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Samsung Galaxy S7 & S7 Edge Officially Announced

Today at the Mobile World Congress, Samsung announced its long-awaited additions to the Galaxy product line: Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. The launch confirmed many of the rumors that preceded the announcement, discarding others. The devices look almost exactly as we saw earlier in past leaks and as expected, both pack some impressive features.

Samsung Galaxy S7 comes with a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 and a display density of 577 ppi. On the other hand, Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge has a 5.5-inch display with the same screen resolution. Samsung Galaxy S7 has a dimension of 142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9 mm and weighs 152g. The S7 Edge is a little thinner and measuring 150.9 x 72.6 x 7.7mm. It also adds a few grams to bring the mass to 157g.

Both devices have IP68 waterproof rating, making the phones properly water-resistant. Although the camera is only 12MP which is a bit low compared to the Samsung Galaxy S6, the technology behind the new camera makes it superb. It has a wide aperture of f/1.7 and there is smart optical image stabilization to give great pictures. The new Dual Pixel Technology makes a great low-light photography and rapid auto-focus.

As for the interior, both devices are powers by Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC 820 and Samsung Exynos 8890. There are speculations that the processor choice is going to be market dependent. There is a 4GB RAM with LPDDR4 technology and internal storage option is set at 32GB and 64GB. Samsung has finally reintroduced the SD card slot and supports up to 200 GB external storage.

The S7 comes with a 3000mAh battery and the S7 Edge has a more bigger battery with a capacity of 3600mAh. Both support wired and wireless Fast Charge, which can be switched on and off. While most OEMs are going for USB Type-C Samsung choose to stick with the same old micro USB 2.0 connectivity port.
As expected, TouchWiz is now powered by Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Samsung has released an officer introductory video for both devices.

Image Credits: @SamsungMobile on twitter

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