Samsung's Latest Flagship Smartphones, Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge Launched in India

Bengaluru: Samsung recently launched its latest flagship smartphones for the Indian market, Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, pegged at Rs 48,900 and Rs 56,900 respectively. To secure a strong position in the high-end smartphone arena, Samsung decided to roll out the lineup just a few days after the unveiling at MWC Barcelona which was concluded early this month. Pre-booking for the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge were opened from March 8 to March 16. To sweeten the deal, Samsung has announced to offer complimentary VR headset upon pre-booking.

The S7 and S7 edge don the same glass-metal body design seen in the predecessor S6 lineup. Both the phones come with QHD Super Amoled display, the S7 with 5.1-inch and S7 edge a 5.5-inch one. The phones are likely to be powered by Samsung's octa-core Exynos 8890 SoC instead of the quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset. The S7 and S7 edge will feature a 12 megapixel rear camera with “Dual pixel” technology with f/1.7 aperture and a five megapixel front camera. Samsung claims the Dual pixel technology will assist the wide aperture in capturing superior quality photos in low-light conditions. Both the products come with 4GB RAM, IP68 rating for dust and water resistance and will run on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. To power the machinery, the S7 has a 3,000 mAh battery while the S7 edge has a 3600 mAh battery. Both the phones support fast-charging and wireless charging.

To assist the readers planning to opt for a high-end smartphone, presented along is a comparative list of 11 other contenders, originally complied by GIZBOT.

1. LG G4 Dual (35,399)

-5.5-inch Quad HD In-cell Touch Quantum display

-1.8 GHz hexa-core Snapdragon 808 processor with Adreno 418 GPU


-16 megapixel rear camera with OIS 2.0, f/1.8 aperture, Laser auto focus and 4K video recording; 8 megapixel front camera

-Wireless charging

-Android 5.1 (Lollipop)

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