The South Korean tech giant Samsung has unmasked Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge amidst full media glare in the national capital today. The32GB variant of Samsung Galaxy S7 will be priced at 48,900 INR and the Galaxy S7 Edge will cost 56,900 INR. Pre-orders starts today, and all customers who pre-order a unit will get Gear VR free with their devices. The phone will be available from March 17 Midnight onwards.
Samsung has reintroduced key features like microSD card support and IP68 water and dust proofing which it stripped in Galaxy S6. Both these phones take design cues from predecessor S6 series, but improve on it. The S7’s curvy glass back makes it more tempting and offers better ergonomics. The Galaxy S7 comes with 5.1-inch 2K SuperAMOLED display while the S7 Edge features a 5.5-inch screen with curved edges on both sides (right and left), along with narrow bezels surrounding it.
Both these phones are powered by Exynos 8890 chipset (yes Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 is not for India) along with 4Gigs of RAM and 32GB ROM in base variant. Both smartphones run on the latest version of Andriod 6.0 Marshmallow with TouchWiz UI layered on top. The company claims to have used a “thermal spreader” water-cooling technology to prevent the phone from overheating.
For Shutterbugs, Samsung has introduced a slimmer 12-megapixel main camera which offers better stills in low light imaging. It comes with a very fast dual-pixel autofocus system, a larger 1.4um pixels and a lens with an f-stop of 1.7 to let 25% more light into the sensor to keep grains to bear minimum. At the front, it houses a 5-megapixel secondary camera with f/1.7 aperture and Auto HDR support.
In terms of Sensors, the new flagship devices feature Fingerprint, accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate and SpO2. The S7 has a 3000 mAh battery while the S7 Edge has a 3600 mAh battery.
Key Features and Specifications:
|Model name||Samsung Galaxy S7||Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge|
|Display size, type & resolution||5.1-inch QHD Super AMOLED display, IP68 resistance||5.5-inch QHD Super AMOLED display, IP68 resistance|
|Operating system||Android Marshmallow with TouchWiz skin||Android Marshmallow with TouchWiz skin|
|Processor||Exynos 8890 64-bit octa-core||Exynos 8890 64-bit octa-core|
|Memory||4GB RAM, 32GB Internal Storage, expanded up to 200GB via micro SD card||4GB RAM, 32GB Internal Storage, expanded up to 200GB via micro SD card|
|Camera||12MP rear camera, dual autofocus, OIS, 100 percent PDAF, and 5MP front camera with autofocus||12MP rear camera, dual autofocus, OIS, 100 percent PDAF, and 5MP front camera with autofocus|
|Battery||3,000mAh battery, Fast Charging and wireless charging||3,600mAh battery, Fast Charging and wireless charging|
|Connectivity||Dual-SIM card slots, 4G LTE support, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, NFC, and micro-USB port||4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth v 4.1, ANT+, USB 2.0, NFC|
|Price||48,900 INR||56,900 INR|