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July 1st, 2016 by


When Samsung introduced the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, everyone lauded the beautiful design and overall functionality of the new phones, but there were a few things lacking. Now with the introduction of the Samsung Galaxy S7 things have changed. 

 

In an effort to cement their place as king of Android, Samsung sacrificed things such as expandable and waterproofing in lieu of beautiful design.

With the S7 and S7 Edge, Samsung decided to follow the old adage “if it ain’t broke…” and kept the design of the 2016 flagship devices similar to those of its predecessors.

What makes the new phones special?

 

Samsung not only stuck with a winning design (retaining a glass front and back), they also gave us what we missed in the S6 and S6 Edge.

 

The S7 and S7 Edge come with a blazingly fast processor, waterproofing, expandable storage and what is arguably the best smartphone camera on the market.

 

Here is the breakdown of both the Samsung Galaxy S7 models:

 

Galaxy S7 Galaxy S7 Edge
OS Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)
Network LTE Cat.9(450/50Mbps)

* May differ by markets and mobile operators

Dimension 142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9mm, 152g 150.9 x 72.6 x 7.7mm, 157g
AP Octa core (2.3GHz Quad + 1.6GHz Quad), 64 bit, 14 nm process

Quad core (2.15GHz Dual + 1.6GHz Dual), 64 bit, 14 nm process

* May differ by markets and mobile operators

Memory 4GB RAM (LPDDR4), 32/64GB (UFS 2.0) + microSD (up to 200GB)
Display 5.1” Quad HD Super AMOLED

2560 X 1440 (577ppi)

5.5” Quad HD Super AMOLED

2560 X 1440 (534ppi) Edge Screen

Camera Rear: Dual Pixel 12MP (F1.7), Smart OIS

Front: 5MP (F1.7)

Battery 3,000mAh 3,600mAh
Fast Charging both on wired and wireless

Wireless Charging compatible with WPC and PMA

Payment NFC, MST
Connectivity WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), MIMO,Bluetooth® v 4.2 LE, ANT+, USB 2.0, NFC, Location
Sensors Accelerometer, Proximity, RGB Light, Geo-magnetic, Gyro,

Fingerprint, Barometer, Hall, HRM

IP Code IP68
Audio MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR,

AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA

Video MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM