MWC 2016: Samsung announce new Galaxy S7 and larger S7 Edge

Samsung Galaxy S7

We knew it was coming and here they are, Samsung have announced both the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge which is now much bigger than it’s non Edge counterpart. However, should you be expecting a big improvement from the Galaxy S6, I’m afraid you may find yourself disappointed by Samsung’s new line-up, which we’ll get to now.

The Galaxy S7 retains the same 5.1 inch 2K AMOLED Display, however now features an always-on mode, which will show you the time and either the date, custom stamp or an image with the minimalist affect on Battery life, which we’ll tell you right now is still not replaceable!

However, the remains of the S7 includes a collection of things refined from the Galaxy S6, but also things brought back from older Galaxy devices, one of the biggest of which is the return of the microSD Card Slot. Due to the return of the Card slot, the Galaxy S7 will now only come in two size variants like before, 32GB and in some regions a 64GB variant will be available.

One thing interesting thing about the Galaxy S7 devices is the lack of USB-C, yes the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge still feature the same microUSB charging port. One of the likely reasons why Samsung did retain the microUSB is due to another thing making a return to Samsung’s Galaxy devices, IP68 water and dust resistance. Should you want faster charging, Samsung still retain Fast Wireless Charging with the Galaxy S7 as well.

When asked upon the reason upon keeping the microUSB port, Samsung claim it’s due to retaining compatibility with the Gear VR headset, which is fair enough we guess, though when they claimed USB-C wasn’t mainstream yet we don’t agree there Samsung.

Samsung have also improved the Battery size, up to 3,000mAh, from the 2550mAh on the S6, which we hope this as well as Samsungs unconfirmed Exynos processor (UPDATE: SnapDragon 820 US, Exynos 8 Octa Core WORLD confirmed) helps the Battery life much more than the below average performance we found from the S6.

Camera wise, the Galaxy S7 sees a reduction in megapixels, but an increase in the size of the Pixels, which Samsung claim will not only retain video performance from the Galaxy S6 series, but improve the image processing over the S6. Something obviously we’ll have to wait until real world use to see.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

Just like with the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, the only difference is literally the Edge. Whilst Samsung haven’t announced anything new to the Edge features, the device itself is much larger 5.5 inch display.

And there you have it. What’s your impressions of the new Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, of course information is rather scarce as the device has just been announced, but it has to be said, it’s more of a small update rather than a breakthrough device which may leave many Samsung fans disappointed.


 

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