Thursday, March 24, 2016

Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are now available

A month after Samsung announced it's flagship devices Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, they have now hit the market. Priced approximately at $810 (USD), prices vary marginally from market to market. While both the devices are identical specifications wise, the Galaxy S7 edge has a larger display, bigger battery and an edge display just like its predecessor Galaxy S6 edge primarily for notifications.

This time, the flagship devices are water resistant with IP68 certification and also have a microSD card slot. The camera seems to be a major improvement packing a 12 MP Dual Pixel camera with support for Motion Panorama, Action Autofocus, Hyperlapse, etc.

Key Specs of both the devices:

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge:

  • Curved 5.5 inch Super AMOLED display -1440p resolution; 534ppi
  • Gorilla Glass 4 front and rear panels
  • IP68 certified 
  • USA model: Snapdragon 820 chipset - quad-core Kryo processor (2x 2.15GHz and 2x 1.6GHz cores); Adreno 530 GPU; 4GB of RAM
  • Global model: Exynos 8890 chipset - octa-core processor with four 2.6GHz Mongoose and four 1.6GHz Cortex-A53 cores; Mali-T880 MP12 GPU; 4GB of RAM
  • 12MP f/1.7 dual pixel camera
  • 5MP f/1.7 front-facing camera, 1440p video recording at 30fps
  • 32/64GB of built-in storage; microSD slot up to 200GB
  • Cat9 4G LTE (450Mbps); Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac; Bluetooth 4.2, ANT+, NFC; GPS
  • Wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
  • 3,600 mAh battery, quick charge
Samsung Galaxy S7:

  • 5.1" Super AMOLED display - QHD ,577ppi, 
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 4
  • Global Model - Exynos 8890 chipset: quad-core 2.6 GHz Mongoose + quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53, Mali-T880 MP12 GPU (our review unit)
  • USA Model - Snapdragon 820 chipset: dual-core 2.15 GHz Kryo & dual-core 1.6 GHz Kryo, Adreno 530 GPU
  • 4GB of RAM; 32GB/64GB of built-in storage, microSD up to 200GB
  • Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
  • 12MP camera, dual pixel
  • 5MP front-facing camera, f/1.7 aperture, QHD video, HDR
  • Fingerprint scanner
  • Cat9 4G LTE (450Mbps); , Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, GPS/GLONASS/Beidou, NFC, IR port, Bluetooth 4.2, ANT+
  • 3,000mAh battery
  • Wireless Charging
  • Quick charging 
Both the devices sport a power pack configuration. Hope they can live up to the expectation and take on the monster flagships from Sony, HTC, etc.


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