Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge were unveiled last Sunday (February 21) at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain and their specs are a direct challenge to their main rival, the iPhone 7.
Both almost look the same except for their screens. Galaxy S7 has a smaller 5.1-inch display compared to the 5.5-inch screen of the Galaxy S7 Edge, which is also a bit curvier than the former. Because of the larger screen size, the S7 Edge will have a slightly larger battery to sustain its power, but that would be it when it comes to physical difference between the two devices.
As for the functions of the smartphones, the upgrades are mainly devoted to the improvement of their cameras. According to a report on Time, the cameras are aiming to capture ?better images in dim conditions.?
It is also said that the cameras are capable of capturing better photos with larger pixels through their camera sensors and lenses that allow more light to come in. Each smartphone will also showcase a new autofocusing technique that ?puts subjects into focus more quickly? than their predecessors. To show the difference between the Galaxy S7 and the iPhone 6s, Samsung presented side-by-side comparison shots which highlighted how Apple?s device is Samsung?s biggest challenger.
Furthermore, going to Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge?s advantage over the other smartphones and the upcoming iPhone 7, it is generally revolving around the virtual reality Samsung is showcasing in their newly-launched devices. The company will be giving Gear VR headsets to those who will pre-order a Galaxy S7 in the United States which will further build the Samsung?s lead over other smartphones aiming to get into VR development.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg helped to promote the latest VR efforts of Samsung, which resulted into the partnership between Samsung and Facebook?s Oculus unit, said a report from IBTimes.
Aside from the spec upgrades mentioned above, the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge will also have longer duration of battery life as Samsung improved each battery boosting it to 3000 milliampere-hour (from 2550 mAh) for Galaxy S7 and to 3600mAh (from 2500mAh) for Galaxy S7 Edge. The two smartphones are also waterproof and will once again have a microSD card slot, a feature removed last year.
Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge will hit the market March 11 in the United States, but pre-orders will be accepted as early as February 23, Tuesday. The price for each of the smartphone and its release worldwide has not been announced yet.