Samsung Galaxy S7 – Telkom contract prices

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
SmartPlan 250 R839 R899 500MB 250 Unlimited
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
Weight 152g 157g
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, internal 32GB 32GB
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
Battery 3,000mAh 3,600mAh
Cellular data LTE, HSPA+ LTE, HSPA+
IP Rating IP68 IP68

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