The South Korean handset maker Samsung launched its much-hyped flagship smartphone at its own Galaxy Unpacked 2016 event in Barcelona. Dubbed as Galaxy S7 Edge, this is the company's new member in the Edge series of phones that are known for their curved display design and high-end specifications.
Samsung's newest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S7 Edge, continues the fashion set by Samsung, and brings an array of new features on board to catch the fancy of its fans and consumers.
Samsung this time, has introduced some interesting changes in features and specifications, which include the addition of dual-pixel rear camera, liquid cooling system, much powerful chipset, and more. The Samsung Galaxy boasts beauty with bold features and specifications, to give competition to the company's arch-rival Apple's iPhone 6s and upcoming iPhone 7.
Samsung's new beast has a lot more to offer, which makes it a superior offering in the market. Just in case you are wondering what's new in the Samsung Galaxy S7, let's take a look at its top of the line 7 new features that were not seen on the 2015 flagship smartphone Galaxy S6 Edge.
Always on curved display
The Galaxy S7 Edge flaunts a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display of Quad HD quality, offering a resolution of 2560×1440 pixels, which is translated into a huge 534ppi. However, what makes the difference is the always-on curved edge display which was not available on the predecessor.
The "Always-On Display" permanently shows a clock with notifications, a calendar, or an image on the S7's screen, however it does not need more battery to stay lit up. As per the company, this edge feature will consume only half a percent of battery per hour.
The brilliance of Snapdragon 820
The Galaxy S7 Edge is all about powerful performance. Credit goes to Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 processor that pumps up the device to ensure it performs smoothly. Samsung however has also launched another variant that features its in-house Exynos 8 Octa 8890 chipset with octa-core SoC. It is safe to say that this device boasts more powerful SoC than its predecessor, which is powered by SND810 and Exynos 7 series processor.
More storage space
While the Galaxy S6 Edge was praised for its high-build quality and curved screen, it also had a big minus point - the lack of expandable memory capability. With the Galaxy S7 Edge, the company has employed the hybrid dual SIM support that lets you use the second slot as an expansion slot.
You get a massive 4GB LPDDR4 RAM, paired with 32GB/64GB ROM, which can be expanded up to 200GB via microSD card slot.
Better and more powerful photography skills
It may seem that the new Samsung smartphone won't do better in the photography department due to the lowered camera MP count, but it instead has been done to improve the camera performance.
Samsung has brought about one of the most significant changes in the camera. The company has lowered the resolution to 12MP on the rear than last year's variant, but only to offer larger pixels and f/1.7 aperture, which lets in 56% more light than its predecessor. This mean that the camera will deliver clearer and crisper shots, and ensure great imaging performance to its users.
Coming to the specifications, the Galaxy S7 Edge features a 12MP rear camera with LED flash, f/1.7 aperture, Smart OIS. On the front, it employs a 5MP camera with f/1.7 aperture.
Water and dust resistance
With the Galaxy S7, Samsung has finally introduced the long desired feature on its smartphones. The phone is the result of numerous improvement and refinement over its predecessor. One such feature is 'IP68 rating', which is water and dust resistance.
This IP68 rating allows for submersion up to 1.5 meters of water for 30 minutes. We couldn't have asked for more from Samsung for its Galaxy S7 Edge smartphones.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is shipped with the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow with TouchWiz UI out of the box. The Android 6.0 comes with App permission, Google's Now on Tap, Doze Mode, RAM Manager, Auto backup and restore, Battery life, Auto handling apps, Android Pay and etc. Moreover, the TouchWiz UI is more streamlined, and optimized to offer smooth and fluid performance.
In this case, the Samsung has addressed the battery deficiency from the last year's Galaxy S6 Edge. The company has increased battery life up to 3600mAh battery in the S7 Edge, which is significantly larger. Also, both the devices retains the Fast Charging technology on both wired and wireless (WPC and PMA) charging.