Top 7 things to know about the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge

Top 7 things to know about the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge

The smartphone giant Samsung was taunting their new flagship device for a while, and finally they unveiled their new flagship devices the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge at an event in MWC,2016, although Samsung didn’t disclose a lot of things about their new flagship devices, but according to sources the devices the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge will hopefully hit the Indian market by March or April.

The new flagship devices comes with a lot of improvement, which includes the new curvier edges at the back, larger display, Improved UI, etc, so without further ado, let’s talk about the top 7 things which you should know about the new upcoming Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge

Top 7 things to know about the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge

So, here are the top 7 things you might wanna know about the new Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge-

1.Hybrid Card Slot

Well Samsung has corrected their mistake, and now they have introduced a hybrid card slot in the new S7 and S7 Edge, so it can hold either two nano sims or a nano sim and a microSD card, the memory can be expanded up to 200 GB, which is big relief for those who keep a lot files in their smartphones.

2.Controlled Heating

Samsung’s flagship devices are also known for exhibiting heating issues under heavy usage, however, Samsung has managed to drop out the heating issue in their new Samsung S7 and the S7 Edge by introducing a cooling system, which will keep the chipset cool during intensive usage, which includes heavy gaming, continuous HD video recording, etc.


Samsung has also increased the battery size in their new flagship devices, the new S7 packs a 3000 mAh battery, whereas, the S7 Edge packs a much bigger 3600 mAh battery, so users will get easily 1-2 days of usage. Apart from Wireless charging, the devices also come with Quick Charge 3.0 support.

4.Improved Camera

Both the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the S7 Edge features a 12 MP rear facing camera and a 5 MP front-facing camera, Samsung has increased the pixel size by 1.4 microns by reducing the megapixels, which will help users to take much better low light pictures.


According to sources Samsung might have used their new SOC  i.e the new Exynos 8890 octa-core chipset, which is paired with 4 GB of RAM and an Mali-T880 MP12 GPU in the S7 and S7 Edge, although, there might also be a slight chance that Samsung has fitted a Snapdragon 820 quad-core processor coupled with 4 GB of RAM and an Adreno 530, so whether it’s heavy gaming or multi-tasking, both the devices will offer a great experience.

6.Water and Dust resistant

This feature was last seen on the Galaxy S5, but thankfully Samsung has brought back it in the new Galaxy S7 and the S7 Edge, basically both the devices are IP68 certified, making it capable enough to resist a good amount of dust and water without getting any kind of damage.

7.Improved UI

Samsung’s touch wiz UI might not be the best Android skin, but over time they have improved a lot and the features added in the S7 and the S7 Edge tells the rest of the story, both the devices now has a new features which are the “Always on display”, which on being turned shows time, calendar, etc, and the good thing is that less than 1 % of battery gets consumed by the “Always on display”. The edge panel in the S7 Edge comes with new tweaks, so the Edge display now comes with two columns which make navigating a lot more easier, the edge panel also comes with customizable widgets leaving users with various shortcuts to try.


General Samsung Galaxy S7 Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
Released Date March 2016 March 2016
Sim Dual-sim Dual-sim
Sim-Type Nano Nano
Weight 157 g 152 g
O.S Android v6.0(Marshmallow) Android v6.0(Marshmallow)
Display Galaxy S7 Galaxy S7 Edge
Screen Size 5.1 inch 5.5 inch
Display Type Super AMOLED Super AMOLED
Resolution 1440×2560 pixels 1440×2560 pixels
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 4  Corning Gorilla Glass 4
Hardware Galaxy S7 Galaxy S7 Edge
Processor 2.15 GHz Quad-core Snapdragon 820
2.3 GHz Octa-core Exynos 8890
2.15 GHz Quad-core Snapdragon 820
2.3 GHz Octa-core Exynos 8890
GPU Adreno 530/Mali-T880 MP12 Adreno 530/Mali-T880 MP12
Internal memory 32/64 GB 32/64 GB
micro-SD slot Yes Yes
Expandable memory up to 200 GB up to 200 GB
Sensors Proximity,Accelerometer Gyro,Compass
Barometer,Heart Rate,SpO2
Proximity,Accelerometer Gyro,Compass
Barometer, Heart Rate, SpO2
Camera Galaxy S7 Galaxy S7 Edge
Primary Camera 12 MP 12 MP
Secondary Camera 5 MP 5 MP
Video 4K recording at 2160p @30fps 4K recording at 2160p @30fps
Features LED flash,panorama,touch focus face detection,Geo-tagging,OIS,HDR LED flash,panorama,auto/touch focus face detection,Geo-tagging,OIS,HDR
Connectivity Galaxy S7 Galaxy S7 Edge
Wi-Fi Yes Yes
Bluetooth v 4.2 v 4.2
EDGE Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
3G Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
FM Radio No No
NFC Yes Yes
Audio Jack Yes,3.5 mm stereo audio jack Yes,3.5 mm stereo audio jack
USB micro-USB,v 2.0 micro-USB,v 2.0
Battery Galaxy S7 Galaxy S7 Edge
Capacity 3000 mAh (Li-lon) 3600 mAh (Li-lon)
Removable No No
Store & Price Galaxy S7 Galaxy S7 Edge
flipkart Rs 48,900Click here to buy Rs 56,900Click here to buy