Samsung Galaxy S7 and the curved Galaxy S7 Edge were launched during the Mobile World Congress that was held last month in Barcelona, Spain.
Even though Samsung announced that the official release date of this device will be as from March 11, some carriers have already begun shipping these flagships to those who had already pre-ordered them. Speaking of preorders, all consumers who have preordered the new Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge will be entitled to a new Samsung Gear VR headset for free. This deal is, however, limited and it ends next Friday. The promotion is also available to those who will buy any of these two phones before the said date.
As many people across the globe wait for the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge to come their way, Indians have already been assured of this device as from this week. Invites to a special Samsung India event started showing up earlier this week and according to the latest reports, the Galaxy S7 and its brother Galaxy S7 Edge will be available for preorder beginning March 9. While this is happening, the South Korean tech giant has also gone live with the smartphones in the largest smartphone market in the world – China.
Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge prices in China dropped
As though to counter the recently introduced Vivo Xplay 5, Samsung has introduced the new Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge at reduced prices in this market. If you are in rush to get this phone, Samsung China is letting it go for a discount of 20% off the originally announced price.
As mentioned earlier, those who pre-ordered Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge will be gifted with a brand new Gear VR. However, since the company is fully aware that not everyone is interested in virtual reality, it has scrapped this option in China. Rather than pay the 4,888 Yuan tagged on the Galaxy S7, Chinese buyers will only be required to pay 3,910 Yuan. For the Galaxy S7 Edge, the amount drops from 5,688 Yuan to 4,550 Yuan. These prices are for the base model.
Unlike the U.S., Samsung is expected to supply the 64GB variants in this region. Furthermore, the variants being launched in China are powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 and not the expected Exynos 8890. The rest of the specs – 5.1-inch QHD Super AMOLED screen (5.5-inches for Galaxy S7 Edge), 12MP Dual Pixel rear camera, 4GB RAM, and Android 6.0 Marshmallow – will remain intact.
Whether Samsung will be pushing the same deals to other markets is still unknown. However, given the competition the company is getting from very affordable devices that come in with high-end specs, it is possible that this promotion might move to other markets as well.