The MWC is imminent – and the unveiling of the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. While the rumor mill, the smartphone has long been an open secret.
it the spectacular curved Edge screen rolled Samsung last year’s Galaxy S series strongly by – and presented the classic-looking brother optically in the shadows.
Meanwhile interpret all the rumors suggest that Samsung again double track moves at upcoming flagship successor. The Galaxy S7 and the Edge variant ask the South Koreans (22 to 25 February 2016 Barcelona) officially on February 21, currently before the start of Mobile World Congress.
What the Galaxy S7 Edge differs from its sober family member and what comes to the smartphone community everything? ULTIMATE-TECH-NEWS has already before the official unveiling the most important information for you.
Larger screen for the Galaxy S7 Edge
The most obvious new feature: Put Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge on an almost identical technique – apart from the rounded edge display once, the next S7 generation to differ strongly.
Last underpinned an import certificate for India exist rumors of two different screen sizes. Apparently, Samsung built a 5.1-inch screen in the Galaxy S7. By contrast, the Edge variant will be larger.
A diagonal of 5.5 inches is talking. Where is there room for a Galaxy S7 Edge Plus (the predecessor came to 5.7 inches)? To date there are no significant rumors about a Plus version of the S7 Edge.
A conflict of interest. Instead of S7 EdgePlus a score of 6 is more likely that in 2016 (2 to 7 September in Berlin) could provide a larger display at IFA in addition to the traditional pen-support.
Picture emerged: Looks like the Galaxy S7 Edge?
The French website Nowhere else has published a photo that comes from the Chinese social network Weirdo and apparently the front of the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge displays.In the turned-on screen the known benchmark app An Tutu is seen that identifies the device as “SM-G9350”. As a result, the application displays remarkable at high 134 704 points. For comparison: Huawei’s latest flagship, the Mate 8, reached in the benchmark test 90,641 points. Thus, the Chinese used before Samsung’s Exynos 7420 chip, which is installed in the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge and comes to around 70,000 points. Which of speculating processors – Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 or Samsung’s in-house Exynos-8 chip – was used, is unknown.
Edge Display: More functions for the edge
Samsung described the functions on a new developer site where it confirmed the existence of the Galaxy ado S7 Edge. Thus, there is little future mini-apps, developed the Samsung specifically for the display edge. Depending on the purpose (quick access, display or control an app), there are three display options (Quick Acess, Quick View, Quick Control). In addition, third-party apps get the opportunity to use the screen edge for special functions.
Technology: Abundant power under the hood
The Galaxy S7 Edge probably carries the designation SM-G935A. According to Phone Arena the eight-core Exynos processor is 8 Octa 8890 on board, according to insiders Evan Blass provides Samsung the Galaxy S7 in some areas, with Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 820 processor from.
It is also possible that Samsung will change with generation 7 to USB Type-C. A faster exchange of data and a double-sided mating connector would be the benefits and the conversion of the common micro-USB connector of the disadvantage.
The design should be based largely on the Galaxy S6.The screen registered as the Apple iPhone 6S (3D touch) the input pressure. Good news for those who were disappointed by the battery life of the Galaxy S6 Edge.
With 3600mAh the battery capacity in S7 Edge to be persistent than in the predecessor (2600mAh). Also wireless charging is continued here, Evan Blass called as load times for wireless charging around two hours.
Camera: Only 12 megapixels?
The Galaxy S6 worked with a 16 megapixel camera, which stood out noticeably from the housing. Surprise: When S7 and the Edge variant slims Samsung According to several sources in the resolution to 12 megapixels from the camera optics is significantly thinner. Does the Galaxy S7 Edge at the end worse photos than the S6? Not necessarily!More megapixels mean, given the small size sensor in the smartphone is not necessarily a better picture quality.
On the contrary, light sensitivity decreases in many cases even from the noise to. With a more intense aperture (f / 1.7), the S7 and the Edge model making in low light probably even better pictures.
Galaxy S7: Waterproof and extensible?
According to the general enthusiasm for the metal frame a return to plastic is probably excluded. Nevertheless, there is hope that Samsung at least some virtues of the bestselling Galaxy S5 refurbishes: Finally, the Galaxy S5 was waterproof and “Nano-Coating” makes it possible to protect boards without rubber seals against water.
And with respect to memory card slot and battery: What speaks against gasket and screws?Because: In ULTIMATE-TECH-NEWS test a Galaxy S6 did not survive the opening of the bonded housing.
Design or not – it is permitted to note: The device should be customized and easy to repair to open. The new variants of Galaxy A3 (2016) and Galaxy A5 (2016) show that in a Galaxy-S6 quite a memory card slot can be integrated -like design.