Samsung has been struggling against new competitors and market saturation as mobile sales slowed down for a while. It seems things may be looking up for the company as initial reviews suggest that the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is gaining market approval. Did Samsung finally release the right device?
Samsung has been trying to prove that it could make excellent phones especially following the company’s bid last year with the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge. Now, the company just unveiled the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge – to which one reviewer considered the latter as perhaps the best Android smartphone to date.
“We’ve been playing with it, and we’re smitten,” Gadgette wrote in its review. It appears Samsung heard what most people complained about the S6 series and offered the fixes via the Galaxy S7 series. The Galaxy S7 series saw incremental changes including the battery capacity going all the way up to 2600 mAh to 3600 with the vanilla version up to 3000. The camera also has fewer megapixels but wider aperture and bigger pixels allowing users to capture images better in low light. Furthermore, the Galaxy S7 Edge is also waterproof with the highest possible water and dustproof rating at IP68. The Samsung Galaxy S5 had an IP67 rating.
Other features include: 2.15GHz + 1.6GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, 32GB storage, 4GB RAM, 5.5-inch screen 2,560×1,440 pixels resolution and 534ppi. According to The Verge, the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge are not necessarily innovations; rather they are “iterations and refinements” that address complaints on previous models. It is still too early to tell whether what Samsung did is enough to keep the company afloat although it should be an interesting match as more phones are expected to be released this year all promising to be more groundbreaking than the other.