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Samsung's Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge arrive on March 11th

Pre-orders start February 23rd at many carriers.

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Samsung really, really doesn't want you to wait long to get your hands on a Galaxy S7. The company has announced that both the S7 and the S7 Edge will arrive in Europe and the US on March 11th, with pre-orders starting as early as February 23rd. In the US, the big four carriers (AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon) will offer the S7 starting at $23 per month on an installment plan, and the S7 Edge for $27 per month. How much you pay depends on the network, of course, but there's an important note here: Unlike the S6, there's only one 32GB capacity available for either S7 model. You'll have to spring for a microSD card if you need more storage.

The perks you get vary by carrier as well. AT&T's big deal is DirecTV integration, which lets you both watch live TV and remotely control your set-top from your phone. Sprint, meanwhile, has a new Galaxy Forever program that (much like iPhone Forever) lets you upgrade to a new device after you've made a year's worth of payments. T-Mobile is tossing in a year's worth of Netflix, and Verizon will give you 2GB of extra data per month if you activate your phone on Plan XL service. And as Samsung mentioned during its keynote, pre-order customers get a free Gear VR headset -- if you're willing to pay full price for an S7, you won't be hurting for bonuses.

Update: And Oculus is promising a VR content bundle. Contents vary by carrier, but it says it'll total a value of $50. Enough to get some sort of VR habit going.

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