Samsung announced the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge at its unpacked event held in Barcelona Spain. The unpacked event took place at Mobile World Congress, 2016. The leaks, rumours and speculations tried their best to kill the surprise about these devices, but Samsung’s announcement today has still got us all excited.
Just a few hours ago LG released its G5 with some enchanting features. LG managed to put forward a completely unique smartphone which we expect to give its competitors a really tough time. Now that the Galaxy S7 is out as well, both these smartphones are all set in front of each other with their unique offerings. The Galaxy S7 follows Samsung’s past flagship footsteps.
At the unpacked event today, Samsung’s mobile chief DJ Koh took the stage to introduce the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge to the world. The Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge both carry the same design language, build and material (i.e. glass-and-matte-metal) as same as that of the the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy Note 5. Galaxy S7 has a 5.2-inch display and is same as that of the Galaxy S6 with a back resembling the back of the Galaxy Note 5. The Galaxy S7 Edge has a 5.5-inch display and has a flat back. Samsung’s unpacked event clears up all the confusions about both these devices today. To know about both the smartphones, let’s start with the design and build quality.
Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge: Design and build
Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge both have a metal and glass build. The design linguistics are following the footsteps of the S6 and Note 5. S7 weighs around 152g and the S7 Edge weighs around 157g. This new Samsung duo is water and dust resistant.
Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge: Display
Samsung Galaxy S7 sports a 5.1-inch 2560 x 1440 pixels display with 576 ppi and the S7 Edge sports a 5.5-inch 2560 x 1440 pixels display with
Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge: Hardware
Samsung launched the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge with its Exynos CPUs only. With the Galaxy S7, Samsung seems to be adapting its old style once again. The S7 and S7 Edge are launched in 2 different variants. Users will have a chance to get their hands on the Snapdragon and Exynos versions this time. Samsung has equipped this device with the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 CPU and also its Exynos 8890 CPU. Both these phones are equipped with a 4 GB RAM. A microSD card slot is in there to entertain the users. Return of microSD card slot on Samsung’s flagship is a huge plus as users have been criticizing Sammy for missing it out on the S6 series and the Note 5. The Galaxy S7 packs a 3000 mAh battery and the S7 Edge has a 3600 mAh battery in the house.
Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge: Camera
Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge both carry a 12 MP shooter at the back. This is the new 12 MP shooter that has been making the rounds of the rumour mills in the recent while. Samsung has improved the camera quality up to a great extent now.
The new 12 MP camera has larger individual pixels which are capable of catering in more light. It also hosts an f/1.7 lens which is the widest lens for a smartphone ever. Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge’s camera features first dual pixel sensor which helps the phone’s camera to improve the auto-focus speed. The new camera can capture 95% more light than the Galaxy S6 and the Note 5.
Samsung has planted a 5 MP shooter on the front. Surprisingly the front shooter also comes with f/1.7 lens.
Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge: Software
Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge run on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow atop of Samsung’s latest TouchWiz UI.
Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge release date and price
Samsung is starting pre-orders for the US market from 23rd February, 2016. The availability date of this phone will be March 11, 2016. Major carriers including At&t, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon, US Cellular and others are all set to sell the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge.
Samsung hasn’t hinted the pricing of the its new smartphones, but we are expecting the device to cost the same amount that S6 and S6 Edge did. We might see a little bump in the price because of a whopping battery and dust, water resistant nature.
We are keeping our eyes on the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge updates. The variants list will be soon available on our site. While we are pulling out the news and information, don’t forget to let us know about your views on this duo.
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