Samsung Unveiled Galaxy S7 And S7 Edge At Its Unpacked Event In Barcelona

Samsung at its unpacked event in Barcelona unveiled Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge flagship smartphones. With these smartphones company introduces the first Dual Pixel camera concept, which will deliver brighter and sharper images (even in low light conditions). Earlier today LG announced its highly awaited LG G5 smartphone.

Samsung Galaxy S7

The Galaxy S7 comes with an impressive 5.1-inche Super AMOLED display (2560 x 1440 pixels resolution), with a keenly sharp 577 ppi. The phone measures 142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9mm and weighs in at 152g. The body itself is even curvier than before with a Note5-like slope on the back and a 2.5D effect on all four sides on the front.

Galaxy S7 packs a revamped camera with 12-megapixel sensor having LED flash and IR sensor on the rear and 5MP on the front side. And to keep the device running there's a 3,000mAh of battery. Under the hood, there's a Snapdragon 820 processor paired with 4GB RAM, 32GB built-in storage with microSD support up to 200GB.

Coming to Galaxy S7 edge, it comes with larger display 5.5-inches Quad HD Super AMOLED display and all other features are same as that of S7. As expected, the display is curved on both sides and now a bit bigger than its predecessors.

The edged variant is surprising even thinner with a body measuring 150.9 x 72.6 x 7.7mm and just a tad heavier - 157g.

Other hardware features fo both the devices includes Dual-band Wi-Fi ac, MIMO, Bluetooth v.4.2, ANT+ and support for both NFC and MST and payment systems that rely on them. Interestingly enough, Samsung has stuck with USB 2.0 and the familiar connector.

There's a truly amazing new feature of both the devices is the IP68 rating, which means that the S7 duo is dust and water resistant. Software side both the devices is currently running on Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system.

Press Release:
“We believe in a world that is brighter, sharper, more convenient, and more fun. We strive to deliver on that vision with the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge by marrying elegant design with functionality and providing a seamless mobile experience,” said DJ Koh, President of Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics. “We empower consumers with technology to help them get more out of life and will continue to push the frontier of what’s possible.”

Advanced Camera: High Quality Images No Matter the Time of Day or Location

Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge introduce the first Dual Pixel camera on a smartphone, delivering brighter and sharper images, even in low light. Thanks to the revolutionary Dual Pixel technology, brighter lens with wider aperture, and bigger pixel, the camera has a faster shutter speed and a more accurate autofocus even in low-light conditions. Motion Panorama, a new camera mode, brings movement to traditional panoramic photos, giving the user a completely immersive visual experience.

Refined Design and Function

The 5.1-inch Galaxy S7 and 5.5-inch Galaxy S7 edge are constructed with 3D glass and metal – all in a sleek design with durability and ergonomic curves for a comfortable grip. From work to play, the device’s new Always-On Display, gives users a simplified, zero touch experience where they don’t need to worry about missing a call or important notification.
Without compromising design, Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge both have increased utility with IP68 water and dust resistance. Edge UX, the advanced edge experience available on Galaxy S7 edge, provides convenience and increased efficiency by creating easy shortcuts to users’ most loved functions such as email, selfie mode, panorama mode or third party applications.

Enhanced Performance: From Charging to Gaming

Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge deliver fast wired and wireless charging technology. Additionally, the hybrid SIM card tray allows users to insert a microSD card for up to 200GB of additional storage and in some select countries, the tray can be used with a dual SIM card.
Samsung also made significant hardware and software updates to optimize gaming performance on Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge. The powerful processer and bigger battery capacity ensure longer playing time, and the internal cooling system keeps the device from overheating. Game Launcher, a new add-on for gamers, allows users to manage battery consumption and minimize notifications. Additionally, users can record their gaming experience or share their screen to play with others. Paired with Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, Vulkan API gives users the ability to play high-performance graphic games with lower battery consumption.

The Galaxy Experience

Samsung continues to push the boundaries of hardware, software and services to create devices that are designed to improve how consumers connect, share, organize and get more out of life. The company is redefining what is possible, beyond the limits of today’s technology, by introducing a constellation of seamless mobile experiences.
Whether it’s the seamless connection between Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge and the new Gear S2 Classic to monitor fitness, or connecting with Gear VR to “travel” the world – Samsung redefines what’s possible for the mobile experience and beyond.
Beyond the phone, Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge users can also get the best mobile payment service with Samsung Pay; it’s secure, easy-to-use and accepted almost anywhere. Protected by Samsung KNOX, fingerprint scanning and advanced tokenization, Samsung Pay works with NFC (Near Field Communication), MST (Magnetic Secure Transmission) and Barcode technology, making mobile payments available to more merchants and consumers than ever before.
Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge will be available starting mid-March 2016.

Galaxy S7 Specifications



Benny Singh
Forever Tinkering With Gadgets

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