An extensive pre-release review of the Galaxy S7 said the new phones will cost about as much as their predecessors. But Dutch website Tweakers.net suggests the handset might be slightly cheaper, or at least the edge model.
The 32GB Galaxy S7 will be priced at €699 while the curved Galaxy S7 edge will cost €799, the report says. Comparatively, the Galaxy S6 edge was priced at €849 initially.
According to sources who spoke with the tech site, Samsung will launch Exynos-powered versions of both the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge in the Benelux region, and they’ll be available in three colors each, including black, gold and white – check the following table.
How does that compare with the iPhone 6s? Apple’s flagship handset is priced at €749 or €849 in Europe, or slightly more expensive than the rumored Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge prices. Assuming Apple keeps its entry-level new iPhone in place for one more year, the iPhone 7 might be more expensive than the Galaxy S7 as well.
Unfortunately, it looks like no matter which model buyers choose, they’ll only get 32GB of built-in storage. Luckily for them, microSD support is in the cards for this year’s Galaxy S7 handsets, so that shouldn’t necessarily be a problem.
Tweakers.net also lists specs and features for the two smartphones, which are pretty much in line with what we’ve heard so far. The handsets are supposed to pack 5.1-inch and 5.5-inch 2K displays and 3,000 mAh and 3,600 mAh batteries, respectively. Everything else is pretty much the same as earlier reports: Exynos processor, 12-megapixel rear camera, 5-megapixel front-facing camera, 32GB of memory, microSD card support and both water and dust resistance.