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It’s the time when Apple received its fiercest rival till date in the form of Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, which are also regarded as the ‘STAR’ of Samsung by tech titans.
Alright Samsung, you’ve got us this time. After the badly flop S6 model from the last year, Samsung has unveiled its highly anticipated S7 series, which has proven to be worth all the anticipation.
At Mobile World Congress 2016, the Korean tech mammoth drew the curtains off its #thenextgalaxy series, Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge respectively.
The brand new line-up in Samsung flagship smartphone series is almost identical to its predecessors Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, which were unveiled last year and failed to create the magic.
The S7 series, however, is fully packed with the mighty trio features, which were left out in its predecessor models. These features are longer battery life, expandable storage, and water resistance. The latest smartphone line-up, though, does not arrive with a pressure-sensitive display having three-dimensional touch screens, like it was reported previously.
The Samsung Galaxy S7 and the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge are expertly constructed, intelligently designed, and sport all the exemplary features that users have been clamoring for years to find in a single smartphone.
At first glance, it will be difficult for you to configure whether you are looking at its predecessor, the S6 series because they share the similar design, but you can spot the difference immediately when you pick up the S7 series. Gone are bulky and awkwardly bulging camera and the uncomfortable back of Samsung Galaxy S6. The new smartphone line-up arrives in metal back with smoother curves and a nearly flushed camera.
Network: AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint
CPU: Snapdragon 820 processor/ Exynos 8890
Dimensions: S7 – 5.61 in (142.4mm) x 2.74 in (69.6mm) x 0.31 in (7.9mm) / S7 Edge – 5.94 in (150.9mm) x (2.86 in (72.6mm) x 0.30 in (7.7mm)
Storage: 32GB + microSD up to 200GB
Operating System: Android 6.0 with TouchWiz
Camera: 12 megapixel rear camera (f1.7 and OIS)/ 5 megapixel front camera (f/1.7)
Screen: S7- 5.1-inch 2560×1440 Super AMOLED (577 PPI) / S7 Edge – 5.5 2560×1440 Super AMOLED (534 PPI)
Colors: Gold and Black (S7); S7 Edge: Gold, Black, and Silver
Weight: S7 – 5.94 oz (152g) / S7 Edge – 5.54 oz (157g)
Battery: 3000 mAh / 3600mAh
Added Features: Water resistance (IP68), Always On display, MST/NFC for mobile payments, Qi, and PMA wireless charging.
The company has not revealed the price yet, but it is estimated to be $700
The ‘Water Proof’ Feature
The latest flagship line-up device is rated with an IP68, so it can survive into 5 feet deep water for continuous 30 minutes, which means one can comfortably take a shower holding this phone without worrying about its survival.
Samsung Gear 360 Camera
The company has always remained on the forefront when it comes to using smartphones in order to power virtual reality headsets. You can be assured that the S7 also follows the same league, as it is compatible with its Gear VR Headset. With the introduction of Samsung Gear 360 camera in the league, one can easily create a high-end VR stuff on the Galaxy S7 with the smart processor of the latest line-up doing all the necessary work of stitching video.
When connected with the Galaxy S7, one can easily get a live preview of stuff being recorded via Gear 360 camera through various modes.
The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge brings an improved edge design with standard app shortcuts on the edge and the fresh tasks edge. These sidebars situated on the edge are now available in a large size, giving a significant amount of space for additional shortcuts, unlike its predecessor S6 Edge.
At Mobile World Congress 2016, Samsung has also announced that buyers will receive Gear VR worth $100 absolutely free on the purchase of Galaxy S7. Well, Samsung surely knows how to keep its users hooked.