Samsung, after weeks of speculation, has finally trotted out the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge smartphones before the much awaited Mobile World Congress tech confab. Samsung, but obviously, delivered right on time, this Sunday.
If there’s any cue left, it was only about the look of these fresh flagship models and its features, and what new devices were likely to be revealed by Samsung? The final reward came in the form of the specially designed spherical 360 camera known as Gear 360. This camera appears to complement the push feature of Samsung into virtual reality that started in last year with the fresh release of customer-oriented Gear VR headset from Samsung.
Take a look at what these new flagship smartphones from Samsung has to offer. According to perspectives, Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge models released last year were applauded because of their sleek look. The cheesy plastic design was ditched and an uber handsome glass-and-metal body bearing striking resemblance to the Apple iPhone was introduced.
However, some notable features seemed to me missing. Unlike their predecessors, those Samsung flagships weren’t water-resistant as well. Their onboard memory couldn’t be expanded. It wasn’t possible to swap out their batteries too.
With the new S7 and S7 Edge, the South-Korean giant, Samsung, finally restored two of its three missing features, whereas it sticks to the high-quality glass and metal finish, and the design of 2015.
In addition, the Galaxy S7 also retains its 5.1” screen size of the Galaxy S6. However, the S7 Edge comes in with a bigger 5.5” screen, quite similar to that of the display of iPhone 6s Plus, although Samsung is too pleased to introduce that its flagship has smaller footprint compared to Apple’s. Both these new smartphones from Samsung have elegant curved back; the Galaxy S7 has a flat front while S7 Edge has a curved front.
The new Samsung devices are bringing back water-resistant technology, which means that it should survive any clumsy drop in the toilet or puddle. Moreover, there aren’t any awkward caps to cover the ports, unlike the earlier ones.
Both these phones have 32GB internal storage with an additional microSD slot for added memory card that sits perfectly hidden away on the tray where the SIM card is held.
The battery, however, is not removable, though the new release boasts bigger battery capacity that could last longer. Samsung also promises fast wireless charging with a compatible charger (an advantageous feature over iPhone).