Ahead of the MWC
2016 trade show, Samsung has announced the Galaxy S7 and the
Galaxy S7 Edge. The smartphones will be made available in select regions from
March 11, with pre-orders beginning from Tuesday. Pre-orders in some regions
will get a free Gear VR headset bundled alongside six games.
The Samsung Galaxy S7 comes with a 5.1-inch QHD Super Amoled
display, whereas the Samsung
Galaxy S7 Edge houses a 5.5-inch
QHD Super Amoled display panel. Both now come with an Always-On display, which
let you check important notifications, time and date without having to wake up
Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge are powered by an Exynos 8890 octa-core (2.3GHz
quad-core + 1.6GHz quad-core) SoC or Qualcomm Snadragon 820 quad-core (2.15GHz
dual-core + 1.6GHz dual-core) SoC, depending on the regions. Both the models
have 4GB of RAM , 12-megapixel rear camera and 5-megapixel front camera.
The Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge come
in two storage variants: 32GB and 64GB - both of which can be expanded via
microSD card (up to 200GB).
of the Galaxy S7 include a 3000mAh battery, with support for fast charging both
on wired and wireless. The Galaxy S7 Edge has 3600mAh battery, with same fast
Both the models
house a fingerprint sensor and have IP68 rating for dust and water resistance.
On the software
front, the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge run Android 6.0 Marshmallow. On the
connectivity front, the both the models support LTE, Dual-band Wi-Fi ac, MIMO, Bluetooth v.4.2, ANT+ and support for both NFC
Galaxy S7 Edge measures
150.90 x 72.60 x 7.70 (height x width x thickness) and weighs 157.00 grams.
Galaxy S7 measures 142.40 x 69.60 x 7.90 (height x width x thickness) and
weighs 152.00 grams.