Published On: Sun, Feb 21st, 2016

Samsung Brings Back Expandable Memory, Water Resistance To Galaxy Line With The S7 And S7 Edge


Samsung showed off the new S7 and S7 corner during a Galaxy Unpacked eventuality currently during MWC 2016 in Barcelona. They’re retro.

The new Galaxy phones are a tad thicker than a Galaxy S6 line, though that’s since they stone outrageous batteries. Samsung also went behind to a roots and done a S7 line H2O resistant and enclosed a microSD label container — things sorely blank from a S6.

Pricing is still a mystery. Samsung is divulgence how many a new models will cost.

Larger S7 corner Screen

The S7 and S7 corner share roughly matching specs, though they no longer share a same 5.1 in. shade distance as a S6 models. Though a S7 corner has kept a same Quad HD resolution, a winding shade genuine estate has expanded from 5.1 to 5.5 inches. That incomparable shade will accept some increasing application around a new Tasks corner shade that will give users quicker entrance to apps, news and several other functions with a appropriate from a edge.

Huuuge Batteries

If both of a new phones appear to be prominent during a waistline a bit some-more than a prior generation, it’s expected since Samsung has significantly upgraded battery capacity in both devices. The S7 battery will grow to 3,000mAh from 2,550mAh while a S7 corner (notedly now powering a many incomparable screen) will see ability boost to 3,600mAh from 2,600mAh.

These battery ability upgrades have left both inclination a bit chunkier. At 7.9mm and 152 grams, a S7 is 1.1mm thicker and 14 grams heavier than a S6. The combined heft is much more conspicuous on a S7 edge, that has blown adult in scarcely each instruction due to a new 5.5 in. screen. The S7 corner is almost 20% heavier than a S6 corner during 157 grams.

Some Old Friends

Last year’s launch of a S6 line offering adult a few disappointments to hardcore Galaxy fanboys who saw a detriment of water resistance, a removable battery and a microSD container as the iPhonification of a code they loved.

Though user-replaceable batteries have expected sung their swan aria for a Galaxy hardware, Samsung is bringing a microSD container and H2O insurgency behind from a passed to both a S7 and S7 edge. Both phones come with 32GB of onboard memory though can support adult to an additional 200GB of storage via a dual-SIM microSD slot. The H2O insurgency on a S7 and S7 corner is now IP68 certification, meaning the inclination are “protected from prolonged tenure soak adult to a specified pressure.”

Always-On Display

The new Galaxy phones embody an always-on arrangement identical to that found in LG G-series phones. When not in use, a phone will still arrangement a time and new notifications in a low-power mode.

The thought is that instead of entirely waking a phone some 50 times a day only to see a time or check for texts, a shade can constantly remain in low-power mode and give entrance to this info though removal a battery. A deputy from Samsung told me that a battery aria of carrying this underline enabled indeed accounts for less than 1% of sum battery usage.

This is a underline LG rolled out final year in a G4 and enclosed in a just-announced G5.

New Speedy Camera

Samsung enclosed a new picture sensor and lens into a S7 line. This time around a sensor is of a 12MP accumulation rather than a 16MP found in a S6.

The categorical stat value focusing on is that a new F1.7 lens on a S7 and S7 corner captures 95% more light than those on a previous generation. Another conspicuous alleviation in camera optics relates to auto-focus which at a hands of a “first-ever Dual Pixel sensor” has quickened significantly. At a finish of a day what all of this really means is that now your low-light bar photos may actually turn out well.

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Shared S7 and S7 corner Specs

  • Quad HD Super AMOLED 2560×1440 Screens
  • Quad-core 2.15GHz + 1.6GHz Processors
  • 4GB RAM (LPDDR4)
  • microSD Card Slots
  • Always-on Displays
  • IP68 Water and Dust Resistance
  • Cameras: Rear: Dual Pixel 12MP / Front: 5MP
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow

With a S7 Samsung once again played to a strengths of Android rather than perplexing to spin a flagship line into an iPhone clone. With a incomparable battery, expandable memory, and softened screens, a S7 is a welcomed ascent over a S6. They might not be a sexiest upgrades though when it comes to daily use, they’re certain to be some of a many impactful.

Pre-orders for a S7 and S7 corner go live on Tuesday, Feb 23 during 8:00AM ET and both models will be available in stores Mar 11.

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