As promised, Samsung has officially released the recently unveiled Galaxy S7 series in global markets.

The company confirmed the new Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge will been made available at brick-and-mortar stores in international markets, including the U.S., Europe, Singapore, Australia and Korea, from March 11.

As far as the Indian market is concerned, the new Galaxy S7 series will hit the stores March 18. The company is offering a free Gear VR headset to consumers who preorder the devices before March 17.

Read more: Galaxy S7 India price details

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

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

The company also revealed both the Galaxy S7 series phones will boast IP68 water-resistant certification and a micro-SD card slot, which were sorely missed in the Galaxy S6 series.

[Note: With IP68 certifications, the Galaxy S7 series devices can survive five feet underwater for close to 30 minutes]

The 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 Exynos 8890 series Octa-core CPU, while the other will come packed with Qualcomm's 2.2GHz Snapdragon 820 series quad-core processor. They are backed by 4GB RAM and 32GB/64GB inbuilt memory with an option of expansion up to 200GB. [For more information on which market is getting what type of chipset in the table below].

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: 14nm based 64-bit class Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 CPU (bound for US, China and China)
  • Model 2: 14nm based 64-bit class Samsung Exynos 8890 series Octa-core CPU (rest of the world including India)
  • Model 1: 14nm based 64-bit class Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 CPU (bound for US, China and China)
  • Model 2: 14nm based 64-bit class Samsung Exynos 8890 series Octa-core CPU (rest of the world including India)
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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