The latest Samsung Galaxy S7 flagship is now official and it is coming to Malaysia on 18th March. While good things usually come in pairs, it looks like Samsung Malaysia is just bringing one smartphone model for our local market.
Following its global launch at MWC 2016, Samsung had an exclusie preview session in Malaysia that showed only the Galaxy S7 edge. The lack of a 5.1″ Galaxy S7 is rather surprising. If you check out the website for Samsung Malaysia, only the Galaxy S7 edge is shown. Meanwhile, both the S7 and S7 edge are shown on the official sites of Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines.
From the looks of it, Samsung might be sticking to a single model approach by bringing only the Galaxy S7 edge to Malaysia. It is the higher spec of the two as it comes with a larger 5.5″ Quad HD double curved display and has a bigger 3,600mAh battery. We are surprised that Samsung is dropping the standard Galaxy S7 for Malaysia but it isn’t the first time the Korean electronics giant has done this. For example, the Galaxy Note5 isn’t available in Europe and the UK, leaving them with just the Galaxy S6 edge+. Who knows, they might release the standard S7 in Malaysia at a later phase.
So what could this mean for us? If you want the latest Samsung flagship, you probably need to fork out a bit more since the Galaxy S7 edge is the more premium sibling of the two. To refresh your memory, the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge was launched in Malaysia at RM2,599 and RM3,099 respectively. We reckon the S7 edge is likely to be priced lower than the S6 edge previously, but it will be definitely above the RM2,500 mark.
Which S7 would you choose? Leave your comments down below.