Feb, 2016

Samsung S7 and S7 Edge arrive

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Well folks just yesterday at the MWC 2016 event Samsung unveiled their first flagship models of 2016, hence the s7 and the s7 edge arrive.

s7 and s7 edge

s7 and s7 edge

This latest upgrade comes with the return of one popular features which is the reintroduction of the SD card slot, which will be music to the ears of Samsung fans. Since this was one of the most argued about feature which wasn’t there in the last iteration from Samsung and it really got its fans angry. Besides that the water resistant feature has also been added back and now both the s7 and s7 edge are IP 68 certified  and dust resistance, which allows for submersion in up to 1.5 meters of water for 30 minutes at a time. The S7’s waterproofing includes sealed ports, so there are no fussy port covers over the USB ports or headphone jacks. The S7 does not use USB Type-C, but sticks with the traditional Micro USB port. Samsung says this is because Micro USB retains compatibility with the Gear VR headset released last year, and that USB C isn’t quite ready for the mainstream just yet.

Some details on the two variants announced by Samsung, the s7 with the 5.1 inch screen and then its bigger brother the s7 edge with the 5.5 inch screen along with the curved edges on both sides. They both ship with Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and both with have either an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 (quad-core 2.15GHz + quad-core 1.6GHz processors) with 4GB of RAM or an Exynos chipset, depending on where you’re buying one. Both are available only with 32GB of internal storage, but that’s not exactly a problem, since both have microSD card slots. The Galaxy S7 has a 3,000 mAh battery and supports fast-charging along with wireless charging, while its big brother Edge hones a 3600 mAh power source. Both, by the way, have always-on modes so you can check the time and notification without firing the phones up for the umpteenth time.

“A very important aspect of using your phone throughout the whole day is the battery and the performance,” said Jean-Daniel Ayme, vice president of European telecom operations at Samsung. “This phone is more powerful than any phone we have launched in the past, but it also has optimized software that will reduce the battery drain, and we have managed to put a larger battery in a smaller package.”

Samsung has announced that both the S7 and the S7 Edge will arrive in Europe and the US on March 11th, with pre-orders starting as early as February 23rd. Now lets see how soon it gets out to other markets which I believe will follow soon.

Source: business recorder



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