The World Mobile Congress is currently in full swing in Barcelona and Samsung just had its moment in the spotlight when it revealed its new flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge.

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Both the new phones will be running Android Marshmallow 6.0. Both phones look similar to their predecessors – the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge – but have some new features that the company is bargaining on will entice consumers to purchase these new devices. The new features include an IP68 waterproofing and a microSD card slot to allow users to add more storage to the new devices. The devices can go under water for up to 30min 1.5m deep.

Specs

Galaxy S7

Galaxy S7 1

  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Processor
  • Display: 5.1″ AMOLED Display
  • Memory: 4GB RAM / 32GB and 64 GB Internal Storage / microSD 200GB
  • Camera: Rear Dual Pixel 12MP / Front 5MP
  • Battery: 3000 mAh

Galaxy S7 Edge

Galaxy S7 Edge

  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Processor
  • Display: 5.5″ Curved Quad HD AMOLED Display
  • Memory: 4GB RAM / 32GB and 64GB Internal Storage / microSD 200GB
  • Camera: Rear  Dual Pixel 12MP/ Front 5MP
  • Battery: 3600 mAh

Both phones boast 30% more processing power and has thermal spreader water-cooling technology to prevent overheating.

The company also added always-on display settings for both new smartphones. This always-on display will drain less than 1% battery power per hour and will display minimal (but essential) information like the time, date and customisable information.

Galaxy S7

Mark Zuckerberg was definitely the favourite at Samsung’s presentation at the WMC when he appeared on stage to talk about virtual reality. The CEO and founder of Facebook surprised the crowd when journalists and techies were invited to watch a demo of Samsung’s Gear VR. Once everyone removed their headsets they were surprised to spot Zuckerberg standing on the Samsung stage. When the crowd finally subdued Zuckerberg was able to talk about Facebook and Samsung’s virtual reality partnership.

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