Samsung Galaxy S7 edge with 5.5-inch Quad HD always-on display, Android Marshmallow, 4GB RAM goes official

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge has been announced at the Galaxy Unpacked 2016 event in Barcelona along with the Galaxy S7. Lets take a look at the specifications and features of the new flagship smartphone from Samsung.


Samsung Galaxy S7 edge Specifications

The Samsung Galaxy S7 edge features a 5.5-inch (2560 x 1440 pixels) Quad HD Super AMOLED always-on curved edge display that comes with a pixel density of 534 PPI. It is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 64-bit processor or an octa-core Exynos 8 8890 (Quad 2.3 GHz + Quad 1.6 GHz) 64-bit processor, depending on the region. It comes with 4 GB of LPDDR4 RAM and has 32/64 GB of internal memory which can be expanded up to 200 GB via microSD card. It runs on the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow with TouchWiz UI on top of it. It has a 3D glass and metal design and features internal cooling system that will keep the device from overheating. Hopefully, no more ‘heating issues’ for Galaxy S7 edge then.

One the camera front, the Galaxy S7 edge rocks a 12 megapixel rear camera with LED flash, f/1.7 aperture and Smart OIS. The Dual pixel rear camera is promising brighter and sharper images, even in low light. It comes with a 5 megapixel front-facing camera with f/1.7 aperture for selfies and video calling. The smartphone is 7.7 mm thick and weighs 157 grams. It comes with a heart rate sensor, fingerprint sensor and Barometer as well. It is also water and dust resistant since it is IP68 certified. It supports Hybrid Dual SIM (nano) where the user can swap the second SIM card to put in a microSD card.

The Galaxy S7 edge comes with 4G LTE, 3G HSPA+, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (Dual Band), Bluetooth 4.2 LE, GPS with GLONASS, USB 2.0 and NFC as connectivity options. The smartphone packs in a 3,600 mAh battery under the hood that supports both wired and wireless (WPC and PMA) fast charging.


The Samsung Galaxy S7 edge is available in Black Onyx, White Pearl, Silver Titanium and Gold Platinum color variants and will go on sale starting from March 11, 2016. The company will also offer a free Gear VR headset with pre-orders in select countries. According to the Samsung UK website, the 32GB Galaxy S7 edge will cost £639 (US $910 / INR Rs 62,589 approximately).