So Samsung announced the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge yesterday to the world’s media with a few surprises. Mark Zuckerberg had a guest spot to emphasis the working relationship between Samsung and Facebook and Virtual Reality.
The Key Specs S7 and S7 Edge (Respectively)
– Android 6.0 Marshmallow
– Display 5.1-inch 2560×1440 Super AMOLED, 5.5-inch 2560×1440 Super AMOLED Dual edge screen
– Processor Octa-core Snapdragon or Samsung Exynos
– Storage 32GB
– Expandable microSD up to 200GB
– RAM 4GB
– Rear Camera 12MP f/1.7, 1.4-micron pixels OIS, dual pixel technology for super fast focusing even in low light
– Front Camera 5MP f/1.7
– Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 ac MIMO
– Bluetooth v4.2 LE
– ANT+, USB 2.0, NFC
– Charging micro-USB
– Fast charging
– Qi wireless
– Powermat wireless
– Battery 3000 mph, 3600 mph
– Water resistance IP68 rating
– Security One-touch fingerprint sensor
– Samsung KNOX One-touch fingerprint sensor
– Dimensions 142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9 mm, 150.9 x 72.6 x 7.7 mm
– Weight 152g, 157g
– Prices – £569 and £639 approx
So like I did with the LG G5, below are the tidbits of information you may really want to know.
– 12mp is only available at 4:3 ratio. If you want to shoot at 16:9, the resolution drops to 9.1mp.
– 32gb is the only storage option available.
– Micro SD card support is available but not adoptable storage
– Features an always on display with customisation
– The Edge model has a larger Edge panel and is open to developers.
– Build quality looks exceptional
– Car mode integrates with Glympse for instant location sharing with contacts
– New Wireless Charger available which is angled. Wireless charging is faster now too
– Microsoft productivity apps are included
– Only Gold and Black in the UK currently available to pre order. Silver is absent currently.
– Samsung Pay is coming to the UK and other select countries in 2016
– Official Samsung accessories include a case that allows for clip on lenses. The Official Leather Cover case really reminds me of the Apple Leather case!
– Gorilla Glass 5 is being used
– Whitepages is integrated into phone app
– New Samsung Gear 360 camera works with the new S7
– Fast battery charging: 83% in 30 min (Quick Charge 3.0)
– Vulcan API – Gamers Dream
Now for a video on the S7 and S7 Edge.