T-Mobile has already started shipping Galaxy S7, S7 edge

Some lucky customers will get Galaxy S7 early. Photo: Samsung

Some lucky customers will get Galaxy S7 early. Photo: Samsung

With seemingly zero respect for their official launch date, T-Mobile has already begun shipping the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge to pre-order customers in the U.S. The first deliveries are expected to take place before the end of this week.

Samsung’s new devices aren’t scheduled to make their official debuts until March 11 in the U.S., which is close to two weeks away. But some lucky pre-orders customers have already received shipping notifications, and should receive their new handsets at least one week early.

All of the reports we’ve seen so far are from T-Mobile customers, but it’s unlikely it will be the only carrier to do this. Samsung isn’t as strict about pre-orders as Apple, so its latest devices often arrive ahead of their official launch dates in many markets.

Juha Uotila, who lives in Finland and works for Euro Tech Talkhas already received his pre-order of the Galaxy S7 edge. “Today I received an SMS telling me I have a parcel waiting for me in our ‘Parcel Locker’ service,” he writes. “I was really surprised by the contents…”

Here is Uotila’s unboxing video:


Have you received a shipping notification for your Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 edge yet?