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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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)

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43 Comments

1. shaineql

Posts: 522; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Dual sim ?

2. shaineql

Posts: 522; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

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

27. TomMax

Posts: 6; Member since: Nov 23, 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.

3. combatmedic870

Posts: 986; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

Does the S7 have OIS??

7. KillTheKardashians

Posts: 93; Member since: Feb 19, 2016

yes sir

16. ashrafalhujaili

Posts: 73; Member since: Oct 03, 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

4. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

^ Hybrid Slot = Dual Sim

5. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

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

6. senseiJ

Posts: 172; Member since: May 02, 2015

Nope.

8. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 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.

15. Subie

Posts: 2390; Member since: Aug 01, 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.

24. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 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.

18. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

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

46. JumpinJackROMFlash

Posts: 464; Member since: Dec 10, 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.

10. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

No force touch=no buy

20. coyote

Posts: 3; Member since: Apr 16, 2015

You would not buy it anyway.

47. JumpinJackROMFlash

Posts: 464; Member since: Dec 10, 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.

11. FluffyBled unregistered

Liquid cooling indeed is a COOL feature :D!

25. vincelongman

Posts: 5724; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

*Evaporative cooling, using heat pipes Liquid cooling is different But MS/Samsung market as "liquid cooling" since its sounds better for average users

37. FluffyBled unregistered

It's still something!

12. dimas

Posts: 3382; Member since: Jul 22, 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.

17. Subie

Posts: 2390; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Microsoft 950xl has liquid cooling.

23. vincelongman

Posts: 5724; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

I believe the phone with heat pipes as the Xperia Z2

14. insyt

Posts: 52; Member since: Sep 16, 2015

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

19. Subie

Posts: 2390; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

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

33. maherk

Posts: 6960; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

You wish lol

21. Anonn

Posts: 230; Member since: Jun 04, 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!

41. greyarea

Posts: 267; Member since: Aug 14, 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.

48. JumpinJackROMFlash

Posts: 464; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

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

26. MrFreeman

Posts: 57; Member since: Jan 29, 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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