On Sunday evening, 22 February, in Barcelona Samsung unveiled its new flagship smartphone: Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge. The presentation took place on the eve of the mobile world Congress.
The new models are an improved modification of the previous flagship S6 and S6 Edge. S7 has a diagonal of 5.1 inches, S7 Edge (with both edges curved, just like its predecessor) is 5.5 inches.
«The glass is still carefully tailored to the metal, the processor is faster (by a third), cameras capture better still, the batteries become bigger, appeared from the water, back the microSD. But no revolution,» writes a site «News».
Except for the appearance and size is almost identical. Both work on Android 6.0, or both, depending on the sales region, can be equipped with 4-core (2 core Kryo 2.15 GHz + 2 cores 1.6 GHz Kryo) systems-on-chip Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 with Adreno 530 graphics, or 8-core Samsung Exynos (4 cores x 2.3 GHz + 4 cores x 1.6 GHz). Both CPU are 64-bit and manufactured by the most progressive of today’s 14-nanometer process technology using three-dimensional placement of transistors (FinFET).
Smartphones are equipped with 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB built-in flash, manufactured with the most advanced technology of today UFS 2.0. Supported microSD capacity up to 200 GB, so that problems with memory for storage of data users should not arise.
Batteries novelties thoroughly grown – 2550 mAh at up to 3000 Galaxy S6, Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S6 2600 to 3600 Edge the Galaxy S7 Edge. Apparently, because of this the machines had to «get fat». The thickness of the Galaxy S7 is 7.7 mm (Galaxy S6 – 6.8 mm, excluding protruding camera module), and Galaxy S7 Edge is 7.7 mm. But now camera plump smartphones almost do not protrude out of the case. While charging a fully discharged Galaxy S7 adapter support fast charging for 90 minutes.
During the presentation, more attention was paid to the camera innovations. Instead of 16 megapixels in last year’s models they are only 12 – the pixels become larger to capture more light. And increased the aperture to F a record 1.7. Samsung led in comparative examples shooting on the Galaxy S7 and iPhone 6s Plus, clearly showed the advantages of Korean vehicles when shooting in low light conditions.