Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge official, T-Mobile pre-orders begin 2/23 and include Gear VR and Netflix subscription

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Hot on the heels of the debut of the LG G5, Samsung has taken the wraps off of its own new Android flagships.

The Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge feature designs that look similar to the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge at first, but they’ve actually got some small refinements to make them better. The rear cameras of both phones are now very nearly flush with their bodies, meaning that one side won’t stick up when you set them down. Samsung has also curved the edges of the backs of the phones, which should make them a bit more comfortable to hold.

Another notable improvement made to the GS7 and GS7 edge is IP68 protection. That means that they’re dust and water resistance, letting them survive being submerged in water up to 1.5 meters (nearly 5 feet) of water for up to 30 minutes.

In terms of raw specs, both phones are packing 2560×1440 Super AMOLED panels, with the GS7’s measuring in at 5.1 inches and the GS7 edge’s coming in at 5.5 inches. Samsung has included an Always-On Display feature on both phones that will let you see the date, time, and your notifications without having to actually turn on the display.

Photography is another big feature of Samsung’s new phones. They’ve both got 12-megapixel rear shooters that, while they’ve got fewer pixels than last year’s phones, Samsung says that they’re much improved. Both cameras use Dual Pixel tech that Samsung says will give the GS7 and GS7 edge “vastly improved autofocus performance.” The cameras also have 1.4um pixels and an f/1.7 aperture to let them take in 95 percent more light than the GS6 and GS6 edge, which should translate into better low-light camera performance. The front cameras of both the GS7 and GS7 edge are 5-megapixel shooters with f/1.7 apertures.

Samsung’s new phones will be powered by octa-core Snapdragon 820 processors in the US, and they’ll both tout 4GB of RAM and 32/64GB configurations as well. If that’s not enough storage for you, I’ve got good news, because Samsung has included microSD slots in the GS7 and GS7 edge after leaving them out of its GS6 phones.

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Unlike the microSD slot, though, removable batteries aren’t making a comeback here. However, Samsung has beefed up the batteries of the GS7 and GS7 edge from their predecessors, giving the GS7 a 3000mAh battery and the GS7 edge a 3600mAh battery. Both phones can be charged wirelessly or over a wired connection, with the latter using microUSB. No USB Type-C here.

On the software side of things, both the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge are running Android 6.0 beneath a customized user interface. Samsung says that it’s tweaked its custom UI to be “simple and soft.” App icons are all now inside of rounded square icons to give them a more uniform look, and Samsung added black strips to the camera app so that features like the flash and timer are more visible. And on the Galaxy S7 edge, Samsung has beefed up its Edge Screen functionality to boost the size of the Edge Panel from 260 pixels to 550 pixels. With that added space, users will see more apps in the Apps Edge. You’ll also be able to customize the location, size, and transparency of the Edge Handle used to access the Edge Panel.

T-Mobile has confirmed that it’ll carry both the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, with pre-orders starting February 23. Customers that do pre-order one of Samsung’s new phones “on a qualifying plan” will get a free Samsung Gear VR, a 6-pack of VR games, and a free year of Netflix. The phones are expected to officially launch on March 11, but T-Mo plans on having demo units in stores before that date.

As for pricing, the 32GB Galaxy S7 will cost $0 down, 23 payments of $27.92, and one payment of $27.83. That works out to a full retail price of $669.99. Meanwhile, the 32GB Galaxy S7 edge will cost $0 down, 23 payments of $32.50, and one payment of $32.49. That’s a full price of $779.99. If you’d prefer JUMP! On Demand, you’ll be able to get the GS7 for $0 down and $28 per month, while the GS7 edge will be $0 down and $32.50 per month. It’s being reported that the US is only getting the 32GB models of the two phones, so you’ll need to take advantage of that microSD slot if you want more storage.

Finally, your color options for the GS7 will include Black Onyx and Gold Platinum, while the GS7 edge will be available in Black Onyx, Silver Titanium, and Gold Platinum.

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Sources: Samsung, T-Mobile

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  • hawkstwelve

    Wondering if you can preorder if you’re on JOD?

    • shanali04

      You should be able to

      • Vlad

        Not sure, since you need to exchange new phone with your current one, might be store only option

        • shanali04

          You can do it over the phone, I did it with my previous device. But yes, better to go to the store since its easier and less hassle.

        • I just did my pre-order over the phone.
          What exactly were the problems with yours?

    • Chatty_techie

      You can pre-order once they’re available to do so. I did this for the iPhone 6s+ but I’d recommend going to the store instead of doing it on the phone. It was a nightmare when i did it through the phone…..

