Samsung is now selling the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge unlocked in the US .
Samsung is today announcing something that should make more than few smartphone fans happy: it is now selling unlocked versions of the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge in the US. The unlocked phones, which work on all major US carriers, including CDMA carriers such as Sprint and Verizon, are available direct from Samsung or through Amazon, Best Buy, EBay, Sam’s Club, and Target. The standard S7 is available in black and costs $669.99, while the S7 Edge is available in silver for $769.99.
The S7 and S7 Edge are excellent phones, unlocked versions not only allow you to change carrier at will, but they also come free of the carrier apps that Samsung customers are so familiar with. Beyond that, Samsung is also allowing customers of the unlocked phone to choose whether or not to have Samsung’s calculator, email, internet browser, or other apps installed on the device. (The preloaded apps that are here include Instagram, Facebook, WhatsApp, Samsung’s Galaxy Apps store, and the usual suite of Google apps.)
The unlocked versions of the S7 and S7 Edge being sold in the US have the same hardware features as their carrier locked counterparts, including a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, 4GB of RAM, and 12-megapixel cameras. They are also water resistant and feature both fast charging and wireless charging. They also have support for Samsung Pay and full manufacturer warranties.