Despite only fairly moderate design changes, a lot of new technology is incorporated. The device bodies are now IP68 rated for environmental protection which means they are dust-proof and water-resistant down to 1.5 meters for 30 minutes. North American and European models will come with Qualcomm’s latest and greatest Snapdragon 820 chipset and 4GB of RAM. Internal storage is 32GB but on the the S7 models the microSD slot is making its return for easy memory expansion, a move by Samsung that high-volume photographers and videographers will certainly appreciate.
The S7 comes with a 3,000mAh battery and the larger edge with a 3,600mAh variant. Both models support Samsung’s quick charging technology and wireless charging with an optional dock.
In the camera department pixel count has been reduced to 12MP for larger 1.4um pixels which means a 56 percent increase in size compared to the Galaxy S6. Samsung has also introduced a new AF system it calls Dual-Pixels. Read more