Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge price, release date, and preorder bonus

Just as it was suggested by a handful of tips and rumors, Samsung will indeed start taking preorders for the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge very soon after the official announcement, on February 23. Moreover, those early adopters who chip in with their hard-earned cash between February 23 - March 18, will be given the Samsung Gear VR headwear as a bonus, and packaged with six free games at that.

The official release date in the US. as well as globally, is March 11th, but that doesn't mean you won't be able to handle and preview the two phones before that, even if you haven't ordered one. Starting right this Wednesday, February 24th, those eager to witness the birth of a potential sales legend, will be able to toy around with the S7 and S7 edge in Samsung's Experience Stores, located in those fine Best Buy establishments around the country. 

The carrier stores of AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon and U.S. Cellular will have units at hand for demonstration starting this upcoming Friday, February 26th, so there will be only a few days gap between the unveiling, and your personal experience with Samsung's next best thing, which is a commendable achievement. Besides the carrier shops, the phones will also be carried by every big retailer out there, such as Best Buy, Car Toys, Sam’s Club, Staples, Target and Walmart, of course.

As for the colors, the US will get Galaxy S7 versions in Black Onyx and Gold Platinum, while the Galaxy S7 edge will color your day with three hues - the same Black Onyx and Gold Platinum, but also a Silver Titanium version added for a good measure. There doesn't seem to be a 64 GB version in the offing here in the US, so both the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge will start you off at 32 GB here, but they have the added advantage of having microSD card slots, so you will be able to expand the storage with cards up to 200 GB in size. Which color would you get?

Samsung Galaxy S7Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
Release dateMarch 11March 11
Preorders begin8:00 a.m. EST on February 238:00 a.m. EST on February 23
First look at Samsung Experience stores in Best BuyFebruary 24February 24
First look in carrier storesFebruary 26February 26
ca. 649 - 699 USD or EUR

AT&T Next 24 - $23.17 a month ($695)

T-Mobile - $27.92/month ($670) + one year of Netflix subscription gratis

Sprint - $649, $27.09/month for 24 months, get a second one for $13.54 per month for 24 months after a $13.55 service credit

Verizon - $672, $28/month, for 24 months

ca. 749 - 799 USD or EUR

AT&T Next 24 - $26.50 a month ($795)

T-Mobile - $32.50/month ($780) + one year of Netflix subscription gratis

Sprint - $749, $31.25/month for 24 months, get a second one for $15.62 per month for 24 months after a $15.63 service credit

Verizon - $792, $33/month for 24 months
Free Gear VR + 6 games bonus promoFebruary 23 - March 18February 23 - March 18
AvailabilityAT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless and U.S. Cellular stores, Best Buy, Car Toys, Sam’s Club, Staples, Target and WalmartAT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless and U.S. Cellular stores, Best Buy, Car Toys, Sam’s Club, Staples, Target and Walmart
Available color options in the USBlack Onyx and Gold PlatinumBlack Onyx, Gold Platinum and a Silver Titanium

Related phones

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. thegeneral7010

Posts: 437; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

where is those idiots who said we dont need an SD card

19. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

they are all hiding! come on out and voice your opinions techie and tedkord. love to hear your story this time around

22. mitchytan92

Posts: 92; Member since: Mar 02, 2015

I am one of them and still I would say I don't need an sdcard. 1. I read someone said Adoptable storage is not available on Samsung rom yet. 2. Apps can only be install on internal storage. So how do I store my Spotify with 3000 plus offline songs and all my games and apps? Especially these days even simple apps like Facebook or Twitter takes up a lot of space as well. 3. Even if Adoptable storage is available, the speed of a Class 10 microsd card is still way slower than the internal one. Won't it affect your phone performance?

23. surethom

Posts: 1729; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Agree, with 4k video recording you need much more memory.

4. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Did I miss something? The title says price but I don't see a price listed anywhere in the article.

7. benno

Posts: 94; Member since: Apr 17, 2015

Lol wtf are you smoking? The price is clearly listed

5. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

3-11-16 is right around the corner. Enjoy it fellas.

6. warrenellis93

Posts: 556; Member since: Jul 21, 2011

Daniel you liar, you didnt state the price. That is a misleading headline just like the guy who made the lg g5 price date and availability

8. benno

Posts: 94; Member since: Apr 17, 2015

Blind full v2

11. benno

Posts: 94; Member since: Apr 17, 2015

Oops ironic spell check fail

9. korean411

Posts: 92; Member since: May 04, 2009

yup and in a couple of years sd cards are going to be phased out in tech devices anyways especially smartphones in favor of faster and more efficient flash drives or ssd. plus to the average user they don't use more than 25-30gb anyways. Once competition starts to hit high internal storage capacity in smartphones which is going to be very soon they are going to stop using sd cards

10. sniper1087

Posts: 537; Member since: Dec 31, 2011

err I still dont feel like much has change yeah waterproof is whats most appealing, but same design, so more like a samsung galaxy S6s with bumped specs. camera I think it should be ok not as much more different from the S6 of course will have to see real life testing before anything else.

