Samsung Unveils Galaxy S7 Phone

Samsung Electronics has announced the newest additions to the Galaxy family of products—Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge. Created for today’s mobile lifestyle, Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge features an enhanced design, higher-quality camera, refined software functionality, and unparalleled connectivity to a galaxy of services, products and experiences.

The new Samsung phones were unveiled in Barcelona Spain at the Mobile World Congress which included an appearance by Facebook CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg.

Samsung Chairman DJ Koh unveils the new Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge phones in Barcelona.

Samsung Mobile President DJ Koh unveils the new Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge phones in Barcelona.

 

“We believe in a world that is brighter, sharper, more convenient, and more fun. We strive to deliver on that vision with the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge by marrying elegant design with functionality and providing a seamless mobile experience,” said DJ Koh, President of Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics.“We empower consumers with technology to help them get more out of life and will continue to push the frontier of what’s possible.”

The new phones will go on sale on March 11 in the U.S. with preorders beginning February 23 at 5 a.m. PST.

Refined Design and Function

With a curved-glass back and slim ergonomic body, the 5.1-inch Galaxy S7 and the 5.5-inch Galaxy S7 edge are even easier to hold in one hand and fit in your pocket or purse. The Galaxy S7 edge features curved glass on all sides of the device, giving users a unique dual-edge display and bigger screen than the Galaxy S7 for a fully immersive experience.  The larger edge panel on the Galaxy S7 edge gives users more space for apps to make it easier to select and swipe through the different screens with one-hand2. The new Tasks edge screen offers one-tap access to applications, functions and news, such as contacts, selfie mode or calendar, always accessible.

The Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge sport a Super AMOLED, Always-On Display which allows users to take short, quick peeks at basic information like the time, calendar or notifications without touching or waking the screen. Always-On Display intelligently turns off when your phone is tucked away in your pocket or purse and out of sight.

 The Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge are built with advanced smartphone cameras.  The main, rear camera sensor captures 95 percent more light through a wider aperture and larger pixels to deliver brighter and sharper images, even in low light1. With the first ever Dual Pixel sensor in a smartphone camera, the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge autofocus on an image quicker and more accurately than other leading smartphones, allowing you capture moments even in dim light.

Enhanced Performance

From launching apps to playing games to streaming video, everything happens faster and smoother on the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, thanks to a new, improved, more powerful and more efficient CPU and GPU.

The phones will have boosted battery capacity of 3,000 mAh for the Galaxy S7 and 3,600 mAh for the Galaxy S7 edge. Users will also enjoy fast wireless and wired charging.

Additionally, the hybrid SIM card tray allows users to insert a microSD card for up to 200GB of additional storage.

U.S. Availability

In the U.S., the Galaxy S7 will be available in Black Onyx and Gold Platinum and the Galaxy S7 edge will be available in Black Onyx, Gold Platinum and Silver Titanium. Both the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge will be available with built-in memory of 32GB and expandable memory options.  AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon Wireless will carry the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge in stores beginning March 11, with pre-orders starting at 5:00 a.m. PST on February 23.

The devices will also be available at Samsung Experience Shops at Best Buy, as well asBestBuy.com, Car Toys, Sam’s Club, Staples, Target and Walmart.

Consumers can get an exclusive first look at both devices at participating AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless and U.S. Cellular  stores across the U.S. starting February 26 and at Samsung Experience Shops at Best Buy locations around the country starting February 24. The full list of participating locations is available at http://www.samsung.com/us/gs7.

Also, consumers who buy a Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 edge between February 23 and March 18 can dive right in to the exciting world of virtual reality with a free Gear VR powered by Oculus, plus a 6-game bundle– an estimated $150 value. This promotion will last for a limited time only, while supplies last. Visit www.samsung.com for more information.

Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge Product Specification

Galaxy S7 Galaxy S7 edge
OS Android 6 (Marshmallow) Android 6 (Marshmallow)
Dimensions 142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9mm, 152g 150.9 x 72.6 x 7.7mm, 157g
AP Quad-core 2.15GHz + 1.6GHz processor Quad-core 2.15GHz + 1.6GHz processor
Memory (Portion of memory occupied by existing content) 4GB RAM (LPDDR4)

32GB internal storage

External microSD card (up to 200GB) support (sold separately)

4GB RAM (LPDDR4)

32GB internal storage

External microSD card (up to 200GB) support (sold separately)

Display 5.1” Quad HD Super AMOLED 2560×1440 (577ppi) 5.5” Quad HD Super AMOLED 2560×1440 (534ppi)

Dual edge screen

Camera Rear: Dual Pixel 12MP with OIS (F1.7)

Front: 5MP (F1.7)

Rear: Dual Pixel 12MP with OIS (F1.7)

Front: 5MP (F1.7)

Battery 3,000mAh 3,600mAh
Charging Fast Charging, Fast Wireless Charging (wireless charging pad sold separately) Fast Charging, Fast Wireless Charging (wireless charging pad sold separately)
Payment NFC, MST NFC, MST
Connectivity WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), MU-MIMO

Bluetooth® v4.2 LE, ANT+, USB 2.0, NFC, Location

WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), MU-MIMO

Bluetooth® v4.2 LE, ANT+, USB 2.0, NFC, Location

Sensor Accelerometer, Proximity, RGB Light, Geo-magnetic, Gyro, Fingerprint, Barometer, Hall, HRM Accelerometer, Proximity, RGB Light, Geo-magnetic, Gyro, Fingerprint, Barometer, Hall, HRM
Environmental IP68 IP68
Colors Black Onyx, Gold Platinum Black Onyx, Gold Platinum, Silver Titanium