In an effort to boost sales of the expensive Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, Rogers has started to include a FREE Samsung 128GB microSD memory card, valued at $129.99. Rogers, Bell and Telus are all offering the Galaxy S7 for $399 on a two-year contract and the Galaxy S7 Edge for $499 – the 128GB memory card will help soften the blow a little, since most people tend to purchase additional memory. With read and write speeds of up to 80MB/second and 20MB/second respectively, you can transfer files, apps and videos more quickly. This offer is for new and existing customers that are looking to upgrade or add a new line and is good "while quantities last and is subject to change without notice." It should also be noted that if you return your Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge within their 15-day return policy that you must also return the Samsung 128GB memory card in its original condition.
The Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge were released last month and are selling very well according to analysts – especially the Galaxy S7 Edge. The Galaxy S7 comes with the same 5.1-inch display size as the Galaxy S series has for the past few years. This year, Samsung changed up the Galaxy S7 Edge model by increasing its size to 5.5-inches – last year, the Galaxy S6 Edge was 5.1-inches and the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus was 5.7-inches. This was a smart move on Samsung's part and eliminated its 'Edge' models from competing directly with the Galaxy S7 at 5.1-inches and the Galaxy Note series which is 5.7-inches. This brings hope to those that are looking forward to a Galaxy Note 6 and Galaxy Note 6 Edge – there is just something about those curved display edges that adds appeal to the design, as well as additional functionality.
Both models use the QHD Super AMOLED displays for stunning graphics and the US models use the new Snapdragon 820 quad-core processor and Adreno 530 GPU, while other areas use the Exynos 8890 octa-core processor – both of which are much more powerful than last year's models. The main camera changed from a 16MP shooter to a Dual-Pixel 12MP that has already been crowned by DxOMark as the best mobile camera around. Both models offer larger batteries than last year but have a rapid charge feature as well as quick wireless charging.