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Pre-orders for Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge will allegedly go live on February 21st

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The leaks and rumours just keep on coming, with this latest information about Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge flagships saying that both handsets will be available to pre-order after the launch event on February 21. We have more details after the break.

According to Android World, the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge will be available to pre-order in the Netherlands on launch day, with Samsung throwing in a set of Gear VR (reviewed here) goggles free of charge for all orders placed before March 10. Why March 10th? Because March 11th is when the handsets are believed to become available, i.e. orders should start being shipped from retailers such as Cool Blue, Belsimpel, MediaMarkt, as well as the official Samsung store.

For the moment, it’s believed that only the 32GB versions of the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge will be available in the Netherlands, with users being able to expand storage by up to 128GB thanks to the rumoured return of the MicroSD card slot.

Other leaks include various renders and images of the handsets, the rumoured return of waterproofing, and bigger batteries. We’ve seen the stock wallpapers for the S7 Edge leaked, and even the news that the Galaxy S7 Edge+ will not be released in the UK this year. One wonders if Samsung has anything up its sleeve for the actual launch event on February 21st.

As always, it’s important to remember that leak and rumours are just that: leaks and rumours. As such, the proverbial pinch of salt should be taken with them. With just ten days left until Samsung officially announces the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, we don’t have too long until everything is confirmed as fact or fiction. Until then, I’m sure the leaks will keep on coming.

Source: Android World


About the Author: Peter Holden

I've been an Android fan ever since owning an HTC Hero, with the Dell Streak being my first phablet. I currently carry around a Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus, a Huawei P9, and a Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact. When not immersed in the world of Android and gadgets, I'm an avid sports fan, and like all South Africans, I love a good Braai (BBQ).