    • Jimmy James

      It works exactly same as buying a phone after the release date. They send you the phone and you send back your old one in a prepaid box. They then credit your account up to $300 if you have anything left to pay on your old phone..

  • no2apple

    Damn the DUAL SIM option wont work in the US.. WTF

    • guest

      For when you get another LTE outage, so you can put a Cricket or H2O SIM.

  • jonathan3579

    Has anyone preordered on JOD? I have no idea how that’d work.

    • Vlad

      I’m wondering same thing

      • Chatty_techie

        In the past, I went into a store and they took care of it for me. However calling on the phone is also another option but just be prepared to wait if it’s the night of when they start pre-orders. I did that for the iPhone 6s+ and it did not go well…..

        • wtf society

          I heard you can order online now

    • Jimmy James

      It works exactly same as buying a phone after the release date. They send you the phone and you send back your old one in a prepaid box. They then credit your account up to $300 if you have anything left to pay on your old phone.

  • rex2745

    Is it a plastic back? Or is it like the g6 back?

    • hawkstwelve

      Glass like the S6

    • Alex Wagner

      Curved glass on both the front and rear.

  • Vlad

    Same question
    Can you pre-order with jump on demand?
    Or exchange can only be done in the store?

    • Chatty_techie

      You can preorder either on the phone or in store on jump on demand. If you do it on the phone, they send you the phone when it becomes available and you send the old phone back to them in the same box they gave you. If you order in store, they’ll help set up the preorder and you can either have it delivered to your house and do the same method as mentioned above or pick it up in store and exchange it in store.

      • Vlad

        Thanks for replying.

        When you say on the phone, you mean through customer service representative?
        So you can’t do it through online ordering?

        From what you’ve said, jump on demand pre-order works like guarantee exchange, which is the best way.

        • Jimmy James

          I pre-ordered the S6. It works exactly same as buying a phone after the release date. They send you the phone and you send back your old one in a prepaid box. They then credit your account up to $300 if you have anything left to pay on your old phone.

        • Chatty_techie

          Exactly. You can’t do it online at this time unfortunately, but T-Mobile is hopefully working on it though!

  • Jay J. Blanco

    If there’s no 128GB Model I’m not interested I’ll see what the note line offers… if I’m not satisfied I’m jumping ship….

    • Paul

      With the microSD why would the 128Gb matter?
      I’m genuinely asking.

      • AS118

        Onboard storage is faster, some apps you can only install on the phone itself, and 128gb of contiguous space is oft-times more useful than a split 32/64 or 64/64 or whatnot.

        There’s all kinds of reasons, actually. I’m okay with 32gb + an SD card myself, but I’m not a heavy storage user.

        • Mike

          There’s not a real advantage Pfizer on board memory vs a good micro SD card on a phone for majority of ppl but if we’re talking desktops,laptops,and tablets then it’s a different story

        • Jimmy James

          LG gave us a free 200 GB with the V10. Thing is fast. No noticeable lag. Just buy one with a high transfer rate. Don’t settle for the cheap slow ones.

        • skywalkr2

          I can say the Sandisk Extreme series is great.

        • Frankwhitess

          Question : isn’t Andriod 6.0 the update that allows you to use your SD as a main memory ???

        • jonathan3579

          “You’ll have to also remember that the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge won’t offer Marshmallow’s new “adoptable storage” feature, meaning the SD card will still act as it did in Lollipop — best-used for media storage, and some less-intense apps.”

          -AndroidCentral

          I guess that is up to the manufacturer.

      • Jay J. Blanco

        I forgot expandable memory was a option thought it was like the S6…. my bad lol but I do need 64GB internal I’m a app hoarder

    • jtothada

      a 128gb micro sd is $45 ( http://amzn.com/B010Q57S62 ) why play a $100 or in apple case $200 premium when you can just get a micro sd card?

    • jonathan3579

      Most sites I’ve read today say the US is only getting the 32GB models. That’s infuriating for me as I have become accustomed to a minimum of 64GB with or without expansion.

      • AS118

        Yeah I’m shocked they didn’t keep the 64gb model. 64 + microSD card would be perfect for so many people.

      • Jay J. Blanco

        I just read it has expandedable memory which is good lol I actually forgot

        • jonathan3579

          I don’t know how this will make you feel:

          “You’ll have to also remember that the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge won’t offer Marshmallow’s new “adoptable storage” feature, meaning the SD card will still act as it did in Lollipop — best-used for media storage, and some less-intense apps.”

          -AndroidCentral

        • Rafael

          Another is reporting that they are not using that feature of marshmallow. I was disappointed when I heard that. This one i will skip and perhaps save and get the nexus 7 or whatever its name will ultimate be. I was extremely upset when tmo didn’t carry the nexus 6p. I had nothing but the greatest experience with nexus 6.

