The stealthy black box contains a super-bright phone.

The first step of any phone purchase is getting the thing out of its box. And while so much fun comes thereafter, if you appreciate gadgets the way we do there's a special feeling associated with that first time you unseal the box of a brand new device.

There's plenty excitement around the Galaxy S7 edge, and we've been lucky enough to pull a gold platinum Verizon version out of its box this week. It's pretty standard fare in there, but Samsung seems to do something different with its Galaxy S packaging each year and this time around it's mixed things up again.

Check out our unboxing video above, and then follow it up with all of our great Galaxy S7 and S7 edge coverage!