Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge Unveiled

Monday, February 29, 2016

The new Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge were officially announced last week at the Barcelona World Congress.

The company's new flagship models have been the subject of speculation for months, but they boast impressive specs for top-of-the-range smartphones.

The handsets feel smaller and thinner than previous models, without losing functionality. The S7 has a 5.1 inch screen, while the S7 Edge clocks in at an impressive 5.5 inches (thanks to its specially moulded wraparound screen).

The phones both run Quad HD Super AMOLED technology, resulting in a clear and bright image display of 2560x1440 pixels. These screens provide better maximum brightness and contrast, and claim to break records for their performance in ambient light.

Both devices feature a Snapdragon 820 processor and Always-on Displays. These innovative new displays will remain on even when the phone is off, so you can always see important notifications.

The handsets also come with rear-facing Dual Pixel 12 megapixel cameras that promise to take better photos even in low light: the f/1.7 aperture, combined with larger pixels, lets 95% more light into the system.

The S7 Edge expands on Samsung’s previous edge technology with a new and improved edge panel that’s especially useful for viewing notifications or scrolling new items. The technology has also recently been opened up to third party developers, so it won’t be long before companies are finding new and innovative ways to utilise the edge panel.

Other new features on the S7 range are more storage and water resistance. The handsets will include a Micro SD card slot, allowing for an extra 200 gigabytes of extra storage, and the phones can also survive total immersion in 1.5 metres of water for up to 30 minutes.

Both devices go on sale in the UK from 11 March 2016 and are available for pre-order now. The S7 handset costs £569, and the S7 Edge is £639. Get cheap calls to Poland with your brand new device.


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