2016 Flagships: Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 Edge; specs, price and where to buy in Uganda

A few days ago, Samsung announced the Galaxy S7; their 2016 flagship device at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The Mobile World Congress is an annual event that brings together device manufactures, telecoms and many other stakeholders in the mobile industry.

Samsung a top device manufacturer, enjoys a wide global market share with many people enjoying the galaxy experience that Samsung serves with each device. Samsung has continued with it’s new design first debuted in the S6 where they departed from the cheap plastic in the S5 to metal and glass. For the first time Samsung flagships were worth the hefty price tag even though the new design looked very similar to the iPhone.

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This year, Samsung continues that tradition with the S7 having two variants. According to popular Android Central, both have a microSD card slot, a bigger battery, waterproofing  and a refreshed camera. Let’s look at the Specs sheet of the of Samsungs latest flagship the Galaxy S7

Samsung Galaxy S7 Vs. S7 Edge Specs

CategoryGalaxy S7Galaxy S7 Edge
OSAndroid 6.0 MarshmallowAndroid 6.0 Marshmallow
Display5.1 inch 2560*1440 super AMOLED5.5 inch 2560*1440 super AMOLED, Dual Edge Screen
ProcessorOctacore Snapdragon or Samsung ExynosOctacore Snapdragon or Samsung Exynos
Micro SDUpto 200GBUpto 200GB
Rear Camera12MP, f/1.7 OIS12MP, f/1.7 OIS
Front Camera5MP f/1.75MP f/1.7
ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth v4.2, USB 2.0, NFC, Micro USBWi-Fi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth v4.2, USB 2.0, NFC, Micro USB
Battery3000 mAh3600 mAh
Water ResistanceIP68 ratingIP68 rating
SecurityOne-touch finger print sensor, Samsung KNOXOne-touch finger print sensor, Samsung KNOX

Samsung Galaxy S7 Price and Where to buy in Uganda

The Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge were available on pre-order on multiple carriers in the US as of the 23/02/16 with shipping on the 11th of March 2016. The Samsung Galaxy S7 is currently going for the price of $670 (Ugx 2,250,000) and the S7 Edge at $780 (About Ugx 2,600,000)  in the US. Based on the global price of the Galaxy S6 and how much it was sold in Uganda, we anticipate that the price of the Samsung Galaxy S7 will be about Ugx 2,600,000 and the Edge at about Ugx 2,800,000.

In Uganda, Samsung flagships are usually carried by telecoms like MTN, Airtel and vendors like Simba Telecom, Midcom and the Samsung Store among others. We anticipate a pre-order and launch of the device from the major telecoms like MTN and Airtel with the device coming to Uganda in approximately 3 months.


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