There was real excitement at MWC when Samsung unveiled its latest flagships, the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. We are happy to say that all Canadians may now pre-order the new Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge – some like the original Galaxy S7 with the flat display and others love that sexy dual-curved display on the S7 Edge. All pricing is for the 32GB variant with the Galaxy S7 comes in Black or Silver and the Galaxy S7 Edge is only available in Black. The actual devices will launch on March 11, but by pre-ordering now, Samsung is throwing in the Gear VR headset for free – a pretty good deal and a chance to try out the VR technology.
The carriers and pricing are slightly different depending on where you purchase the new Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge. Rogers and Bell offer the same pricing – Galaxy S7 is $899.99 no-term or $399.99 on a two-year contract. The Galaxy S7 Edge will cost you $999.99 no-term or $499.99 on a two-year contract. Rounding out the Big Three, Telus is offering the Galaxy S7 for $900 no-term and $400 on a two-year contract. The Galaxy S7 Edge jumps to $1,000 no-term and $500 on a two-year contract.
Some of the smaller carriers will also be running with the new Samsungs – Virgin Mobile is only offering the Galaxy S7 and pricing on a no-term is set at $899.99 and $399.99 on a two-year contract. Koodo Mobile is listing only the Galaxy S7 at $904 on a no-term and $544 with Tab or $400 with Tab Plus. SaskTel will price the Galaxy S7 at $898.99 no-term and $398.99 on a two-year contract. The Galaxy S7 Edge will cost you $998.99 no-term and $498.99 on a two-year contract. Fido will offer the Galaxy S7 for $400 Max, $550 Smart, $650 Standard and $900 no-term. The Galaxy S7 Edge will run $500 Max, $650 Smart, $750 Standard and $1000 no-term. Videotron pre-orders start February 24 and Wind Mobile will carry both models with pre-orders starting February 24 – no word yet on Eastlink or MTS.
While the outside of the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge look much like the Galaxy S6 series from last year when Samsung did a major redesign, there are certainly some updated specifications inside. Samsung added back the expandable internal memory, increased the battery size, added IP68 water and dust proofing, upped the RAM to 4GB, included the newest Exynos 8890 or Snapdragon 820 processor and did a major overhaul in the camera department.