Samsung Releases Galaxy S7 & S7 Edge: What’s New and What’s Improved?

Samsung has released the next version of their best product in smartphones, the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. We know that the previous versions, Galaxy S6, S6 Edge and their Plus versions are the most successful smartphones of the company so far and most loved ones too. It increased the expectations and hype over Galaxy S7. Pulling the curtains off for the anxiety of the people, Samsung has launched these two versions with some new features and improvements compared to its predecessor versions.
Let’s see what these two flagship phones have got in new and what have been improved?
Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge looks more like its previous versions but with minor changes in design. The back is a little bit curved to enhance the grip of the devices. The two phones come in two different sizes, S7 with 5.1 inch screen and S7 Edge with 5.5 inch screens respectively. The super-premium looking metal body give an elite look to the devices overall.
Compared to S6 and S6 Edge, Samsung has put some more time on ergonomics to make it look more beautiful and comfortable in hand.
Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge comes water resistant IP68 certification (survives 5 feet depth in water up to 30 minutes) which means the new Galaxy brothers are now officially water resistant unlike Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge.
The processing capability is an upgrade in S7 and S7 Edge. These devices are powered with the new custom Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor with increased RAM to 4GB and much speeder GPU. Officially, the processor is said to be 30% faster and GPU 64% compared to Galaxy S6, S6 Edge and Plus versions.
Samsung sports 5.1 inch and 5.5 inch qHD Super AMOLED displays for Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge with the pixel density of 577ppi respectively.
The new Galaxy brothers gets a ‘Dual Pixel’ camera technology to 12MP rear camera and 5MP front camera with an aperture of f/1.7 and smart OIS feature. The dual pixel technology with two photodiode sensors will capture the images in any lightening conditions perfectly.
The S7 and S7 Edge run on the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system which is known to be the best android version so far. It is also known to us that Samsung has already started rolling out the Marshmallow update to S6 devices recently.
S7 and S7 Edge comes with 32GB internal memory on board with an expandability up to 200GB through micro SD card which is lacked in Galaxy S6 family of devices.
The battery is an improvement in Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. S7 is powered with 3000mAh battery and S7 Edge comes with 3,600mAh extending more usage time for it.

Special Features:

S7 Edge has the edge notification feature which is very handy to access the information and apps quickly. You can even create 10 custom folder shortcuts to the edge for quick access. You can change the size, transparency and position settings on the edge notification panel from settings anytime you wanted.
You can create shortcuts to the specific functions of your favorite apps on the edge that be accessible with just one swipe.
The edge can transform itself into a ruler, flashlight and compass when needed. The Always On Display (AOD) feature keeps the display always on unless you put it in a bag or pocket. The display will automatically be disabled if the screen is facing down or the battery is low. You can choose the kind of display that you wanted to display on the screen.
S7 and S7 Edge comes with the special themes that can be downloaded for free and set on the wake up screen instead of displaying the information from apps.

New Accessories:

Samsung also released some new accessories for Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. It includes the variety of cases and power accessories. Let’s take a look at them too.

LED View Cover:

Unlike the other cases and covers, LED view cover will cover the screen completely and will animate the glowing LEDs to show the notifications and take user response.

Clear View Cover:

This case comes with translucent cover on the screen that will only allow light to display through and allows the user to respond to the notifications and a variety of actions.

S View Cover:

This is a regular flip cover with an opening on the screen side to see the notifications access apps through the cut down window.

Leather Cover:

It enhances the grip and add an extra protection to the phone fitting the shape and size of the device perfectly into it.

Flip Wallet:

This flip cover will have a vent to save the important cards inside turning the phone into a wallet.

Clear Cover:

Tailoring a sleek silhouette, this case extends an extra dependable layer of protection to the phone.

Keyboard Cover:

It comes with an physical QWERTY keyboard thus by adjusting the display size accordingly. It is very helpful to those QWERTY adductors who are reluctant to switch over to touch keyboards.

Wireless Charger:

This is not a new one. We’ve seen this with Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge devices. Charging the device quickly and allowing you to use the phone even when it is charging, wireless charging integrates the revolution technology in galaxy smartphones.

Battery Pack (Power Bank):

Samsung’s power banks come in two capacities 10,200mAh and 5,100mAh helping the new galaxies stay on while travelling.


This is one like Apple’s iPhone battery case. The ‘Backpack’ of Samsung helps the phone gain some extra juice while taking photographs and listening to music. Just install the case and increase the battery power of S7 and S7 Edge.


Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge may not have surprised many of the Samsung fans with the same design and few upgrades but, it is definitely a new flagship of Galaxy devices. The new software, new processor, extended RAM and GPU are quite exciting. The camera with new technology would give a bang to the other market competitors for sure.
What’s you take on Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge? Share your thoughts in comments below.

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