        • skywalkr2

          Don’t people mostly just need the microsd for movies/songs/pictures/etc? that’s what I use it for. I will never need 25GB of storage on the device for apps.

    • skywalkr2

      Android Marshmallow + MicroSD will get you up to 128gb.

      • Jay J. Blanco

        Thanks!

  • Paul

    With the microsd card included this bodes well for the Note series.

  • I’m friend of a friend

    Can”t wait until that Note 6 drop

    • Jake Fitzpatrick

      I agree.

  • Kilroy672

    I asked a store rep today and she told me that I can’t pre-order in the stores. It has to be done online or on the phone. The last time I did a online re-order was for the iPhone 6. And somehow I ended up having 2 phones I had to pay for…IPhone 5S and the iPhone 6.. I had to go to a store and return the one I got from UPS then rebuy it at the store. What a mess. Hope this time around goes much more smoothly. I’m going to be up at 7:30 Tuesday ready to log in and do my pre-order.

    • Jimmy James

      I pre-ordered the S6 online. No issues whatsoever. They even started shipping before the release date, so I had mine the week before store release.

  • gggalax

    Very nice, but I am saving my money.
    Will probably upgrade with S9 or S10.

    • AS118

      Honestly, it’s a smart thing to do. Phones have been more than good enough for a few years now, so even 2 year old flagships (maybe even 3 year old ones) will still last a while.

      My G2 is still going strong, and the snapdragon 800’s more than good enough for what I do with it. I wish they’d kept the 5.2″ screen size with the G3 and G4. I didn’t want a 5.5″ battery draining 1440p screen.

      • Mike Thaler

        As TM adds more freq., you may want one in a couple years that uses the upcoming 600mz band

    • seattle tech

      Why not wait for the S15?

    • skywalkr2

      Depends on what you are currently using. I am using a Galaxy Grand Prime and it just doesn’t cut the mustard.

    • Hoggles

      Looking forward to your comments in 3 years then ;)

      lol

      I kid, of course :)

      I’m still rockin my good ole’ S4. Great device. The original battery still, amazingly, gets me through the day….usually. Needles to say, as a lover of all things tech related, I’m SO looking forward to getting the S7 Edge. The IP68 rating for me is the biggest deal. Especially since they did it with no rubber flaps.

      The S7 and the Edge, with waterproofing, are just incredibly sexy devices. I can now bring my phone into the shower. AND I’M GOING TO!!!!

      Hahahaha! The golden age of tech is upon us!

  • I just don’t get Samsung. They make this killer device, checking pretty much every box, and then cut back on the camera’s megapixels. It’s great that they offer this “dual pixel” tech, but for me, I take so many pics, often from a distance that requires I either zoom in or crop the pics. With fewer pixels, this may be a deal killer. I WANT to get this phone, but until I can tell how the fewer pixels affect my ability to continue my type of shooting, I just don’t see it.

    • Stefan Naumowicz

      Photo quality is not as dependant on megapixels as you think. Above a certain point (around 5mp) the naked eye can’t tell the difference – the exception being if you are making massive prints, somewhere along the lines of roadside billboard size. The quality of the image sensor and optics play a much larger role

      • Rod

        I second this 100% . The whole megapixel war was a marketing gimick anyway. The size of the image sensor is much more important, in fact with a sensor this size reducing the megapixel count could improve picture quality because each pixel gets more room. Bigger pixels = more surface area = more light getting to senor = better pictures

      • I appreciate and respect what you are saying, but again, the majority of the pics I take are from anywhere from 10 – 20 yards away. So, I typically crop my photo’s, and if there are fewer pixels, I cannot crop like I do with my 16mp device that I have now. If I do, the photo won’t be as sharp. At least that has been my experience with other cameras that do not have the “dual pixels”.

        • Rod

          You’re still equating megapixel count with image quality. Regardless of weather or not you crop the image (Although you should just be getting closer to your subject; optical zoom is far superior to digital zoom), the mega pixel count isn’t affecting sharpness.

    • Jose

      The newer sensor is going to work great for me as dark shots are the ones I always miss, but I totally get where you’re coming from. A little crop should be fine but if you have to crop a ton, you’re more likely to see the muck.

      Best bet will probably be to try and grab full res shots from reviewers and do a typical crop to see where you land. I’m sure we will see plenty of test shots come out of MWC.

    • mreveryphone

      Sounds to me like you need a dslr or something and not to be so dependant on cellphone camera’s. These companies don’t make these phone cameras for professional needs.

  • Philip

    Last year Tmo also bundle with the Netflix subscription. Can you sell the subscription?

