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Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge: all the new features

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Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge: all the new features

Brace yourselves, Samsung came back with a vengeance, and a lot is hinging on whether the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge it just announced will be a success. The Galaxy S6 it unveiled last year around this time, was the boldest redesign it has ever undertaken with the Galaxy S line, but was met with a somewhat tepid demand due to general industry saturation, as well as the decision to seal the battery and offer embedded storage only. The surprising Galaxy S6 edge's initial demand caught Samsung off-guard as well, and it couldn't churn out enough bendy displays for it, adding to the initial sales bottleneck.

This year, however, Samsung is pulling out all stops with the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, if not in terms of design, as the chassis concept is already premium enough, but rather by listening to user demands. It has focused efforts where it matters most in today's smartphones - the low-light performance of the camera, the battery life, and the durability of the device, and at the same time brought back the microSD slot for storage expansion. 

What more can you desire from a phone? Well, let's roundup all the important new features you will encounter in the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, and we'll let you decide if we are in for the treat of the season.

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posted on 21 Feb 2016, 14:30

1. shaineql (Posts: 368; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


Dual sim ?

posted on 21 Feb 2016, 14:30 1

2. shaineql (Posts: 368; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


I mean im asking for confirmation , can you use microsd slot for dual sim?

posted on 21 Feb 2016, 15:39 11

27. TomMax (Posts: 6; Member since: 23 Nov 2015)


Usually Samsung make for its flagship devices another variant and add duos (dual-SIM) to the name, but the problem with Samsung phones is that they don't have a multi-user mode (guest mode) so you can't install dual apps for both SIMs like Whatsapp, Telegram and so on.

posted on 21 Feb 2016, 14:31

3. combatmedic870 (Posts: 672; Member since: 02 Sep 2015)


Does the S7 have OIS??

posted on 21 Feb 2016, 14:35 6

7. KillTheKardashians (banned) (Posts: 93; Member since: 19 Feb 2016)


yes sir

posted on 21 Feb 2016, 15:01 2

16. ashrafalhujaili (Posts: 68; Member since: 03 Oct 2014)


yes
the micro SD card slot can work as a slot for another Sim
so you either put dual Sim in it or one simple and one micro SD card

posted on 21 Feb 2016, 14:32 9

4. GreekGeek (Posts: 1276; Member since: 22 Mar 2014)


^ Hybrid Slot = Dual Sim

posted on 21 Feb 2016, 14:32 2

5. jeroome86 (Posts: 1364; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


Haven't heard about usb type c ?
Surely these flagships have it?

posted on 21 Feb 2016, 14:35 5

6. senseiJ (Posts: 163; Member since: 02 May 2015)


Nope.

posted on 21 Feb 2016, 14:46 1

8. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 2706; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


Usb type c still doesn't support fast charging.....Right? Please correct me if i'm wrong. So sammy has opted to go with started micro usb.

posted on 21 Feb 2016, 15:00 3

15. Subie (Posts: 945; Member since: 01 Aug 2015)


I thought the Nexus phones supported fast charging and they have usb type c. It's just that they support usb 2.0 for data transfer speeds.

posted on 21 Feb 2016, 15:26

24. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 2706; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


I looked it up typc c does support qualcomm quick charge(https://www.qualcomm.com/products/snapdragon/quick-charge/faq) but samsung uses there own type of quick charge for exynos so maybe usb type c doesn't support exynos quick charge or whatever sammy calls it.

posted on 21 Feb 2016, 15:02 3

18. j2001m (Posts: 2974; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


,Mir think it's more about the ip68 port and the very bad leads over the Charging time

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 02:25

46. JumpinJackROMFlash (Posts: 450; Member since: 10 Dec 2014)


They wanted compatibility for the Gear VR as well. Type C is pointless if not USB3.1 anyway as Samsungs micro USB is faster than all competitors with Type C.

posted on 21 Feb 2016, 14:53

10. Ordinary (Posts: 2346; Member since: 23 Apr 2015)


No force touch=no buy

posted on 21 Feb 2016, 15:11 23

20. coyote (Posts: 3; Member since: 16 Apr 2015)


You would not buy it anyway.

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 02:26 1

47. JumpinJackROMFlash (Posts: 450; Member since: 10 Dec 2014)


So which other Android phone has Force touch and what do you need it for? It's a useless gimmick and you're obviously just an Apple troll.

posted on 21 Feb 2016, 14:54 11

11. FluffyBled (Posts: 530; Member since: 10 Sep 2014)


Liquid cooling indeed is a COOL feature :D!

posted on 21 Feb 2016, 15:28 1

25. vincelongman (Posts: 4569; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


*Evaporative cooling, using heat pipes

Liquid cooling is different
But MS/Samsung market as "liquid cooling" since its sounds better for average users

posted on 21 Feb 2016, 17:32

37. FluffyBled (Posts: 530; Member since: 10 Sep 2014)


It's still something!

posted on 21 Feb 2016, 14:55 4

12. dimas (Posts: 2262; Member since: 22 Jul 2014)


First phone with liquid cooling technology? That's cool. 3000 mah battery? That's awesome. Just a full review and I'll buy this.

posted on 21 Feb 2016, 15:02

17. Subie (Posts: 945; Member since: 01 Aug 2015)


Microsoft 950xl has liquid cooling.

posted on 21 Feb 2016, 15:24 1

23. vincelongman (Posts: 4569; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


I believe the phone with heat pipes as the Xperia Z2

posted on 21 Feb 2016, 14:59 2

14. insyt (Posts: 49; Member since: 16 Sep 2015)


So they on par with Xperia devices. This is more like it Samsung.

posted on 21 Feb 2016, 15:08

19. Subie (Posts: 945; Member since: 01 Aug 2015)


Now they just need some underwater un-boxing videos like Sony did.

posted on 21 Feb 2016, 16:50

33. maherk (Posts: 4014; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


You wish lol

posted on 21 Feb 2016, 15:13 11

21. Anonn (Posts: 230; Member since: 04 Jun 2014)


- Free Gear VR for preorders in US, Europe, and other locations, with a 6-game bundle worth $150!
- Water and dust proofing IP68!
- 3600 / 3000 mAh Batteries!
- SD Card upto 200GB or 2nd SIM, your choice!
- 5.5" / 5.1" QHD sAMOLED Displays w/ always-on tech
- Dual pixels, 100% photo area focus, f/1.7, OIS camera
- Fast wireless and wired charging

Excellent specs.
Samsung stole the show, beats all others hands down!

posted on 21 Feb 2016, 19:16

41. greyarea (Posts: 249; Member since: 14 Aug 2015)


Meh, I expect samsung to throw promotional stuff around with their capital. While the specs are decent, it hardly beats all others hands down or is that exciting at all.

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 02:27

48. JumpinJackROMFlash (Posts: 450; Member since: 10 Dec 2014)


Well, it does beat all others as noone else is close.

posted on 21 Feb 2016, 15:36 2

26. MrFreeman (Posts: 3; Member since: 29 Jan 2016)


It may not contain a removable battery, but Samsung did listen to those who complained about an SD card and lack of water/dust resistance.

It's not the perfect phone you may have wished for, however, improvements are being made incrementally.

They delivered on some features and you should be thankful for that.

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