Posted Fri Mar 4, 2016 at 02:45 PM PST by Steven Cohen
Galaxy S7 customers can now claim their free Gear VR.
Samsung is running a limited time promotion for buyers who purchase a Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge. From 2/23/16 through 3/18/16 customers who buy one of the company's new smartphones from a participating retailer can also receive a free Gear VR headset and six game bundle. Select stores and providers are also offering additional promotions.
Qualified retailers include AT&T, Best Buy, Costco, Metro PCS, Sam's Club, Sprint, Target, T-Mobile, US Cellular, Verizon, Walmart, and more. In addition to the free Gear VR, T-Mobile is also offering a free year of Netflix. Likewise, Verizon customers can opt for a free Gear S2 smartwatch instead.
The Galaxy S7 features a 5.1-inch screen while the S7 Edge features a 5.5-inch dual edge screen. Both displays use Quad HD Super AMOLED panels with a resolution of 2560x1440. Likewise, the smartphones now incorporate Always-On displays for easy zero touch access to notifications. The devices are constructed of 3D glass and metal and use an ergonomic design with IP68 water and dust resistance. Under the hood, the phones are powered by Octa core (2.3GHz Quad + 1.6GHz Quad) or Quad core (2.15GHz Dual + 1.6GHz Dual) processors with 4GB of RAM running Android 6.0. A rear Dual Pixel 12MP camera and a front 5MP camera are integrated as well. In addition, the smartphones include a hybrid SIM card tray that allows users to insert a microSD card for up to 200GB of additional storage. Finally, the S7 uses a 3,000mAh battery and the S7 Edge uses a 3,600mAh battery -- both with fast wired and wireless charging technology.
Meanwhile, the Gear VR is a virtual reality headset that weighs just 318g and offers an FOV of 96 degrees. In addition to the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, the Gear VR is compatible with the Galaxy Note 5, S6 edge+, S6, and S6 edge smartphones, using each device's super AMOLED display to help create an immersive VR experience. Suggested retail price for the Gear VR is $99.
Customers can claim their free Gear VR by clicking here.
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