Samsung today announced that it has started the global roll out of its flagship Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge smartphones, including the US, Europe, Singapore, Australia and Korea, starting from today. These smartphones were launched in India earlier this week for Rs. 48,900 and Rs. 56,900, respectively and go on sale in the country starting from March 18th.
Both these were announced at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona last week, pack a 5.1-inch Quad HD and 5.5-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED always-on displays, respectively. These are powered by an Octa-Core Exynos 8 Octa 8890 SoC or Quad-Core Snapdragon 820 SoC depending on the market, pack 4GB of RAM, run Android 6.0 (Marshmallow), come with a 12-megapixel Dual pixel rear camera with LED flash, OIS, 4K video recording and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera.
These have a 3D glass and metal design, IP68 ratings water and dust resistance and hybrid dual SIM support that lets you use the second slot as a expansion slot when required. The S7 packs a 3000mAh battery and the S7 edge packs a slightly larger 3600mAh battery. Both have support for Fast Charging both on wired and wireless (WPC and PMA).
The Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge 32GB variants cost about $669.99 and $779.99, respectively in the US and might vary depending on the carrier or store. In UK these smartphones are priced at 569 GBP and 639 GBP, respectively and in Europe these cost 699 Euros and 799 Euros respectively. 64GB models will not be available in the UK, most of Europe and the US.