Samsung’s Galaxy S6 was a major step forward and in the right direction breathing a new life in its Galaxy S series. This year’s Galaxy S7 is picking up from where S6 left, and even filling up the spots it missed. It addresses the most complaints people had with the S6. And, there’s bigger S7 edge too.
For starters, the microSD slot is back, and the phone is waterproof as well with IP68 certification. There’s no denying that Galaxy S6 had a great design, but Galaxy S7 looks even better. While the specs are obviously upgraded, the camera comes down to 12MP from the previous 16MP making individual pixels bigger, 1.4µm to be precise. It also has new Dual Pixel AF system which as per Samsung lets S7 focus as quickly as human eyes. Galaxy S7/S7 Edge’s rear camera also have the lowest so far f/1.7 aperture. The Smart OIS completes the camera setup.
As usual, Samsung’s flagship phone will be offered in two hardware configurations, and you will get either depending on where you live on the earth. The only major difference will be the processor. Both the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge feature Exynos 8890 octa-core processor which is 30% faster than the one in S6. In some markets it will come with Snapdragon 820 processor. There’s also 4GB RAM, Both the phones will come in 32GB storage option with microSD slot with support up to 200GB. There will be dual SIM variants as well with the hybrid SIM slot. The Galaxy S7 will have a 3,000 mAh battery whereas the S7 Edge will have a 3,600 mAh battery.
Just like what LG did to G5, Samsung has also introduced companion accessories for its flagship phones. Gear 360, the camera that takes photos and videos in full 360 degrees; Gear VR, Samsung’s VR headset; Lens Cover that adds wide angle lens to these phones.
Major US carriers are already taking pre-orders for both the phones. The Galaxy S7 will cost ~$669 (T-Mo) upfront while the Galaxy S7 Edge will set you back by $779. The deliveries will start in the next month.