Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are among the contenders to become the best smartphone to be released in 2016. Whether it is the looks, sheer power or style, these two phones got them.
However, as usual with Samsung Galaxy flagships, you will have to pay for them dearly. Ever since the official release of Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, the two could only be purchased through third-party retailers or carriers. The latter is the most dominant case, with quite a good number of customers taking advantage of the various upgrade programs available for these devices as well as contract plans.
With carrier-branded Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, it means the software has been modified to keep it in shape with respect to the carrier’s desires. It also means that one can only stick with using one carrier on the phone, no matter what. There is, however, a way out of this trap. All you need is to get brand new Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge that are factory unlocked.
While these variants have been available in the U.S. through third-party retailers, Samsung will now be taking over things by introducing factory unlocked variants of Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge via its official website. The two will feature model numbers SM-G930U and SM-G935U, respectively.
Having an unlocked variant of the Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge means that you are now free of carrier restrictions. Whether it is T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular, Sprint, Verizon or even AT&T, you can use your phone on any of these carriers without any problems. You will also have the chance to use a phone that has no bloatware associated with these carriers, meaning you get to feel the raw experience of Samsung’s TouchWiz.
As for the spec sheet, nothing has changed when compared to other U.S. variants. They still use a Snapdragon 820 SoC that is paired with an Adreno 530 GPU and 4GB RAM. There is also 32GB of expandable storage as well as the same 12MP/5MP camera combination.
In addition to the official Samsung website, unlocked variants of the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge can also be found on Best Buy, Amazon, Target, B&H Photo as well as Sam’s Club.
The Galaxy S7 is priced at $669.99 while the Galaxy S7 Edge has a price tag of $769.99.