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Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 Edge launched in India with free VR headset, price starts from Rs 48,900

You can prebook the Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge from March 8 to March 17.

Samsung today launched the Galaxy S7 (32GB) and Galaxy S7 Edge (32GB) in India. The S7 is priced at Rs 48,900 while the S7 Edge is priced at Rs 56,900. You can prebook the Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge from March 8 to March 17. Samsung has also announced that buyers will also get its VR headset for free.

The Galaxy S7 has a 5.1 inch display while the S7 Edge has a 5.5 inch screen - both offer the same Quad HD resolution. As the name suggests, the S7 Edge has edge display, as is seen in S6 Edge while the S7 has the traditional look. These phones are also water and resistant and thus have been IP68 certified.

The phones have 12 megapixel camera with F1.7 aperture (the lowest for a smartphone till date) and hence should offer brighter images. Moreover Samsung claims to have employed something called "dual pixel" technology which, in which "each and every one of the pixels on the image sensor has two photodiodes instead of one, meaning the professional-grade Dual Pixel Sensor can focus as quickly and as accurately as you would with your own eyes".

Besides, the rear cameras of S7 and S7 Edge are armed with phase detection auto focus, motion panorama, motion photo, and hyper lapse features. They have 5 megapixel front camera that comes with wide selfie mode.

Besides, Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge have 4 GB RAM, 200 GB micro SD card slot, hybrid dual SIM (the SIM2 slot can be used for micro SD card or the SIM2), and Samsung Exynos chipset (in the US S7 will come with Snapdragon 820 CPU). The S7 has a 3000 mAh battery while S7 has a 3600 mAh battery. Both the phones come with wireless charging and Quick charging facilities. Ofcourse they have the latest Android Marshmallow operating system. Both the smartphones come in 64GB storage variants as well, but as of now Samsung has not shared any details of the launch in India.

First Published : Tuesday, March 08, 2016 - 13:50




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