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Old 22-Feb-2016
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.

Old 22-Feb-2016
Re: Samsung Unveils the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge

At the Galaxy Unpacked 2016 event (Barcelona), Samsung Mobiles unveiled their next flagship model the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. Both these handsets will either be powered by snapdragon 820 quad core or Samsung Exynos 8 octa core processor (market depended).

Samsung Galaxy S7

This is a dual SIM smartphone using a hybrid slot that can either house a nano SIM or micro SD card. S7 sports a 5.1 inch super AMOLED screen with 2560 x 1440 pixels resolution. Unique thing about this display is that it is using pressure sensitive technology and display supports ‘always on’.

Depending on the region the Samsung Galaxy S7 will either house the qualcomm snapdragon 820 64 bit Kyro quad core processor cocked at up to 2.2GHz coupled with Adreno 530 GPU or Samsung Exynos 8 8890 2.3GHz Octa Core processor.

Android Marshmallow runs the show with 4GB LPDDR4 RAM, optional 32GB/64GB of internal storage and micro SD support of up to 200GB. A 12MP AF dual pixel camera is packed on the rear with smart OIS, f/1.7 aperture (larger 1.4µm pixels) and LED flash support. Front camera is 5MP resolution also with f/1.7 aperture. This camera should be able to capture excellent shots in low light conditions. Motion photo and motion panorama features have been incorporated.

Galaxy S7 is IP68 certified – dust and water resistant. Weight is 152 grams and thickness is 7.9mm. Key features are 4G LTE, 3G, GPS with GLONASS, NFC, WiFi, heart rate sensor, finger print scanner and Bluetooth 4.2 LE. A3000 mAh battery powers up the S7 (fast charging supported – on wireless too).

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

This dual SIM handset is also powered by the same chipset Snapdragon 820 / Eyxnos 8 octa core. It however sports a 5.5 inch curved super AMOLED always on display with Quad HD resolution 2560 x 1440 pixels.

S7 Edge is also running Marshmallow out of the box with 4GB RAM, 32GB/64GB storage and 200GB micro SD card support. Camera is also the same – 12MP on back and 5MP on front. Handset weight is 157 grams and thickness is 7.7mm.

Key features are 4G, 3G, GPS, NFC, WiFi, finger print scanner, IP68 certified and heart rate sensor. This one gets power from a 3600 mAh battery with fast charging support.

This handset can be pre-ordered from selected countries (with free Gear VR headset).

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