Samsung’s latest flagship duo, the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, have sold in record breaking numbers. The chart-topping handsets feature killer specs, including a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor and 4GB of RAM, along with a 5.1-inch screen for the Galaxy S7 and a 5.5-inch panel on the S7 Edge, both in gorgeous 1440 x 2560 resolution. These components, being as powerful as they are, can seriously chew through some battery life, which is why Samsung equipped the Galaxy S7 with a 3,000mAh battery and its larger, edged sibling with a 3,600mAh unit. While these provide fairly good battery life, some users are still left wanting. For those users, ZeroLemon has something that can help.
The accessory is a bona fide power bank, but with a connector that goes into the phone through the MicroUSB port. This power bank also sports a MicroUSB port along the side for charging the battery. It is capable of charging, and passing that charge through to the phone, at Quick Charge 2.0 speeds. The two accessories have fairly large capacities, with the Galaxy S7 getting a 7,500mAh bank and the Galaxy S7 Edge getting an 8,500mAh unit, so the port can be used with a USB OTG cable to charge other devices such as Bluetooth headphones or even your laptop, if you have the correct adapter on hand. The power pack also has 4 LED lights that serve as a battery meter. When not attached to the phone, the power bank can be used just as any other portable juice pack. In order to attach it to the phone, ZeroLemon has included a special TPU case.
The case does offer some impact protection, but its primary purpose is to keep the power bank in place so it can stay connected to the phone. The bottom port, with the connector between the power bank and the phone, is closed off by the case. Along the bottom of the case, you’ll also find a pass through for the 3.5mm headphone jack, along with three clusters of small holes that help with audio. Since the speakers on the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge are situated on the bottom of the devices, the bottom of the case for each one features a special sound chamber that bounces the sound around and lets it out in the front and bottom. The cases have raised buttons that correspond to the device’s buttons, and a small cutout up top for the microphone. Rounding out the feature set for the cases, you’ll find cutouts for the power indicator LEDs, a space for the camera and heart rate sensor, and a power button that kicks the external battery on; it’s inactive until the user presses this button. The whole package will run Galaxy S7 Edge users about $99.99 normally, but is currently on sale on Amazon for $59.99. Galaxy S7 users will have to get their fix elsewhere, however, as Amazon lists that case as unavailable.