Samsung today announced the availability of the newest additions to the Galaxy family of products, Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge in India. The devices are priced at INR 48900 and INR 56,900 respectively. The phone goes on sale 17th midnight, and will be available for pre-order starting today. Both the phones are available in Black Onyx, Gold Platinum and Silver Titanium colours. Customers will get a free Gear VR when you pre-order.
Its impressive to see, Samsung bringing in these devices to the Indian market this early, considering they were announced just few weeks back at MWC 2016. Last week, even the super fast external SSDs were announced in India.
The 5.1-inch Galaxy S7 and 5.5-inch Galaxy S7 edge are constructed with 3D glass and metal – all in a sleek design with durability and ergonomic curves for a comfortable grip. Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge deliver fast wired and wireless charging technology. Additionally, the hybrid SIM card tray allows users to insert a microSD card for up to 200GB of additional storage and in some select countries, the tray can be used with a dual SIM card. Galaxy S7 and S7 edge come with 3000mAh & 3600mAh batteries, respectively. Looks like, we are seeing the Exynos variant of the Galaxy phones in sale for India. Forbes published an article yesterday explaining on the difference between these processors and how much of an impact it makes.
With IP68 water and dust resistance, Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge come with increased utility without compromising on the design. The devices can sustain up to 30 minutes submerged in a meter and a half of water.
Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge introduce the first Dual Pixel camera on a smartphone, delivering brighter and sharper images, even in low light. The camera has a faster shutter speed and a more accurate autofocus even in low-light conditions. Motion Panorama, a new camera mode, brings movement to traditional panoramic photos, giving the user a completely immersive visual experience.
The edge screen on the Galaxy S7 edge is now even more powerful and convenient, with quick access to Applications and content. The new ‘Always on Display’ feature allows users to easily check for updates, without having to worry about unlocking the phone.
Samsung R&D in India played a significant role in the development of the new devices, with many engineers involved in the expansion of the My Galaxy platform to cater to the needs of premium users in India with Samsung Concierge. The unique consumer engagement platform has been customized to offer valuable services such as My Assistant, Phone pick up and drop, Fast Track service and Live Chat.
The Indian R&D team also contributed to developing the Motion Panorama feature that will enable consumers to capture live events in great detail by capturing every piece of dynamic motion. Additionally, the Spotlight Selfie feature that provides consumers a studio-like environment with virtual light source, was developed in India.
Other features like Game Mode Power/Memory Saving Solutions, Enhanced Internet Browser, Voice over LTE, Enhanced Messaging, In-Car experience, Voice Interface, Gallery and Gear Manager have significant contribution by Indian R&D.