The Samsung Galaxy S7 & S7 Edge have been leaking for months at this point, and Samsung has finally unveiled both of these phones. The company has announced the devices during their press conference in Barcelona, as part of the Mobile World Congress (MWC). That being said, we’ve already covered the Galaxy S7 announcement already, in case you’d like to check that out, and are here to take a closer look at its spec sheet, let’s get started, shall we.
First and foremost, it is worth saying that the device is made out of metal and glass, much like its predecessor. The metallic chassis is stuck between two sheets of glass, which makes the Galaxy S7 look quite sleek. The device features a 5.1-inch QHD (2560 x 1440, 577ppi) Super AMOLED display, along with 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM and 32GB of expandable internal storage (up to 200GB via a microSD card). Samsung has opted to release only one variant of the Galaxy S7 this time around, the one fueled by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 64-bit quad-core SoC. This is interesting considering we’ve seen tons of benchmarks suggesting that the company will announce the Exynos 8890 variant as well, but there you have it. The Snapdragon 820 SoC ships with the Adreno 530 GPU for graphics, four of its cores are clocked at 2.15GHz, while the other four are running at 1.6GHz.
The 12-megapixel OIS ‘Dual Pixel’ camera (f/1.7 aperture), which is flanked by a dual-LED, dual tone flash. The 5-megapixel shooter (f/1.7 aperture) is available up front, and a 2,800mAh battery can be found on the inside of the Galaxy S7. Speaking of battery, you do get both fast charging and wireless fast charging with the Galaxy S7. On the bottom of this phone, you’ll notice the micro USB port Samsung opted for, so there’s not Type-C port available here, as some rumors suggested. The 3.5mm headphone jack is placed on the bottom of the device, while the power / lock button is on its right side. The volume rocker keys are placed on the left side of the Galaxy S7, and as you can see, the physical home button made a comeback here. The button is similar to the one we’ve seen in the Galaxy Note 5, it’s somewhat bigger than the one you can find in the Galaxy S6. The overview (multitasking) and back buttons flank the physical home button, and the fingerprint scanner is implemented on the inside of the home key. As far as software goes, Android 6 Marshmallow comes pre-installed on the Galaxy S7, and on top of it, you’ll find Samsung’s TouchWiz custom UI, as always.
On top of all this, it is worth mentioning that the Galaxy S7 also packs a heart rate sensor on the back of the device, while the phone is also IP68 certified for water and dust resistance. The Galaxy S7 features an always-on display, as some of the leaks suggested prior to launch. This smartphone measures 142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9mm, while it weighs 152 grams. The device comes in Black Onyx and Gold Platinum color variants.