Galaxy S7 and S7 edge launch: Everything you need to know

As is the case with any major phone launch, there's a whole heck of a lot to take in when it comes to the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge. First, you'll want to kick things off with our hands-on time and first impressions of the phones, and follow that up with our special edition podcast!

When you're ready to take in even more Galaxy S7 and S7 edge info, we have it all listed here for you.

The basics

So here are the basics. The Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge are here. They have the latest specs and features from Samsung and they go on sale at the same time — pre-orders start Feb. 24 and sales start Mar. 11. Here are the details:

  • Samsung unveils the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge: Refined design, new 12MP camera and waterproofing
  • Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge specs
  • Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge: In pictures
  • Galaxy S7 pre-orders start Feb. 23, in-store sales commence Mar. 11
  • Galaxy S7 buyers are getting a free Gear VR and six games

The features

Getting into more detail, these are some of the big stories surrounding the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge. The phones will only come with 32GB of storage, but they also have an SD card slot to add 200GB more. The camera has been improved notably, and they're rated as IP68 waterproof as well. And oh, so much more:

The comparisons

It's natural every time a new phone comes out to compare it to the latest models from all of the manufacturers, and we've done a few right from the start to give you a better feel for these phones.

The extras

And the information just keeps on coming. Check out some of our additional coverage of the phones!

  • The Galaxy S7 and S7 edge have an always-on display
  • Samsung Galaxy S7 lets you turn fast charging off, if you want
  • Samsung Galaxy S7 includes Microsoft's suite of productivity apps
  • Galaxy S7 dialer integrates Whitepages database to identify callers, prevent scam calls
  • Galaxy S7 'Car Mode' integrates with Glympse for seamless location sharing to contacts
  • Galaxy S7 versus LG G5 — who won MWC?

The accessories

And you can't have a phone launch nowadays without a bunch of accessories to go along with it, and Samsung has gotten pretty good at launching some top-notch (albeit usually expensive) stuff. We have cases, chargers and all sorts of stuff here:

  • Samsung's new Gear 360 camera lets you capture 360° video anywhere, edit it right on your GS7
  • This is the Galaxy S7 edge S-View Flip Cover
  • Samsung Galaxy S7 launch sees a new angled wireless fast charger
  • This Galaxy S7 case from Samsung offers swappable camera lenses
  • Samsung's Galaxy S7 battery case uses Qi wireless charging to keep your phone powered up

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Andrew Martonik

Andrew was an Executive Editor, U.S. at Android Central between 2012 and 2020.