Samsung Galaxy S7 edge has been officially launched in India at an event in Delhi, as expected. It was announced at the Galaxy Unpacked 2016 event in Barcelona last month. 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 an octa-core Exynos 8 8890 (Quad 2.3 GHz + Quad 1.6 GHz) 64-bit processor. 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, Silver Titanium and Gold Platinum color variants. It has been priced at Rs 56,900 (32 GB) in India and customers pre-ordering it between March 8 – March 17 will get a free Gear VR headset. Vodafone Red customers will also get double voice and data offer for 6 months.
Samsung will be offering accessories like Clear Cover, Battery Pack, Flip Wallet, LED View Cover, S View Cover, Clear View Cover and Wireless Charger Stand on the purchase of these new flagship smartphones. Samsung India has also launched the Galaxy S7 for Rs 48,900 (32 GB ROM).
On this occasion, Mr. Ken Kang, Managing Director, Mobile & IT, Samsung India Electronics, said:
“I feel proud when I see the evolution of mobile devices that we have brought from our first mobile phone in 1988 to the current series of Galaxy S smartphones. This evolution is also a testimony to our commitment to our consumers and to bring meaningful innovations that will enhance their smartphone experience not just in the present, but also in the future. Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge take a bigger leap by reimagining what a smartphone can be.”
Introducing the new devices, Mr. Manu Sharma, Director, Mobile Business, Samsung India Electronics said:
“Galaxy S7 and S7 edge will offer consumers the ultimate smartphone experience that set new benchmarks in the global mobile space, with cutting-edge design and extraordinary performance. Innovations such as Dual Pixel technology in Galaxy S7 & Galaxy S7 edge camera delivers brighter and sharper images, even in low light and Samsung Concierge offer more personalized experience for users.”
Samsung India R&D’s Role
Samsung R&D in India played a significant role in the development of the new devices, with many engineers involved in the expansion of the My Galaxy platform to cater to the needs of premium users in India with Samsung Concierge. The unique consumer engagement platform has been customized to offer valuable services such as My Assistant, Phone pick up and drop, Fast Track service and Live Chat.
The Indian R&D team also contributed to developing the Motion Panorama feature that will enable consumers to capture live events in great detail by capturing every piece of dynamic motion. Additionally, the Spotlight Selfie feature that provides consumers a studio-like environment with virtual light source, was developed in India.
Other features like Game Mode Power/Memory Saving Solutions, Enhanced Internet Browser, Voice over LTE, Enhanced Messaging, In-Car experience, Voice Interface, Gallery and Gear Manager have significant contribution by Indian R&D.