Samsung is finally offering a SIM-unlocked Galaxy S7 (and GS7 edge) in the United States. That means a few things.
The unlocked Galaxy S7 and S7 edge are able to work on pretty much any operator here in the U.S. While most folks out there don't hop from one to the next too often, it's still a very nice ability to have. These versions also aren't bloated up by carrier software. And as we noted when the GS7 was released, the operators can make a pretty big mess of things. These should also theoretically get software updates faster. (We'll just have to see on that one.)
But the big question: Where will you be able to buy an unlocked Galaxy S7? Turns out there a number of choices. Samsung has committed to having the phones available from several different retailers, but not all have put them on sale right at the same time. Here's the current list, and we'll be updating it as more join in.
U.S. unlocked Galaxy S7
U.S. unlocked Galaxy S7 edge
These direct links will take you to the proper pages for the U.S. unlocked phones ... make sure when searching elsewhere for the phones that you aren't confused by other "unlocked" models — those could possibly not have the correct network bands for the U.S.
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