A few days ago, we revealed that Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge will soon be receiving the pink gold color variant in the U.S.
Back then, Best Buy had confirmed that those who are into this color variant can start checking the official website as from August 28. Well, this day is here and as at the time of this writing, the giant retailer has already stocked its shelves with the new Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge color variant.
Initially, Samsung had only availed the pink gold color variant of the Galaxy S7 handsets in the home country of South Korea. In fact, this color was to remain exclusive to the market. However, it took a short period before it made its way to Europe and finally the U.S. This is a similar move that Apple took with the Rose Gold iPhone 6S models, a color variant that led the way in terms of sales. In the latest move, Samsung seems to be looking forward to benefiting from the same idea – and it could work.
The playing around with different color variants seems to be driving sales of the Galaxy Note 7 as well. The blue coral variant, to be specific, has been reported to enjoy the majority share in terms of sales. As a result, the color variant of this Note 7 has already sold out, something that means potential buyers face another long wait, potentially up to three weeks.
So, if you have been looking to be among the standouts with a pink gold color on your Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge, you can go ahead and check out Best Buy . The Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge being sold in pink gold are not compatible with all U.S. carriers, with the only ones in line being AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon.
As usual, you can expect some price variations and different packages in terms of contracts from these three carriers. AT&T has a 30-month contract that needs a monthly fee of $23.17 for the 32GB Galaxy S7 while the S7 Edge has a price tag of $26.50 per month over the same period. Alternatively, you can part with $694.99 or $794.99 for the unactivated Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge, respectively.
The offers on Sprint include an upfront payment of $199.99 and a 24-months contract of $27.09 per month for the Galaxy S7 while the S7 Edge needs an upfront fee of $299.99 with the rest payable in a 24-month period that includes $31.25 per month. For the unactivated models, Sprint charges $699.99 and $799.99 for the S7 and S7 Edge respectively.
Verizon, on the other hand, has a two-year contract of $28 per month for the Galaxy S7 and $33 per month for the S7 Edge. However, both deals require an upfront fee of $199.99 and $299.99, respectively. If contracts are not your thing, the Galaxy S7 will cost you $679.99 while the Galaxy S7 Edge comes in at $779.99.
As far as the specs sheets of the two handsets are concerned, there are no changes whatsoever. You still get a 5.1-inch QHD panel on the S7 Edge and a similar, but larger, 5.5-inch panel on the S7 Edge. The hardware specs include a Snapdragon 820, 4GB RAM, 32GB storage and microSD card extension. You also get the same 12MP/5MP camera combination, but the smaller S7 has a 3000mAh battery unit as opposed to the 3600mAh unit used on the larger Galaxy S7 Edge.