tech2 News StaffFeb 24, 2016 08:08:07 IST
Samsung's pride and joy the Galaxy S7 and its curvy sibling the Galaxy S7 Edge will apparently go on sale on 11 March. After a massive launch at the MWC 2016, everything about the not so secret smartphones was finally revealed apart from the launch date and pricing.
For now its just the launch date that has been revealed by Korea's Yonhap News who got into a conversation with DJ Koh, head of Samsung Mobiles Communication. The Samsung head also pointed out that they are expecting the Galaxy S7's sales to top those of the S6, "The Galaxy S7 is slated to go on sale in 60 countries on March 11. We expect its sales to surpass shipments of the previous model, the Galaxy S6,".
So far, Samsung is planning to go all in and will even be offering a free Gear VR headset to those who have pre-ordered or bought the smartphones between February 23 and March 18.
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This year Samsung indeed seems to have missed out on nothing, delivering a flagship smartphone with flagship specs and the features that it missed out on last year like dust and waterproofing and more. Clearly, with the smartphones checking off all the boxes for spec hungry Android buyers, the sales expectations will be high as well.
With the launch date out of the way, it is just the pricing that remains a mystery. While Samsung remained mum on topic, a few retailers in the US, UK have already listed the smartphones to be sold at around EUR 700 (approximately Rs. 53,200) for the Galaxy S7 and the EUR 800 (approximately Rs. 60,800) for the Galaxy S7 Edge.