Samsung Galaxy S7
Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge,one of the most anticipated phones of the year(every year to be honest) were launched at MWC 2016.Samsung also revealed its new Gear VR headsets and Mark Zuckerberg showed up to explain the relationship between Facebook and the Gear VR headsets.Seeing Mark Zuckerberg of stage made the crowd ecstatic and he stole Samsung’s thunder for a while there.
Let us check out the specifications of Samsung Galaxy S7:
Samsung Galaxy S7 Design
Its dimensions measure to be 142.4×69.67.9mm and it weighs 152g.Samsung has refined a lot of its Galaxy S6 design and improved it in the Galaxy S7.The camera hump has lost some thickness and the fingerprint scanner at the home button is now more flat than before.
It has a 5.1-inch screen protected by a Corning Gorilla Glass 5,and even its back panel has Gorilla Glass 5.The design may look quite similar to its predecessor but the feel of the phone in the palm of your will be all to know the difference between the two.The refinements may not be visible in the first look but they definitely make a difference as a whole.
Samsung Galaxy S7 is now Waterproof and IP68 certified to be dust proof and water resistant over 1.5m and 30 minutes which means that you can take a shower with it.
There is a metal band around the edges which is more curvier than before.There is a single speaker at the bottom and a microUSB port at the right edge.Their is no USB Type-C connector for the Galaxy S7.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Display
Like every Samsung smartphone,Galaxy S7 also has a Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen.It measures to be 5.1-inches with a resolution of 1440×2560 pixels with a pixel density of 577ppi which is a lot more than iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s if thats what you’re thinking.The games will run at 60fps max and when low on power,you can reduce the fps to 30.
S7 also features an always-on display feature which can also be seen in Motorola and Nexus smartphones called as Ambient Display.It can be used to show various features on screen like time which will be always on display.This does use up some battery but Samsung has found a way to minimize the battery consumption.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Performance
Galaxy S7 packs Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 820/Exynos 8990 octa-core processors accompanied by 4GB of RAM.The graphics is taken care by Mali-T880 Mp12 GPU.
Both phones will be available in two memory variants i.e 32/64GB with expansion via microSD card upto 200GB by using the SIM2 slot.This seems to be a move in the right direction by Samsung after facing criticism in the previous installment.
Samsung has also added a “thermal spreader” to the phone’s innards. This is a 0.4mm-thick tube of water that turns to steam, cooling down the processor, when required.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Platform
Galaxy S7 runs on android v6.0 Marshmallow with a new TouchWiz UI. which has a similar look as the previous Galaxy S6 but you will definitely see the difference when you spend some time with it.
What’s new with it is the new Gaming Center with water-cooling and graphics tweaking capabilities.You can personalize your gaming experience with options like Record( to record a game),minimize game,lock recents and back keys,no alerts during game,screenshot.If you want to see the calls,then you can select an option which will show a small box at the side while you are playing.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Camera
Now here’s where things got interesting.Samsung has developed a new “Dual Pixel” 12MP rear camera with an F-stop rating of 1.7 which puts it in competition which DLSR camera lenses for clarity and low-light imaging performance.The Dual Pixel sensor boosts the game as it allows 95% more light than last years Galaxy S6’s camera.
It has a f/1.7 aperture allowing 25% more light,phase detection autofocus,optical image stabilization and LED flash.
It shoots 4K videos 2160p@30fps,full HD videos at 1080p@60fps,HD videos at 720p@120fps,videos with HDR and also has dual-video recording.
The front camera is a 5-megapixel with dual video call feature and Auto HDR.It has a wide-angle view for group selfies and it also uses an f/1.7 lens.Samsung will also be selling first-party add-on lenses for the rear camera like a DSLR camera.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Battery
It has a non-removable battery of 3,000mAh capacity with QuickCharge 3.0 which gives 83% battery in just 30min of charging.S7 also features wireless charging.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Connectivity
Galaxy S7 comes with Bluetooth v4.2,A-GPS,NFC,Infrared Port,microUSB v2.0(not Type-C connector),Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac,dual-band,Wi-Fi Direct,Hotspot,LTE.
Galaxy S7 also comes with Samsung Pay(VISA and MasterCard certified).
The phones will be available as soon as February 23rd for pre-order and will be shipped from March 11.Galaxy S7 will be available in Black or gold color variants.Samsung is giving free Gear VR headsets to the customers making a purchase from Feb23 to March 18.The price has not been confirmed yet but Samsung says it will be inline with the previous S6 models.So,we can conclude the S7 won’t be cheap.