one phone. They have a smaller distribution channel vs Samsung, less carriers sell the iPhone vs Samsung and more. Apple saves a lot of money. They spend less money on R&D. That's why they can brag about profits. But what are they doing with the money other than hiding it from the US Government? NOTHING! They are so cheap they make the same phone 2 years in a row. They add maybe one useless feature each year, no significant improvements in the software. iOS9 does the same crap it did when the first one came out. No open file system, no default apps, no fast charging (yet). Just as boring today as it was 8 years ago. Android has been pushing the envelop with a more open approach and is why I could never go back to iOS, unless it becomes more similar. Which it won't. Because if it did, it woudl be Apple admitting yet again, open is better than closed. As closed as Windows is, it has a more open approach and is why Mac OS/OSX will never be what Windows is.

44. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Did I say I wanted an apple device? No, I said, and stand by what I said. If they want people to buy this, they need to be competitive on pricing. 700 is not competitive. 600 is reasonable. I didn't say they had to sell it for no profit, or anything like that. But I'm sorry, The market as a whole has been decreasing prices, with the exception of a few companies that have continued to struggle that some heralded as their "gotcha" earlier, and I won't buy at 700. I actually do want the phone. and I upgrade every 6 months or so. I am currently using the MXPE, but I will hold off until it is a much more reasonable price. As I said, 5-600 is reasonable for a flagship phone, mostly, but even accounting for R&D, and all the other input costs, it is not a 700 dollar phone with only 32 gb of internal storage. They will continue the declines they have been experiencing since the S5 with asinine pricing such as this.

53. keekai05

Posts: 116; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

If it's TechieXP1969, he would immediately jump into a conclusion that if you don't want Samsung you're an iSheep and will think you're an idiot or stupid or even a moron. He would dismiss the idea that there are options other than his beloved Samsung. Samsung for him is God. He denies the fact that Samsung does not only make flagship devices as well as cheap crappy ones too. He only knows Samsung as the "Android flagship maker". That's TechieXP19. Sorry if it's too long to read. He wrote longer than this :)

18. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Another prime example is the price of TV's in the last 5-10 years. What have they done? In addition to inflation, they have lost tangible price value. In 06-07-08 you couldn't buy a flat screen tv at even 42 inches for less than a grand. Now they are on sale at random times of the year for 2-300. I'm not saying that the smartphone market has cooled that much, but it is definitely not as hot now as it was 2-3 years ago.

57. DarkVader777

Posts: 52; Member since: Feb 10, 2016

And simply put. It is costing more and more to make these phones. Pay the most to get the best.. Goooo SAMSUNG. I WiIll never buy an I phone again or an lg phone f#%ckn crap

8. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

$600 for the S7 and $700 for the S7 Edge would be ideal

9. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Well, I was considering buying it. But not at $700. I'll buy at 5-600. Maybe. 700, pass. Good luck with that samsung, I hope your apple pricing strategy works, I don't think it will.

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