The Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge that have been unveiled at the Mobile World Congress are now available for purchase in the UK, while the Galaxy S7 Active will be released in the US on June 10, which is tomorrow.
After the big failure with the Galaxy S5, which, let’s be honest, it had an ugly design, Samsung had to get back on its feet fast and restore fans’ trust. In the next year, the Galaxy S6 had a totally new design, ditching the plastic shell with perforated dots in favor of a glass back, which was non-removable. Also, the frame looked more premium because it was made of metal, and this was a big step, because users were very unhappy with the silver plastic frame that was peeling off after a while. But the Galaxy S6 didn’t come alone. Samsung has brought a version with a dual edge display – curved on both sides which proved to be a total success, so a few months later, a phablet version of it was released alongside the Galaxy Note 4.
In 2016, Samsung has skipped the mid-tier Galaxy S7 Edge and released, directly, the paheblet with a 5.5-inch display, which in the UK is priced at £639. The launch price of the Galaxy S7 was £569, but soon, the 32GB model will be sold for £438. However, rich people who will want to buy the 24k gold Galaxy S7 will pay £1700 plus VAT (£2040 inc VAT), or £1900 plus VAT (£2280 inc VAT), if they will want the edge version. Even more money they’ll spend on the platinum model of the S7: £1800 plus VAT (£2160 inc VAT) or £1900 plus VAT (£2280 inc VAT) on the edge variant. There is also a rose gold variant for each device, costing £1750 plus VAT (£2100 inc VAT) if we’re talking about the S7, or £1850 plus VAT (£2220 inc VAT), which is the price of the edge variant.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Active, which is the rugged version of the flagship that has two certifications: IP68 and MIL-STD-810G (it’s resistant to dust, water, salt, vibrations, solar radiations, drops etc.) will be available in the US from tomorrow, and will be sold by AT&T, which has the Next plan with a monthly subscription of $26.50 or the Next Every Year plan that will cost subscribers $33.13 per month.