Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge: All You Need to Know February 03 2016, 0 Comments

Everyone’s on the edge of their seats as the rumour mill keeps churning out these days in the world of mobile technology about Samsung’s much anticipated next release of the Galaxy S-series.


Tech savvy people and the lay-alike are all buried in their geeky thoughts as they conceptualise how the Samsung Galaxy S7 will look. It’s really tough to know what newfangled gadget Samsung might roll out, but everyone is hoping that it’s sexier (aesthetically and performance wise) than its predecessors. And all hype dwindled down as VentureBeat’s  Evan Blass leaked exclusive press images of S7 and S7 Edge.

Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
From Left to Right -- 5.1-inch Samsung Galaxy S7 and 5.5-inch Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

Do they look familiar? They resemble the look of their predecessor Samsung Galaxy S6--only this time, the corners are a tad rounder, and bezels are smaller. But aesthetically, it’s almost Samsung Galaxy S6 all over.


Almost…


Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge actually are speculated to be water resistant, with larger batteries, and will sport a microSD feature that the S6 and S6 edge lack.



Screen Display: A Deeper Look

The S7 retained the 5.1-inch screen diagonal size, and the Galaxy S7 Edge sports a larger curved 5.5-incher.

There were reports saying that the S7 Edge would have a 5.7” display size as the same as last year’s S6 Edge Plus, but then they ditched the idea since it was said to be too large for a first-half companion, which is the 5.1” flat S7 variant.


Since nothing changed with the screen sizes, it’s suspected that both devices would roll out the same Super AMOLED screens at 1440 x 2560 quad HD.


Allegedly, both Samsung’s would-be flagships would include an Always-on display (AOD) functionality. This feature enables a glanceable screen, and is said to consume only 1% of the battery per hour.

 

Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Evan Blass

From Left to Right -- 5.1-inch Samsung Galaxy S7 and 5.5-inch Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge (c) Evan Blass

 


Battery Juice: Enough to Quench Techie Thirst?

Speaking of batteries, both S7 and S7 Edge will be packed with a 3000mAh and 3600mAh respectively, which is better compared to their predecessors S6 and S6 Edge having 2550mAh and 2600mAh only. Both flagships will still feature built-in batteries, and wireless charging time would only take up to 2 hours and 2.2 hours for S7 and S7 edge respectively.


S7 and S7 Edge Under the Hood

Samsung Galaxy S7 galaxy S7 Edge back

What will power these beasts is said to be the new Exynos 8 Octa 8890 that offers four high-performance 2.3GHz cores together with four 1.6GHz cores. Wouldn’t surfing the internet, playing games, or running multiple apps be a treat? Moreover, LTE Category 9 will be allegedly enabled throughput since it has been reported that there would be an integrated cellular baseband modem as well. Same 4GB RAM will roll out, and the microSD slot gives only two storage options, which is either 32GB or 64GB. 128GB is also a possibility.


S7 and S7 Camera: Captivating Enough?

Both S7 and S7 Edge are said to be equipped with 12-megapixels only--downgrading from the S6 generation’s 16-megapixel shooter. Don’t shake your head just yet; S7 and S7 Edge’s cameras are actually coupled with f/1.7 lens aperture, which gives a greater capability to adapt to low light situations. Samsung may have waived the flag for the megapixel war, but as they say, resolution isn’t everything. Now, Samsung found a way to enhance a photo by other means.


The flagships are expected to arrive by 21st of February as Samsung will hold a press event on the said date. Keep an eye out as we will definitely be getting stock of the brand new Galaxy S7!