They’re here, the new 5.1-inch Galaxy S7 and 5.5-inch S7 Edge. Headline features include a water-resistant chassis, the return of the microSD card slot, and a whopping 4GB of RAM.
Samsung unveiled its latest flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 Edge, the local Unpacked event was held in Samsung Hall, SM Aura, BGC, Taguig City, Philippines (Feb 22, 2016).
The South Korean electronics giant has made some key improvements on several aspects of the Galaxy S7 device including:
- A 12 megapixel camera which it claims lets more light in allowing for a picture that is 95 percent brighter than the Galaxy S6 as well a faster autofocus
- An “always-on display” where a part of the screen remains constantly on but at a low power level, draining less battery power
- A bigger battery compared with the Galaxy S6 which allows for 13 to 15 hours of high-definition video playback
- 5.5 inch screen on the S7 Edge and 5.1 inch display on the S7
- A faster processor and better graphics card specifically to enhance mobile gaming
- Expandable memory
- Dust and water resistant
On the Galaxy S7 Edge, Samsung has improved the use of the edge capability. It has a feature that lets you put specific contacts and apps to be accessed quickly. But it has also introduced a new features called “Task Edge” which allows you to put specific tasks to be carried out quickly, such as immediately accessing the selfie camera or going straight to the message thread of a specific contact.
|SPECS||GALAXY S7||GALAXY S7 EDGE|
|DISPLAY||5.1 Inch FHD Super AMOLED 2560 x 1440 resolution w/ Gorilla Glass 4 protection and always on feature at 577 ppi||5.7 Inch FHD Curved Super AMOLED 2560 x 1440 resolution w/ Gorilla Glass 4 protection and always on feature at 557 ppi|
|PROCESSOR||64 Bit Exynos 8890 octa core processor||64 Bit Exynos 8890 octa core processor|
|GRAPHICS||Mali T880||Mali T880|
|INTERNAL STORAGE||32 / 64 GB expandable via micro SD card slot up to 200 GB||32 / 64 GB expandable via micro SD card slot up to 200 GB|
|REAR CAMERA||12 MP f/1.7 w/ Dual Pixel, OIS and dual tone LED flash||12 MP f/1.7 w/ Dual Pixel, OIS and dual tone LED flash|
|FRONT CAMERA||5 MP f/1.7||5 MP f/1.7|
|BATTERY||3,000 mAh non removable||3,600 mAh non removable|
|OS||Android 6.0 Marshmallow w/ TouchWiz UI||Android 6.0 Marshmallow w/ TouchWiz UI|
|CONNECTIVITY||WiFi ac, 3G, HSPA+, dual hybrid LTE, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, A GPS, GLONASS, FM Radio, USB OTG, dual SIM (hybrid), dual Standby||WiFi ac, 3G, HSPA+, dual hybrid LTE, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, A GPS, GLONASS, FM Radio, USB OTG, dual SIM (hybrid), dual Standby|
|OTHERS||Fingerprint sensor, heart rate, IP68 rating, fast wireless charging, Colors: gold, silver, white, black||Fingerprint sensor, heart rate, IP68 rating, fast wireless charging, Colors: gold, silver, white, black|
|DIMENSIONS||142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9 mm||150.9 x 72.6 x 7.7 mm|
|WEIGHT||152 g||157 g|
Samsung increased the size of the phones’ batteries, up to 3,000mAh in the S7 (up from 2,550mAh in the S6) and 3,600mAh for the S7 Edge (vs 2,600 in the S6 Edge).
The Galaxy S7 will be priced at Php34,990, while the Galaxy S7 edge at Php39,990.
If you want a hands-on experience before purchase, you can visit Samsung Experience Stores starting March 4 to 16. For more information, you may visit www.samsung.com/ph
Pre-order with Smart
The Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 edge is now up for pre-order with Smart. You can visit: Smart Pre-Order Page for details.