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Mon, 22 February 2016

Samsung Unveils Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge Smartphones at MWC in Barcelona, Spain

Samsung unveiled details of the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on Sunday.

Both the 5.1-inch Galaxy S7 and 5.5-inch Galaxy S7 edge are constructed with 3D glass and metal, and are IP68 water and dust resistance.

 They also feature an always-on display, which enables users to see the date, time and notifications without having to touch the power button or turn the phone on.

Both smartphones feature Android 6.0 Marshmallow, 4GB of RAM (LPDDR4), either 32 or 64GB of internal memory (UFS 2.0) and, depending on the market, an Octa core (2.3GHz Quad + 1.6GHz Quad), 64 bit, 14 nm process or a Quad core (2.15GHz Dual + 1.6GHz Dual), 64 bit, 14 nm process.

The hybrid SIM card tray allows users to insert a microSD card for up to 200GB of additional storage, and in some countries the tray can be used with a dual SIM card.

The Samsung Galaxy S7 has a 5.1 Quad HD Super AMOLED 2560 X 1440 (577ppi) display, while the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge boasts a 5.5 Quad HD Super AMOLED 2560 X 1440 (534ppi) Edge Screen.

The S7 has a 3,000mAh battery and the S7 edge a 3,600mAh battery. Fast Charging is available to both on wired and wireless (WPC and PMA).

At 157g, the S7 edge weighs only 5g more than the S7.

Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge Cameras

Both phones feature a rear Dual Pixel 12MP (f/1.7) lens and a front 5MP (f/1.7) lens.

The Dual Pixel image sensor employed in the camera of the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge splits every single pixel into two photodiodes for on-chip phase detection. Similar technology is used in some high-end DSLR camera models. It sends light from the lens to two image sensors separately to adjust the focus, much in the same way that the human eye does. For comparison, only about 1% of image sensor pixels of the Galaxy S6 were capable of recognizing phase and contrast, while 100% of the image pixels of the S7 and S7 edge can do so.

The advantage of the Dual Pixel image sensor in the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge is most evident when taking pictures in low-light. The new models are equipped with 1.4um pixels (a 56% increase in size compared to the Galaxy S6) and a large f/1.7 aperture. Combined, these features enable 95% more light compared to the S6 which results in a much brighter and sharper image.

We believe in a world that is brighter, sharper, more convenient, and more fun. We strive to deliver on that vision with the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge by marrying elegant design with functionality and providing a seamless mobile experience, said DJ Koh, President of Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics. We empower consumers with technology to help them get more out of life and will continue to push the frontier of whats possible.

The Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge will be available starting mid-March 2016. Samsung has not yet revealed the price.

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