Samsung Galaxy S7 series
Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edgeSamsung Mobile Press

Earlier in the week, Samsung unveiled its new flagship Galaxy S7 series smartphones in Barcelona Feb. 21, ahead of Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2016.

The company said the new phones would available in select markets in mid-March, but refrained from disclosing the device's price and actual release time-frame for the Indian market.

Now, PTI, citing sources inside the company, has claimed the new Galaxy S7 series will hit stores in India in the second week of March.

In a related development, the Galaxy S7 series bound for the Indian market is expected to come with Samsung's proprietary Exynos 8890 SoC (System-on-Chip), Gadget 360 reported.

The Galaxy S7 series with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 processor is heading to America, China and Japan, while the rest of global regions will get devices with the Exynos CPU.

Samsung's new 2016-series smartphones come in two variants — the Galaxy S7 with a flat display panel and another with a dual-edge curved screen, dubbed the Galaxy S7 edge.

However, the latter is a bit bigger than the former. The Galaxy S7 edge comes with a 5.5-inch screen, whereas the Galaxy S7 sports a 5.1-inch display. Both devices will have QHD (2560x1440p) resolution screens with the "Always On" feature, and come encased with 3D glass and a metal fuse body.

The company also revealed that both the Galaxy S7 phones will boast waterproof certification and a micro SD card slot, which were sorely missed in the Galaxy S6 series.

Other features include 4GB RAM, 32GB/64GB inbuilt storage, 3,000mAh/3,600mAh battery and a fingerprint sensor.

Key specification of Galaxy S7 series:

Model Samsung Galaxy S7 Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
Display 5.1-inch QHD (2560x1440p) super AMOLED display with Gorilla Glass 4 shield
  • Pixel density: 577 ppi (pixels per inch)
5.5-inch QHD (2560x1440p) super AMOLED display with Gorilla Glass 4 shield
  • Pixel density: 534 ppi (pixels per inch)
OS Android v6.0 Marshmallow Android v6.0 Marshmallow
Processor
  • Model 1: Samsung Exynos 8890 series Octa-core CPU
  • Model 2: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 CPU
  • Model 1: Samsung Exynos 8890 series Octa-core CPU
  • Model 2: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 CPU
RAM 4GB 4GB
Storage 32GB/64GB (UFS v2.0), expandable up to 200GB 32GB/64GB (UFS v2.0), expandable up to 200GB
Camera
  • Main: dual-pixel 12MP camera with Sony IMX260 sensor, f/1.7 aperture, Smart OIS (Optical Image Stabilization)
  • Front: 5MP with F/1.7 aperture
  • Main: dual-pixel 12MP camera with Sony IMX260 sensor, f/1.7 aperture, Smart OIS (Optical Image Stabilization)
  • Front: 5MP with F/1.7 aperture
Battery 3000mAh with Fast Charging both on wired and wireless and
Wireless Charging compatible with WPC and PMA
3600mAh with Fast Charging both on wired and wireless and
Wireless Charging compatible with WPC and PMA
Network 4G-LTE (Cat. 9: with up to 450/50 mbps download/upload speed) 4G-LTE (Cat. 9: with up to 450/50 mbps download/upload speed)
Add-ons 3D glass and metal fuse body, Always Display feature, finger-print sensor, IP68 water-proof certifications, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), MIMO,
Bluetooth v 4.2 LE, ANT+, USB 2.0, NFC (Near Field Communications), MST (Magnetic Secure Transmission)
3D glass and metal fuse body, Always Display feature, finger-print sensor, IP68 water-proof certifications, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), MIMO,
Bluetooth v 4.2 LE, ANT+, USB 2.0, NFC (Near Field Communications), MST (Magnetic Secure Transmission)
Dimensions 142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9 mm 150.9 x 72.6 x 7.7 mm
Weight 152 g 157 g
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