The Samsung Galaxy S7 edge will be available in Malaysia on 18 March nationwide with the retail price of RM3,099. If you missed out on their pre-order promotion, they are giving out a free Gear VR headset to the first 2,000 customers at their roadshows.
The roadshows are happening beginning 18th March from 10AM to 10PM. You can experience the S7 edge at the following 7 locations but take note that the free Gear VR offer is only available at Kuala Lumpur, Johor, Penang and Sarawak venues:
Kuala Lumpur (1200 units): Centre Court, Suria KLCC Shopping Mall (18-22 March)
Johor (350 units): G Floor Main Entrance, KSL City, Johor Bahru (18-21 March)
Penang (350 units): Centre Atrium, Queensbay Mall, Bayan Lepas (18-20 March)
Sarawak (100 units): C Atrium, VivaCity Megamall, Kuching (18-20 March)
Malacca: Mahkota Parade Samsung Experience Store (18-20 March)
Sabah: Imago, Samsung Experience Store (18-20 March)
Pahang: East Coast Mall, Samsung Experience Store (18-20 March)
To make the switch easier, Samsung is also running a trade-up promo. Just bring your current smartphone to the roadshow or at the Samsung authorised retail outlets for a value assessment. Your current device value can be used as a discount for your new Galaxy S7 edge. The trade-up promo is handled by Ingram Micro and only one device is allowed per trade-up.
To refresh your memory, the Galaxy S7 edge has a 5.5″ Quad HD AMOLED curved display and it is powered by their top of the line Exynos 8890 Octa-Core processor with 4GB of RAM. It gets 32GB of on-board storage and will support further expansion with microSD up to 200GB on its hybrid dual-SIM tray.
For imaging, the camera pixel count is dropped down to 12MP but it gets faster and brighter performance with a f/1.7 lens and a dual-pixel sensor. Keeping the lights on is a larger 3,600mAh battery which is even larger than the current Galaxy Note5. On top of that, it also gets IP68 water resistance for a worry-free usage in any situation.
As for the Gear VR, this is the newer version which supports the Galaxy S6/S6 edge/S6 edge+, Galaxy Note5 and the current Galaxy S7/S7 edge. Compared to the earlier Innovators Edition, the latest Gear VR supports more models, has a better designed touchpad and it’s lighter for better comfort. It is also more affordable with a retail price tag of RM459.
For more info, you can head over to Samsung’s Galaxy S7 edge roadshow page.
Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 edge Hands-on
Samsung Gear VR photos