The Samsung Galaxy S7 and the LG G5 smartphones are yet to launch, but it appears that the two handsets are already selling online. Yes, that’s right!
According to a report on Digital Trends, someone is selling both the handsets on the Dubizzle website, which is the Craigslist alternative in Dubai. The ads of these much-awaited devices have images of the phones, which are said to be completely new and with the original packaging. To entice customers further, the ad promises that the buyers will receive the offering “before commercial launch,” and that the handsets will be “imported from the USA.”
The images show the LG G5 in all of its metal glory, including what looks like a small button for the Magic Slot.
The image of the Galaxy S7 looks just like the Samsung Galaxy S6. Speculations that there will be no radical design changes in the upcoming Samsung flagship have now been confirmed by numerous leaks. The ad details what the buyers will be receiving in the box upon ordering the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 Edge. It includes a charger, data cable, a USB adapter and headphones in a small box.
For anyone who dares to place the order with the anonymous seller, the price of the G5 reads out to be approx. $960 (US$680).
As for the Samsung Galaxy S7 the price tag is a steep $1613 (US$1,144). The pricing mentioned for the Galaxy S7 Edge is an approx. $1727 (US$1,225), as noted by Phone Arena. The prices are quite massive and definitely a risk to be paying up to anonymous sellers with no way to ascertain whether the devices in question are actually the Galaxy S7 and the LG G5 models.
Whether the images posted happen to be the real thing, it remains to be seen since the official launch of the devices is only days away. The Samsung Galaxy S7 and the LG G5 are expected to launch on February 21 at the Mobile World Congress 2016.