Samsung Mobile has officially announced it’s next Galaxy – The Samsung Galaxy S7. In an event named ‘Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2016’ held in Barcelona, the special features and specifications of the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge were unveiled. As expected, Samsung’s flagship comes with a bunch of improvements to it’s predecessor, the Samsung Galaxy S6. The major difference between S6 and S7 is, the Waterproof feature of Galaxy S5 has been brought back in S7, and the presence of external storage slot. Now, let’s see the peculiar features and specs of the next Galaxy in detail.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Specifications Overview
Screen & Display: 5.1 inch Quad HD, Super AMOLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass
Processor: Exynos 1.6 GHz octa core processor
Memory: 4GB RAM with internal memory of 32/64GB, dedicated card slot upto 200GB
Camera:12 MP dual pixel main camera and 5MP front camera
Special Features of Samsung Galaxy S7
Galaxy S7 Design
Samsung Galaxy S7 is 5.1 inches with quad HD Super AMOLED display, same as it’s predecessor. The edges are curved and is made of glass and metal. Specially crafted to provide superior grip, it is very comfortable to hold the device in your hand.
Water and Dust Resistant
Thank you Samsung for bringing back this exciting feature. Now, you can put your phone under water or in wet conditions without any hassle. The Galaxy S7 is IP68 resistant to both water and dust. That is, you can immerse it under water up to 1.5 meters for 30 minutes. Also, dust and small solid particles will not make scratches on your smart phone. Samsung Galaxy S7’s water proof feature has been strictly verified by manufacturers by keeping the microUSB and micro phone input ports open. So, don’t hesitate to play games near the pool or take group selfies on the beach.
Galaxy S7 Camera
The camera in S7 is 12 Mega pixels. A new dual pixel technology introduced by the manufacturers here. Instead of using single photo diode per pixel, the next galaxy comprises of two photo diodes per pixels which promises professional grade photos. The dual pixel in S7 makes its Autofocus incredibly fast. The performance of camera under low light conditions has been improved significantly compared to S6. The F1.7 lens and larger 1.4µm pixels on the image sensor captures more light which gives quality photos indoors and even after sunset.
Another notable feature of S7 camera is motion photo. With a single press on the shutter, you will be able to take a motion photo of 3 seconds duration. The front cam in S7 is 5 Megapixels with f/1.7 aperture and auto HDR. The wide selfie mode allows you to capture 120 degree angle group photos. The main feature of S7 selfie camera is the selfie flash, which makes the S7 screen to glow while taking selfies to get more enhanced photos.
Galaxy S7 Gaming
The Samsung Galaxy S7 is perfectly built to play high end Android Games. Adreno 530 Graphics processor is specifically embedded in S7 for gaming. The octa core processor and 4GB RAM gives the back end support. S7 processor is 30% faster than S6’s and it’s GPU got a boost of +64% in comparison with the predecessor. So, it’s time to forget about lag while playing Android games.
One of the most important issues while playing games was the device heating. While the game gets heated up, your device also does the same. The Galaxy S7 creators has taken good care about the device cooling. The hardware components are designed and packed such that the Samsung Galaxy S7 will not get heated up easily while you are on games. Another added feature; the battery doesn’t drain exponentially, as it usually does.
S7 introduces ‘Game Launcher’ which brings all your games under a single umbrella. All the newly downloaded games gets added automatically to the launcher. The S7 Game Launcher provides flexibility to control and configure game settings from a single place, with a single touch. You can mute the audio, hide the notifications and even control/set the battery usage through the game launcher.
Samsung VR Gear 360
With Samsung Galaxy S7 smart phone and VR Gear 360, you can save your favorite moments in full 360 degrees. There are two lenses in Gear 360, which captures 180 degrees each, contributing to 360 degrees full view. The pics may be recorded as 3840×1920 video or 30 MP photos. The Gear 360 is splash and dust resistant, just like your Galaxy S7. So, no worries to take pictures of Off road rides/splash sports.
Galaxy S7 Memory
3GB RAM in S6 has been expanded to 4GB in S7. The internal memory is 32/64GB. One of the reasons that everyone hated about S6 was the absence of external SD card slot. That issue has been resolved. S7 packs a dedicated SD card slot which is expandable upto 200GB.
The Samsung Galaxy S7 packs a 3000 mAh powerful battery(2550mAh in S6). With the increased capacity, the battery promises to work for long period. The charging time is reduced to just 90 minutes. The wireless charging is now faster than ever.
Shopping and Security
As it’s forerunner, S7 is also secured with Samsung Knox security and Samsung pay. In terms of hardware and software, Knox provides advanced protection and privacy. Samsung Pay on the other hand provides a means for easier shopping using your Samsung smart phone. It uses S7’s inbuilt fingerprint sensor to authenticate the transactions.
Take a look at the Official introduction video of Samsung Galaxy S7 by Samsung Inc.