Samsung has just announced a news that will surely light up faces of more than just few smartphone fans. Starting today we will be able to buy the unlocked versions of the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. Compatible with all major US carriers including CDMA’s Verizon and Sprint, the Samsung’s recent flagships are now distributed by the company’s own online store, Amazon, Best Buy an many more at pricing ranging from $669.99 to $769.99.
Targeting at the US market the SIM-lock free Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are promised to work with all GSM and CDMA networks giving you carrier freedom, but they don’t come for cheap.
The latest updates to the Galaxy flagship line are praised for their premium quality design and top-notch specs. However, they’re not free of downsides as they have been widely criticized for the big amount of bloatware installed on them by US carriers. In order to put an end to those practices Samsung releases unlocked variants of both the Galaxy S7 and its Edge sibling running pure Android Marshmallow which come without annoying apps, and allow their users to switch between carriers whenever they want to. In addition to the carrier freedom, the manufacturer also gives its customers an opportunity to choose whether they want to use the company’s own mail, calculator, internet browser and other apps.
As for specs, there’s no reason to worry since the US-oriented unlocked variants of the devices come exactly with the same specs as the models sold on carrier’s contracts. This means that its buyers can benefit from the undisturbed multitasking mode and smooth OS performance delivered by the Qualcomm’s fastest Snapdragon 820 processor coupled with 4GB RAM, sharp photos provided by 12MP primary camera and Samsung Pay services. Furthermore, just as its locked counterparts the unlocked Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are closed in a water- and dust- resistant body, support fast and wireless charging and come with full warranty.
The devices are sold SIM-lock free and sync with almost all LTE bands which in practice means that they will work with all major US carriers both GSM (including T-Mobile and AT&T) and CDMA (like Sprint and Verizon). The unlocked variants of the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are sold by Samsung’s online store and other big retailers, including Amazon, Best Buy, Ebay, Target and Sam’s Club and are rather pricy. The standard black Galaxy S7 may be yours for $669,99, whereas the silver version of the Galaxy S7 Edge cost $769.99. Naturally, the prices refer to models with basic 32GB of built-in storage which in both cases may be easily expanded via microSD cards.
source: Business Wire