The most awaited launch event of 2016 from Samsung has happened and Samsung has launched two of its flagship devices in India, Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. The premium devices have been priced smartly at INR 48,900 (32GB) and INR 56,990(32G) respectively. The devices will be available in India starting from March 18 and to get your hands on the device you can pre-book your own device from 8th-17 March. All the customers who pre-book the devices in the aforementioned period will get Gear VR free with the device. Other than this Samsung has partnered with Vodafone to provide their selected Vodafone RED customers twice voice and data plans for the first 6 months.
The device will be available in the following colors, Black Onyx, Silver titanium and Gold Platinum. You can buy several accessories for the device including the Clear Cover, LED View Cover, Clear View Cover, S View Cover and Wireless Charger Stand.
Featuring sleek design with ultimate power and advance camera features, water resistance and huge external memory capacity, the devices display the best of technology from Samsung till now. The guys at Samsung have made an attempt to create the most exuberant functionality and connectivity with the galaxy of products and services. The device would be out for consumers in mid March 2016, so it is definitely not a long wait for the consumers.
In attempt to bring out the best from the device for you. We have hand picked 6 features from the behemoth device which impressed us the most.
Dual Pixel Camera
Starting with the most impressive feature on the device, the dual pixel 12 MP camera with F1.7 aperture in the rear and a 5MP (F1.7) camera in the front. This dual pixel technology brings in a brighter lens with wider aperture and bigger pixels to enhance the image quality. The camera boasts a faster shutter speed and more accurate auto focus even in low light conditions.
They have introduced a new camera mode they callMotion Panorama, which introduces movement to the traditional panoramic photos, providing a whole new experience to the users.
3D Glass And Metal In Design
The first thing on the devices that would catch your attention is the 3D glass and metal design, the ergonomic curves and sleek design providing durability and assure a comfortable grip. The 5.1 Inch display in Galaxy S7 and 5.5 Inch display in Galaxy S7 Edge feature Always On Technology which provides the user a zero touch experience where they need not worry about any call being missed or an important notification.
IP68 Water Resistance
Samsung has worked on the devices to increase the utility on the devices to feature IP68 water and dust resistance and that too without compromising with the design. We know that last year Samsung had to compromise with the water resistance because of the redesign of it’s devices however this time they worked pretty hard to make their devices IP68 water resistant which means that these guys can survive 30 minutes in water at a depth of 1.5 meters. It’s to be noted that these tests are performed in controlled environment with clean water so the result might not be the same when you go out for swimming in that salty water.
In the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge , Samsung dropped the option of expandable memory however with Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, the same has been brought back. S7 and the S7 Edge feature hybrid SIM card trays that allows the users to insert a microSD card upto 200GB just next to the Nano SIM card. Moreover in some countries this Hybrid SIM would provide a Dual SIM functionality.
Mobile Gaming Made Better
Samsung boasts a lot of it’s gaming prowess and the same has been taken to the next level in these two flagship devices. The devices come with a longer playing time, all because of the ex-NASA liquid cooling technology that comes with the devices. The device has also been pre-installed with Game Launcher App that brings passel of customisation options to mobile games. You can now also control the number of notifications that should disturb you during the gaming sessions based on their priority including text messages, app notifications and voice calls. You would also be able to record the game on screen and share the results on social media.
Flawless and More Secured Mobile Payment Service
These devices get the best of the industry mobile payment services with Samsung Pay. One of the most secure and easy to use service, is protected by Samsung KNOX, fingerprint scanner and tokenisation service. This payment service works with NFC(Near Field Technology), Barcode Technology and MST (Magnetic Secure Transmission) that would give varied options to the merchants and the consumers.
Spending a couple of weeks with the device we elaborated the list to 8 Reasons that makes this device worth a buy! Check out the video for the details.
Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge Product Specifications
|Galaxy S7 Galaxy S7
|Galaxy S7 edge Galaxy S7 Edge
|Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)
|LTE Cat.9 (450/50Mbps)
|142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9mm, 152g
|150.9 x 72.6 x 7.7mm, 157g
|Octa core (2.3GHz Quad + 1.6GHz Quad), 64 bit, 14nm process
|4GB RAM (LPDDR4), 32 (UFS 2.0) + microSD (up to 200GB)
|5.1” Quad HD Super AMOLED
2560 X 1440 (577ppi)
|5.5” Quad HD Super AMOLED
2560 X 1440 (534ppi)
|Rear: Dual Pixel 12MP (F1.7), Smart OIS
Front: 5MP (F1.7)
|Fast charging both on wired and wireless
Wireless charging compatible with WPC and PMA
|WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), MIMO,
Bluetooth® v 4.2 LE, ANT+, USB 2.0, NFC, Location
|Accelerometer, Proximity, RGB Light, Geo-magnetic, Gyro,
Fingerprint, Barometer, Hall, HRM
|MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR,
AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA
|MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM