Preorder Your Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge Phones On February 21 With A Side of Free

I need a phone with a side of VR, please. 

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If you're looking to pick up a Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge this February 21 after the phones are officially unveiled during MWC, you might want to hear about this additional incentive.

A source has claimed to Droid Life that Samsung is sweetening the deal for buyers by including a free Gear VR headset when you preorder either one of the upcoming phones. This preorder stands to last from February 21 through March 10.

There's also possibly three new colors of the phones in the 32GB model: black, white, and silver. There haven't been any additional details announced on these just yet, but hopefully more are coming as we near the 21st and the preorder timeframe for the phones. Would receiving a Gear VR get you interested in purchasing one of the phones or are you still going to hold off?

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    February 11, 2016 12:57 PM

    Brittany Vincent posted a new article, Preorder Your Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge Phones On February 21 With A Side of Free

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      February 11, 2016 1:03 PM

      Really wish I could use the Nexus 6P with GearVR. :(

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        February 11, 2016 1:06 PM

        All the news lately is that Goog will be baking VR into the OS, and will have some sort of official VR solution that goes well beyond cardboard.

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          February 11, 2016 1:27 PM

          We'll see. Cardboard, while a fun $20, can be a pretty horrible experience. They're going to need serious kernel level work to get latency down to acceptable levels, very much like what Carmack did for Samsung, and the powerlevel stuff is also super important.

          I can imagine them supporting it on specific phones (say, nexus devices), but it's not going to be something they can support broadly on android in general.

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            February 11, 2016 1:29 PM

            Who buys anything other than a Nexus phone around here? I lead a worry free life!

            I don't disagree with a thing you said. Rumorz is rumorz, that's all.

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            February 11, 2016 1:31 PM

            Cardboard is nice and all, but it's a terrible introduction to what VR can do when the Oculus Rift, Vive, and Gear VR are such a higher fidelity experience.

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              February 11, 2016 3:29 PM

              They're also a higher price point. They're very much for the "all in" sort of person. Cardboard gives you an inkling of what the hype is around this technology for very little or in some cases no monetary investment. I think that's important to keep in mind.

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              February 11, 2016 3:36 PM

              I am gonna say it. Gear VR is meh.