Samsung India today announced that both the smartphones (Samsung S7 and Samsung S7 edge) will go on sale on 18th March 2016.
Price for the Samsung Galaxy S7 is Rs. 48,900 while the Samsung S7 Edge will cost Rs. 56,900 for the 32 GB version. The price for the 64 GB version of the smartphones is yet not shared by Samsung India. Those who pre-book before 17th march will get the Samsung VR headset with both the smartphones. You can pre-book from Flipkart.
The MWC got kicked off on 21 feb and the new Samsung flagship got unveiled on the 21st Feb 2016 in a packed house with 1000s of tech enthusiasts and media persons.
Samsung Galaxy S7 and the S7 edge come in 5.1 inches and 5.5 inch display size.
- Samsung Galaxy S7 (5.1 inch Quad HD Display)
- Samsung Galaxy S7 Plus (5.5 inch Quad HD Display)
Design wise the Samsung S7 and the Samsung S7 Edge are not too much different when compared the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge.
The camera bump which was there on the Samsung S6 and S6 Edge has been reduced in the Samsung S7 and S7 Edge to make them look better and sleeker.
Samsung was vastly criticized for using a small battery with 2650 mAH capacity on the Samsung S6 which was not sufficient considering the 2K display and the powerful processor. Samsung S7 Edge comes with 3600 mAH battery capacity and the Samsung S7 comes with 3000 mAH battery capacity.
Both the smartphones are water resistant and also dust proof , the smartphones can be submerged in water for 30 minutes upto a depth of 1.5 metres.
Samsung has done the sealing of the smartphones from inside to make them much better protected against the water damage.
Samsung has not updated the front camera from 5 MP sensor on S6 to an 8 MP camera for the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, which is a bit of low point for the devices. Recently Samsung launched the Samsung A9 2016 which comes with a 8 MP front camera.
The rear camera is also much improved comes with Dual sized pixels and with a higher aperture of 1.7 with a 12 Megapixel camera.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Price and Availability
The Samsung S6 (32 GB) was launched at Rs. 49,900 while the S6 Edge was launched at Rs. 58,900, the new mobiles are similarly priced when compared to the older devices.
The Samsung Galaxy S7 (32 GB) costs 48,900 in the Indian market and buyers will also get the VR Headset free along with the purchase of both Samsung S7 and the S7 Edge mobiles.
The price of the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge costs Rs. 56,900 for the 32 GB Version.
The Samsung Galaxy S7 and Edge sports 4 GB of high speed LP DDR4 Ram and come in 32 GB , 64 GB variants. The Samsung S7 and S7 Edge also has support for 200 GB memory card.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Performance
Samsung has launched the Samsung Galaxy S7 with 2 different processors – 1) Snapdragon 820 and 2). Exynos 8890.
It is known that the US will get smartphones with the Snapdragon 820 Processor and rest of regions including India will get the Exynos 8890 based Samsung S7 and S7 Edge devices.
The current generation of Samsung Galaxy S6 runs on the Exynos 7420 processor which is way faster than the Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810. Samsung earlier dropped the idea of using the SD 810 due to heating issues in the S6 last year.
As per some of the early benchmarks the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 is slightly better when compared to the Exynos 8890. We wonder why Samsung don’t want to keep the same processor for all regions, Why a special treatment for US? May be because they can’t have so many of SD 820 due to supply constraints.
Samsung S7 and S7 Edge comes with 12 Mega pixel rear camera with large pixel size and bigger aperture with f/1.7 to improve low light photography. The front camera however stays at 5 MP for the smartphone and there is no dedicated flash. However it also clicks really good selfies compared to lot of 5 MP sensors.
The Samsung Galaxy S7 have a screen size of 5.1 inches with Super Amoled Quad HD Display, with 577 PPI and the S7 Edge comes with the curved 5.5 inches display which is one of the bestscreen on any smartphone out there.
Both the smartphones offer 4G LTE connectivity along with the VOLTE support and also has the Dual Hybrid Sim support.
Weight and Thickness
Samsung S7 has a thickness of 7.9 mm and weighs 156 grams while the Samsung S7 Edge has a thickness of 7.7 mm and weighs 157 grams, which is not too much considering the large battery size.