Samsung Galaxy S7 pre-orders reportedly start February 21, free Gear VR included

by: Andrew GrushFebruary 11, 2016


At the beginning of February Samsung confirmed what we’d all expected for quite a while: February 21st will be the day that the Samsung Galaxy S7 is officially announced. But when exactly can we expect to be able to place orders for Samsung’s latest and greatest? According to the Netherlands-based Android World, that same day.

The publication suggests that the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge will both go up for pre-order launch day, with an actual ship date will be March 11th. This shipping target falls in line with several previous reports. Samsung is also sweetening the deal for those who pre-order between the 21st of February and the 10th of March, by throwing in a free Gear VR. In order to partake in the deal, you apparently just have to sign up with proof of purchase through Samsung’s official website.

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Keep in mind that the February 21st pre-order date hasn’t been officially confirmed by Samsung, though it’s not too surprising, since both the Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ had pre-orders start the day after launch. Moving it to the same day is just a logical small step further.

There’s also a few unknowns here, such as if the February 21st pre-order date applies to all regions or just Europe, though we wouldn’t be surprised if that’s a global target. We also have to wonder if the Gear VR is the same version that’s currently sold or if it’s been at all modified for Samsung’s next gen devices. Thankfully, we don’t have much longer to wait until we find out all the juicy details. In the meantime, you can help satisfy your curiosity regarding the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge by checking out our official rumor roundup.

So how about it, are you excited for the Galaxy S7 family’s debut? Or is the LG G5 looking to be more your cup of tea?

  • Nelson Miller

    This is going to soon leave me with a decision.

  • Michael Noyola Merino

    Lg g5 looks like a better phone in some ways

    • Roby

      Essentially they are all similar. Let’s face it, secondary screens and magic slots are basically there to differentiate the phones. I don’t have much thinking to do tho since I want an AMOLED display.

      • Exactly. LG themselves explain about their OLED TVs and why it’s important.

      • Btort

        amoled is deff the best out there. anyone that disagrees are samsung haters. Hell I hate touchwiz and samsung lately but they do have the best display technology out there. Samsung S7 Google play edition=PERFECT PHONE

    • hampsure

      I am intrigued by the G5 as well, but the battery is looking to be very small. Battery life is huge for me and the Edge with a 3600 battery is very nice.

      • nwstud

        Battery life may be smaller in the G5 but at least its removable unlike the S7’s.

  • Any news of the Galaxy J-series, especially the J7

  • The Doctor

    If the S7 and S7 edge have the microSD card slots and water resistance as the rumors suggest, I’ll be preordering one on Feb. 21.

    • ConceptVBS


  • Kody

    I like both phones but I think I’ll wait till the latter part of the year. Motorola, Nexus, and HTC typical have more of the feature I want than the Galaxy S. And if they don’t this year then the S will be cheaper by the time I find out. Features I look for being micro sd, dual front speakers, decent pricing or reliable updates.

  • Grant Anderson

    I thought the S7 had type C port. Doesn’t the Gear VR have mirco usb slot?