Finally, Samsung has officially announced its next flagship smartphones – Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. The South Korean firm made the most anticipated announcement at the MWC 2016 press day in Barcelona.
After several months of speculations and anticipations, the announced Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are more of the 2015’s S6 and S6 Edge upgraded models. The two latest flagships both pack a combination of premium metal and glass design making them have a close resemblance to S6 and S6 Edge. The key notable difference factored in this year is the screen size; S7 Edge has a slightly larger screen than S7 and has curves on either side of the phone’s display.
Different models for different regions
Both Galaxy S7 Edge and S7 smartphones have Super AMOLED Quad HD displays of res 2560 by 1440 with pixel densities of 534 ppi and 575 ppi respectively. These screen specs are ideal for Samsung’s VR headset. The S7 Edge has a 5.5-inch screen size whereas the S7 has a 5.1-inch display panel.
Samsung has also revealed that there will be different S7 models for different regions. As such, China, Japan and the United States will have the Quad-core Snapdragon 820 processor models clocked at 2.2GHz. Other markets will be getting models that are powered with 2.4 GHz 8-core Exynos chipsets. Further, the internal storage capacities of the models will vary from market to market with the 32GB and 64GB variants availability.
Samsung has also supported its 2016 newest flagships with MicroSD card slots. The slot is found in the SIM card tray and can support up to 200GB of external memory storage. The S7 and S7 Edge each have 12MP primary camera systems. Compared to S6 and S6 Edge, the latest Samsung flagships’ cameras have fewer pixels. With Samsung’s latest BRITECELL technology, the S7 and S7 Edge cameras are deemed to offer better results. The front snappers of the phones are of 5MP each and users can also record 4K videos with the primary cam.
Vulkan API support for enhanced gaming experience
Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge both have IP68 certifications that guarantee dust and water resistance. The two newest Samsung handsets also support the Vulkan API that moderates complex games with the battery life of the smartphone.
The handsets are capable of displaying time and notifications without waking up the screen. Against the expectations of many, the S7 and S7 Edge will have the Micro USB ports instead of the much-hyped Type C ports. Samsung Galaxy S7 will pack a 3,000mAH battery whereas the sister S7 Edge will boast of a 3,600mAh cell.
With such anticipated deets confirmed and officially released, the handsets will officially hit the shelves on March 11th, 2016 in silver, wine red, black and gold variants. Pre-orders open up on 23rd February.