With the release of the Samsung Galaxy S7 in MWC 2016, fans of the South Korean smartphone giant are expecting a lot of new things from the device. For those who are wondering about the specs and any other intel regarding the handset, read on.
To be honest, there is not much of a difference between the S7 and S6, at least when it comes to the design. Dimensions wise, the S7 measures 143.4 x 70.8 x 6.9 mm (5.65 x 2.79 x 0.27 in).
Specs and software
The Samsung Galaxy S7 sports a 5.1 inches wide IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels (~576 ppi pixel density) and 16M colors.
Underneath the hood, the phone is powered by a Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 (For U.S.)/ Exynos 8890 Octa processor (Elsewhere), coupled with 4GB of RAM at and 32GB of internal storage and Adreno 530/ Mali-T880 MP12 GPU. The internal storage is expandable via an external microSD card slot. The company has also touted about the presence of a 14nm heat pipe.
Camera wise, the primary shooter, located on the rear, shoots at 12MP and has an aperture of f/1.7. As for the front camera, the device comes with a 5MP shooter. The company has claimed that the camera has got 30% more pixels than the iPhone 6S Plus. This is also the first device to embed Dual Pixel. Some other key features of the camera include Motion Panorama.
In terms of connectivity, the S7 has been fitted with LTE antennas, 3G, GPS (with A-GPS), WiFi, Bluetooth v4.2, FM radio and Nano-SIM.
To accommodate the HD 5.1-inch screen, Samsung has backed the device up with a humongous non-removable 3,000mAh battery. The device will be featuring quick charging along with wireless charging.
The phablet will come with Android 6.0 Marshmallow straight out of the box, skinned under Samsung’s TouchWiz UI.
Samsung has added the always on display for time and missed calls. It can detect whether you are looking at it or it’s lying in your pockets. Samsung has also added 3rd party always on screens.
Quite similar to the speculations, the device features IP68 waterproofing and can stay in 1m of water for 30 mins.
The S7 will feature Vulkan. For intuitive gaming, Samsung has included as a game launcher that can be used during games to aid gaming. The company has also announced a $200 Galaxy Game Pack that includes credits for the popular games.
Pricing and availability
The device will be available starting March 11 and preorders will start in a week. Select countries will get a gear VR as a gift when you order.
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