New Delhi: Taking the smartphone world by surprise, leading South Korean smartphone maker Samsung on Tuesday launched its flagship smartphone Galaxy S7 and its curved-screen companion Galaxy S7 Edge at an irresistible price of Rs.48,900 and Rs.56,900, respectively. The 5.1-inch Galaxy S7 and 5.5-inch Galaxy S7 Edge are constructed with 3D glass and metal and given ergonomic curves for a comfortable grip.
The smartphones come with innovations in design, imaging, software functionality and connectivity with a host of other services. The company is also giving away free Gear virtual reality (VR) to it customers who pre-order the devices between March 8-18. "I feel proud when I see the evolution of mobile devices that we have brought from our first mobile phone in 1988 to the current series of Galaxy S smartphones. Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge take a bigger leap by re-imagining what a smartphone can be," Ken Kang, managing director, mobile & IT, Samsung India Electronics, said in a statement. The new Galaxy devices look similar to its predecessors Galaxy S6. The Galaxy S7 Edge features curves on both sides and have "Always-On Display" that gives users a simplified, zero touch experience to check about a missed call or SMS. Both the devices are IP68 water and dust resistant. The new phones have advanced cameras for high-quality images. The company has introduced the first dual pixel camera on Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge smartphones, delivering brighter and sharper images even in low light. Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge deliver fast wired and wireless charging technology and offers LTE Cat.9 connectivity. Additionally, the company brought back its expandable memory feature with the hybrid SIM card that allows users to insert a microSD card for up to 200GB of additional storage. Samsung also made significant hardware and software updates to optimise gaming performance on Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. Both the phones run on an Octa core (2.3GHz Quad + 1.6GHz Quad), 64 bit processor and has a 4GB RAM. Samsung Galaxy S7 has a 2560 X 1440 (534ppi) 5.1-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display with Dual Pixel 12-megapixel (F1.7) rear and 5-megapixel (F1.7) cameras. The Galaxy S7 Edge has a 2560 X 1440 (577ppi) 5.5-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display with Dual Pixel 12-megapixel (F1.7) rear and 5-megapixel (F1.7) cameras. Both phones run on Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) operating system. The powerful processer and bigger battery capacity (3,000mAh in Galaxy S7 and 3,600mAh in Galaxy S7 Edge) ensure longer playing time, and the internal cooling system keeps the device from overheating. The devices will be available in the open market from March 18.