Samsung Galaxy S7 revealed – the next generation of smartphone

Samsung has unveiled the next iteration of its flagship smartphone.

By - February 21, 2016 Share on LinkedIn
Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge

Samsung has revealed the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge at its “Unpacked” launch event ahead of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

The Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge look similar to their respective predecessors in both appearance and hardware, with a few notable differences.

The specifications of each device received a slight bump, barring the resolution of the rear cameras which decreased slightly.

However, the most significant change is the return of the Galaxy’s ingress protection rating, coming in at IP68.

This means the devices are rated shock, dust, and waterproof. Another change is support for expandable storage through a microSD slot.

The Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge will launch on 11 March, and pre-orders will begin in a matter of days. The South African launch event is scheduled for 10 March.

The key specifications of the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are summarised below.

Specifications Samsung Galaxy S7 Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
Dimensions 142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9mm 150.9 x 72.6 x 7.7mm
Weight 152g 157g
Operating system Android 6.0 Marshmallow Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Display 5.1″ QHD (1,440 x 2,560) 5.5″ QHD (1,440 x 2,560)
Rear camera 12MP with f/1.7 lens 12MP with f/1.7 lens
Front camera 5MP with f/1.7 lens 5MP with f/1.7 lens
Storage, internal 32/64GB 32/64GB
Storage, expandable miroSD up to 200GB miroSD up to 200GB
RAM 4GB 4GB
Processor 2.3GHz + 1.6GHz Exynos 8 Octa 8890 /
2.15GHz + 1.6GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
2.3GHz + 1.6GHz Exynos 8 Octa 8890 /
2.15GHz + 1.6GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
Battery 3,000mAh 3,600mAh
Cellular data LTE, HSPA+ LTE, HSPA+
IP Rating IP68 IP68
Galaxy S7

Galaxy S7

Galaxy S7 Edge

Galaxy S7 Edge

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