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

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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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Samsung Galaxy S7 specs
  • Display 5.1 inches 2560 x 1440 pixels 60Hz Refresh rate
  • Camera 12 MP (Single camera) 5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 4GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh
  • OS Android 8.0 Oreo Samsung TouchWiz UI
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge specs
  • Display 5.5 inches 2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Single camera) 5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 4GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3600 mAh
  • OS Android 8.0 Oreo Samsung TouchWiz UI
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