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Galaxy S7 shipping in India on March 18, pre-orders get a free Gear VR

The Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge will ship to customers in India starting on March 18, starting from Rs. 48,900.

Published onMarch 8, 2016

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The Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge will ship to customers in India starting on March 18.

Samsung announced the availability of its new flagships in India at a local event today. It looks like India will not be among the first wave of markets to receive the new Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge on March 11, with actual availability in the country to follow a week later. However, customers can pre-order the new S7 and S7 Edge starting tomorrow, March 9, with every order booked through March 17 to receive a Gear VR headset as a bonus.

The 32GB version of the Galaxy S7 will cost Rs. 48,900 in India, around $725 at today’s exchange rate. Meanwhile, the Galaxy S7 Edge 32GB will cost Rs. 56,900 ($845). Samsung has not disclosed the cost of the 64GB version of either model. The phones feature hybrid trays that allows the use of two SIM cards or a microSD card of up to 200GB.

In case you were wondering, the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge sold in India feature Samsung’s own Exynos 8890 system-on-a-chip, as opposed to the Snapdragon 820 expected to be featured in versions bound for US and China.

Samsung is offering its My Concierge service with the S7 and S7 Edge. Available through the company’s Galaxy Apps store, the service acts like a virtual assistant for users and gives them access to fast-tracked and enhanced support services.

If you’re still on the edge regarding the Galaxy S7 and its curved sibling, our unboxings and initial impressions of the two flagships are now live, with reviews to follow soon.

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