    • BillSmitty

      Yeah, already have Netflix and could care less about the stupid VR thingy and games. I may call and see if they will swap out for something like a wireless charger instead. If not, will probably wait for a different offer which sucks cause I really need a new phone. Held off on the S6 as just too many issues with battery drain apparently and didn’t really grab me. If the S7 doesn’t do it, I guess it’s off to Apple, which I really don’t want to do.

      • Croq

        If you already have Netflix, why not just add the 1 yr onto your existing subscription? That’s what I’ve been doing…

        • skywalkr2

          That’s my plan.

  • Xavier Abdullah

    yes u can used jod just spoke to tmobile rep

  • Rafael

    I’ll be getting it and then change sims when the new nexus comes up. I don’t care if i pay the monthly. At least i will have a phone that will be updated and within the 2 year period. My nexus 6 is getting at the end of the line after whatever android 7 be.

    • Biggie Smalls

      Nexus 6 good for at least the next 2 years

    • Philly Jim

      I had a Nexus 6 Loved it but this year they didn’t hold there value at all, you can buy new for 200$ now, I could barely give it away maybe it’s different in other parts of the country but here, I’ve never seen a phone drop so fast in value, I’ll wait to see what HTC brings to the table, but for what it’s worth I like the G5……

  • Ben

    Any word on whether or not they kept the IR blaster?

    • Jose

      From the pics I’ve seen, looks like the IR blaster is gone. :(
      If that’s the tradeoff we have to accept for SD expansion, I’m okay with it. IR will absolutely be missed though.

  • Grendel

    Any word on LG G5 availability on T-Mobile? It’s by far the more interesting device…

    • Biggie Smalls

      G5 more interesting than galaxy s7 ? LoL, said no one ever. Educate yourself

      • DrachmasErus

        Difference of opinions…it’s a thing of the past, present and future….Educate yourself.

      • james

        Samsung is boring.

      • lomsha

        S7 is s6 with card slot and water resistance, boring.

        • Jay J. Blanco

          More ram too

    • james

      I agree lg hit home run

      • MattPortland

        Let’s wait and see how reliable that magic slot is first.

    • skywalkr2

      Unless LG has improved their screen… The G3 Screen was hugely disappointing brightness/color wise.

  • Mikey

    this device looks really sick, but I honestly cant go back to Samsung until they fix their whole updating the phone time table. Not to mention that “gifts of the season bundle” never showed up after approval. Samsung needs to get their software right before I’ll consider leaving iPhone again.

  • Chris Siegell

    The S7 Edge will be one of the best smartphones available, but I am a little underwhelmed. They should have made this item fully waterproof, should have made it either 5.7 or 6 inches edge to edge, should never have released a product without at least 128gb internal memory availability (even 256gb could be the next standard set by Apple), lacking IR blaster, and was surprised that there was no 4k display. Sony is so ahead of whatever Samsung is doing, I’m looking forward to see what Sony is doing next.

    • MattPortland

      How is Sony ahead? The Z5 Premium only uses the 4k properties of the screen in limited applications. And do you really think Samsung didn’t do a boat load of research to find out what screen size should be used in the S series?

      • Chris Siegell

        Sony, LG, and Apple are the current innovators. Samsung just follow the leader + implement old features people complain about and create software to make up for their lack of innovation. As expected many developers are slow with 4K implementation. All of the same slow amateur developers will also be slow at implementing 4K screen sizes when 4k devices are widely available, but I do agree 4k will be widely implemented later. Also, many of us also use our smartphones, tablets, iPads as portable video devices. Then of course you get the trolls and head waggers that say that “4k is not necessary in a smartphone”, but they won’t be saying that when 4k finally becomes the standard in smartphones.

        No, I don’t think Samsung did a “boatload” of research to find out what screen size to use in the S series. What Samsung did was decide what was the smallest screen that the “cheapskate” majority of the American public would accept to boost their own profits by keeping their budget low. Which is exactly why Samsung only released a maximum 64gb device (32gb for US), because Samsung knew the majority of the “cheapskate” American public would accept these less than stellar devices. Apple has a much bigger budget and soon we will be seeing internal 256gb devices.

        Samsung’s positives: top notch screen quality, SD card support, Spen, and curved screen design.

        • Joe

          You are an idiot. The reason for the screen size is so they get as many costumers as possible. No 4K is a good thing at the moment since the only use for it is VR and you need a really powerful GPU/CPU to run VR in 4K. Who even uses IR blasters anymore. It’s already plenty water proof to take it for a swim. The only thing I agree on is the storage options it should have bin 64gb,and 128gb options at least.

