It’s ironic, but although Samsung initially announced the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge would launch on March 11 and Verizon and Best Buy have reportedly begun delivering the phones yesterday, it’s a bit of a stretch to call this a premature rollout.
That’s because T-Mobile actually got the head start on all its carrier rivals with pre-orders shipped as early as February 29, and AT&T and Sprint followed suit around March 2. Ergo, you could even deem Big Red and BB late to the release party, despite themselves doing a splendid job in dispatching the GS7 and S7 Edge four days ahead of schedule.
Of course, if you’re yet to receive your precious new water-protected flagship, and haven’t been informed by your seller of an ETA, there’s no need to panic. You’ll probably wait a few days longer than your luckiest Samsung-loving compadres, tops.
Meanwhile, over in India, the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge should debut commercially on March 18, setting you back 48,900 and 56,900 Rupees respectively. That’s $725 and $845, give or take, so slightly more than what Verizon charges outright on American shores. Still, it’s relatively affordable by local high-end Android standards, and the prices include free Gear VR headsets during the pre-booking period.
There’s even more good news to report, or rather auspicious rumors, as insiders claim S7/S7 Edge shipments might kick off across the old continent today as well. Now that’s what we call successful global deployment.