Samsung Unveils the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge
It’s finally here. After months of rumours and speculations, Samsung has now finally unveiled its newest flagship devices, the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. The next Galaxy devices come promising spectacular design language and next-gen performance and specifications.
The 5.1-inch S7 Super AMOLED display with quad HD resolution. Two SoC configurations are offered – one being the new Exynos 8890 and the other being Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820. The device comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage as well as a MicroSD card slot this time around and the battery is 3000mAh. A fingerprint sensor is housed in the home button.
The S7 Edge comes with a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display with quad HD resolution. A Snapdragon 820 processor powers the device along with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage and 3600mAh battery pack.
The Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge Plus had incredible cameras that won last year. This year, Samsung wants to take its camera up a notch which is why it’s using a new Britecell technology for the Galaxy S7 for better low-light photography. Both the S7 and S7 Edge feature ‘Dual Pixel’ cameras with a 12MP with f/1.7 aperture rear camera and a 5MP front. Samsung has boasted of exceptional low-light captures with the Galaxy S7 devices and it may just dominate the camera department once again this year.
Moving over to the design, the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge follow the same design language as their S6 counterparts. The S6 devices of last year were beautifully crafted phones and Samsung made a smart move not to change that. Only the standard 5.1-inch S7 will have a curved edge at the back rather than a flat one seen on in the S6. Samsung hasn’t changed the exteriors too much but has simply refined it. It has added a MicroSD tray while maintaining the sleek look.
Finally, some other features include IP68 water and dust resistance, wireless charging. It also features the Always On mode that shows you notifications without having to turn on your device. The camera bump is still there but is lower than that found on the S6 devices. Quick Access App lets you swipe through the screen on the Edge to quickly access your favourite apps. Samsung is also taking gaming to the next level with next-gen Vulcan API graphics.
Pricing of the devices have not been revealed as yet. Samsung has also not revealed all the specifications so some are subject to change. Check the spec table below for everything you need to know.
Galaxy S7 Edge
|Display||5.1-inch Super AMOLED quad HD display||5.5-inch curved AMOLED quad HD display|
|Resolution||2560 x 1440 pixels||2560 x 1440 pixels|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Processor|
|GPU||Adreno 530||Adreno 530|
|Storage||32GB/ 64GB||32GB/ 64GB|
|Rear Camera||Dual Pixel 12MP with f/1.7 aperture||Dual Pixel 12MP|
|Front Camera||Dual Pixel 5MP||Dual Pixel 5MP|
|Expandability||via MicroSD||via MicroSD|
|Battery||3000mAh battery||3600mAh battery|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth v4.1, A-GPS, GLONASS, NFC||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth v4.1, A-GPS, GLONASS, NFC|
|OS||Android 6.0 Marshmallow||Android 6.0 Marshmallow|