It is true that Samsung has used its traditional keynote in its new Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge.  And as usual, the rumor was right, we are dealing with transition models with an identical design to the Galaxy S6. For the rest, it’s inside that this is happening. Because the big news this year is actually a step backwards. In addition to these highly anticipated returns, Samsung offers some technical refinements / update next photo, performance and autonomy.

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Characteristics Galaxy S7:

  • Android 6.0 with Touchwiz overlay the new
  • AMOLED 5.1 inches with a resolution 2560×1440 pixels (577 PPI) for the Galaxy S7, curved 5.5 inches with resolution 2560×1440 pixels (534 PPI) for the Galaxy S7 Edge identical resolution to the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge
  • 32GB of storage
  • MicroSD card slot for extra storage up to 200GB
  • Identical design to the Galaxy S6, glass and aluminum case
  • 12 megapixel sensor Dual Pixel (f / 1.7) on the back, 5 megapixel camera (f / 1.7) facade
  • Water resistant
  • 3000 mAh (2550 mAh against Galaxy S6), 3600 mAh for the Galaxy S7 Edge (2600 mAh against Galaxy S6 Edge), with fast loading and wireless
  • “Always-on” continuously display the time, calendar or pictures from the lock screen
  • Exynos 8890 (four cores clocked at 2.3 GHz and four cores at 1.6 GHz for low-intensive tasks) and 4GB of RAM (LPDDR 4)
  • 4G + (Cat 9 – 450/50 Mbps theoretical)
  • Colors: Black Onyx, Platinum Gold
  • 152 g for the Galaxy S7 and 157g for the Galaxy S7 Edge

 Fewer pixels, but larger pixels 
The Galaxy S7 has a camera of 12 megapixels, 16 megapixels against last year. The number of megapixels is lower which will impact the dive. But by reducing the resolution while keeping the same size sensor, each pixel is larger and thus collect more light. So we should expect better pictures in low light situations. S7 also have a slightly wider aperture (f1.7 f1.9 vs the S6), the Galaxy S7 should be particularly bright to check in our next test.

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The Galaxy S7 screen will flash to simulate a flash when you capture a selfie. Samsung has also taken the concept of Live Photos with Motion Picture to generate moving pictures in the form of short videos.

More power, even with “always on”?

Samsung seems to have made an extra effort on power with larger battery capacity 3000 mAh for the Galaxy S7 5.1 inches and 3600 mAh Galaxy S7 Edge 5.5 inches. We can probably expect a greater autonomy in the past year. Regarding the “always on” (permanent display of the time, calendar or pictures when the smartphone and the screen is locked), Samsung says it uses only 1% of the battery of the phone to check.

The innovations have a sense of Deja Vu?

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This year, Samsung will announce a new Galaxy S. After the acclaimed S6 in 2015 we logically have the S7 this year, we do not see why the Korean company would stray from tradition. The Samsung flagship crystallizes a lot of expectations and it is therefore no surprise that the subject of a flood of rumors several months before its release.

Double sensor

The first rumor frankly was not exceptional because it blooms every year on many of the expected devices: the presence of a dual camera sensor. Strangely recurring elsewhere, since only one major manufacturer is risky to it with mixed success: HTC, on the M8. The experiment was not repeated.

Protected As A Turtle

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Samsung Display filed a trademark with the strange name: Turtle Glass. It does not take more than rumor panics and sees an alternative “home” in Corning Gorilla Glass. And this house could drink more in line with the curved phones of the firm. The range of Galaxy S7 begins to emerge. We’re talking about a classic model and a model like last year.

4 million pixels less

With the Galaxy S7, Samsung would end the race on his megapixel photo sensor. The firm would opt for 12 Mpx. The aim would be to offer larger cells and thus captures more light.

20 mpx finally, and RAW photos

Rumor has changed course, now here we’ll talk a sensor of 20Mpx. In addition, the smartphone would be able to capture images in RAW format. Something to please the advanced photographer, and alignment on some competitors.

BRITECELL

A bit of official information in this flood of rumors: Samsung announced its new photo sensor technology called BRITECELL. With a white subpixel, the firm provides to capture more light and thus improve low-light shots. The technology allows more to have thinner camera modules, which can possibly happen to prominence at the sensor.

The Return of the SD Card

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Samsung have heard criticism about the lack of MicroSD slot on the S6. It would therefore be back on Samsung S7. We learn at the same time that we should not have two versions of the smartphone, classical and a 5.5-inch phablet curve screen.

Duo Pixel

One landmark in the documents of the US Patent Office a new trademark of Samsung Duo Pixel. The principle is to have two photodiodes for each pixel in order to focus more rapid development. This technology requires larger pixels, and therefore fewer, it brings grist to the mill supporters 12 mpx.

The Snapdragon 820 temporary exclusivity

Absent from the S6, Qualcomm could make its comeback in the Korean flagship stores. Samsung has signed a temporary contract with the US for its Snapdragon 820. What to take over some competitors.

Two rather than four

Finally, we would only have two models initially. First, is a classic version of 5.2 inches and a 5.5-inch Galaxy S7 Edge! The first batch of terminals would consist of 5 million terminals with 3.3 million flat models.

Peerless control

The Galaxy S7 integrates a battery of 3000 mAh, which would allow it to keep 17h video playback or 4 hours more than the Galaxy S6 and its battery of 2550 mAh. The test reveals an improvement. It’s a good sign.

A teaser video

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Samsung published a YouTube video “teaser” showing a Galaxy phone. If it is not really named, everything suggests that it is the phone, particularly because it is shown in the rain, as referred to a water resistance.

Curvature better exploited

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The info comes directly from Samsung, which – by mistake – has dragged the name of Galaxy on Edge S7 documentation dedicated developers and detailing the operation of the curved edge of the phone. It will now display much information, such as news or stock quotes and provide new features, such as a rule.

A Gear VR offered in case of pre-orders

Probably with a view to offer a complete, Samsung could offer a virtual reality helmet Gear VR for any preorder of its smartphone. A similar offer was proposed with the S6 / S6 Edge, the gift was however less expensive since it is a wireless charger sold fifty euros; Gear VR is worth a hundred.