As one would expect from a major smartphone manufacturer like Samsung, following the official unveiling of the new Samsung Galaxy S7 at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the Korean tech giant started sending out review units to media outlets across the world. Usually, this would be nothing out of the ordinary, except for the fact that Samsung Poland seems to have done things a bit differently. Instead of sending out a regular review unit, the Polish branch has put together a premium briefcase containing the new flagship phone along with several accessories.
Pictures of the Samsung review box have surfaced through Polish tech blog GSMOnline. The briefcase is strengthened by a metal frame to hold the contents intact and it’s largely wrapped in leather, flaunting a large “Samsung” logo. These details aside, what’s more important is what the review box contains. Obviously, it includes a Samsung Galaxy S7 review unit (not the Galaxy S7 Edge which seems to be more successful judging by pre-order figures), along with a Samsung Gear VR headset, a Gear S2 Classic smartwatch, and a pair of Samsung Level On wireless headphones (not to be confused with the company’s Level U headphones). Judging by the briefcase’s contents, this can be viewed as Samsung’s ultimate package for the best Galaxy S7 experience. After all, the Gear VR is offered in the US for free along with every Galaxy S7 pre-purchase, and when it comes to experiencing virtual reality, a pair of wireless headphones is more or less mandatory for immersion and convenience. As for the Gear S2 Classic smartwatch, it may not play a role in the whole VR concept, but it is considered part of the Galaxy family of products. In fact, Verizon Wireless offered an alternative deal for prospective Samsung Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge customers in the US who may not be interested in the Gear VR, allowing them to pair a free Samsung Gear S2 with their smartphone pre-purchase instead.
It should be noted that the Samsung Galaxy S7 review box sent by the company’s branch in Poland is worth roughly $1,200 but it is not a commercially-available product. It was designed for the purpose of giving reviewers the tools and accessories they need for a thorough analysis, and it’s highly unlikely for Samsung to offer the package in stores in the future.