        • Chris Siegell

          Do you work for Samsung? Samsung’s main two reasons for not releasing devices with 4k screens:

          1. Milk consumers

          2. Produce Mid-end devices only because the cheapskate consumers won’t pay for a high end device and watch our bottom line.

          If Samsung could produce a mid end device with a 4k screen they would.

          Yes, of course VR is not there yet.

          Everyone was using IR blasters, that’s who. Lol. That is everyone was using IR blasters until Samsung took it away. If you have to question why you would use a IR blaster now then you don’t deserve to have a smartphone with one.

          I don’t think you will be swimming too long without a fully waterproof device. The S7 is water resistant and dust proof only.

          Even internal 128gb options are getting to be prehistoric, that’s how behind the times most Android device manufacturers are.

        • wtf society

          I agree… You kinda dumb. Oh yea they didn’t include a 4k screen to milk customers.. Yea.. OK buddy!

        • Chris Siegell

          You are the same cheap consumers I’m talking about, whom don’t have a clue. Yes, Samsung has had the technology a long time ago, but are still in business milking guys like you. That’s why I’m smart enough to only buy Apple products until there are any anything better and or any highend Android devices in the U.S. Market.

        • MattPortland

          Oh an Apple boy. Well, that explains it now.

        • Chris Siegell

          I’m no Apple boy. I’m like “Bernie Sanders” around here. Lol. If Samsung releases a high-end device as opposed to all the mid-end devices they have been releasing since the Galaxy S2, then I will buy one. Although, it wasn’t that long ago since I owned a Android device, which was a Samsung Galaxy Note 3.

        • MattPortland

          “You must be an Android user, you wouldn’t know. Lol.”

          Shows me exactly what you are.

        • Chris Siegell

          Yes, Bernie Sanders. Lol. I meant that many android users are like lemmings, oblivious to Apple’s internal storage advances . Not to say that many Apple users aren’t also sheep.

        • skywalkr2

          Like Bernie Sanders? Well that means you don’t know reality from unicorns and rainbows. so that explains a lot.

        • Joe

          Lol that explains it all. Your complaining about no 4K when your iPhones can only do 1080p at best

        • Chris Siegell

          I have no allegiance to Apple, Sony, Samsung, or LG. I am not a cheapskate, believe in quality, and am willing to pay for a 4k smartphone in this US market. Sony has already pushed the envelope. I have not bought a Android smartphone for some time because most Android manufacturers are still only making mid-end devices.

        • Jay Holm

          Display is important to me, and personality I am very, very pleased with the magnificent 1440p display on the S6!!!

        • Chris Siegell

          I guess you don’t miss what you don’t have. I am willing to pay for a 4k screen smartphone, I don’t know about you. If I had to judge you according to the rest of the cheapskate android market, that would be a “not”.

        • Joe

          Again we don’t have powerful enough CPUs for 4K. And average consumers do not use IR blasters. And no I don’t work for Samsung but I know that Samsung is in it for money and they kept a good balance between making the consumer happy and making as much money as possible in my opinion. And no I don’t work for Samsung

        • Chris Siegell

          Samsung would release a 4k device if it was cheap enough for them to do so. Samsung rather milk you guys through a series of mid end devices though first. I beg to differ, its not that average people don’t use IR blasters, its that they can’t because it was removed. Average consumers watch TV, watch cable TV through cable boxes, many are using Plex, and etc. Many average consumers also are downloading IR blaster powered apps from the Google Play Store only to find out that their phone isn’t compatible. Then the same average consumers are leaving negative reviews because the IR blaster powered app doesn’t work,

        • Jay Holm

          True….processors have to be able to handle 4K with ease!!!

        • Jay Holm

          128GB options are becoming “prehistoric”? Whaaat?

        • Chris Siegell

          You must be an Android user, you wouldn’t know. Lol.

        • Mark Mullen

          It blaster was one of my favorite features they removed…

          I also use gearvr and really wish this was a 4k phone

        • Joe

          I know 4K would be really nice for VR as I use it to. But we don’t have powerful/efficient enough GPUs/CPUs for 4K yet.

        • Mark Mullen

          Maybe the note 6 will. I’m using tmobile jump on demand so I’ll upgrade free

        • Jay Holm

          Can you share what you like to watch using the GearVR? Just curious what there is out there content wise.

        • skywalkr2

          Plus AMOLED blows away Sony’s screen technology.

