The Samsung Galaxy S7 series in South Korea just became slightly more interesting, as today, Samsung together with Asiana Airlines and SK Telecom have launched a new flagship variant called the Samsung Galaxy S7 Asiana, featuring Asiana Airlines-themed boot animations and Samsung’s enterprise mobile security solution “Knox”.
The Samsung Galaxy S7 Asiana appears to be powered by the same hardware components as the standard model; however, it does offer a handful of software additions, including an Asiana-themed user interface with custom boot animations. Samsung also preloaded the Galaxy S7 Asiana with an application that permits users to make flight reservations and view / manage Asiana Airlines tickets directly on their phone. In addition, the Samsung Galaxy S7 Asiana includes Knox out of the box, giving enterprise customers higher security levels over their content. Samsung Knox is the company’s proprietary mobile security solution, allowing users to manage and secure both personal and business content on the device, and easily switch between “Work” and “Personal” use with a tap of a button. A Samsung spokesperson added that the company “will continue to offer [the Galaxy S7 to] both regular consumers and, through our Knox solution, our enterprise clients as well”. Software enhancements aside, Samsung also prepared an interesting deal for Asiana Airlines customers, who can use 50,000 points of their flight mileage in order to buy the Samsung Galaxy S7 Asiana at a discount directly from the airline’s official website.
The Samsung Galaxy S7 series is one of the best Android offerings on the market, and at this point, it’s safe to say that most smartphone enthusiasts are already fairly familiar with the handset’s hardware specifications. The SGS7 was rated the best Android smartphone by several consumer magazines across Europe and the U.S., all thanks to a colorful and sharp QHD (1440 x 2560) display, a Snapdragon 820 / Exynos 8890 SoC, 4 GB of RAM, and of course, a 12-megapixel camera with optical image stabilization, an f/1.7 aperture, and DSLR-grade Dual Pixel autofocus technology. The Samsung Galaxy S7 series also became a great choice for mobile VR enthusiasts, as the flagship has been coupled with a free Samsung Gear VR headset at the time of pre-order.