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Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 Edge Now Available In The US

( [email protected] ) Jul 01, 2016 10:09 AM EDT
Want to pick up either the Samsung Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge, but did not want to get tethered to a particular mobile carrier? You can now do so as the unlocked versions of both handsets are now available for purchase in the US.
New Samsung S7 (R) and S7 edge smartphones are displayed after their unveiling ceremony at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, February 21, 2016. REUTERS/Albert Gea REUTERS

Having the latest (and perhaps the greatest) smartphone in your hands is always a nice feeling, especially when you are meeting up with a group of friends whom you have not kept in touch with for decades. After all, a smartphone could be a gauge of sorts as to where one is in life, especially when you take into consideration how expensive some of them are even while they are sold with an accompanying two-year contract. Samsung intends to free you from the shackles of a 24 month plan by making available its flagship Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge smartphones over in the US - unlocked.

Yes sir, if you have always hankered after either one of these handsets after seeing how it performs in the hands of your colleague or friend, but never really managed to pick it up simply because you have recently renewed your two-year contract with your mobile carrier, then now is as good a time as any to jump aboard the Marshmallow-powered Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge bandwagon. All that you need to do is to head over to Samsung's website and choose either device, and voila! You would end up with an unlocked version of it.

Of course, it goes without saying that unlocked smartphones are a whole lot more expensive that a similar model being offered by a mobile carrier with an accompanying 2-year contract. These unlocked handsets are in all aspects similar to the ones that have hit the market earlier this year, playing nice with majority of GSM and CDMA carriers in the US.

Not only that, if you are a subscriber to any of the major mobile carriers in the US - namely AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon and US Cellular, then you are in the all clear to purchase it. Picking it up from Samsung's website is one option, although interested parties can also check it out from different distributors and retailers if they so prefer, including the likes of Amazon, Best Buy and Target, names that we are all familiar with by now. 

Just how much more does one have to dig into one's savings in order to pick up any one of the two unlocked devices? Well, it looks like the Samsung Galaxy S7 will cost a handsome $670 a pop, while those who would prefer the sleeker looking Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge will need to fork out an additional Benjamin, which is no laughing matter. Either way, you are free from the shackles of a contract, albeit at a (rather expensive) price. 

Of course, if you would prefer to be even more exclusive in terms of your smartphone amongst your family and friends, then there is always the Batman-themed Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge with which you can look out for. Based on what we know so far, this Batman-themed Galaxy S7 Edge will arrive in a bundle that has an accompanying Gear VR in select territories, in addition to Injustice game credit as well as Oculus VR content vouchers to help you get started right from the get go, although the content of goodies will differ based on the market in which it is released in. Expect it to arrive in markets such as China, Singapore, Korea, Latin America, and Russia.  

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