Samsung Flagship Duel: Galaxy S7 vs. Galaxy S6

Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge

Samsung Galaxy S7 has just been announced. The latest Samsung flagship handset was officially unveiled a day to the kick-off of the 2016 MWC in Barcelona.

Several speculations have been doing rounds for months regarding the Samsung Galaxy S7 prior to its official announcement. Some earlier predictions of the S7 have turned out to be true whereas others were mere rumors. The Galaxy S7 official details are finally here; will the new smartphone outdo its predecessor the Samsung Galaxy S6 or will it catapult the latter’s sales?

Design comparison

Samsung Galaxy S6 really impressed with the combined metallic and glass body. The body really redefined the appearance of the previous S-series smartphones. With the latest Galaxy S7, the design actually resembles the predecessor’s. It also has an aluminum and glass body with the rear snapper sensor reduced such that the phone is capable of lying flat on a surface.

Just as in Note 5, S7’s edges curve towards the frame making the phone fit easily in the palm. With IP68 certification, the Galaxy S7 is dust and waterproof.

Display comparison

With the QHD screen that Galaxy S6 packs, the phone offers a rich color display with unbelievable fidelity making it among the best Android displays so far. For the 2016 latest flagship, Samsung has also employed 2560 by 1440 pixel QHD display with an “Always On” support. The screen is further AMOLED enhanced that facilitates illumination of individual pixels.

Samsung Galaxy S7

Camera comparison

In comparison, Galaxy S7’s camera sensor has lower pixels than Galaxy S6; 12MP compared to the latter’s 16MP. With Samsung’s latest BRITECELL tech embraced in the S7 camera, image clarity and steady performance is guaranteed with the latest Samsung’s phone camera. The low cam aperture of f/1.7 ensures quality images even in low light. The S7 snapper is said to focus 4X in low light and 2X faster in daylight.

Performance and software comparison

As at now nothing concrete can be said regarding the performance of the Galaxy S7 smartphone. The released details confirmed that the smartphone will run on Snapdragon 820 chipset. This chipset is said to be of improved performance in terms of speed with no overheating issues. Galaxy S6 packs an Exynos 7420 processor and has a 3GB RAM. When compared to the S7 which has a 4GB RAM, it is obvious that the new phone will outdo S6 in terms of speed performance.

With Samsung’s ongoing roll out of Android 6.0 Marshmallow update to the Galaxy S6 smartphones, it is expected that a number of functionalities of the two flagships will almost be the same. The S7 runs on Marshmallow alongside the TouchWiz interface.

With the microSD card slot included in the new flagship, it is with no doubt a notable improvement. S6 is still a powerful device; maybe S5 and below users should think of upgrading to the Galaxy S7.

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