Seeing as how the Galaxy Note 7 indeed turned out to be little more than a slightly larger S7 Edge with an S Pen and iris scanner, the timing feels ideal to buy one of the aging but enduring H1 2016 flagships.
Unfortunately, Samsung still overcharges for both the officially unlocked Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge stateside, at $670 and $770 respectively, while carriers will often have you jump through various hoops to save a few bucks.
Leave it to trusted eBay retailers to do what they know best, i.e. sell even the world’s most popular mobile devices at solid discounts… with a couple of caveats of their own. BuySpry, for instance, can hook you up with a flat-screened GSM unlocked model in exchange for just $430, but the S7 on sale is in “new other” condition.
Basically, that means it was never used as a daily driver, coming however in an open box, following unlocking procedures, with “about 6-8 months of warranty left.”
No dice? Then perhaps 9tronix can interest you in a brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged, untouched Galaxy S7 Edge (model number SM-G935F) with unlocked GSM connectivity, but a UK charger included at $570. Obviously, quantities are limited (in both cases), so time is of the essence.