Samsung will reportedly give customers that pre-order a Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge between February 21st and March 10th a free Gear VR Headset. Now before you brush such a notion off as unbelievable and a bit over-the-top, remember that the Gear VR retails for $99. So it’s not beyond the realm of possibility that Samsung would hope to not only boost early sales figures for its new flagships while at the same time pushing its VR agenda.
For the U.S. market, the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are expected to features 5.1-inch and 5.5-inch QHD displays respectively. Also on tap is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, 4GB of RAM and your choice of 32GB or 64GB of internal storage. Other possible feature additions include a pressure-sensitive display similar in concept to Apple’s 3D Touch and the return of waterproofing and a microSD slot.
In another page taken from Apple’s book, Samsung is also expected to launch an upgrade program which would allow customers to swap out their existing Galaxy for a new one every year by doling out a monthly fee. It’s unknown, however, if Samsung will offer any warranty perks similar in vein to AppleCare+, which is included with the iPhone Upgrade Program.