Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge Announced: What’s new?

Sam­sung announced its next flag­ship in the S‑series, Sam­sung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge in MWC 2016. The Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge comes with IP68 dust and water proof cer­ti­fi­ca­tion.

Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge

The Sam­sung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are improved ver­sions of the S6 and S6 Edge in many ways notably get­ting back Micro SD card sup­port and IP 68 cer­ti­fi­ca­tion means the mobile can be used under water for 30 at a deep of 1.5 meters. And the Cam­era has Dual Pix­el tech­nol­o­gy. The cool­ing sys­tem is also improved with a cop­per heat pipe run­ning between CPU and GPU with water inside dis­si­pate the heat.

On Hard­ware front the Sam­sung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge has unspec­i­fied Proces­sor bun­dled with 4GB of LDDR4 RAM, 5.1‑inch QHD Super AMOLED screen for S7 and 5.5‑inch QHD Super AMOLED screen and both has with always on dis­play to dis­play min­i­mal details even when phone is off. The microSD card slot is back with sup­port upto 200GB. The SIM card slot has two slots the sec­ond slot being Hybrid slot can accom­mo­date either 2nd SIM or a micro SD card upto 200GB.

The Sam­sung Galaxy S7 is pow­ered by 3000 mAH bat­tery and 3600 mAH pow­ers the S7 Edge and sup­ports fast-charg­ing along with wire­less charg­ing. Both smart-phones has IP68 cer­ti­fi­ca­tion can stay under water for 30 min at a depth of 1.5 meters.

On pho­tog­ra­phy front, Both has 12-megapix­el rear cam­era with Dual Pix­el tech­nol­o­gy which uses 100% sen­sor pix­els to focus on object and as well as the cam­era sen­sor size is increased to 1.4‑μm and has F1.7 aper­ture which improves the low light pho­tog­ra­phy. Both smart phones has 5‑megapixel front shoot­er.

On con­nec­tiv­i­ty front both sup­ports 4G sup­port (LTE Cat 9), NFC and MST for pay­ments.

On soft­ware front, Both runs Android 6.0 Marsh­mal­low wrapped under a improved Touch-wiz, The new Touch-wiz shreds its green theme and comes with new blue theme. Both also also fea­tures Sam­sung KNOX, fin­ger­print scan­ning, Sam­sung Pay works with NFC (Near Field Com­mu­ni­ca­tion. The S7 edge menu is also improved.

Sam­sung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge will be avail­able in Black, White, Gold, Sil­ver col­or vari­ants. The devices will be avail­able start­ing mid-March. Prices to be announced lat­er.

Cat­e­go­ry Sam­sung Galaxy S7 Sam­sung Galaxy S7 Edge
Oper­at­ing Sys­tem Android 6.0 Marsh­mal­low
Dis­play 5.1‑inch 2560×1440 Super AMOLED 5.5‑inch 2560×1440 Super AMOLED
Dual edge screen
Proces­sor Octa Core Snap­drag­on 820 / Exynos 8890, 64 bit Chipset
Stor­age 32GB/64GB
Expand­able microSD up to 200GB
Rear Cam­era 12MP f/1.7 1.4‑μm OIS
Front Cam­era 5MP
Con­nec­tiv­i­ty Wi-Fi 802.11 ac MIMO Blue­tooth v4.2 LE ANT+, USB 2.0, NFC
Charg­ing micro-USB Fast charg­ing, Qi wire­less, Pow­er­mat wire­less
Bat­tery 3000 mAh 3600 mAh
Water resis­tance IP68 rat­ing
Secu­ri­ty One-touch fin­ger­print sen­sor, Sam­sung KNOX
Dimen­sions 142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9 mm 150.9 x 72.6 x 7.7 mm
Weight 152g 157g