The much anticipated Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge will be launched globally, and it will go for sale in almost 60 countries including Korea, Australia, Singapore, Europe, and the US starting this Friday.
Samsung claims that it received ?stronger than expected? pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge before the commercial launch. This year, Samsung would be competing its arch rival Apple in China to capture the market. President of Samsung Handset Business, Koh Dong-jin hopes that Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge would revive the sales in the markets such as China. Over the years, Apple has seen tremendous growth in the country, notes NDTV.
However, the company has divulged any numbers regarding the pre-orders it received in various markets. Samsung had announced that Gear VR will be included in the package for those who pre-order for Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. Moreover, the VR headset would be absolutely free for those buyers.
Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge would be shipped with company?s own octa-core Exynos 8890 chipset for some regions while the global variant will have the quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset. Apart from this, Samsung has included expansion slot which was widely anticipated change. The device would have two SIM card slots and one would double-up as expansion slot, where users can use microSD card expandable up to 200GB.
As far as other specifications, the Samsung Galaxy S7 sports a 5.1-inch screen that has QHD Super Amoled display, whereas the Galaxy S7 Edge would have a 5.5-inch screen and QHD Super Amoled display. In addition, the always-on display feature is infused in the device to let users check notifications, time, and date. Either smartphone?is said to have 4GB of RAM and a 12MP ‘Dual Pixel’ rear camera with smart OIS feature, along with it a 5MP secondary snapper is placed on the front panel above the display, according to GSM Arena.
The publication also notifies that both devices to run on Android 6.0 Marshmallow as well as IP68 rating certificate for dust and water resistance. However, in terms of battery the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge varies. The earlier one houses a 3000mAh battery and later one comes with a 3600mAh battery.