At the Galaxy Unpacked 2016 event (Barcelona), Samsung Mobiles unveiled their next flagship model the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. Both these handsets will either be powered by snapdragon 820 quad core or Samsung Exynos 8 octa core processor (market depended).

Samsung Galaxy S7

This is a dual SIM smartphone using a hybrid slot that can either house a nano SIM or micro SD card. S7 sports a 5.1 inch super AMOLED screen with 2560 x 1440 pixels resolution. Unique thing about this display is that it is using pressure sensitive technology and display supports ‘always on’.

Depending on the region the Samsung Galaxy S7 will either house the qualcomm snapdragon 820 64 bit Kyro quad core processor clocked at up to 2.2GHz coupled with Adreno 530 GPU or Samsung Exynos 8 8890 2.3GHz Octa Core processor.

Android Marshmallow runs the show with 4GB LPDDR4 RAM, optional 32GB/64GB of internal storage and micro SD support of up to 200GB. A 12MP AF dual pixel camera is packed on the rear with smart OIS, f/1.7 aperture (larger 1.4µm pixels) and LED flash support. Front camera is 5MP resolution also with f/1.7 aperture. This camera should be able to capture excellent shots in low light conditions. Motion photo and motion panorama features have been incorporated.

Samsung Galaxy S7 unveiled

Galaxy S7 is IP68 certified – dust and water resistant. Weight is 152 grams and thickness is 7.9mm. Key features are 4G LTE, 3G, GPS with GLONASS, NFC, WiFi, heart rate sensor, finger print scanner and Bluetooth 4.2 LE. A3000 mAh battery powers up the S7 (fast charging supported – on wireless too).

Samsung Galaxy S7 dual hybrid SIM slot

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

This dual SIM handset is also powered by the same chipset Snapdragon 820 / Eyxnos 8 octa core. It however sports a 5.5 inch curved super AMOLED always on display with Quad HD resolution 2560 x 1440 pixels.

S7 Edge is also running Marshmallow out of the box with 4GB RAM, 32GB/64GB storage and 200GB micro SD card support. Camera is also the same – 12MP on back and 5MP on front. Handset weight is 157 grams and thickness is 7.7mm.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge unveiled

Key features are 4G, 3G, GPS, NFC, WiFi, finger print scanner, IP68 certified and heart rate sensor. This one gets power from a 3600 mAh battery with fast charging support.

This handset can be pre-ordered from selected countries (with free Gear VR headset).

By Rajeev Rana

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