This is the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the S7 Edge

It’s been a year since MWC 2015 was held at Barcelona, and here we are a year later, in the exact same place, with MWC 2016. It was only last year that Samsung had announced their Galaxy S6 powerhouse, as well as its Dual-Edged counterpart.

The success of the Dual-Edge display experiment became so popular, Samsung decided to just run with it, implementing curved glass on the back of the later released Note 5, and even releasing the larger, S6 Edge+. Just announced, is the company’s latest devices, the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. These 2 devices were highly anticipated, and have been the subject of countless leaks, rumors and imagination.

Design wise, the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge have little difference from last year’s S6 and S6 Edge. Design language is what Samsung thinks, already at the forefront of design, sporting all premium materials consisting of metal and gorilla glass. The design really did not change much. In fact, from a glance, the only noticeable differences are a shorter camera hump, and a home button with a different, more squared off shape.


As for the S7 Edge, the dual edged display is still prevalent, but the glass on the back is now curved as well, giving a more natural feel to the device, emulating that of the Note 5. The major difference between the S7 and S7 Edge, aside from the curved display is the size. The S7 is sized up at 5.1 Inches, while the edged variant has grown to 5.5 Inches. The S7 Edge also has a larger battery, 600mAh larger than the S7 to be precise, which is substantial.

Now let’s get specifications out of the way, since most of us really only care about the internals of the device. Hardware is still a strong point from Samsung, releasing a brand new Exynos 8 Octa Chipset along with the phones.  Something to keep in mind here, as Qualcomm announced and made the Snapdragon 820 Chipset public not too long ago, the S7 and S7 Edge both ship with a Snapdragon variant, as well as an Exynos variant.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Specifications

  • 5.1 Inch Super AMOLED display
  • 2560 x 1440 resolution, 577 PPI (Pixel Density)
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 4
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Chipset, Dual-Core CPU @ 2.15GHz + Dual-Core CPU @ 1.6GHz
  • Samsung Exynos 8890 Chipset, Quad-Core CPU @ 2.3GHz + Quad-Core CPU @ 1.6GHz
  • Adreno 530 GPU (Snapdragon Chipset)
  • Mali-T880 MP12 (Samsung Exynos Chipset)
  • 32GB/64GB Internal Storage, MicroSD support available
  • 4GB LPDDR4 RAM
  • 12MP Primary camera @ f/1.7 aperture with autofocus, optical image stabilization and LED flash
  • 5MP front-facing camera @ f/1.7 aperture with AutoHDR
  • Non-Removable 3000mAh battery

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Specifications

  • 5.5 Inch Super AMOLED display
  • 2560 x 1440 resolution, 534 PPI (Pixel Density)
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 4
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Chipset, Dual-Core CPU @ 2.15GHz + Dual-Core CPU @ 1.6GHz
  • Samsung Exynos 8890 Chipset, Quad-Core CPU @ 2.3GHz + Quad-Core CPU @ 1.6GHz
  • Adreno 530 GPU (Snapdragon Chipset)
  • Mali-T880 MP12 (Samsung Exynos Chipset)
  • 32GB/64GB Internal Storage, MicroSD support available
  • 4GB LPDDR4 RAM
  • 12MP Primary camera @ f/1.7 aperture with autofocus, optical image stabilization and LED flash
  • 5MP front-facing camera @ f/1.7 aperture with AutoHDR
  • Non-Removable 3600mAh battery

This isn’t the only device that has been in the spotlight, as the LG G5 has also been announced at MWC 2016, and directly competes with the S7.  They pack similar hardware, but the LG G5 introduces a magic slot feature, which allows the hot-swapping of official and future third party modules that add extra functionality and act as an internal battery expander.

That’s going to wrap it up for the official introduction of the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. Check out this article on the TOP new features in the S7 and S7 edge.

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About Kenny Leung
Kenny currently lives in Buffalo, NY. Where he studies computer networking & programming. He has owned a number of Android phones including the Galaxy s3, Galaxy 3 mini, Galaxy s4 mini, LG optimus 3D, and the Oneplus one which he is currently using. Kenny will likely get the Oneplus two once it is released.

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