Alike the last year’s smartphone releases, the much expected smartphone arises in two options: the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 Edge. The phones will be made available in select countries from first week of March, with pre-orders starting from coming Tuesday. Pre-orders in some countries will get a free Gear VR headset bundled plus six games.
The Samsung Galaxy S7 stand up with a 5.1-inch QHD Super Amoled display, though its better companion, the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge firms a 5.5-inch QHD Super Amoled display specifications. Both now come with an Always on display, much like the LG G5’s screen, will let you check important notifications, time and date without having to wake up the device.
Not like with the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge, the Korean technology multinational is this time choosing for both its home-grown Exynos 8890 chip & Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 processor, subject on the provinces. Both the Samsung Galaxy S7 models provides expandable memory using a microSD card. Remarkably, the two smartphones in some regions will come with the cross-functional dual SIM feature, where users can either utilize one SIM card and one micro-SD card at once, or, can use two SIM cards.
The Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge launches with two storage variants: 32GB and 64GB – both of them can be expandable using microSD card up to 200GB. The Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge are powered with an Exynos 8890 octa-core (2.3GHz quad-core + 1.6GHz quad-core) chip or Qualcomm Snadragon 820 quad-core (2.15GHz dual-core + 1.6GHz dual-core) chip, depending on the regional specifications. Both have 4GB RAM. As per the available specifications, both Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge come equipped with 12-megapixel ‘Dual Pixels’ rear camera with an f/1.7 aperture & smart OIS function. On the front side, there is a 5-megapixel selfie sensor, also presenting fine images with f/1.7 aperture.
Other features of the Galaxy S7 include a non-removable 3000mAh battery, with support for fast charging both on wired & wireless. The Galaxy S7 Edge has 3600mAh battery, with same fast charging technology as the S7. Both the models support NFC and MST payment methodologies, given a fingerprint sensor with IP 68 rating index for dust and water resistance.
On the software end, the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge have Android 6.0 Marshmallow, though Samsung has not yet in depth with TouchWiz UI alterations. On the subject of connectivity, both the options support LTE with Category 9, gives 450Mbps download speeds, and 50Mbps uplink.