Finally, Samsung launched it’s flagship devices for this year called the “Galaxy S7” and “Galaxy S7 Edge” at MWC 2016. The handset now has better curved display, camera, microSD card slot and waterproofing.
The Edge variant offers a curved display, and the smartphone will go on sale sometime in March, and pre-orders will soon start at select countries. Samsung has retained the design language from the Galaxy S6 Edge.
Both the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge comes with fingerprint scanner embedded into the physical home button up front. Also, the camera hump has been reduced when compared to the last year’s Galaxy S6 Edge,
Last year’s Galaxy S6 Edge variant showed a single line of notifications icons on the sides of the curved display. This year however, Samsung has introduced a new UI mode, called Edge Single Plus. As the name suggests, Samsung has added another row of notifications at the edges of the display.
Specifications of Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge are as follows:
|Display||5.5-inch Super AMOLED display with QHD (2560×1440 pixels) resolution|
|Camera||Rear – 12-megapixel rear camera, f/1.7 aperture, 1.4um pixel sensor, OIS, PDAF, Video – 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, HDR, stereo sound rec, Front- 8 MP, 1080p@30fps|
|Processor||Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 chipset or Samsung’s Exynos 8890 64-bit octa-core processor|
|Storage||32 GB and 64 GB with expandable storage via microSD upto 200GB|
|Dimensions||150.9 x 72.6 x 7.7 mm, Weight – 157g g|
|Battery||Non – Removable Li-Ion 3,600mAh battery|
|Special Features||IP68 – resistant to water and dust, 4G,Fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, color spectrum, NFC, Bluetooth 4.2, USB v3.0, Always On screen, Game Launcher, Two-columned Edge menu|
|Design||Full Uni-body glass Design|
|OS||Android 6.0 Marshmallow with TouchWiz UI|
|Colors||Black Onyx, Gold Platinum, Silver Titanium, White Pearl|
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Always On Display Mode, Game Launcher Mode, IP68 are some of the features that can be seen in the Galaxy S7.