Samsung has unveiled its new flagship devices for 2016 – the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge. The handsets look almost identical to the S6 series using a combination of glass and metal frame, but the company appears to have listened to the criticism received last year and have brought back micro SD memory card support. It has also made the Galaxy S7 water resistant, with IP68 certification for dust and water resistance.
This isn’t the first water resistant Galaxy model, but now that Samsung has produced a better-rounded model compared to the S6 series, are there any Sony Xperia fans out there thinking about switching to a Galaxy S7 as their next handset?
A quick run through on the specs, the Samsung Galaxy S7 sports a 5.1-inch Quad HD (1440 x 2560) Super AMOLED display with 577ppi, whilst the S7 edge has a 5.5-inch display with the same QHD resolution (534ppi).
Samsung has worked on the camera side by introducing a 12MP dual pixel autofocus rear camera with f/1.7 and Smart OIS. The front camera is 5MP with f/1.7. The dual pixel sensor can focus and record an image simultaneously, enabling a faster focus lock and smoother tracking in video.
Other features include an always-on display, wireless charging and a 3,000mAh/3,600mAh battery for the S7 and S7 edge respectively. Both models include a Exynos 8890 OctaCore chipset, 4GB LPDDR4 RAM, 32/64GB UFS 2.0 internal storage and microSD memory card support.