Details of the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge emerge

Almost a year has passed since the reveal of the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the beautifully different S6 edge. Between then and now, Samsung also unleashed a larger version of edge, in the form of the Galaxy S6 edge+.

Now, in the build up to what will be one of the first major conferences of 2016, Mobile World Congress (MWC), a source updated us all on Samsung’s plans, detailing some of the specs of the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge. According to the source, we are going to get the following:

Galaxy S7

Galaxy S7 edge

Galaxy S6

Galaxy S6 edge+

Display

5.1” Super AMOLED 1440x2560

5.5” curved Super AMOLED 1440x2560

5.1” Super AMOLED 1440x2560

5.7” curved Super AMOLED 1440x2560

Battery

3000 mAh

3600 mAh

2550 mAh

3000 mAh

Chipset (region specific)

Exynos 8 Octa 8890 or Snapdragon 820

Exynos 8 Octa 8890 or Snapdragon 820

Exynos 7420

Exynos 7420

Processors

Quad-core 2.3GHz + Quad-core 1.6GHz

Quad-core 2.3GHz + Quad-core 1.6GHz

Quad-core 2.1 GHz + Quad-core 1.5GHz

Quad-core 2.1 GHz + Quad-core 1.5GHz

Memory

4GB

4GB

3GB

4GB

Storage (GB)

32/64 + microSD up to 200GB

32/64 + microSD up to 200GB

32/64

32/64

Camera

12MP, f/1.7 lens

12MP, f/1.7 lens

16MP, f/1.9 lens

16MP, f/1.9 lens

As you can see from the table above, comparing the S7 models to the S6 versions, the major differences are:

  • Storage & Memory – microSD card support for both handsets and a 1GB increase in RAM
  • Battery – increased battery size
  • Camera – MP count down, but better lens included (likely a better sensor to maintain image quality)

We didn't include the S6 edge in our comparison table, but the improvements to battery, storage, memory and camera are the same as the S6. There's no word on a successor to the edge+ just yet.

One major difference touted for the display is the inclusion of AOD, or always-on display, which can show downloaded content, and is said to consume just 1% of the battery per hour.

Design is reported to be nearly identical to the current Galaxy S6 models. We can only speculate slightly different button size or placement to accommodate the slightly changed internals. However the camera “hump” is reported to have gone! Colors are standard fare now, coming in black, white and gold.

We’re sure many of our readers are on the lookout for a new handset, but is there enough there to tempt you to the latest Galaxy model?

Source: Venture Beat | Image courtesy of Hot Digital News

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