Samsung Electronics profit beats expectations as hopes rise for smartphone recovery. In Picture: Employees walk in the main office building of Samsung Electronics in Seoul, South Korea, January 6, 2016.Reuters File

Weeks leading up to the release of a flagship device is good time to buy gadgets, and Samsung fans waiting for Galaxy S6 price to drop can now grab it. The device has got a price cut ahead of the launch of its successor, the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge.

The South Korean electronics giant is expected to launch the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge at its scheduled "Unpacked" event on 21 February, a day before the Mobile World Congress 2016 (MWC 2016) kicks off.

In what could be taken as a move to deplete the remaining stock with the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge set for release, Amazon is offering Samsung Galaxy S6 32GB variant at as low as $457 against the price tag of $600 for the same model on the company's website.

Sprint has also come up with a promo offer of $200 discount on purchase of the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy Note 5 devices with a condition that buyers trade in with a working smartphone, reported SamMobile. The 32GB Galaxy S6 costs $9.75 per month and the Galaxy Note 5 $16.67 per month when the offer is applied. 

The Galaxy S6 sports a 5.1-inch super AMOLED QHD display with 2560x1440p screen (557 ppi pixel density) and protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4. Under the hood, it has an Exynos 7420 processor, Android 5.0 Lollipop, 32/64/128GB internal memory, a 3GB RAM, a 16MP main camera with Optical Image Stabilizer (OIS), a 5MP front-snapper and a 2,550mAh battery.

Meanwhile, the Galaxy S7 is expected to be released in March after its announcement at the upcoming MWC 2016. It is expected to come with a 5.1-inch QHD display with 2,560x1,440 pixels, an Exynos 8890 or Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor (depending on region), Android 6.0 Marshmallow, a 64GB inbuilt memory, a 4GB RAM, a 12MP main camera, a 5MP front-snapper, and a 3,000mAh battery.

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