Highlights Of Samsung Galaxy S7 / S7 Edge Philippine Launch!

Before the new Galaxy series was unvieled here in the Philippines earlier, we already got a lot of info on what to expect with this handset together with its full specs and and highlights. So what we did earlier in its grand Philippine launch aside from socializing and eating good food it to take a look on what do we think about those handsets and if it's worth all the hype. Let's find out in this post.
The new Samsung Galaxy S7 series ambassadors
The new Samsung Galaxy S7 series ambassadors

Samsung Galaxy S7 vs Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Specs

Specs Galaxy S7 Galaxy S7 Edge
Display: 5.1 Inch QHD Super AMOLED 2560 x 1440 resolution w/ Gorilla Glass 4 protection and always on feature at 577 ppi 5.5 Inch QHD Curved Super AMOLED 2560 x 1440 resolution w/ Gorilla Glass 4 protection and always on feature at 534 ppi
CPU: 64 Bit Exynos 8890 octa core processor 64 Bit Exynos 8890 octa core processor
GPU: Mali T880 Mali T880
RAM: 4 GB 4 GB
ROM: 32 / 64 GB expandable via micro SD card slot up to 200 GB 32 / 64 GB expandable via micro SD card slot up to 200 GB
Rear Camera: 12 MP f/1.7 w/ Dual Pixel, OIS and dual tone LED flash 12 MP f/1.7 w/ Dual Pixel, OIS and dual tone LED flash
Selfie Camera: 5 MP f/1.7 5 MP f/1.7
Battery: 3,000 mAh non removable 3,500 mAh non removable
OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow w/ TouchWiz UI Android 6.0 Marshmallow w/ TouchWiz UI
Connectivity: WiFi ac, 3G, HSPA+, dual hybrid LTE, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, A GPS, GLONASS, FM Radio, USB OTG, dual SIM (hybrid), dual Standby WiFi ac, 3G, HSPA+, dual hybrid LTE, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, A GPS, GLONASS, FM Radio, USB OTG, dual SIM (hybrid), dual Standby
Others: Fingerprint sensor, heart rate, IP68 rating, fast wireless charging, Colors: gold, silver, white, black Fingerprint sensor, heart rate, IP68 rating, fast wireless charging, Colors: gold, silver, white, black
Dimensions: 142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9 mm 150.9 x 72.6 x 7.7 mm
Weight: 152 g 157 g
Price: 34,990 Pesos (32 GB) 39,990 Pesos (32 GB)

The Galaxy S7 is majestic

Meet Galaxy S7
Meet Galaxy S7

Coming from the Galaxy S6, the new Galaxy S7 is even more impressive even with the slight design change. The back has curves for a better grip and the new super high aperture f/1.7 dual pixel camera with OIS similar to the Canon 70D DSLR is superb on first try. So far this is the handier Galaxy S7 for everyone who has small hands.

But the Galaxy S7 Edge is curvier

Meet Galaxy S7 Edge

This is the pricier yet more impressive phone for me, the Galaxy S7 Edge is indeed a looker. I feel now that the edge is better to hold that makes it great for taking photos with the use of its Dual Pixel sensors at the back.

Samsung also stated that the battery efficiency is very much improved as well as the wireless fast charging tech. Something important for the heavy users and those who wanted everything fast.


Oh by the way, the new Galaxy S7 devices also incorporates Mali's T880 GPU that's a known beast in the mobile graphics card industry. Pair that with the 64 Bit Exynos 8890 octa core chip and 4 GB of RAM you'll get an Antutu score of a little over 130K which is the highest in the world today.

The resistances

The Galaxy S7 submerged in water
The Galaxy S7 submerged in water
It's also dust resistant as well, impressive!
It's also dust resistant as well, impressive!

The resistances that Samsung included here is something that was first implemented with the S5 and was missed with the S6. It's really great to know that Samsung brought it back on a better form to ensure that your new Galaxy S7 series will stay safe and dry. That's aside from the best in class Gorilla Glass 4 that prevents scratches on your display.


Sample photos taken using Galaxy S7 Edge

Samsung Galaxy S7 sample photo
Ms. Solenn Heussaf took a photo with the amazing Bam Amor of adobotech.net
Amazing details overall!
Selfie sample of Galaxy S7 Edge
See how clear the selfie we took was! Take note, were in a place that's challenging lighting for photographers

So far we think that Samsung has a winner with the Galaxy S7 / S7 Edge and welcome back micro SD card slot that's expandable up to 200 GB.


The rest of what we saw in the event

Galaxy Gear VR
Samsung also highlighted the Galaxy Gear VR, which is a glimpse of the virtual reality future today
Samsung Gear S2 Premium
Samsung also introduced a Rose Gold variant of the popular Gear S2 Premium line! Something that the fashionistas and everyone who wants a good looking smartwatch would love to have.

The Galaxy S7 with 32 GB will be priced at 34,990 and the Galaxy S7 Edge with 32 GB at 39,990 Pesos. Both devices will be available in black / gold colors and launched here in the Philippines this March 19, 2016 and will be on pre order starting March 4 with a m

There will also be a pre order starting March 4 which entitles you for a FREE Samsung Galaxy Gear VR. The PR of Samsung Philippines also stated yesterday that there will be a deposit fee that is yet to be determined.

Stay tuned!
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