Samsung's making its latest flagships available in the Indian market earlier than ever before.
With India being a key market for Samsung, the manufacturer is not wasting any time in bringing its latest and greatest devices to buyers in the country, with the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge now officially available for purchase.
This year's models come with 32GB of internal storage as standard, but with the microSD slot making a re-introduction, you can expand storage as you see fit. Thankfully, buyers in India do not need to worry about carrier bloat, as all units sold in the country are unlocked.
Where to buy the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge
Pricing is standard across stores, with the Galaxy S7 retailing for ₹48,900 ($735), and the Galaxy S7 edge debuting at ₹56,900 ($855). There are plenty of financing options available if you're looking to stagger payments over three, six, nine, or twelve months.
Samsung's official e-store in India has all three color variants — black, gold, and silver — of the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge on offer, with deliveries ranging from seven to ten days based on your location. You also get financing options from seven banks: Axis, Citibank, HDFC, ICICI, Indusland, Kotak, and RBL.
If you end up going the EMI route, you'll actually pay less over the course of the tenure as all banks offer cashbacks that offsets the interest amount. HDFC has an attractive eighteen-month EMI option that sees you shelling out just ₹3,160 monthly for the Galaxy S7 edge, with a total cashback of ₹5,462.
Flipkart is currently offering the silver and gold editions of the Galaxy S7. The black and gold color variants of the Galaxy S7 edge are showing as out of stock, and the silver edition is listed as coming soon. The black option of the standard Galaxy S7 is also no longer available, but should be back in stock shortly. If you choose to go with Flipkart, you get free one-day delivery to most major cities in the country.
The retailer has financing schemes available from nine banks: Axis, Citibank, HDFC, HSBC, ICICI, Indusland, State Bank of India, and Standard Chartered. There's no cashback facility available, but do you get a guide that shows you how much interest you'll be paying over the course of your tenure. For instance, if you're choosing the eighteen-month option from HDFC for the Galaxy S7, you pay ₹3,051 a month for a total of ₹54,918, with an overall interest of ₹6,012. If you're looking to go with financing, Samsung India's store is a much better choice, but if you want to pay outright, Flipkart has faster delivery options.
You can choose from all three color variants of the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge from India's largest retail chain, with next-day deliveries available for most cities. You can also buy online and pick up from a nearby Croma store if that is more convenient to you. In terms of financing, the only option available is HDFC.
The Mobile Store
The Mobile Store is stocking all three colors of the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, and will deliver all orders within a week. The retailer also offers the option to choose EMIs from nine banks: Axis, Citibank, HDFC, HSBC, ICICI, Indusland, State Bank of India, and Standard Chartered. The total payable amount as well as the monthly instalments are displayed next to the tenure, giving you a quick overview of how much you'll be paying for the device.
Big C has all variants of the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge on offer. The retailer has EMI options from HDFC, Indusland, Kotak, and Standard Chartered, and you can choose instalments that last three, six, or nine months.
Sangeetha Mobiles also has the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge on offer, with all three color variants available for either device. The drawback in going with Sangeetha is that you can only choose cash on delivery as the payment option. Given the amount, you will be able to pay using your card during time of delivery, but it would've been easier to just offer an online payment gateway.
Where else can you buy the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge?
While your options are fairly limited when it comes to buying the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge online, Samsung's robust distribution network means that the devices are available at all major brick-and-mortar stores across the country. You can walk into any outlet of Reliance Digital, Croma Retail, The Mobile Store, Big C, Univercell, Sangeetha Mobiles, or any local retail store such as Technovision to get your hands on the S7 and S7 edge.
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