Earlier today, LG took the veil off the LG G5 giving the G series a dramatic makeover. Now Samsung is following suit with its...

Earlier today, LG took the veil off the LG G5 giving the G series a dramatic makeover. Now Samsung is following suit with its own announcement, though the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge expectedly are more of an evolution than a revolution, given the big changes Samsung made with the Galaxy S6 family last year.

talking about the Galaxy S7 Edge, this newer model sports a bigger 5.5-inch curved display compared to the S6 Edge that was the same size as the S6 proper. This likely isn’t a bad move on Samsung’s part – the bigger display on the S7 Edge is enough to differentiate it from the standard Galaxy S7, so folks might have a slightly easier time figuring out which device is right for them. Aside from that design change, the S7 Edge has thinner bezels on the left and right sides.

Other than those minor changes, there isn’t really much new here. On the bottom you’ll find a Micro USB port in the center, a 3.5mm headphone jack on the left, and a single speaker grill on the right. The power/standby button still sits on the right-hand side of each device, and the volume rockers sit on the left.

The Samsung Galaxy S7 comes with a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED Quad HD display, while the S7 Edge sports a 5.5-inch screen. Both smartphones come backed with either a Qualcomm Snapdragon or an Exynos processor, depending on the market.

Aside from that, they both sport 4GB of RAM, 32GB of on-board storage, and… get this… microSD expansion! That’s right — Samsung brought back expandable storage with the S7 and S7 Edge. You’ll be able to put up to a 200GB microSD card in the SIM 2 slot, which should definitely make Samsung fans happy.

Both the S7 and S7 Edge come with 12MP rear-facing cameras with an f/1.7 aperture and a 1.4µm pixel size. For comparison’s sake, the S6 and S6 Edge came with 16MP rear cameras, f/1.9 apertures and a pixel size of 1.12µm. Something to remember here is that megapixel count isn’t everything — the cameras on the S7 and S7 Edge will be able to let in 25% more light than on the S6 and S6 Edge.

Samsung also decided to leave out removable batteries on the S7 and S7 Edge, which shouldn’t be too much of a surprise considering the mostly-glass build of the smartphones. The S7 comes with a non-removable 3000mAh unit, while the S7 Edge has a 3600mAh cell. Both have Quick Charging and wireless charging capabilities, which is definitely a plus.

Similar to what’s being offered on the LG G5, both the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge come with always-on displays. The lock screens will have the ability to show time, a camera shortcut, notifications, weather information, battery percentage and a few other useful pieces of information. It was only a matter of time until Samsung jumped on the bandwagon, and we’re certainly happy the company is putting the Super AMOLED display to good use.

Samsung Galaxy S7 & S7 Edge full specs:

  Samsung Galaxy S7 Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
Display 5.1-inch Super AMOLED display
2560 x 1440 resolution
5.5-inch Super AMOLED display
2560 x 1440 resolution
Processor Samsung Exynos or octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon Samsung Exynos or octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon
RAM 4GB 4GB
Storage 32GB 32GB
MicroSD Yes, up to 200GB (Uses SIM 2 slot) Yes, up to 200GB (Uses SIM 2 slot)
Dust and water resistance IP68 rating IP68 rating
Cameras 12MP rear camera with f/1.7 aperture, 1.4-micron pixels, OIS
5MP front camera with f/1.7 aperture
12MP rear camera with f/1.7 aperture, 1.4-micron pixels, OIS
5MP front camera with f/1.7 aperture
Battery Non-removable 3000mAh battery Non-removable 3600mAh battery
Fast charging Yes Yes
Wireless charging Qi and PMA Qi and PMA
Software Android 6.0 Marshmallow Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Dimensions 142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9mm, 152g 150.9 x 72.6 x 7.7mm, 157g

 

Sellami Abdelkader Freelance Writer

Computer engineering student at the institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering in Algeria. Passionate about Web design, Technology and Electronic Gadget.