After introducing first edge display smartphone, the Note Edge, in 2014 at IFA Expo in Berlin, the company has then gone to introduce two more smartphones with curved displays; S6 Edge and S6 Edge+. Out of those three we liked the third one, which was introduced with Note 5. But it still missed a lot of real life use case and could have been better. Now today at MWC event, aside its latest Galaxy S7 flagship, company has also introduced a edge variant, aptly named, S7 Edge.
The S7 Edge comes with a larger 5.5-inch Quad HD display, it’s a Super AMOLED screen just like it’s smaller sibling, the S7. Its always-on display functionality would make it quite easier to see notifications when they arrive. This feature will allow the saving of battery life, but with a bigger 3600mAh battery, compared to 3000mAh on the S7, it can survive an apocalypse.
The edge screens on the S7 Edge are called Edge Panels, and they’ll offer enhanced software experience. Expect better UI compared to the last three display handsets from the brand. Under the hood would be the Exynos 8890 or Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 processor, they both are Quad-core 64-bit chipsets, offering tremendous power. With the support of 4GB of RAM and options for 32GB and 64GB internal storage, it can go a long way in performance. Meanwhile, the microSD card support is back, which lets you expand up to 200GB. The camera setup is similar to the S7, 12MP Dual Pixel in the rear and 5MP selfie camera.
The Galaxy S7 is priced at Euro 799 in Europe, while at the matching price in other parts of the world. It would be available in four colors, Silver, Gold, White and Black. The company would start pre-ordering from today in selected countries, whereas it will go on sale in mid-March, March 11th. Though, in the UK, you can expect shipping by March 8th. Hope you guys are ordering the device in the UK. Are you? Tell us if you’re in the comments below.