Samsung Galaxy S7 in-store materials promise early access for pre-orders

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A least a few of this season’s biggest Android flagships are just about to break cover at MWC 2016, and in a matter of days we’ll be getting up close and personal with the Samsung Galaxy S7 and LG G5. Of course, seeing these phones go official is just the first step towards their arrival on the scene, and following this weekend’s launches we’re going to need to round up details on the retail sales plans for all this new hardware. Luckily, news about those developments isn’t proving to be much more resistant to leaks than the phones themselves have been, and today we’re taking a look at Galaxy S7 in-store materials, as well as some rumors about possible pricing.

The pic you see here is reportedly from a store for carrier Three, and attempts to lure customers in to placing pre-orders for the GS7 or GS7 edge, promising early access to the hardware. The imagery looks to feature the very same render we first saw leak earlier today.

Multiple sources have pointed to a March 11 release date for the Galaxy S7, both in the US and Europe, so this sign seems to suggest that pre-order customers will get their hands on the phone beginning Tuesday, March 8. Then again, there’s always the possibility that those March 11 dates are referencing this same early access, and that non pre-order sales might begin on Monday, March 14.

As for pricing, we hear a figure of about 700 EUR for the Galaxy S7, or 800 EUR for the Galaxy S7 edge. And while not backed up by independent evidence, knowing the way phone makers sell their wares, we could be looking at $700 and $800 price tags for US sales.

Source: SamMobile, Evan Blass (Twitter)

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bitsRead more about Stephen Schenck!