When Samsung announced the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge during their Unpacked 2016 event over the weekend, they surprised few people. After all, the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge were leaked multiple times before the full announcement. What did surprise people however is how quickly after the event the device would be available to purchase from stores. Today, February 23rd, is the day that the two new flagships from Samsung go on sale throughout North America, and we’ve already covered the news from AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon. Now, it’s Sprint’s turn. Predictably, the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge will be similarly-priced on Sprint, but this is to be expected from a Samsung release however, they are doing something a little different this year.
On Sprint, the Galaxy S7 is going to cost $27.09 a month for 24 months, while the Galaxy S7 Edge will cost $31.25 a month. This is a little more expensive than say, T-Mobile, but the way that Sprint prices things can be a little confusing at first. Thankfully, their website will guide both new and existing customers alike through the process. The yellow network is even giving away another Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge for 50% off as well, which might work well for friends and family looking to make the most out of a move to Sprint. The company also launched their new “Galaxy Forever” program not too long ago, which people can read up about here.
The Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge are subtle improvements upon last year’s devices, and they will be great upgrades to those coming from a Galaxy S5 – or any other device from two-years ago – as the microSD card slot and IP68 water-resistance has returned. On top of this, both devices have larger batteries than they did last year and those that were eyeing up the Galaxy S6 Edge+ will get a large display with the Galaxy S7 Edge as it features a 5.5-incher this year. The Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge are available to pre-order on Sprint right now, and those waiting for in-store hands-on time can spend time with the phones starting March 11th.