The Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge have been available from T-Mobile for months now, but if you prefer to buy your phones unlocked and direct from the company that made them, now you can get Samsung’s latest flagships, too.
Samsung is launching unlocked versions of the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge in the U.S. Pricing is set at $669.99 for the S7 and $769.99 for the S7 edge, and you’ll be able to buy ‘em from Samsung as well as Amazon, Best Buy, eBay, Sam’s Club, and Target.
These Galaxy S7 and S7 edge models work across all U.S. carriers, and so they include a wide range of wireless support, including LTE bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 29, and 30. I’ve reached out to Samsung about T-Mobile VoLTE and Wi-Fi Calling support and am waiting for a response. However, The Verge’s Dan Seifert has an unlocked GS7 edge working with Verizon’s VoLTE service, which could mean that it’ll work with T-Mo VoLTE as well, and Android Central reportsthat their phone works with T-Mobile Wi-Fi Calling out of the box.
Outside of the fact that these Galaxy S7 and S7 edge models come unlocked out of the box, they’re the same phones that you would buy from T-Mobile. That means that they’ve got 5.1-inch and 5.5-inch 2560×1440 Super AMOLED displays, 32GB of storage, Snapdragon 820 processors, microSD slots, and 12-megapixel rear cameras.
These aren’t the very first unlocked Galaxy S phones that Samsung has ever offered, but it’s still kind of a big deal that these unlocked GS7 and GS7 edge models are arriving in the U.S. today. And while you’ll be paying for these phones upfront rather than through a payment program like EIP, in return you’re getting a device that’s untouched by carriers and comes unlocked out of the box.