The much talked about Samsung Galaxy S7 is finally here and, expectedly, the smartphone is decked out to deliver more than the Galaxy S6. While retaining the same premium design, the latest Samsung flagship brings back some features that went missing on its predecessor, including water-proofing and expandable storage.
Where to Buy Samsung Galaxy S7
Samsung Galaxy S7 Key Specs & Features
- 5.1 Inch Super AMOLED Display, 1440 x 2560 pixels (577 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
- 3000 mAh Battery
Design and Display
Looking at the Samsung Galaxy S7, you are likely to see the Galaxy S6 all over again, with a construction featuring metal and glass.
But the rear of the Samsung Galaxy S7 has received some attention with a more rounded and comfortable feel. Samsung has brought back the water-proofing that went missing on last year’s flagship.
With an IP68 rating, Samsung Galaxy S7 can survive being in water of 1.5-meter depth for up to half an hour.
The same 5.1-inch Super AMOLED display with a Quad HD resolution of 2,560 x 1,440 pixels is retained on the Samsung Galaxy S7.
Even though nothing appears to have changed, this screen is still well in the flagship grade with awesome colour reproduction capability.
The Always On Display will always show a clock (with notifications), calendar, or pattern/image, except when placed in an enclosed place, such as a bag.
Samsung Galaxy S7 is equipped with a 12-megapixel rear camera, which surprisingly has lower resolution than the 16-megapixel snapper on the Galaxy S6.
But the snapper is not necessarily a downgrade as it is better engineered to serve up breathtaking shots in dimly-lit settings.
Samsung Galaxy S7 offers larger pixels and wider f/1.7 aperture to let in more light. With the help of a dual-pixel system, the camera is supposedly able to focus up to three times quicker. You also get a 5-megapixel snapper on the front for selfies.
Hardware and Software
Under the hood, the Samsung Galaxy S7 carries a newer Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, although Samsung’s in-house Exynos processors will be used for devices in some select markets.
The robust CPU is backed up by a very generous 4 GB of RAM for awesome multitasking and impressive responsiveness. The smartphone will come in 32GB and 64GB models.
And for a change, there will be a microSD card slot for expanding storage by up to 200 GB. The Galaxy S7 runs on the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system having its maker’s TouchWiz skin.
The phone will be accompanied by a larger capacity 3,000mAh battery, compared to the 2,550mAh cell that came with its predecessor.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Price and Availability
Samsung Galaxy S7 Price in Nigeria starts at around 70,000 Naira depending on your location in the country. The Galaxy S7 price starts at around $130 in the United States, 118 GBP in the United Kingdom, 950 GHC in Ghana, and 15,000 KES in Kenya. The smartphone is only available as used and refurbished models. You can buy it at leading online stores in your country.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Specs
Here are a few specs of the Samsung Galaxy S7 smartphone:
- Platform: Android 6.0 (Marshmallow), TouchWiz UI
- Processor: (Qualcomm Snapdragon 820) Dual-core 2.15 GHz & dual-core 1.6 GHz or 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: 142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9 mm
- Weight: 152 g
- SIM Type: Nano-SIM
- SIM Count: Dual SIM, Dual Standby
- Display: 5.1 Inch Touch Display, 1440 x 2560 pixels (577 ppi)
- Screen Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 4
- Rear Camera: 12MP Camera, Ultra HD 4K Video 2160p@30fps
- 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 200GB
- 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 3000 mAh battery (Non-Removable)
- Talktime: –
- Standby Time: –