Telkom has unveiled its contract prices for the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, which are set to launch in South Africa on 11 March 2016.
Both devices are available on pre-orders and pre-registrations from mobile operators and retailers in South Africa.
If you pre-order or buy a Galaxy S7 before 20 March, you will receive a free Samsung Gear VR headset.
Telkom’s contract pricing is summarised in the table below.
|Telkom Contracts||Galaxy S7||Galaxy S7 Edge||Data||Minutes||SMS|
|SmartPlan 50||R559||R629||500MB||50||5 for 50|
|SmartPlan 100||R599||R679||1GB||100||5 for 50|
|Unlimited Lite||R1,119||R1,179||1GB on-net||800||Unlimited|
|Completely Unlimited||R1,699||R1,799||Unlimited (on-net)||Unlimited||Unlimited|
|SmartPlans include unlimited Telkom mobile to Telkom mobile calls for the first 12 months.|
|Unlimited Lite includes unlimited calls to Telkom landline and mobile, and Neotel numbers.|
|All deals include Samsung Gear VR until 20 March 2016.|
Telkom said both Galaxy S7 devices support its LTE network, and that it is the only operator that supports carrier billing for the Google Play Store.
It also supports carrier billing on the Samsung Galaxy App Store.
Contract customers may have purchases charged directly to their Telkom accounts instead of paying by credit card.
Samsung confirmed that SA’s versions of the devices will run on its Exynos 8 Octa 8890 processor, which has four 2.3GHz cores, and four 1.6GHz cores.
Currently, only prices for the 32GB models of the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are available in South Africa. Pre-orders also only mention the 32GB models.
The specifications of the devices are summarised in the table below.
|Specifications||Samsung Galaxy S7||Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge|
|Dimensions||142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9mm||150.9 x 72.6 x 7.7mm|
|Operating system||Android 6.0 Marshmallow||Android 6.0 Marshmallow|
|Display||5.1″ QHD (1,440 x 2,560)||5.5″ QHD (1,440 x 2,560)|
|Rear camera||12MP with f/1.7 lens||12MP with f/1.7 lens|
|Front camera||5MP with f/1.7 lens||5MP with f/1.7 lens|
|Storage, expandable||miroSD up to 200GB||miroSD up to 200GB|
|Processor||2.3GHz + 1.6GHz Exynos 8 Octa 8890||2.3GHz + 1.6GHz Exynos 8 Octa 8890|
|Cellular data||LTE, HSPA+||LTE, HSPA+|