Now that the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S7 has been done and dusted, all that remains to be revealed is its price and worldwide availability details. While the handset’s US release date was confirmed to be March 11, a new report now claims over 60 countries will also see the arrival of the phone on that date.
This information comes via an interview with Koh Dong-jin, the head of Samsung Mobiles Communication. Unfortunately, he hasn’t stated which nations will be part of the first wave of rollouts. He expects the sales of the Galaxy S7 to sail past the shipments of the S6.
As per Yonhap News, industry watchers had estimated that shipments of the S6 stood at roughly 38 million in 2015. Speaking on the sidelines of the MWC 2016, Dong-jin said the company had tried to bring back as many discontinued features as it could for the Galaxy S7. This includes things like water resistance and microSD card slots.
A quick run-down of the main specs of the Samsung Galaxy S7:
– Display: 5.1-inch super AMOLED, 2560 x 1440 pixels
– OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
– Memory: 32GB/64GB, expandable till 200GB
– RAM: 4GB
– CPU: Snapdragon 820/Exynos 8890
– Battery: 3000mAh
– Camera: 12MP rear, 5MP front
– Weight: 152g
– Size: 142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9mm
– Connectivity: 4G, dual-SIM, Bluetooth, Wi-Fiac, NFC, microUSB 2.0
As for the cost of the Samsung handset, online retailers in Europe have begun listing the smartphone on its websites. As per GSM Arena, Amazon Germany has listed the 32GB Galaxy S7 at EUR 700 (approx 53200) and the Galaxy S7 Edge at EUR 800 (about Rs 60800).
However, this page doesn’t mention the free Gear VR which is being offered if the Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge is pre-ordered, so the deal might only be possible if the handsets are bought via the official brand site.