Expandable Storage Returns in Samsung Galaxy S7 & its Edge Variant

February 25, 2016, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Samsung has finally unleashed the flagships for which they have kept their recent months reserved; the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 Edge.

The two new devices appear to be pretty much the same as that have been showcased in the pre-launch rumours. Not many new features have made the jump into the device, and the noticeable changes that have taken place are surprisingly the absent ones, like the absence of pressure-sensitive touch system and Type-C USB port.

Speaking of the Galaxy S7, Samsung’s flagship series this year boasts a 5.1-inch QHD AMOLED display that comes with an always-on display for notifications. Inside, it packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset that gets coupled with a RAM of 4G.

On-board storage is of 32 GB, and the most welcome addition is the return of external storage support in the Galaxy S7.


The return of SD slot will now let users boost their storage with up to 200 GB in this flagship. The other beef-up is with the battery, which packs a charge of 3000mAh compared to the 2550mAh in Galaxy S6.

Camera in Galaxy S7 has been scaled down to 12MP from the 16MP in its predecessor. But Samsung claims a better performance due to the enlarged sensors and f/1.7 aperture used in it. The duo will work to have more information engulfed for producing a better quality image. Secondary camera is of 5MP.

The Galaxy S7 Edge variant comes with all the same specifications, except for that it will feature a 5.5-inch display of the same resolution. There is also a significant rise in its battery, which now features a hefty 3600 mAh charge in it.

The two Galaxy S7 device have also been made with IP68 water and dust resistance features, with which it can withstand water impact when immersed in under 5-feet water for 30 minutes.

Besides the announced variant, Samsung also revealed that it will have some tweaks employed for the non-US versions. Those include the replacement of the Snapdragon SoC with its own Exynos 8890 processors, and an increase of on-board storage to 64GB.

These changes will be market-specific, and it needs to be seen where Samsung will be launching these variants.

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