samsung galaxy s7 edge 2016

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Samsung galaxy s7 edge released date on march 2016.

Introduction Samsung galaxy s7 edge 2016

Samsung’s re-invention has gone into season 2 with the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge. They ramp up the camera to a whole new level, make the display Always On and retool the other features.

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Samsung galaxy s7 edge 2016 at a glance:

  • Form factor: Metal and glass body; IP68 water resistance (beyond 1.5m for 30 min)
  • Screen: Curved 5.5″ Super AMOLED; 2,560 x 1,440px (534ppi)
  • Camera: 12MP Dual Pixel, f/1.7, Smart OIS; 2160p video capture; 5MP, f/1.7 selfie camera
  • Chipset: Snapdragon 820 or Exynos 8890; 4GB of RAM; 32GB or 64GB storage; microSD slot
  • Connectivity: Optional dual-SIM (hybrid slot); NFC + MST for Samsung Pay; microUSB 2.0
  • Battery: 3,600mAh; Fast wired and wireless charging
  • Misc: Fingerprint reader

MWC 2016 Samsung

Samsung galaxy s7 edge 2016 at a glance:

  • Form factor: Metal and glass body; IP68 water resistance (beyond 1.5m for 30 min)
  • Screen: Flat 5.1″ Super AMOLED; 2,560 x 1,440px (577ppi)
  • Camera: 12MP Dual Pixel, f/1.7, Smart OIS; 2160p video capture; 5MP, f/1.7 selfie camera
  • Chipset: Snapdragon 820 or Exynos 8890; 4GB of RAM; 32GB or 64GB storage; microSD slot
  • Connectivity: Optional dual-SIM (hybrid slot); NFC + MST for Samsung Pay; microUSB 2.0
  • Battery: 3,000mAh; Fast wired and wireless charging
  • Misc: Fingerprint reader

Samsung galaxy s7 edge 2016 hands-on

This year “edge” means “big.” Not S6 edge+ big, but the 5.5″ curved Super AMOLED screen puts the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge above the regular S6 (and S7).

Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ (left) and Samsung Galaxy S7 edge (right) - MWC 2016 SamsungSamsung Galaxy S6 edge+ (left) and Samsung Galaxy S7 edge (right) - MWC 2016 Samsung
Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ (left) and Samsung Galaxy S7 edge (right)

The screen features an Always-On function, which is said to draw 1% battery charge per hour. Besides the time and date, the screen shows a subtle wallpaper to make things a little fancier.

MWC 2016 Samsung

The front and back of the S7 edge are covered by tough glass. Both panes have been 3D thermo-formed, a process unique to Samsung. Also, the new design includes a camera that protrudes less than half a millimeter from the back.

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The curved glass has been 3D thermo-formed

The camera sets a mobile record with its f/1.7 aperture. It also has extra-large (but not the largest ever) 1.4µm pixels on its new 12MP sensor. Samsung had a low-light test setup and the Galaxy S7 edge wiped the floor with the S6 edge+ on imaging.

It was an easy win too, the camera sensor now picks up 56% more light thanks to the larger pixels, another 25% courtesy of the brighter aperture. Multiply one by the other and you realize the Galaxy S7 has 95% more light to work with.

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The camera just barely peeks up from the back

The image sensor features Dual Pixel focusing – similar to Phase Detection autofocus, but Samsung claims it’s four times faster. And it is, we tested that too and it ran circles around the iPhone 6s.

Samsung galaxy s7 edge specs :

Model Name Galaxy S7
Display 5.1 inch Display (1440 X 2560 Resolution)
(Super AMOLED, Force Touch with  TouchWIZ UI)
Processor Octa Core Snapdragon 820,
Exynos 8890, 64 bit Chipset
Dimensions 142.4 X 69.6 X 7.9 mm, 152 grams
SIM Nano SIM, Samsung Pay
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5,
IP68 Water & Dust Resistance
GPU Adreno 530, Mali-T880 MP12
~577 ppi pixel density
OS Android v6.0 (Marshmallow OS)
RAM 4 GB
Memory 32 / 64 GB,
Micro SD up to 200 GB
Camera 12 MP f/1.7 primary camera, 26 mm
5 MP Front facing camera with Dual Video call
Networking 2G, 3G, 4G LTE, HSPA, GSM support
v4.2 Bluetooth, NFC, Wi-Fi, A-GPS, GLONASS
Sensors Fingerprint, Retina Scanner, Auto HDR, Gyro, OIS,
Accelerometer, Barometer, Proximity, Heart Rate etc.
Battery 3000 mAh Non-Removable Battery
Colors Black, Silver, Gold, White
Release date March 11, 2016

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