        • MattPortland

          Sony and Apple aren’t innovating anything. The 4k screen on the Xperia Z5 Premium was added simply for bragging rights. It will be beneficial later. I don’t know anything innovative about the newest iPhone. Pressure sensitive screen? It’s not much different than long press. Samsung on the other hand, Dual pixel camera technology not yet seen in a smartphone, curved displays, MST tech for tap and pay, etc. You’re right about one thing, LG is actually trying and creative things. It’s been known for awhile now that Samsung does a lot of market research. I’ve even held focus groups for them (I’m in marketing). Please don’t assume Samsung is all willy-nilly when it come consumer relations.

        • Chris Siegell

          Sony was the first to the market with a 4k screen on a smartphone, that’s pretty good bragging rights especially when Samsung is a primary screen manufacturer. Iphone’s manufacturing is tighter controlled and it is almost always a higher end device then any Android. The Iphone 6s is still whooping some newer Android devices in certain benchmarks. For the most part, Apple just implements smarter technology. Not to mention as previously stated Apple will certainty be producing devices with 256gb internal very soon. Many of us are waiting for the Iphone 7 which is sure to have needed advances and not more gimmicks. I would be willing to put up with Samsung’s gimmicks if they could produce a high-end device again like they did with the original Galaxy S2, in which at that time they were making a high-end device that could beat Apple.

        • Jay Holm

          I just wish they wouldn’t shafts the U.S. market with a 64GB S7 plus microsd!!!

      • Saul Viayra

        Dude he is just trolling

  • vinnyjr

    I want the S7 with 64gb of internal storage. Why only 32gb in the US? I’m pissed, hoping the 64gb is available.

    • William Kestle

      Get a 128gb SD card for 45 USD on Amazon, highly rated too

      • wtf society

        I know… What the hell is this guys issue?

        • Chris Siegell

          Your issue is you brown nose Samsung, Lol.

        • vinnyjr

          You can’t put apps on sad-cards on the Samsung phones on Marshmellow. That’s my issue.

  • Jay J. Blanco

    In this instance this phone release is so early in just got my S6 Edge in August :-(

    • guest

      OMG! That’s horrible!

      • wtf society

        oh my! everyone let’s stop progress!

      • Jay J. Blanco

        It truly is I paid nearly 1,000 for my phone smh

    • skywalkr2

      You should have gotten Jump on Demand.

  • kev2684

    I think I’m ready to dive back in to Samsung devices after leaving for Nexus 5, Nexus 6 and iPhone 6s Plus. My last Samsung was a Galaxy Note II. I’m getting either the Note 6 or the S7 Edge Plus, depending which screen size will be bigger when they release it on September.

    • SirMakoto

      if samsung is still planning a s7 edge+, then it’s possible that it’ll be a 6″ screen, like the A9, but since it’ll curve on both sides front and back-it should be easier to hold than traditional flat phones, and hoping they’d don’t increase the size of the footprint. i’m gonna hold onto my s6 edge+ until they announce the note 6 and or s7 edge+.

      • kev2684

        I want that! 6″+ is great. I was hoping for a Z Ultra successor but it never happened :/

        • thepanttherlady

          Me too :(

  • Kilroy672

    Has anyone noticed if there was a notification led light on these? Since there is a always on display, wasn’t sure if they still have that on either phone?

    • Jay Holm

      Dude! That is a really good question!!!

    • Hoggles

      Yes, there is a LED notification light on the front. I was thinking the same thing…until I saw one of the leaks that came out (can’t find it now)….sure enough, there was the LED. I’m 99.99% positive.

      • MattPortland

        Thank you. I’ve been asking people on Twitter but I guess they’re busy. Lol I figured they’d keep the LED.

    • MattPortland
  • Android_God

    Please make sure and bring an umbrella today as there is a 98% chance of butthurt, fighting, bitching, and moaning in the comment section today

    • skywalkr2

      so far looks pretty good. At this point I don’t think Apple users even attempt to compete with anyone else. They are that far behind.

      • Android_God

        Apple users?

  • Ascertion

    I don’t necessarily like the edge screen on the front, but the battery capacity is tempting. However, I also don’t like the 5.5″ screen and would much rather get the 5.1″. I’m probably going to wait it out and see how battery is. If it’s anything like the Note 5, it should be pretty consistent.

    • skywalkr2

      On XDA they saw about 6.5 hours of screen on time in the regular non-edge S7.

      • Jay Holm

        Wow!!!!!’ At full brightness?

  • Kilroy672

    Quick question about pre-pay. When I do my pre-pay tomorrow morning, does that mean I’m guaranteed a phone? Or more or less reserved one when they arrive in stock?

    • Jimmy James

      You are guaranteed to get a phone if you reserved one, when they arrive in stock. Sometimes there are shortages, and you might have to wait.

  • Johnny Cortes

    anyone know of the Galaxy S7 Edge +??

