Samsung & Best Buy launch 'Pink Gold' Galaxy S7 and S7 edge retailer exclusives

Samsung & Best Buy launch 'Pink Gold' Galaxy S7 and S7 edge retailer exclusives
It looks like Samsung and Best Buy have teamed up for a deal in the U.S. that will see the retail chain receive an exclusive "Pink Gold" color variant of the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge. It looks exactly like a Rose Gold finish, and we find it quite mature and delicate-looking, despite pink's inherent flashiness. The finish covers both the front and back panel of the handset. The new color will be available for all four carriers, that is Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile, and AT&T.

Buying from Best Buy also means customers are treated to a $150 gift card when they activate the smartphone inside the store, which means you'll be able to pick up a nice case and other accessories, or something else, if you wish.

Of course, not all customers will be happy that they didn't get to buy this color from the get-go, and not everyone is into the idea of Best Buy exclusives. But hey, you can't please everyone, and besides, Samsung might have felt that the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge need a little bit of sales pushin' right about now, following the Note 7's successful launch and the impending releases of the LG V20 and iPhone 6SE/7/whatever Apple has in store in September. Introducing a new color option is one way of lifting things up.

source: Best Buy

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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)



1. Fona13A unregistered

I don't care what anyone says, that is a very nice shade of pink.

5. maherk

Posts: 7007; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

It looks even better in real life, pictures don't do this color any justice. My wife didn't want to upgrade to any other phone from her Galaxy S6, until she saw this color. I got her the Pink Gold S7 Edge, and she couldn't be happier.

2. Derekjeter

Posts: 1552; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

I will never understand why Samsung and other Android OEMs do this. Just launch all the colors in all the markets on the same damn day.

3. manojmcn

Posts: 634; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

May be they want to give a boost after months on sale.

6. Derekjeter

Posts: 1552; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

They would get a good number of sales from the start if they would just launch all colors and themes on launch day. That way they can attract other OS users early, when they do this people will always pass on these phones since they know other phones are a couple of months from launch.

4. Fona13A unregistered

It's probably because everyone wants to buy a case and end up forgetting the color of their phones altogether.

11. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

The only time I recall color actually affecting demand was the iPhone 4. I know people who waited to buy the phone until the white model was available (almost a year after launch). Other than that, yeah, if you already have 3+ nice colors available, I can't imagine you're going to attract anyone new with a 4th.

16. Fona13A unregistered

What interferes with the appeal of color are there aren't a lot of rugged cases that match the flavor of the iPhone, so they just get a reliable case instead of a "fashionable" one (I personally think Urban Armor Gear and Body Glove make sleek looks out of rubber materials).

19. willywanta

Posts: 502; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

It is a marketing strategy. A new color will boost a slowing growth or sale.

7. fyah_king unregistered

Saw this at the store and it looks really good.

8. AlikMalix unregistered

Those top and bottom bezels look huge, why can't Samsung give you an all black front glass like iPhone?

9. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

That would be a fugly mix of colours IMO, and it'll make the color useless to the owner and more for showoff. If you want all black front, might as well get the black onyx. As for the bezels, as big as they are, at least they're small enough to give the phone an over 70% screen to body ratio...

13. fyah_king unregistered

Why would they want to make their phones ugly like the iPhone? Speaking of big top and bottom bezels. I think the iPhone got the s7 beat including the side bezels. But, I could be wrong and you're right if the iPhone 6s or plus are bezeless!

20. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Iphone is the king of large bezels lol Buy a black Samsung if you want black front, simple

21. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I think you know the bezels on the Galaxy are not huge. Especially for that 6" suppose to be 5.5" iPhone 6S Plus you have in your pocket. Why start trouble when you don't have too? Don't be jealous! Be careful with it too, because you have a 58% chance the phone will just stop working for no fault of your own.

10. mike2959

Posts: 697; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

Uh oh.. First carrier exclusive, no RETAILER exclusive. Here's a thought. Let's load it up with Best Buy's app that can't be removed unless you root too! And then call it another varient so that it never gets updates. Wait that's how Android works, I forgot.

17. Fona13A unregistered

No that's how awful carriers and dying retailers work, also Apple keeps changing crap to iTunes and adds/takes away against our wishes.

12. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Isn't the exclusive color usually Best Buy blue? The HTC One got a really nice shade way back when.

14. jerrycutshaw

Posts: 48; Member since: Apr 27, 2011

I don't get it. Best Buy doesn't carry T-Mobile so how can u get it at best buy?

15. phonehome

Posts: 812; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

"Yoo-hoo! I got the new gorgeous Galaxy."

18. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2267; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

this is because note 7 gold is not available in the US, so they're pushing out pink gold on S series.

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