Samsung Mobile India on Tuesday unveiled the new Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge smartphones at a press event in New Delhi, India. Both the smartphones will be officially arriving in the offline and online stores beginning March 18th, however, the company has started taking the pre-orders on its official eStore. Originally introduced at MWC 16 last month, the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge are company’s flagship smartphones for the year 2016. Just like Galaxy S6 and S6 edge, this year’s Galaxy S7 comes with an Edge variant as well called Galaxy S7 edge. The two S7 variants showed modest enhancements over its predecessors and Samsung has fixed ‘a lot’ of things, which missed in Galaxy S6 lineup. For an instance, the missing waterproof capabilities returned to S7 and S7 edge, which was the major turn off for the people who planned to buy the S6/S6 edge. We have IP68 water and dust proof for both of the devices.
Both the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge are virtually same other than the edge screen, and these are undoubtedly the best flagship smartphones produced by the company ever. The Galaxy S7 and S7 edge have been made from glass and metal and follow the similar design language that set by its predecessors. As expected, the Indian version got Exynos 8 Octa 8890 Chipset onboard, which is built on 14nm FinFET process. There is also Snapdragon 820 powered Galaxy S7 and S7 edge launched at MWC 2016, but it is the fact that only limited markets will be getting Snapdragon version. To let you know, both the chipsets are powerful enough to handle all the tasks, so no need to worry about the performance difference between these two variants.
The Galaxy S7 & S7 edge flaunts 5.1-inch and 5.5-inch Super AMOLED Quad HD Always-on display panels, respectively. As the name suggests, the screen on the S7 edge is curved to the left and right edges. The smartphones also come with 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM, 32/64 GB of internal storage with microSD card support via Hybrid SIM slot (Up to 200GB), and 3000mAh battery (3600mAh in S7 edge). Samsung has stated that the phones support Fast Charging on both wired and wireless (WPC and PMA) chargers.
On the imaging front, Samsung has included 12MP (f/2.7 aperture) BRITECELL camera sensor on back along with LED Flash, Smart OIS and also 5MP front shooter with the f/1.7 aperture on S7 and S7 edge. Moreover, the Dual Pixel technology on Galaxy S7 and S7 edge will be allowed users to grab quick and accurate focus times.
There is heart rate sensor to monitor the Blood Pressure and Oxygen levels and also Fingerprint sensor for mobile payments and additional security. Coming to the connectivity, it offers 4G LTE-A, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), MIMO, Bluetooth 4.2 LE, ANT+, USB 2.0, and GPS/aGPS. Additionally, Samsung’s newer devices bring the support for Samsung Pay via MST and NFC.
The Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge run on Android 6.0 Marshmallow with the company’s latest Touch Wiz UI on top. The company has also mentioned that it has removed a lot of bloatware from the interface to make it efficient and simple to use.
Price & Availability:
According to Samsung Mobile India, the Galaxy S7 has been priced at INR 48900 for 32GB model, and the Galaxy S7 edge 32GB variant will retail at INR 56900, but there is no word on the 64GB model pricing & availability at this moment.
The Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge will be available for purchase starting from March 18th, 2016 in offline and online stores across India, however, users can pre-book the device starting from today at company’s official eStore and selected offline & online partner channels. Samsung is also offering a free Gear VR headset with the each pre-order of S7 & S7 edge in India Until March 17th.
In addition, Samsung has partnered with Vodafone to offer Voice & data benefits to the buyers of S7 and S7 edge smartphones. With this new partnership, the Vodafone Red customers will get the double voice and data on select packages for six months. Source
Don’t forget to watch the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge Official Introduction video below:
Stay tuned for more updates!
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