Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge Goes Official at MWC

Both the newly launched Galaxy S7 smartphones feature improved cameras and bigger batteries.

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Samsung has announced its much-awaited flagship smartphones of the year, the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge at the MWC 2016 event in Barcelona. Both the smartphones feature improved cameras and bigger batteries along with the high-end specifications. They have metallic frames with glass on the front as well as the back.

The Galaxy S7 sports a 5.1-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display and its bigger sibling Galaxy S7 edge comes with a 5.5-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display. Both the phones are powered with Exynos 8890 chipset coupled with 4GB of RAM but some of the regions will be getting the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset variant. The phones are available in 32GB and 64GB storage variants and Samsung has confirmed that it will release only the 32GB variant in the U.S. and some European markets.

On the camera front, both the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge come with 12MP Dual Pixel rear camera with optical image stabilization. As per Samsung, this camera packs in bigger pixels and wider aperture more accurate autofocus and faster shutter speed. This new camera is also said to be capable of clicking brighter and sharper low-light images. On the front, there is a 5MP camera.

The Galaxy S7 houses a 3000mAh battery and the Galaxy S7 edge comes with a 3600mAh battery with support for Fast Charging and Wireless Charging. The phones will be shipping with TouchWiz UI based on Android Marshmallow v6.0.

The newly announced smartphones also come with IP68 certification which makes them water and dust proof. Samsung has also improved the Edge UX feature on the Galaxy S7 edge and now users can add up to 10 shortcuts for faster access. Both the phones will be available for purchase starting mid-March 2016.