Pre-order Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge on Telstra and get a GearVR free

Overnight Samsung launched the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. The phone now supports the largest battery of the series and we now see the return of the SD card...

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Overnight Samsung launched the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. The phone now supports the largest battery of the series and we now see the return of the SD card slot for expanded memory and IP68 dust and water resistance which means you could even take your phone in the shower or 1.5 meters of water for 30 minutes.

Naturally Australians will be keen to know when you can get your hands on the new phones. Telstra have announced they will be available from Friday 11 March, the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge will be available through Telstra stores and online. Pre-order start from the 26th February, just head to telstra.com/galaxys7.

Now here’s the big news.. Customers who pre-order the new Galaxy phones online at from February 26 will receive a Samsung Gear VR for free. The GearVR normally retails for A$158.99 so that’s a pretty significant freeby.

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Telstra’s Director of Devices, Andrew Volard said the new smartphones were set to be a hit with Australians.

“Luxurious design, standout processing power, high-speed web performance and the return of much-loved features like water and dust protection are set to make this the most popular Galaxy smartphone launch yet.

“Customers upgrading to the new smartphones can look forward to the fastest web speeds yet on Samsung’s flagship phones with both the S7 and the S7 edge supporting category 9 LTE download speeds of up to 450Mbps on Telstra’s 4GX network. That means faster streaming, sharing and surfing on the web when in 4GX areas,” Mr Volard said.

Telstra customers will also benefit from next-generation voice calling (voice over LTE) which delivers high-definition voice quality and faster call set up times.

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Other features customers will love include Samsung’s new 12MP Dual Sensor camera with even faster auto focus and outstanding lowlight performance, an immersive Quad HD display and that Micros SD card support allows you to drop in up to 200GB of extra storage.

In addition to offering the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, Telstra will cater for Australia’s growing appetite for virtual reality technology by bringing the Gear VR to participating Telstra stores across the nation.

Both smartphones will be available Black, Silver and Gold on a range of Go Mobile and Go Business mobile plans.

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