Days ahead of the official unveiling of the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, Samsung Indonesia posted a video on its official YouTube channel. It shows off the wireless charging and waterproofing capabilities of both smartphones, along with its design. Both smartphones look similar to last year s Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy M32 India launch set for June 21, price could range between Rs 15,000 - Rs 20,000Also Read - Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3, Galaxy Z Flip3 launch on August 27? New report suggests
The video shows off the Galaxy S7 Edge placed on a wireless charging pad and also surviving a sudden downpour, which confirms waterproofing. Furthermore, Samsung s microsite hints at other features of the smartphone. The page shows the outline of the smartphone with bubbles inside and a caption “worry-less discovery” hinting at waterproofing, followed by a lock icon and a caption “experience privacy at its finest,” hinting at Samsung Knox security. Also Read - Samsung now lets you make an appointment to shop at its stores, book demo via WhatsApp
Lastly, it also shows the camera lens with a caption, “bring light to the night” hinting at better low-light photography. Samsung had last year patented a new camera technology, called BRITECELL, which claims to provide better low light performance. It has been rumored that the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge would use this new camera technology.
Samsung Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge specifications and features: The Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge are expected to sport a 5.1-inch and a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED QHD displays, respectively. Depending on market, these smartphones will either be powered by aSnapdragon 820 or an Exynos 8890 chipset, paired with 4GB of RAM and 32GB or 64GB storage options. Based on the rumors, the Galaxy S7-family is also likely to include microSD card slot for further storage expansion.
For shutterbugs, Samsung is likely to include a 12-megapixel rear camera of f/1.7 aperture for better low-light capabilities and a 5-megapixel selfie camera. On the connectivity front, USB Type-C port, Wi-Fi 802.11ad, NFC and Bluetooth are expected.
The Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge variants are also expected to get the much-needed bump in battery capacity to 3,000mAh and 3,600mAh with Quick Charge feature, respectively. With Apple s 3D Touch like pressure sensitive display, both smartphones are likely to run Android 6.0 Marshmallow out-of-the-box with Samsung s TouchWiz UI atop.