New Samsung promo video presents the Galaxy S7 as a unique virtual reality machine

New Samsung promo video presents the Galaxy S7 as a unique virtual reality machine
Samsung today released a short Galaxy S7 promo video - embedded below - to let the world know that the new device is more than just a smartphone.

According to Samsung, the S7 is the only "virtual reality machine" with expandable storage, fast wireless charging, low light camera, and water resistance. Of course, the Galaxy S7 itself isn't exactly a virtual reality machine, but it becomes one when it's paired with the Samsung Gear VR headset - which is offered for free to customers who pre-order or buy the smartphone before March 18 (at least in the US). You can get the Gear VR bonus with both the regular Galaxy S7, and the larger, more expensive Galaxy S7 edge.

Compared to last year's Galaxy S6 and S6 edge, the S7 and S7 edge offer significant improvements. As already mentioned above, they've got water-resistant bodies, microSD card support, and better cameras - in addition to stuff like always on displays, liquid cooling technology, and larger batteries. While you can already pre-order the two new Galaxy handsets, they won't be released before March 11. Until then, if you want to take a closer look at them, check out our Galaxy S7 hands-on, and our Galaxy S7 edge hands-on.

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Galaxy S7
  • Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(28h 3G talk time)
Galaxy S7 edge
  • Display 5.5" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3600 mAh(36h 3G talk time)



1. yecruzsulla

Posts: 11; Member since: Nov 05, 2015

good promo ads, in indonesia, pre order start at 27 February, the price haven't revealed yet

2. vincelongman

Posts: 5728; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Also Samsung Introduces Industry’s First 256GB UFS storage *45,000 IOPS for random reads *40,000 IOPS for random writes *850MB/s sequential read speed *260MB/s sequential write speed The sequential write speed are disappointing But the sequential read and IOPS are huge improvements

3. DRS1977

Posts: 679; Member since: May 27, 2015

This would be killer if they had this as an option on the Note 6. This along with a 200gb SD card would be amazing.

23. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Actually I rather have a 256GB UFS 2.0 Internal Flash over any sdcard.

4. TyrionLannister unregistered

These speeds are twice as fast as UFS 2 on s6, don't know how fast they are on s7. Did you realise that these sequential reads are faster than SATA SSDs! SATA stops at 550 MB/s or so. On a similar note, has anyone of you tried a NVMe based SSD? I'm trying to decide about storage of my new system. One option is to go with a 256 GB SATA SSD and 1 TB HDD(Save money) or go with the new Samsung 950 pro 512 GB M.2 NVMe( 2600 MB/s read, 1500 MB/s write) and a. 1 TB HDD. The 512 gb 950 pro will cost about 150$ more than 256 GBregular SATA HDD(crucial BX100 most likely). So, is the speed benefit wirth it?

5. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2279; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Yes. 5char.

6. vincelongman

Posts: 5728; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Yep, those sequential read speeds are insane Literally only high end NVMe SSDs are faster The sequential read speed are over 2x of the iPhone 6S (400MB/s) and 4x of the S6 (200MB/s) The sequential write speeds are over 1.6x of the iPhone 6S (160MB/s) and 6x of the S6 (40MB/s) I take back that I thought sequential write speeds were disappointing I didn't realise the gap between reads and writes in mobile storage Personally, I waiting for more players to release 3D NAND I believe only Samsung have them in products Intel/Micron and Toshiba should have them as well later this year I'm not really sure if there's a big difference in real world performance between the high end and budget SSDs

7. vincelongman

Posts: 5728; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

For that last paragraph, excluding transfer speeds

9. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

It depends on what you do on the machine. If you do a lot of video editing I think it is worth it to go in the NVMe route.

14. TyrionLannister unregistered

I'm a student. So my workload depends on the project at hand. I may have to do graphic rendering with ray tracing in graphics course, using my system as server or client in networks course, compile linux, make terminals, do heavy reads/writes(testing memory, disk and cache) in OS course and so on. I have never done video editing. But image processing and stuff is on the table. Also I am going to do courses in computer vision etc. Will it benefit me in these scenarios?

16. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

Why they call it UFS 2 , when not UFS 3 or 2.1 when its three time faster than last year's ufs

19. vincelongman

Posts: 5728; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Because last year's UFS 2.0 was just 1x HS-G2 M-PHY lane UFS 2.0 supports up to 2x HS-G3 M-PHY lane This here is probably 2x HS-G3 M-PHY lanes

20. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

If the s7 as some upgraded ufs it will make up for it being only 32gb, as its all about cost as you just get users saying they like Apple,charging top cash for the upgrade without any idea what they getting

8. Hashed unregistered

and the s7 will see one update, maybe 2 at best, then it goes to the dark corner of the room when the new Note makes an appearance. No value, no proper customer support,, not a Samsung customer anymore (my S5 and my wife's Note 4 still on 5.0, while my friends iphone4s is at ios 9)

10. Zack_2014

Posts: 677; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

My Galaxy S6 is still stuck in Lollipop as well. (Well most of the S6 are)

11. Hashed unregistered

that's what put me off of Samsung phones. Waiting for the iphone 7S/5SE.

18. Zack_2014

Posts: 677; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

iPhone 7 first

24. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Not stuck. They are all getting 6.0. Whats your rush? Your phone isnt even a year old yet. GEEZ! Stop waiting for updates. be happy that out the box, no other phone on the planet can do what your does as best as it does, even without an update. Your phone didnt magically stop working because it wasnt updated. I get so sick and tired of hearing about useless updates. I can but a 4 year old Android phones and NEVER update it and it will still be nearly as good as many brand new phones today.

13. KillTheKardashians

Posts: 93; Member since: Feb 19, 2016

have fun with your overpriced lowtech =)

15. twens

Posts: 1180; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

I don't understand people sometimes. Is it that we are just obsessed with numbers or what? I am running iOS 9.3 beta 4 with all the latest features from iOS yet my phone can't do simple things like an old touchwiz bases phone can. Can you delete all your contacts at once? Or select a lot of contacts and delete them on your iPhone? Can you send any type of fule via Bluetooth? Can you just copy any music or video to your device without iTunes or converting the video file format first? This are all basic smartphone needs and even with the latest update numbers iOS can't do all these basic stuffs. Android needs to get their updates circle fixed in not against that but if you think very well you will realize android still does more out of the box without an update. Don't be fooled with numbers. It doesn't apply to android.

17. Plutonium239

Posts: 1232; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

Samsung's Gear VR with the Galaxy S6 sucks, the resolution is much too low and it looks worse than standard definition TV. There is no bump in resolution for the S7, so its not a unique VR machine, it just sucks at doing that. Its pointless. Don't waste your money on the Gear VR, people. I have personally used it...

21. Vanliewn

Posts: 65; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

I really hope they make the next note water resistant as well

22. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

A perfect promo. Just deal with the facts and leave the mud slinging to the idiots who are technically losing in every single way.

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