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Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge with Exynos SoC unofficially available in the US

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Android flagship with Exynos unofficially available in the US
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
Although this variant is not officially on the US market and those who buy it will not get US warranty either, the Exynos-powered S7 Edge can be purchased on eBay.

The only Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge variants officially available in the US are driven by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC. While some early benchmark results revealed the Exynos-powered variants to be much slower than those using the Snapdragon chip, especially in the graphics department, recent tests have shown otherwise.

Fortunately, US-based consumers interested in the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge with the Exynos 8890 processor on board can grab it from eBay. Seller 232tech offers the international Galaxy S7 Edge (SM-G935F) for $200 USD less than the regular price and also provides free shipping in the US. However, the $699.99 USD handset does not come with official US warranty and has no support for CDMA networks.

The SM-G935F is available in black, gold, and silver. If the recent test results get more confirmations, and the Exynos-driven Galaxy S7 is indeed faster than its Snapdragon sibling, maybe Samsung decides to make both variants officially available in the US. We will keep an eye on this story and report as soon as we hear something new. 

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Codrut Nistor, 2016-03-16 (Update: 2016-03-16)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.