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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.

Cat­egorySam­sung Galaxy S7Sam­sung Galaxy S7 Edge
Oper­at­ing SystemAndroid 6.0 Marshmallow
Dis­play5.1‑inch 2560×1440 Super AMOLED5.5‑inch 2560×1440 Super AMOLED
Dual edge screen
Pro­cessorOcta Core Snap­dragon 820 / Exynos 8890, 64 bit Chipset
Expand­ablemicroSD up to 200GB
Rear Cam­era12MP f/1.7 1.4‑μm OIS
Front Cam­era5MP 
Con­nectiv­ityWi-Fi 802.11 ac MIMO Bluetooth v4.2 LE ANT+, USB 2.0NFC
Char­gingmicro-USB Fast char­ging, Qi wire­less, Power­mat wireless
Bat­tery3000 mAh3600 mAh
Water res­ist­anceIP68 rat­ing
Secur­ityOne-touch fin­ger­print sensor, Sam­sung KNOX
Dimen­sions142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9 mm150.9 x 72.6 x 7.7 mm
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