T-Mobile to release Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge earlier than official launch; S7 Edge touts TouchWiz, Marshmallow UI in screenshots
Mar 03, 2016 04:56 AM EST
T-Mobile could release the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge earlier than the official release date. Leaked screenshots show the new smartphone touting TouchWiz and Android 6.0 Marshmallow user interface.
The Samsung Galax S7 Edge may be available to customers before its actual release on March 11. As Ubergizmo said, mobile carriers, such as T-Mobile, might ship the Galaxy S7 Edge handsets earlier than expected. This could apply to customers who have already placed their pre-orders for the smartphone.
Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint have also started taking pre-orders for the handsets. However, only Verizon will follow Samsung's official release schedule of the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. AT&T and Sprint are expected to launch the device earlier just like T-Mobile, as per the report.
Some customers have reportedly already received their pre-ordered Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge phones. An XDA member, with username altimax98, posted screenshots of the handset. The photos showed that the S7 Edge will come with TouchWiz and Marshmallow interface. It is also believed to run on the latest Snapdragon 820 processor in the U.S. and Exynos 8890 in other regions. However, users observed that the S7 Edge will have little difference from previous generations of Galaxy handsets.
With its notable specs and features, the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge may play well in the world market. Russian informant Eldar Murtazin said that Samsung has received a bulk of pre-orders for the flagship gadget. Another report from Ubergizmo said that the pre-order placements for the S7 Edge are almost available in 60 markets. Furthermore, around 64% of the pre-orders are placed under the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. This could mean that customers are willing to pay the price to avail the premium device.
Android Authority said that Samsung may produce over 17.2 million units of the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge in the first quarter of 2016. Around 7.3 million units may be produced for the S7 Edge.
Samsung's confidence to make large bulks of their flagship phones may come from the successful sales of the Galaxy S6 line. Several attendees of the recently held Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2016 widely acclaimed the S7 and S7 Edge handsets.
Samsung continually introduces innovations to its flagship phones, such as larger batteries, microSD card slots, and waterproof support. The Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge may have its memory expanded up to 200 GB via insertion of microSD cards.