Posted Sun Feb 21, 2016 at 12:30 PM PST by Steven Cohen
The latest Galaxy smartphones have been revealed.
Samsung has officially unveiled the newest additions to its Galaxy line of mobile products. Serving as a successor to the Galaxy S6, The Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge offer a more advanced camera, improved design, upgraded performance, and new features.
"We believe in a world that is brighter, sharper, more convenient, and more fun. We strive to deliver on that vision with the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge by marrying elegant design with functionality and providing a seamless mobile experience," said DJ Koh, President of Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics. "We empower consumers with technology to help them get more out of life and will continue to push the frontier of what’s possible."
The Galaxy S7 features a 5.1-inch screen while the S7 Edge features a 5.5-inch dual edge screen. Both displays use Quad HD Super AMOLED panels with a resolution of 2560x1440. Likewise, the smartphones now incorporate Always-On displays for easy zero touch access to notifications. The devices are constructed of 3D glass and metal and use an ergonomic design with IP68 water and dust resistance. Under the hood, the phones are powered by Octa core (2.3GHz Quad + 1.6GHz Quad) or Quad core (2.15GHz Dual + 1.6GHz Dual) processors with 4GB of RAM running Android 6.0. A rear Dual Pixel 12MP camera and a front 5MP camera are integrated as well. In addition, the smartphones include a hybrid SIM card tray that allows users to insert a microSD card for up to 200GB of additional storage. Finally, the S7 uses a 3,000mAh battery and the S7 Edge uses a 3,600mAh battery -- both with fast wired and wireless charging technology.
Pricing has not been detailed yet, but the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge will be available in mid-March.
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