Samsung today held an event in Dubai to launch the S7 and S7 Edge in the region.
“The Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge are very bold representations of our commitment to the hundreds of millions of people around the world who love our products and inspire our work. Class-leading camera technology, a longer -lasting battery, cutting edge processors and optimization for gaming are just some features will make these the most innovative smartphones you’ve ever owned.”
Tarek Sabbagh, Head of IT and Mobile Division at Samsung Gulf Electronics.
The S7 and S7 Edge have 5.1-inch and 5.5-inch QHD Super AMOLED displays, 12MP Dual pixel cameras, Snapdragon 820 processors supported by 4GB of RAM. The phones are waterproof and support microSD cards up to 128GB.
The Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge will be available at all major retailers in the UAE starting March 12th. The recommended retail price for Galaxy S7 is Dh2,499, with the Galaxy S7 edge available at Dh2,799.
Samsung S7 Advanced Camera
Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge introduce the first Dual Pixel camera on a smartphone, delivering brighter and sharper images, even in low light. Thanks to Dual Pixel technology, brighter lens with wider aperture, and bigger pixel, the camera has a faster shutter speed and a more accurate autofocus even in low-light conditions. Motion Panorama, a new camera mode, brings movement to traditional panoramic photos, giving the user a completely immersive visual experience.
Samsung S7 Refined Design and Function
The 5.1-inch Galaxy S7 and 5.5-inch Galaxy S7 edge are constructed with 3D glass and metal – all in a sleek design with durability and ergonomic curves for a comfortable grip. From work to play, the device’s new Always-On Display, gives users a simplified, zero touch experience where they don’t need to worry about missing a call or important notification.
The Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge both have increased utility with IP68 water and dust resistance. Edge UX, the advanced edge experience available on Galaxy S7 edge, provides convenience and increased efficiency by creating easy shortcuts to users’ most loved functions such as email, selfie mode, panorama mode or third party applications.
Samsung S7 Enhanced Performance
The Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge deliver fast wired and wireless charging technology. Additionally, the hybrid SIM card tray allows users to insert a microSD card for up to 200GB of additional storage.
Samsung also made significant hardware and software updates to optimize gaming performance on Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge. The processer and bigger battery capacity ensure longer playing time, and the internal cooling system keeps the device from overheating.
Game Launcher, a new add-on for gamers, allows users to manage battery consumption and minimize notifications. Additionally, users can record their gaming experience or share their screen to play with others. Paired with Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, Vulkan API gives users the ability to play high-performance graphic games with lower battery consumption.
The Galaxy Experience
Samsung Gulf Electronics has also announced the launch of the Galaxy Entertainer application in conjunction with the launch of the flagship Galaxy S7 and S7 edge smartphones. The partnership with the Entertainer maximizes the user experience for consumers in the Gulf region, by offering more than 1,000 ‘buy 1 get 1 free’ offers that provides unparalleled access to several global hotspots including restaurants, cafes, premium spas, leisure attractions, golf courses, luxury hotels and much more. The combined value of the benefits (inclusive of international locations) is estimated to be over Dh390,000 worth of savings.
Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge Product Specifications
|Galaxy S7||Galaxy S7 edge|
|OS||Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)|
* May differ by markets and mobile operators
|Dimension||142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9mm, 152g||150.9 x 72.6 x 7.7mm, 157g|
|AP||Octa core (2.3GHz Quad + 1.6GHz Quad), 64 bit, 14 nm process
Quad core (2.15GHz Dual + 1.6GHz Dual), 64 bit, 14 nm process
* May differ by markets and mobile operators
|Memory||4GB RAM (LPDDR4), 32/64GB (UFS 2.0) + microSD (up to 200GB)|
|Display||5.1” Quad HD Super AMOLED
2560 X 1440 (577ppi)
|5.5” Quad HD Super AMOLED
2560 X 1440 (534ppi)
|Camera||Rear: Dual Pixel 12MP (F1.7), Smart OIS
Front: 5MP (F1.7)
|Fast Charging both on wired and wireless
Wireless Charging compatible with WPC and PMA
|Connectivity||WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), MIMO,
Bluetooth® v 4.2 LE, ANT+, USB 2.0, NFC, Location
|Sensors||Accelerometer, Proximity, RGB Light, Geo-magnetic, Gyro,
Fingerprint, Barometer, Hall, HRM
|Audio||MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR,
AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA
|Video||MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM|