South Korean multinational conglomerate company Samsung Electronics has announced its earnings for the first quarter of 2016 and their profit rose significantly with the sale of their latest flagship devices Galaxy S7, S7 Edge. Samsung stated that the profit growth was due to early launch and successful sales of the well-received Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge smartphones. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy Chromebook Go powered by Intel Jasper Lake Celeron processor revealedAlso Read - Samsung Odyssey G3, Odyssey G5, Odyssey G7 gaming monitors launched: Details here
The company’s mobile division witnessed a 42 percent jump in operating profit. The news of rise in profit for Samsung comes at a time when its rival Apple just posted its first-ever iPhone sales decline in 13 years. Apple’s revenue declined around the globe, including in China, which had been the major engine of growth for the company.
Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge specifications and features: Both smartphones are equipped with same hardware, except for the screen size and battery capacity. Both smartphones feature QHD Super AMOLED displays. While the Galaxy S7 comes with a 5.1-inch display the edge variant is equipped with a slightly larger 5.5-inch dual-edge curved display.
In India Samsung has opted to launch the Exynos 8890 octa-core chipset variants, which is paired with 4GB of RAM. A microSD card slot for further expansion is also present in the form of a hybrid SIM card slot. So you can either use it as a dual-SIM phone or a single SIM card with a microSD card slot. Both the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge come in 32GB internal storage options.
Samsung has equipped the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge with a 12-megapixel rear camera with dual-pixel auto-focus, PDAF and optical image stabilization. With aperture of f/1.7 and larger 1.4 m pixels, Samsung claims the camera offers better low light photography than the Galaxy S6, which wasn t a slouch either.
The Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge are equipped with 3,000mAh and 3,600mAh batteries with Quick Charge 2.0 and Wireless Fast Charging feature.
On the connectivity front, both smartphones support dual-SIM 4G LTE (hybrid SIM card slot), NFC, Wi-Fi 802.11ac and GPS. The Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge run on Google s latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS with TouchWiz UI running atop. Samsung has also added additional features on the Galaxy S7 edge to take full advantage of curved Edge display.