In all of the chaos surrounding Samsung at the minute, it would have been easy to miss that the South Korean company would be making a limited edition Blue Coral version of the Galaxy S7 Edge. That color option will only be available in limited markets and fortunately, the United States courtesy of AT&T, will be one of them. The carrier has added the Blue Coral option to their S7 Edge website, allowing customers or new to AT&T customers select the frankly stunningly beautiful muted blue phone. While orders are being taken now, it won’t actually ship for another few weeks. AT&T indicates that it will be shipping between November 18-22 this month.
Price wise, it is what you would expect for the flagship device from Samsung. To buy it outright is $794.99 while you do have payment options thanks to the AT&T Next program. For $26.50 per month you can use the Next program which is a 30 month payment option. You can upgrade after you have paid 80% of the phone (roughly $635). The AT&T Next Year program offers a 24 month upgrade plan which is $33.13 per month and you can upgrade after you have paid 50% of the value of the phone (roughly $397).
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Functionally, this is a Galaxy S7 Edge. It has all the same specs and features of the phone. This is just a limited edition color version. If you don’t remember, the S7 Edge is pretty loaded.
It comes with a quad-core 2.15 GHz on 2 cores and 1.6 GHz on the other two. It has 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM, 32GB of storage with expansion up to an additional 200GB thanks to the MicroSD slot. The S7 Edge has a 5.5″ Quad-HD Super AMOLED display that renders at 2560 x 1440 resolution and 534 PPI. The rear camera is an impressive 12MP f/1.7 shooter with OIS while the front camera is a 5MP that is also f/1.7. Battery wise, the S7 Edge has a 3600 mAh battery which supports fast charging and the device also
supports Qi wireless charging.
The Galaxy S7 Edge will be running Android Marshmallow out-of-the-box and features NFC, a fingerprint reader, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac support and Bluetooth 4.2 LE. It will be available in Onyx, Godl Platinum and Silver Titanium.
Those with a keen eye will note that the camera on the Galaxy S7 Edge is a slightly lower megapixel count than the S6 Edge. That is true but they have lowered the micron measurement to 1.4 which means you will get higher quality images at a lower megapixel count. This is the same thing that Huawei did on the Nexus 6P.
The other big news is that the Galaxy S7 Edge is waterproof. It is IP68 rated meaning it lets in no dust and can be submerged in over 1 meter of water. This is well beyond being just splash proof.
To get more information and to order your Blue Coral version, hit up the AT&T site.