    • Edwin

      dude, the s7 pre orders are going to start tomorrow and you’re already talking about the s7 edge + LOL

      • Johnny Cortes

        lol, cause I don’t wanna get either if there is even the 55% chance there is a edge + lmfao

        • guest

          I’ll wait for Edge Ultra +

        • Johnny Cortes

          the what?!?! lol

    • Robbie

      The s7 edge is going to be 5.5 inches. Just .2 inches smaller than the s6 edge plus

      • Johnny Cortes

        ok… so most likely, no Edge Plus… but a Note 6? cause that’s what I’m guessing.
        I have two lines on my account and want to pick up the S7 Edge and the latest Note, if any.
        But if there is a Edge Plus… I’m gonna be a bit annoyed lol, and go swap my edge for the plus. and I want to minimize going to stores or waiting for delivery to do that.

  • Bryck

    $779.99, noooo waaayyy!! To expensive. Not worth it. To many other phones out there that are just as good for way less.

    • Joe

      That’s one thing that I wish Samsung would get. If they would make the s7 64gb $600 and the s7 edge 64gb $650 they would be a lot better off.

      • Ascertion

        You should wait a few weeks, people will be selling it on eBay/Swappa for $600 or less.

        • Mark Mullen

          Jump on demand for me

        • skywalkr2

          For a couple cents more… Jump on Demand is great. Old Jump that required the $10 a month insurance was crap.

        • Rod

          Old jump is a way better deal. Owning > Leasing

        • skywalkr2

          With all due respect you obviously don’t know jump on demand. It’s almost idental to old but cheaper. And guess what. .. you can keep the phone if you want.

    • Kilroy672

      I agree. That’s way more than the iPhone 6S. Buy I’m sure in the end it will be worth it.

      • Mike

        The 6s plus is only cheaper if you get the 16gb the S7 comes with 32gb storage and a micro SD card slot

    • Philip

      Please. What set this phone apart is that it has real physical button at the bottom. Other manuf. just cheap on the on-screen button which I hate.

      • Bryck

        Well, that’s your preference. It doesn’t mean that a physical button makes it more premium than other phones. I personally can care less about a physical button.

  • Apple

    iPhone!

  • Philip

    I am going to sell the AV and the 1 yr Netflix subscription bringing the phone down to $500?

    • skywalkr2

      The free year of netflix is what put me over the edge. That will reduce my other bill by $10 a month for a year.

  • Jay Holm

    Woah…..the T-Mobile U.S. S7 will be available in 64GB’s? I read somewhere else that Samsung said only the 32GB one will be available in the U.S.

    • Mark Mullen

      It said 32gb only in the article. In the US

  • Jose Lugo

    These prices make a whole lot more sense than the crazy prices currently up. I was just looking at the S6 lineup and I hope the prices drop. Anyone seen any good reviews on the S7 camera? links?

    • skywalkr2

      Just do a google. There are some comparison shots with iPhone 6s that shows way better low light performance with the new f/1.8 aperature.

    • MattPortland

      Check out Phandroid.

  • J Cav the Great

    When i got my GS3 from T-Mobile, it came with Android 4.0, by the time it got its last update i was on 4.4, that was a total of 4 updates in three years. Going back to Sammy.

    • Acdc1a

      Unfortunately they’re just as bad…T-Mobile also doesn’t make it easy on the OEM’s. The cheap Nexus 6 opened my eyes.

      • J Cav the Great

        Right, no carrier makes it easier on the OEM for updates, but another example, T-Mobile Note 3 came out with with 4.3 and now has 5.0..I’m just saying, your likely to get at least two updates during the life cycle of the phone..when it comes to Samsung flagships.

  • brybry

    as nice as the edge looks~ i prefer the regular one.

    • Rene Shabastari

      I agree, unfortunately I can’t pass up the extra 600mah in the battery of the Edge

      • Guest

        Don’t forget the edge has lager screen, which is probably going to use that 600mah, so both models will have comparable battery life.

  • SirMakoto

    so if i were to get the s7 edge on JoD, is it $32.50 x 18mth = $585? i assume we’d still qualify for the gear VR and 1yr netflix?

    • Calgrav24

      I’m curious about getting the gear vr and Netflix promotion also with JoD

    • Rene Shabastari

      plus a buyout amount, probably $195.

  • WhippetNYC

    TMobile says that pre-order for the S7/S7 Edge will begin tomorrow, Tues, 2/23rd, 8am. Often times in the past years, they have opened up pre-ordering many hours prior to their stated “start times”. May I ask if anyone has an idea as to what time tonight their pre-ordering might be open? Thanks in advance.

    • I asked them on Twitter and they said 9am EST.

