Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is the curvier brother of the new Galaxy S7 flagship – just as the Galaxy S6 Edge was to last year’s S6 smartphone. But this device does not merely set itself apart from the main flagship phone with its curvier appearance, it also comes with a larger display.
Where to Buy Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Key Specs & Features
- 5.5 inch Super AMOLED Display, 1440 x 2560 pixels (534 ppi)
- quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 CPU with 4GB RAM
- Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)
- 32GB or 64GB Storage, up to 256GB memory card
- 12MP Rear Camera and 5MP Front Camera
- 4G LTE (up to 150 Mbps download)
- Fingerprint Sensor
- 3600 mAh Battery with Fast Charging
Design and Display
Users found the Galaxy S6 Edge quite aesthetic with the dual curve edges bordering the display.
The new Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge treads similar path, but Samsung is taking things a bit further with a slightly curved rear as well. It is also thinner than its predecessor.
The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge comes with a bigger 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display which still has the same Quad HD (1,440p) resolution. While this is a huge smartphone, the design makes it a lot easier to handle than many similar-sized devices.
The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge phablet also boasts IP68 rating, which means it is quite water-friendly.
Camera and Storage
On the camera front, the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is equipped the same way as the regular S7.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge packs a fast-loading 12-megapixel rear-facing snapper with a ‘Dual Pixel’ sensor and an f/1.7 aperture lens for superb images, even under low-light conditions.
This is paired with a 5-megapixel selfie shooter. Internal storage has a capacity of either 32 GB or 64 GB, which is interestingly expandable this time by up to 200 GB using a microSD card.
Power and Performance
The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge will be powered by latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, but units for sale in some regions will be equipped with the in-house Exynos processors.
This CPU will be given robust backing by a more ample 4 GB of RAM for solid performance and smooth gaming.
The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge phablet boots the feature-rich Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system with Samsung’s TouchWiz skin on top.
The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge comes with a significantly bigger 3,600mAh battery, which will expectedly address the battery issues some users complained about the Galaxy S6 Edge. The juicer still supports wireless charging and fast charging.
Pricing and Availability
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is now available in Nigeria and Kenya. You can buy the flagship phablet at leading online stores in the country. Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Price in Nigeria is expected to range from 295,000 Naira to 350,000 Naira depending on your location in Nigeria. Price in Kenya starts at around 71,000 KSh.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Specs
Here are a few specs of the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge:
- Platform: Android 6.0 (Marshmallow), TouchWiz UI
- Processor: Snapdragon 820 Dual-core 2.15 GHz & dual-core 1.6 GHz, Exynos 8890 Octa Quad-core 2.3 GHz + quad-core 1.6 GHz
- GPU: Adreno 530 / Mali-T880 MP12
- Memory: 4GB RAM
- Colours: Black, White, Gold, Silver
- Dimension: 150.9 x 72.6 x 7.7 mm
- Weight: 157 g
- SIM Type: Nano-SIM
- SIM Count: Single SIM
- Display: 5.5 Inch Touch Display, 1440 x 2560 pixels (534 ppi) Curved edge screen
- Screen Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 4
- Rear Camera: 12MP Camera, Ultra HD 4K Video [email protected]
- Rear Camera Features: Autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, panorama, HDR, Dual-video record
- Front Camera: 5MP Camera
- Built-in Storage: 32/64GB
- Memory Card Support: MicroSD up to 200 GB
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
- 2G GSM: Yes
- 2G CDMA 1X: No
- 3G WCDMA: Yes
- 3G CDMA EVDO: No
- 4G LTE: Yes
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
- HSPA+: Yes, up to 42.2 Mbps
- CDMA EVDO: No
- 4G LTE: Yes, up to 150 Mbps
- WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, dual-band
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP, LE, apt-X
- NFC: Yes
- Infrared Blaster: No
- USB Port: Yes MicroUSB 2.0
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: Yes
- Push Emails: Yes
- Email Protocol: –
- Music Player: MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player
- Video Player: Xvid/MP4/H.264 player
- FM Radio: Yes
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: Yes
- Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
- Maps: –
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: Yes
- Barometer: Yes
- SpO2: Yes
- Pedometer: No
- Heart Rate Monitor: Yes
- Gyroscope: Yes
- Fingerprint Scanner: Yes
- Iris Scanner: No
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: Yes
- Voice Control: Yes
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
- Wireless Charging: Yes
- Built-in Mobile Payment: No
- Water Resistant: Yes, over 1.5 meter and 30 minutes
- Dust Resistant: Yes
- Image Editor: Yes
- Video Editor: Yes
- Document Viewer: Yes
- Document Editor: Yes
- Battery: Li-Ion 3600 mAh battery (Non-Removable)
- Talktime: –
- Standby Time: –