Samsung has released a series of short teaser videos ahead of the Galaxy S7 series launch on Feb. 21 in Barcelona, Spain.
Two of the three clips posted by Samsung Mobile on Twitter have hinted that the Galaxy S7 series phones will come loaded with feature-rich editing tools and may also possibly boast of Panorama 360-degree angle image taking ability.
Third video shows a girl accidentally dropping the phone into a swimming pool and swiftly picking it up from the water, thus providing the clue that the upcoming flagship phone will boast of water-proof certification, which was sorely missed in the Galaxy S6 series.
In a related development, Eldar Murtazin, popularly known for his accurate predictions with regard to Samsung devices, on Twitter, has revealed that the upcoming Galaxy S7 series will boast of "Always On" feature.
It might be new Galaxy S series phones, but this feature was first introduced in Nokia Lumia phones with Windows 8 mobile OS in 2013. Back then, it was called a "Glance" feature. The phone's display lights up on few segments of the screen to show notifications and time, but the rest of the screen stayed dark to save energy. It was later introduced in Motorola's Moto X (2013) as "Moto Display" and to select Nexus phones via Android Lollipop OS update. Now, finally it is coming to Galaxy S7.
Even rival LG G5, which is scheduled to get unveiled on Feb. 21, is confirmed to feature "Always On" display.
Expected features of Samsung 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||5.5-inch QHD (2560x1440p) super AMOLED display with Gorilla Glass 4 shield|
|OS||Android Marshmallow||Android Marshmallow|
|Storage||64GB, expandable||64GB, expandable|
|Camera||Main: 12MP camera with f/1.7 apertureFront: 5MP wide-angle||Main: 12MP camera with f/1.7 apertureFront: 5MP wide-angle|
|Battery||3000mAh (or more)||3600 mAh|
|Network||4G-LTE (Cat. 6: with up to 300 mbps download speed)||4G-LTE (Cat. 6: with up to 300 mbps download speed)|
|Add-ons||Finger-print sensor, IP68 water-proof certifications, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, NFC (Near Field Communications)||Finger-print sensor, IP68 water-proof certifications, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, NFC (Near Field Communications)|
|Price||Starting price €700 ($780/Rs 53,330)||€800 ($890/Rs 60,940)|