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Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge now available to pre-order – take a look at the plans

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The Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge smartphones are now available to pre-order with Telstra, Optus, Vodafone and Virgin Mobile releasing their pricing plans for the devices which go on sale on March 11.

And anyone who pre-orders either device will receive a bonus Gear VR headset.

Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona with an updated design, Super AMOLED displays (S7 – 5.1-inch screen, S7 Edge – 5.5-inch screen), a processor that’s 30 per cent faster than last year and an improved 12-megapixel camera.

The devices are also both water proof and have expandable memory

You can read Tech Guide’s hands-on look at the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge here.

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Telstra’s plans start at $79 a month (S7) and $86 a month on a 24-month contract while Optus is offering the devices at a starting price of $64 (S7) and $71 (S7 Edge).

Over at Vodafone, it’s cheapest plans are $75 (S7) and $83 (S7 Edge) while Virgin Mobile kicks off things on their plans at $60 (S7) and $65 (S7 Edge) a month over 24 months.

Tech Guide has taken a look at each of the operators plans and sees these as the best value:

TELSTRA

Samsung Galaxy S7

Cost: $95 a month over 24 months

Data: 7GB

Talk/Text: Unlimited

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

Cost: $105 a month over 24 months

Data: 7GB

Talk/Text: Unlimited

OPTUS

Samsung Galaxy S7

Cost: $85 a month over 24 months

Data: 8GB (includes 2GB bonus data)

Talk/Text: Unlimited

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

Cost: $92 a month over 24 months

Data: 8GB (includes 2GB bonus data)

Talk/Text: Unlimited

VODAFONE

Samsung Galaxy S7

Cost: $77 a month over 24 months

Data: 6GB

Talk/Text: Unlimited

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

Cost: $90 (was $97) a month over 24 months

Data: 6GB

Talk/Text: Unlimited

VIRGIN MOBILE

Samsung Galaxy S7

Cost: $85 a month over 24 months

Data: 6GB

Talk/Text: Unlimited

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

Cost: $91 a month over 24 months

Data: 6GB

Talk/Text: Unlimited.

Every Telstra plan for the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge can be viewed here.

Every Optus plan for the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge can be viewed here.

Every Vodafone plan for the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge can be viewed here.

Every Virgin Mobile plan for the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge can be viewed here.

All of these plans consists of a monthly plan cost combined with a monthly handset charge to come up with the total amount to be be paid each month.

Alternatively, customers also have the option of buying the devices outright for $1,149 (Samsung Galaxy S7) and $1,249 (Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge).

* Stephen Fenech travelled to Barcelona as a guest of Samsung