Earlier this year Samsung gave prospective customers plenty of reasons to purchase the Samsung Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge, and in some regions the Korean company sweetened the deal further by pairing the flagship with a free Samsung Gear VR headset at the time of pre-purchase. Now, the Samsung Galaxy S7 lineup is available everywhere, and pre-orders have come to an end a while ago. However, virtual reality enthusiasts who are now searching for a new flagship phone might once again turn their attention towards Samsung, as the company recently announced new, exclusive Gear VR content for Samsung Galaxy S7 customers in Europe.
To be precise, today Samsung announced that, for a limited period of time, new Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge customers residing in Europe will have the option of buying the Samsung Gear VR headset at a reduced price along with their smartphone. To make things even more appealing, the new bundle will also include free access to “exclusive premium games and experiences” from the Oculus Store. This includes titles such as Anshar Wars 2, Drift, Darknet, Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes, Ocean Rift, and Starchart. Unfortunately for those looking for more specific pricing and availability details, Samsung was only able to confirm that the deal is available through Samsung’s online store and via selected retail and carrier partners. The limited time period isn’t set in stone either, and will vary according to each market, retail partner, and / or carrier. In other words, if Samsung’s latest bundle piques your interest then the best course of action would be to check your local online or brick & mortar Samsung stores and those of retail partners / carriers for pricing details.
Samsung claims that the new reward was set into place as both the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and Galaxy S7 “continue to perform strongly across Europe”. Indeed, the Galaxy S7 series already earned top rating from a handful of leading consumer media outlets across Europe, and the new series was also reported to outperform last year’s flagship 2.5-times in terms of pre-sale figures in the same region. The company also revealed that it already sold over 300,000 Gear VR headsets in Europe this year alone, which is a considerable amount given that roughly 1.8 million virtual reality devices have been sold in the region throughout 2015.