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Gore-tex mics, thermoformed glass: 10 little-known design facts about the Galaxy S7 & S7 edge

Gore-tex mics, thermoformed glass: 10 little-known design facts about the Galaxy S7 & S7 edge

From the tapered ergonomic contours, to the slimmer camera module, the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge have taken quite some time to develop into what they are now - thin waterproof handsets with large batteries made with the most premium materials and sporting the highest-end specs, ready to deserve their $600+ starting price. 

Yes, the design story of the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge is an intriguing one, despite the saying that they look largely the same on the outside as the Galaxy S6 or S6 edge.

Did you know that the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge mics are wrapped in Gore-Tex? Or that they have a single tiny liquid cooling pipe to take away the processing heat while gaming? How about that they feature 3D thermoformed glass chassis, or that they have foolproof short-circuit protection inside? 

Check out the slideshow below, if you want to discover all the little-known, subtle design facts about the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge that might make all the difference.

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posted on 01 Mar 2016, 07:34 10

1. TerryTerius (Posts: 1942; Member since: 10 Apr 2014)


I have never liked jet black devices. Mostly because black prevents you from seeing the contours or details of anything. It kills the shine completely. I always liked that gorgeous sapphire blue-black they used instead. It's a shame it's gone.

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 08:06 12

8. Bjray (Posts: 180; Member since: 29 May 2014)


Ironically, I'm glad they finally switched back this year. But also the onyx black isn't truly "jet black" in-person, the hue changes depending where your looking at it.

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 08:49 3

17. hexa-core. (banned) (Posts: 58; Member since: 28 Feb 2016)


I dislike black. I'll take any colour other than black.

Period.

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 08:54 2

20. Clars123 (Posts: 818; Member since: 16 Mar 2015)


Okay..........

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 12:03

27. SYSTEM_LORD (Posts: 750; Member since: 05 Oct 2015)


Yeah. The only reason I chose a black Z3C is because of the potential flash bleed rumors, and I wanted a black front panel. I didn't want the fruity color options, but I also didn't want a white front as it was gonna go in a case

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 20:44 2

36. 14545 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


Racist.

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 08:43 1

13. fonelover (Posts: 241; Member since: 19 Mar 2015)


Icon packs ruin a lot, default wallpaper is also very frustrating.

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 08:45

14. rubyonrails3 (Posts: 276; Member since: 01 Oct 2014)


I always liked white color phones and never liked black color cuz I was not fan of AMOLED but now I love AMOLED displays and I consume a lof of media content on my phone so black colored phones give me more immersive experience.. I never thought I'll buy black phones but now if display is AMOLED then color should be black though nexus 6p is unique I can have white and black too. which I've ..

posted on 02 Mar 2016, 05:29

37. pongkie (Posts: 636; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)


what they looked nice I just saw the actual sample and it's better than gold

posted on 06 Mar 2016, 00:00

41. TrevorB1 (Posts: 64; Member since: 30 Dec 2015)


Agreed.

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 07:35 3

2. SonyFindOneDroidple (Posts: 810; Member since: 11 May 2013)


Note 6 please :)

posted on 05 Mar 2016, 11:42

40. GTRagnarok (Posts: 34; Member since: 22 Aug 2014)


"I have a dream..."

6" 4K AMOLED
6GB RAM
256GB storage + microSD
4000mAH battery
IP68

posted on 07 Mar 2016, 03:21

43. vijay.alapati (Posts: 157; Member since: 08 Jan 2015)


Keep dreaming......nexus 6 was flop because its 6"

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 07:42 1

3. saif2711 (Posts: 69; Member since: 22 Feb 2016)


Overhyped..will not beat iphone 6s

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 07:47 36

4. drifter77 (Posts: 245; Member since: 12 Jun 2015)


Made me laugh... you are the smart one in the family aren't ya?

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 08:49

16. saif2711 (Posts: 69; Member since: 22 Feb 2016)


I think the smartest!!

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 08:54 4

19. hexa-core. (banned) (Posts: 58; Member since: 28 Feb 2016)


No, not really.

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 14:29 3

30. FrenchGuy (Posts: 119; Member since: 12 Dec 2014)


He may be right. I just feel sorry for the rest of his family... :-)

posted on 04 Mar 2016, 23:39

39. kajam (Posts: 210; Member since: 24 Jun 2015)


LOL. hilarious

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 07:49

5. abdoualgeria (Posts: 498; Member since: 27 Jul 2015)


trollololo

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 07:51 24

6. Xperia14 (Posts: 592; Member since: 01 Sep 2015)


Samsung did an amazing job, especially with the S7e.

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 08:02 1

7. hoomanPeasants (unregistered)


That underwater unboxing seemed stupid. Yes, the phone is waterproof. But I don't think the charger and other documentation is.

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 08:21 15

11. pecapello (Posts: 15; Member since: 19 Feb 2015)


Wow I guess we got a genius here, guys!

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 08:29 2

12. hoomanPeasants (unregistered)


Oh come on, I'm blushing already.

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 08:11 2

9. AZNHA (unregistered)


note6 gonna be awesome

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 08:47

15. rubyonrails3 (Posts: 276; Member since: 01 Oct 2014)


Probably or just like S7 edge maybe.. can they put 6GB RAM and 4K display.. if not what to expect from Note 6.. I think Note 6 will have same battery as on S7 edge..

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 08:11 7

10. twens (Posts: 988; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)


I have never been this intrigued with a mobile device. I don't care how much money I'll be loosing in selling my 6s plus but it is definitely going to be sold when this phone launches in my country. What an all round almost complete and perfect phone. Saw the camera comparison on supersafs channel and OMG! Apple should be ashamed of their camera performance.

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 08:53

18. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


You can sell your 6S Plus for over $700 depending on how much storage you have and how well you maintained it. If I were to sell mine right now, I'd sell my 64 6SP for $815 considering it's in brand new condition, with everything in the box untouched.

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 10:32

23. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 11180; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Good luck with that. WHo you think will give you $800?
I can buy a Rose Gold one for $750.

Brand hew they are $799, 100% untouched.

Yeah you probably could find a sucker, as they do exist. But I know what phones are worth.

The most it is worth to me is $500 tops...used. lol.

When I use to get my phones on contract, I always sold them for more than I paid by at least $150, even non-iPhones. Example. My Note 3 which I paid 299.99, I sold for $475. I sold my Note 4 which I paid also $399 for $575. I sold my S6 Edge 32GB for $550 and my S6 Edge+ for $700.I did them all on buy now pricing on eBay. But my S6 Edge+ was only 3 months old when I sold it. I also included a skin to cover the device front and back and a wireless charger which I got free.

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 12:48 1

28. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Considering I already had six different offers in the past two weeks, I'd say you're a little mad that my iPhone has a higher resell value than your current phone. :)

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