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Unlocked European Galaxy S7, S7 Edge still Region Locked

Published on Mar 14,2016 By Sajid Ayaz

Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge released on 11th of March. This incredible phone is so attractive, it is on sale at its highest. Samsung has really got so many fans with the release of this phone. Other Brand’s hard core devotees are now attracting towards its featured rich smartphone. In a past few years, Samsung has launched a new security system that is not hard to break but to comply with all the regularities, it is although necessary.

In a past couple of years, Samsung has started Region-Locking system specifically for its users in Europe and Latin America. With the region-locking, one cannot crack, by purchasing it and using the SIM from somewhere else. It has to be certain that the SIM used must be registered through verified network and one time, unlocking by European SIM and the rest of your time with Galaxy S7 & S7 Edge, you can use any other SIM, or Non-European SIM, if you do like.

Please don’t confuse region locking with the most known, network locking system, where a smartphone is purchased through any carrier and is locked to its specific network. Region locking is something else that only needs to put in it a European SIM at first, and a few minutes of calls can bring up you unlocked new Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge.

The same system applies to several of other phones like Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 Edge, and other models like SM-G930F and SM-G935F or any other phone of Samsung that has been officially launched in Europe.

Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge has been officially launched across the whole Europe, and by purchasing it through any carrier it would read like “European SIM Card Only”. And in order to unlock GS7 or GS7 Edge, you need a little home work that is worth compromising for. A rough time estimate for unlocking Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge, is 5 minutes.

What is the significant purpose of Samsung doing all this? It is most likely that Samsung wants to overcome the grey importers. So, for all of the importers who offer new versions of Samsung, S7 or S7 Edge, for any region. So, now Samsung is not allowing anyone to import its smartphones to be offered or imported to the region where it has not been launched officially. However, Samsung’s phones in US market are not region-locked.


To unlock the phone, one just need to call about 5 minutes overall and the phone will be unlocked and will be available for any other SIM. This is only first time inconvenience, but it is worth compromising for.

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