UPDATE: Samsung Galaxy S7 Malaysian launch is happening on 18th March 2016.
Samsung just announced their latest Galaxy S7 and S7 edge smartphones and if you simply can’t wait to get your hands on one of these devices, there is good news — you might not have to wait too long to buy one locally.
Sources close to the matter have indicated that the brand new flagship smartphone from the South Korean electronics giant may hit Malaysian shores as early as mid-March. This may come as a surprise to some that the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge would arrive in Malaysia so soon but it actually isn’t impossible as they have managed to make their products available under a month from its global announcement.
As a recap, the Galaxy S7 sports a 5.1-inch QHD SuperAMOLED display while the Galaxy S7 edge sports a 5.5-inch QHD SuperAMOLED display. On the inside, the devices are powered either a next-generation Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 quad-core SoC or Samsung’s own Exynos 8890 octa-core processor mated with 4GB of RAM and 32/64GB of expandable internal storage. For optics, it gets a 12MP Dual Pixel camera with OIS and a fast f/1.7 lens. On the front it sports a 5MP f/1.7 snapper for selfies.
Powering the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge is a 3,000 mAh and 3,600 mAh battery that comes with fast-charging and wireless fast-charging. These smartphones are also rated IP68 water-resistant so it should survive the accidental pool drops. It will also come with Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box.
Of course, keep in mind that this launch timeframe isn’t officially confirmed information so take it with a grain of salt. What is confirmed via a tweet from @SamsungMobile is that the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge will be globally available on March 11 while there will be a limited bundle offer for the Gear VR in selected countries.
If you want to find out more about the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, we have seven good reasons why you should definitely upgrade to them.