Samsung Galaxy S7 – Top MWC 2016 Device
During the Mobile World Congress event, Samsung has announced its upcoming Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge smartphones. These devices have been revealed on the same day when LG announced its G5 handset.
We remind you that Samsung had an awesome 2015 year with its Galaxy S6 device. Unfortunately, it’s not a great upgrade from Galaxy S6 to Galaxy S7, but there are some things that got better on this new flagship.
Design & Build
The Galaxy S7 looks quite similar with the Galaxy S6 and even if this could sound negative, we remind you that this device was one of the most “desired” smartphones in 2015.
In addition, Samsung has made a few tweaks to the design of the new Galaxy S7, some of which will be quite important to its users. In 2015, the Galaxy fans were quite disappointed because Samsung has decided to remove the waterproof feature on the Galaxy S6 device. However, the company has brought the feature back to the Galaxy S7 and we’re sure that this will make many customers happy. According to Samsung, the Galaxy S7 device will be able survive to a depth of 1.5m underwater for about 30 minutes.
Hardware & Specifications
One of the new features that the Galaxy S7 device comes with is called “Personalized Automatic Brightness Control”. This feature allows you to set custom brightness control for various levels of ambient light.
Both the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge come with two variants of chipsets, processors and graphics cards, as follows:
– Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 or Exynos 8890 Octa chipset,
– a quad core Kryo processor with two cores clocked at 2.15GHz + two cores clocked at 1.6GHz or a quad-core Cortex A53 processor clocked at 2.3GHz + a quad-core Cortex A53 processor clocked at 1.6GHz,
– Adreno 530 or Mali-T880 MP12 GPU.
The entire system is backed by 4GB of RAM, which we’re sure that it will handle games and multi-tasking without any problems.
The Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge will be released in two internal storage variants of 32GB and 64GB, which you will be able to expand up to 200GB using a microSD card.
As expected, the Galaxy S7 will be cheaper than the Galaxy S7 Edge. You are now able to pre-order the Galaxy S7 device for a price of £569. However, if you want to get the Galaxy S7 Edge smartphone, you will need to add £70.