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 2.0NFC
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