Samsung launches Galaxy S7 series with water-proof body
DJ Koh, President of Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics showing Galaxy S7 seriesSamsung Mobile (Official)

Leading smartphone maker Samsung unveiled the new flagship Galaxy S7 series on Feb. 21 in Barcelona ahead of World Mobile Congress 2016.

We believe in a world that is brighter, sharper, more convenient, and more fun. We strive to deliver on that vision with the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge by marrying elegant design with functionality and providing a seamless mobile experience," DJ Koh, President of Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics, said in a statement.

"We empower consumers with technology to help them get more out of life and will continue to push the frontier of what's possible." Koh added.

Like its predecessor Galaxy S6, the new 2016 series too come in two variants-- a normal Galaxy S7 with flat display panel and another with dual-edge curved screen dubbed as Galaxy S7 Edge.

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

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

Both Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge come with two SoC (System on Chip) variants depending on the region of sale. One will house the company's proprietary Samsung Exynos 8890 series Octa-core CPU, while the other will come shipped with Qualcomm's 2.2GHz Snapdragon 820 series quad-core processor.

Other stipulated features include 4GB RAM, 32GB/64GB inbuilt storage, 3000mAh/3600mAh and finger-print sensor.

Samsung Galaxy S7 release series:

The company has confirmed that the new Samsung Galaxy S7 series will be made available in select global markets around mid-March. However, the devices' price details are still under wraps.

 Key specifications of Galaxy S7 series:

Model Samsung Galaxy S7 Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
Display 5.1-inch QHD (2560x1440p) super AMOLED display with Gorilla Glass shield
  • Pixel density: 577 ppi (pixels per inch)
5.5-inch QHD (2560x1440p) super AMOLED display with Gorilla Glass  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 f/1.7 aperture, Smart OIS (Optical Image Stabilization)
  • Front: 5MP with F/1.7 aperture
  • Main: dual-pixel 12MP camera with 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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