21. TerryTerius unregistered

For the life of me, I will never understand people who think the design of a smartphone needs to radically change every single year. I've never had a problem with apple's two your strategy, and given there are only so many ways to configure a rectangle I'm cool with that. If anything, the camera should have the most significant change. The camera on the S6 was far superior to the one on the S5 and debatably was the best in the world, or a serious contender for the title at least. I'm not necessarily sure it'll be as big of a jump for this generation, but I am extremely curious about lowlight performance. For me, that's hugely important.

30. sniper1087

Posts: 537; Member since: Dec 31, 2011

Never better than the lumia 1020 so not the best, and as far as design is subjective some people dont like the glass back, it attracts fingerprints and you have to slap a case on it so you dont have to see that, I am still waiting for a stainless steel design at some point, yes more weight but way more durable. Low light performance we will have to see what happens still will never beat optical zoom that a lumia had on the 1020, I was waiting for an implementation of that type, but nothing yet.

33. TerryTerius unregistered

For one, I said debatably or at least a serious contender. I've said this 100 times, and I'll say it again. What matters more than anything else is automatic mode. Unless it is one of those occasions where you have all the time in the world to set up a shot, a camera that you can whip out and reliably get consistently good pictures with automatic mode on the first try is going to have more value in the real world than one that takes superior pictures after a lot of adjusting. The 1020 has a much slower camera, and as far as actual picture quality goes of every comparison I've seen done in automatic mode between the two of them the difference is fairly negligible. They outdo each other under different circumstances. And yes, that includes low light. The fact that it even comes down to personal preference at this point speaks volumes. Granted, the S6 outscores the 1020 by 12 points on DXO Mark.

13. Anonymuse

Posts: 14; Member since: Feb 15, 2016

Apple rule them all Design Performance Displey ( 3D touch ) Camera Battery Build quality Nd more

18. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

Yeah man. You forgot to mention VR, Dual Edge Display, 14nm FinFet manufacturing Process, Augmented Reality, Man Apple iPhone 6s has the sharpest display PERIOD right :D?

27. JumpinJackROMFlash

Posts: 464; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

LOL! None of the points you wrote are ruled by Apple.

28. mitchytan92

Posts: 92; Member since: Mar 02, 2015

Design I think it is personal. But for my s6 or s7 design, although I feel it is a copy of the iPhones but it looks better than the current iPhone 6S Plus. Performance. Apple is impressive but S7 is impressive as well. I am looking forward to see how the new Samsung cooling tech helps to reduce throttling. Back on topic, I think both are on par for now. S7 has a stronger processor now but it has a higher resolution to push and iOS is always very optimised. Display. I am using the iPhone 6S Plus now. I sold my s6 edge for it. I pick Samsung display over it. 3D Touch does not feel very useful to me. All I use for is moving my typing cursor. Samsung has the most beautiful mobile display IMO. Camera. I guess you didn't listen to the talk. The iPhone camera got owned so badly. Battery. I think the 3600mah s7 edge can beat my iPhone 6S plus battery? Build quality. Did you know 7000 Series aluminum the thing iPhone fans love to talked about is used in the Note 5 and s6 edge plus? Samsung used it first.

32. dimas

Posts: 3394; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

For a new technology with monster storage options, liquid cooling technology, monster 3000mah battery and gaming optimization softwares for only $700, iphone 6s is a dinosaur when it comes to daily multitasking and gaming. I'll get the 64gb paired with my 128gb micro sd and say goodbye to cloud services for the next 2 years. Heck I might even use it as a small external hard drive for work if I get the 200gb sd sandisk.

14. surethom

Posts: 1729; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Very nice but anyone knowwhat is the built in wireless charging chip? Is it the same 5w as the s6 or the new 15w internal quick wireless charging? & I don't mean the 15w samsung charging pad from last year.

15. avishekmukherjee

Posts: 362; Member since: Apr 09, 2015

Very nice

16. adecvat

Posts: 652; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

No OIS, force touch, usb type c, ir blaster

26. surethom

Posts: 1729; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

There is OIS & ir blaster, the ir blaster is now much smaller on the top of the phone.

35. TerryTerius unregistered

Pretty sure that's a microphone input, exactly like the note 5.

31. box14380

Posts: 43; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

Both S7 and S7 edge has IR blaster. Check out for listing of Infrared port.

17. Trakker

Posts: 283; Member since: Feb 11, 2016

Seriously they're only doing it in black or gold? I should have £#cking known something was going to go wrong with the S7 after everything started off so well. I like my phones with light colours like white or silver so this means there'll be no day 1 purchase for me, and if my colour choice isn't available by the release of the LG G5 there's a good chance I'll end up buying that.

20. Bjray

Posts: 199; Member since: May 29, 2014

Well the Edge is available in Silver Titanium. But I'm sure you're referencing the standard model, so yeah... that sucks.

24. Trakker

Posts: 283; Member since: Feb 11, 2016

The edge is a gimmick I've got no interest in and prefer the standard version so I can use a case with sides above screen level to protect in a face down drop.

25. stardomains

Posts: 29; Member since: Nov 05, 2015

Quick Charge 2.0 or Quick Charge 3.0?

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