Samsung unveiled details of the Samsung Galaxy
S7 and Galaxy S7 edge at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on
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
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
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
Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge
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 what’s 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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