If you live in the Philippines, and you’re looking to take home the Samsung Galaxy S7 or the S7 edge, now’s the best time to do so. Unless, of course, you’re eyeing the Galaxy Note 7, which is arguably the South Korean OEM’s best effort to date and one of the most well-received phones this year.
Samsung has quietly discounted the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge in local stores, bringing the S7 down to P31,990 or $690 (from P34,990) and making the S7 edge slightly more palatable at P35,990 or $780 (from P39,990). The markdown has been in effect since August 5, we’re told.
Although both high-end phones were released this year, it comes as no surprise that Samsung would be so quick to slash their prices. It had to; a bigger and better Galaxy Note 7 priced at P39,990 was waiting in the wings, ready to take its place at the top of the Samsung smartphone range.
Manufacturers typically discount older models when something newer and almost just as costly comes along. Only Samsung does it more often than others — a consequence of its more diverse product line.
If you haven’t seen our Galaxy S7 and S7 edge videos, now would be a great time to watch them. You may also want to check out our Galaxy Note 7 coverage here. You can find our hands-on impressions of the new phablet here.