New Delhi – March 8, 2016 – Samsung Electronics today announced the launch of its much-awaited flagship devices, Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, in the Indian market.
Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge are available at an attractive price of INR 48,900 (32 GB) and INR 56,900 (32 GB), respectively.
Built Quality and Design
When we come to the built quality of the device which now brings metal and glass together seamlessly from every angle. Galaxy S7 Edge come with a thinner bezel and a larger immersive screen in the smallest possible frame, with a 5.5” s AMOLED Display for the Galaxy S7 edge .The edge screen on the Galaxy S7 edge is now even more powerful and convenient, with quick access to Applications and content.
At the back of the device there is premium glass finish,but it is a fingerprint magnetite as you can see in the image.
At right side of the phone ,there is narrow border with a lock button.
At the Top the phone,there is a sim + sdcard slot tray and a noise cancellation microphone.
At the bottom of the device ,there is speakers,fast charging port and 3.5mm audio jack.
The new ‘Always on Display’ feature allows users to easily check for updates, without having to worry about unlocking the phone.
It comes with Water and Dust resistance with IP (Ingress Protection) rating of 68 which can be immersed in 1.5 meters of water for up to 30 minutes.
Galaxy S7 edge introduce the first Dual Pixel camera on a smartphone, delivering brighter and sharper images, even in low light. With the help of Dual Pixel technology, brighter lens with wider aperture and bigger pixel. The camera has a more accurate autofocus even in low-light conditions. Motion Panorama, a new camera mode, brings movement to traditional panoramic photos, giving users a complete immersive visual experience.
The brighter F1.7 lens and larger 1.4µm pixels on the image sensor capture so much more light that your photos come out sharp and detailed.
It also comes with Motion Panorama which is first time on any mobile phones.You can capture sweeping movements in panoramas with motion.
Front camera comes with 5MP and with brighter F1.7 lens.It makes the selfies brighter and clearer.
Hardware & Performance
Samsung has also made significant hardware and software updates to optimize gaming performance on Galaxy S7 edge. The powerful processor (2.3 GHz + 1.6 GHz Exynos 8890 Octa Core Processor) and battery ensure longer playing time, and the internal cooling system keeps the device from overheating. Galaxy S7 edge come with 3600mAh battery. Samsung has also added a dramatically enhanced GPU – which does the heavy lifting for graphics. This is about 60 percent more powerful than the one in Galaxy S6 Edge.
Gaming gets serious with the new Galaxy S7 edge. Even the most graphic heavy games run ever so smoothly with significantly less lag and battery drain. The smartphones do not heat up easily, allowing gamers to keep their cool and focus on winning when the game heats up. The new flagships now have Game Launcher and Game Tools, which lets the user control everything from battery usage to interruptions.
Samsung’s latest advances in graphics set a new industry standard. Both Galaxy S7 and S7 edge are the first smartphones with Vulkan: the next generation graphics API that was brought to life in partnership between Samsung, Google and Khronos group. Vulkan delivers PC-quality gaming experience on a device you can hold in your hand.
Galaxy S7 edge are powered with LTE Cat 9 connectivity.The new custom CPU, powerful GPU and 4GB RAM make for a potent combination.With microSD support, you have the option to extend storage capacity as you need. It comes with hybrid Slots which means ,if you need more storage, you can insert a microSD card (Expandable Storage Capacity of 200 GB) and a SIM card. If you need separate lines for work and for personal use, the same tray can be used to hold two SIM cards instead.
Galaxy Edge S7 comes with Fast charging Support ,it charges almost in 100mins.
Display Technology => A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor) 5.5” Quad HD Super AMOLED
Dual edge 5.5”
1440 X 2560 Resolution
Pixel Density (PPI) is refers to the concentration of pixels on a particular display, measured in pixels per inch (ppi). Pixel density is calculated by dividing the diagonal pixel resolution of a display by its diagonal size, higher pixel density better display quality. 534 ppi
Display Protection => Gorilla Glass is a special alkali-aluminosilicate glass shield with exceptional damage resistance that helps protect mobile displays from scratches, drops, and bumps of everyday use, It is always better to go for a smartphone with Gorilla Glass for that added protection and peace of mind. Corning Gorilla Glass 5 (Curved edge screen)
Chipset is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming. Octa Core Snapdragon 820 / Exynos 8890, 64 bit Chipset
CPU (Central Processing Unit) mostly known as processors, CPU processes instructions in order to carry out certain functions that make your device operate properly. Processors are often described as the brain of computers, smartphones and tablets, Smartphones and tablets rely on processors to carry out their every task, Processors are an incredibly important factor in selecting any type of computing device, including your smartphone. Octa core (2.3GHz Quad + 1.6GHz Quad), 64 bit Chipset
GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion. Adreno 530 / Mali-T880 MP12
RAM (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices. 4 GB
Internal Storage is a data storage space (flash memory) mostly used in smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices where operating system, apps, music, photos, videos, files and other user data Is stored. Internal: 32/64 GB
Memory Card Slot is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras. (microSD, up to 200 GB)
Fingerprint recognition or fingerprint authentication refers to the automated method of verifying a match between two human fingerprints. Fingerprints are one of many forms of bio metrics used to identify individuals and verify their identity.
Sound is a vibration that propagates as a typically audible mechanical wave of pressure and displacement, through a medium such as air or water. Front-ported loud speaker
Sensors are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device. Fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, Samsung pay O2
Camera is able to capture photographs and usually videos, The most important characteristics of a camera are the resolution (measured in megapixels), lens focus type (fixed or automatic), higher megapixel cameras are known to capture higher quality photos, but not always a good measurement of the photos quality. 12MP rear camera with dual pixel f/1.7
1/2.6' sensor size, 1.4 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, Auto HDR, panorama
Flash Light => There is commonly two types of flash lights are used in camera mobile phones, LED Flash (LED flash offers lower power consumption with drive circuitry that takes up very little room, LEDs can be strobed faster than any other light source), Xenon Flash (xenon flash produces an extremely intense full-spectrum white light for a very short duration) LED flash
5 MP, f/1.7, dual video call, Auto HDR
SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) is a small card that contains mobile network subscriber's account information. This allows the phone using the card to attach to a mobile network. The SIM card is most commonly associated with GSM and UMTS mobile networks. Moving a SIM card from one phone to another allows a subscriber to switch mobile phones without having to contact their mobile network carrier. SIM cards can also be used by a phone to store limited amounts of data, such as phone numbers and text messages. Nano SIM
UMTS / HSPA+ (850, 900, 1700, 1900, 2100 MHz)
4G LTE (B1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 20, 25, 28, 40)
LTE Cat.9 (450/50Mbps)
Wi-Fi is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world.
GPS The Global Positioning System is a satellite-based radio navigation system, GPS permits users to determine their position, velocity and the time 24 hours a day, in all weather, anywhere in the world, In order to locate your position, your device or GPS receiver must have a clear view of the sky.
Bluetooth is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices.
Infrared connectivity is an old wireless technology used to connect two electronic devices. It uses a beam of infrared light to transmit information and so requires direct line of sight and operates only at close range.
NFC (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inches.
Wireless Charging (Inductive Charging) uses an electromagnetic field to transfer energy between two objects. This is usually done with a charging station. Energy is sent through an inductive coupling to an electrical device, which can then use that energy to charge batteries or run the device.
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