Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge have been launched by the company. In terms of design, the Galaxy S7, S7 edge feature the same glass-metal design we saw in the S6 series, but what has changed is the rear camera with a new technology that the company is calling ‘Dual Pixel.’
Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 edge ‘Dual Pixel’ helps deliver sharp, and brighter pictures even in low-light, says the company. Additionally the camera has a faster shutter speed, and a more accurate auto-focus, even in low-light conditions. Samsung has also introduced what it called ‘Motion Panorama’ mode, which brings movement to traditional panoramic photos.
“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, Samsung’s new president of Mobile Communications business.
Both Galaxy S7 and S7 edge smartphones sport similar hardware. While the Galaxy S7 offers a 5.1-inch display, weighs 152 gram and is powered by a 3,000mAh battery, on the other hand, the bigger S7 edge sports a 5.5-inch display, 3,600mAh battery and weighs 5 gram more. Both the devices have a Quad HD Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels.
Both run Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system. The new flagship Galaxy smartphones will be available in 32GB and 64GB internal storage options. Also, Samsung has finally brought back the microSD card slot. They now support up to 200GB microSD cards.
Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge will be available in two different processor options, depending on the region- Exynos 8890 64-bit octa-core (2.3GHz quad-core + 1.6GHz quad-core) processor or Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 64-bit quad-core (2.15GHz dual-core + 1.6GHz dual-core) processor. Also, Samsung has incorporated liquid cooling technology to counter heating issues.
The new phones come with 4GB LPDDR4 RAM. On the camera front, they come with a 12MP dual pixel f/1.7rear camera with smart OIS and a 5MP selfie shooter. Other features include 4G support (LTE Cat 9), Fast Charging and NFC and MST for payments. The devices will be available starting mid-March. Prices to be announced later.
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