  • WhippetNYC

    Confused: i’m a long time TMobile customer (well over 10 years) and am a JUMP on demand customer as well. looking at my account page on TMobile.com, they wrote this regarding my “UPGRADE”, that i’d have to go to a physical store!! How would i be able to pre-order online tonight then? very confused! this is what they wrote (i copied and pasted below):

    “You are a JUMP! On Demand customer.

    You’re eligible for a JUMP! On Demand upgrade.

    To upgrade your device today please call 1-866-646-4688 or visit your local T-Mobile retail store.”

  • Jose

    Guess I’ll find out soon enough, but I’m confused about the pre-order bonus.

    Samsung makes it sound like you have to register for the VR and get it like you would a mail-in rebate.

    TMO makes it sound like you’re going to get it when you pick up/receive your device.

    I hope it’s more like the latter. I’d like to be guaranteed that I’ll get one with my pre-order.

    • Hoggles

      Ditto. I’m interested in exactly that as well.

      Maybe we’ll get two ;)

      Maybe going through Sammy directly is for unlocked, international versions. And carriers are fulfilling the promo on their end. That would kind of make sense.

      Although the fact that it makes sense, means it will most likely not be that way.

      I’m going to get the S7 Edge, with Jump On-Demand. I’m super curious if I’ll still get the free promo stuff with Jump.

      I hope so :)

    • Chatty_techie

      Usually for the promos, you have to go through Samsung and it’s promo website (i had to do that when i got the note 5 and wanted to take advantage of the offers they had, including the T-Mobile exclusive free year of Netflix).

  • Hoggles

    An interesting read from a Samsung article from 2012. It looks like Smart OIS, is actually a hybrid OIS, of digital and optical stabilization. Interesting. Check it out.

    http://www.samsung.com/latin_en/article/understanding-reducing-the-effects-of-hand-movement

  • TEKHD

    It is already online on AT&T… https://www.att.com/cellphones/samsung/galaxy-s7-edge.html#sku=sku7830413 Not yet on TMO…

  • MattPortland

    I’m hoping Costco has the same $150.00 Costco Cash card that they had for the Note5.

  • Nick Ramacciato

    I have a question, and hopefully someone could answer:

    I have a GS5 that still has about six payments left, am I able to JUMP and pre-order the S7? How would it work? From what I know, you have to trade your current phone in, but could I bring it to the store?

    • Siddhesh Raikar

      They send you a return label and you drop off the phone at the courier service or have them pick up.

      • Vlad

        Would you know when you do jump on demand trade, do you need to return accessories?
        Like charger? Headphones?

        • Danon Brown

          just the phone. I did a brand new V10 and they only wanted the phone back.

    • CM

      If it was done under Jump 1/2 (eip) you return the old device using the included shipping label that will come with the new device. JoD (lease) you get 14 days after receipt of the new device to return your old device to a T-mobile retail store.

      Seeing as you have an S5 you are probably on one of the older Jump programs so you’ll be using return shipping.

  • startedfire

    Pre-orders are live. I just completed mine.

  • Luis Torres

    Ya preorders are live, just did mine. 2:51 am mountain time

    • Vlad

      Through phone or online?

      • Luis Torres

        online

        • Vlad

          Just checked
          T-Mobile rep told me that you can’t do jump on demand exchange online,
          Phone or store ONLY.

        • Luis Torres

          did EPI.

        • Vlad

          I’ve said about jump on demand
          Not online

  • Cal

    I just looked online and called CS, they said preorders are not live yet. but can preregister

  • N3XU5

    Ordered mine at 6am but think they closed the loop hole because you get a 404 now.

    • Philip

      Whats the loop hole?

  • tiGGG

    I was curious if I could keep my current S6 promo where I receive the $24 credit because I traded in an old S5 last year. I did a quick chat with their online rep and he said that as long as I stay with the JOD then I will continue to receive that credit. Anyone else know if this is true?

    • livewire1981

      I suppose if you keep the s6 and upgrade another line on your account to jod or even just jump… then you would keep the credit.

    • arak

      After chasing this down with billing, the official line is it is a new EIP (JOD is an EIP according to TMO), therefore you don’t continue with the promo pricing when you turn in the S6 for an S7 as you start a new JOD contract where there is no promo pricing.

    • RealShit

      That is in fact true, ANY monthly-credit promotion is terminated when you jump out of that device under Jump On Demand. The best thing for those customers who want to receive their full credits must wait the 18 months, then buy out the device by paying the remaining balance. You can then turn it back in if the current trade-in value at that time is enough for you. I personally have always sold my devices elsewhere and taken the cold cash for new purchases.

  • myty

    Does anyone know if they are going to come out with an S7 Edge Plus?