Galaxy S7 to Run on Marshmallow, Flagships from Last Year to Get the Update Post Launch
Samsung Galaxy S7, the company’s much-anticipated flagship device is all set to launch at the Mobile World Congress on the 21st February. The phone would run out of the box Android Marshmallow as its operating system.
To recap a bit about the specifications of the phone, the Samsung Galaxy S7 upon launch is expected to to feature a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED display with Quad HD resolution, a new 12 MP BRITECELL camera with f/1.7 aperture, and a 5 MP secondary cam. Two SoC configurations are expected. One being a Exynos-based version and the other a Qualcomm-powered model. The battery is expected to be upwards of 3500mAh.
Other Samsung flagship devices from last year, Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge+ and Note 5 would get the update post the S7 launch. For those who are using one of these Samsung devices, here’s a quick look at their specifications.
The specs for both S6 and S6 Edge remain the same and the new colours would be available in 32, 64, and 128 GB variants. S6 Edge has a 5.1 inches display with a resolution of 1440X2560 pixels. Powered by Exynos 7420, it is further equipped with 3 GB of RAM, 16 MP main and 5 MP front camera, along with a non-removable Li-Ion battery marked at 2600 mAh.
The Galaxy S6 Edge+ has a 5.7” Quad HD Super AMOLED 2560 x 1440 (518ppi) dual edge screen and is protected by the Corning Gorilla Glass 4. The device runs on the Android OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop) with an Octa core (2.1GHz Quad + 1.5GHz Quad), 64 bit, 14nm processor. The device comes in two variants – 32GB and 64 GB both with a 4 GB RAM.
The Note 5 runs on the Android OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop) with an Exynos 7420 chipset, a Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 2.1 GHz Cortex-A57 CPU and a Mali-T760MP8 GPU. As far as storage capacity is concerned, this handset comes in two variants – 32 and 64 GB along with 4GB of RAM. However, it does not have an expandable microSD card slot.