Cellular World Congress 2016
Samsung confirmed off the brand new S7 and S7 edge at its Galaxy Unpacked occasion as we speak at MWC 2016 in Barcelona. They’re retro.
The brand new Galaxy telephones are a tad thicker than the Galaxy S6 line, however that’s as a result of they rock large batteries. Samsung additionally went again to its roots and made the S7 line water-proof and included a microSD card slot — issues sorely lacking from the S6.
Pricing continues to be a thriller. Samsung is revealing how a lot the brand new fashions will value.
Bigger S7 edge Display
The S7 and S7 edge share virtually similar specs, however they not share the identical 5.1 inch display measurement because the S6 fashions. Although the S7 edge has stored the identical Quad HD decision, its curved display actual property has expanded from 5.1 to five.5 inches. That bigger display will obtain some elevated utility by way of the brand new Duties edge display which can give customers faster entry to apps, information and numerous different features with a swipe from the sting.
If each of the brand new telephones seem to be bulging on the waistline a bit greater than the earlier era, it’s possible as a result of Samsung has considerably upgraded battery capability in each units. The S7 battery will develop to three,000mAh from 2,550mAh whereas the S7 edge (notedly now powering a a lot bigger display) will see capability improve to three,600mAh from 2,600mAh.
These battery capability upgrades have left each units a bit chunkier. At 7.9mm and 152 grams, the S7 is 1.1mm thicker and 14 grams heavier than the S6. The added heft is far extra noticeable on the S7 edge, which has blown up in almost each path due to the brand new 5.5 inch display. The S7 edge is virtually 20% heavier than the S6 edge at 157 grams.
Some Previous Buddies
Final yr’s launch of the S6 line provided up a couple of disappointments to hardcore Galaxy fanboys who noticed the lack of water resistance, a detachable battery and the microSD slot because the iPhonification of a model they beloved.
Although consumer-replaceable batteries have probably sung their swan music for the Galaxy hardware, Samsung is bringing the microSD slot and water resistance again from the lifeless to each the S7 and S7 edge. Each telephones include 32GB of onboard reminiscence however can help as much as a further 200GB of storage by way of the twin-SIM microSD slot. The water resistance on the S7 and S7 edge is now IP68 certification, which means the units are “shielded from long run immersion as much as a specified strain.”
All the time-On Show
The brand new Galaxy telephones embrace an all the time-on show just like that present in LG G-collection telephones. When not in use, the telephone will nonetheless show the time and up to date notifications in a low-energy mode.
The thought is that as an alternative of absolutely waking a telephone some 50 occasions a day simply to see the time or verify for texts, the display can continually stay in low-energy mode and provides entry to this information with out draining the battery. A consultant from Samsung advised me that the battery pressure of getting this function enabled truly accounts for much less than 1% of complete battery utilization.
This can be a function LG rolled out final yr within the G4 and included within the simply-introduced G5.
New Speedy Digital camera
Samsung included a brand new picture sensor and lens into the S7 line. This time across the sensor is of the 12MP selection somewhat than the 16MP discovered within the S6.
The primary stat value specializing in is that the brand new F1.7 lens on the S7 and S7 edge captures ninety five% extra mild than these on the earlier era. One other noticeable enchancment in digital camera optics relates to auto-focus which by the hands of the “first-ever Twin Pixel sensor” has quickened considerably. On the finish of the day what all of this actually means is that now your low-mild bar pictures may very well end up properly.
Shared S7 and S7 edge Specs
- Quad HD Tremendous AMOLED 2560×1440 Screens
- Quad-core 2.15GHz + 1.6GHz Processors
- 4GB RAM (LPDDR4)
- microSD Card Slots
- All the time-on Shows
- IP68 Water and Mud Resistance
- Cameras: Rear: Twin Pixel 12MP / Entrance: 5MP
- Android 6.zero Marshmallow
With the S7 Samsung as soon as once more performed to the strengths of Android fairly than making an attempt to show its flagship line into an iPhone clone. With a bigger battery, expandable reminiscence, and improved screens, the S7 is a welcomed improve over the S6. And that’s all anybody can ask for.
Pre-orders for the S7 and S7 edge go reside on Tuesday, February 23 at eight:00AM ET and each fashions shall be obtainable in shops March eleven.