Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ will be unveiled at an Unpacked event in New York City on March 29. As usual, when a new phone is about to be launched, the predecessor starts seeing some really impressive discounts.
The past few weeks have seen both Samsung phones receive several discounts from a number of retailers, but the latest to join the party are Sprint and Verizon. If anything, the two have just begun warming up for the 2017 flagships by cutting the prices of the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge by up to $250. Yeah, you read it right. It means you can have a brand new Samsung Galaxy S7 for a mere $299.99 while the Galaxy S7 Edge will set you back just $444, however, this deal only applies to those who are willing to be part of Sprint.
In the case of Verizon Wireless, the Big Red has thrown in a discount of about $100 for both phones. Where the smaller Samsung Galaxy S7 now costs $576, the larger Galaxy S7 Edge is now valued at $696. This means that you can have the former on a 24-month plan with $0 upfront fee at $24 per month and the latter at $29 per month as long as you are a qualified customer.
While the deal on Sprint is very tempting, it’ll depend on where you live, especially since the carrier’s network is not as strong and vast as Verizon. In addition to the $250 discount, the carrier is also throwing in a free 128GB microSD card for each handset to make the deal even sweeter. You can check out the official Samsung USA website in order to take advantage of this Sprint deal.
All these discounts are aimed at freeing up stock in readiness for the release of Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+, which will be available for purchase next month.
Just as a reminder, Samsung Galaxy S7 has a 5.1-inch QHD AMOLED screen with Always-on display and Gorilla Glass 4 on top. Other than the curved edges and screen size, which jumps to 5.5 inches, the Galaxy S7 Edge keeps the same display specs as the S7. The story is the same under the hood, with both having a Snapdragon 820 SoC and 4GB RAM at the heart of the show. The storage option here is 32GB, but there is room to expand it via a microSD card, which Sprint has already provided. The batteries are of different capacities, with the S7 shipping with a 3000mAh unit while the S7 Edge has a 3600mAh unit. Both support Qualcomm’s Quick Charge technology for fast charging, but this happens via a microUSB port and not USB-C port.