LG risked too much with its LG G5, we will see how this new device will perform in the market infront of its new rivals. We are talking about the latest release from Samsung camp, Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge Galaxy. Samsung’s latest flagship phones restore a couple of popular features dropped from the previous generation.

#MWC16 – Samsung Launches Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, a mere two updates


Both devices share many of the same specifications as LG G5, starting with the use of SoC Snapdragon 820 and Exynos Octa 8 8890 (this will be available in the European market) coupled with 4 GB of RAM LPDDR4 with a model that starts with 32 GB of internal storage expandable by microSD, and waterproofing (IP68 certified) are the highlights of Samsung’s flagship this year. The most visible differences between the two devices are focused on their screens, an AMOLED Quad HD panel (2560 x 1440p) of 5.1 inches for the Galaxy S7 while the Galaxy S7 Edge grows to the5.5 “ with curved sides with respective batteries 3000mAh and 3600mAh  capacities featuring fast charging cable and wireless charging.

Another striking change is the use of a 12 megapixels primary camera with an f / 1.7 aperture that promises to capture a better images in low light. The company goes on to state that the sensor is able to gather 95 percent more light than the Galaxy S6, which is compounded by an optical stabilizer  image  (OIS) to perform faster avoiding blurry photos. On the front we have a sensor 5MP camera.


The Galaxy S7 throws dimensions of 142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9 mm in thickness with a weight of 152 grams and will be available in black and golden color. The Galaxy S7 Edge reaches 150.9 x 72.6 x 7.7 mm in thickness with 157 grams in weight, also available in gray, both have 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth 4.2, microUSB  (USB 2.0, no USB 3.0 Type-C), NFC, and will go on sale on March 11 to a respective price of 699 and 799 euros. 

A positive change in relation to its predecessor is also a greater capacity battery. It supports fast and wireless charging. At the same time run out USB Type C. It is a pity, but the manufacturer argues that the desire to preserve compatibility with existing market Samsung VR goggles.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Specifications

Operating system Android 6.0 with TouchWiz Marshmallow
Screen 5.1 “Super AMOLED 2560 x 1440 pixels, 577 ppi
Processor quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 / octa Octa Exynos 8 8890
Internal storage 32/64 GB + microSD card reader
Camera 12 megapixels Dual Pixel, f / 1.7 (recording 4K UHD) / 8 megapixels, f / 1.7 (recording 1080p)
Communication Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, LTE
Battery 3000 mAh, optional high-speed and wireless charging
Dimensions 142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9 mm
Weight 152 g