It was just last week when it was reported that the Gold Platinum Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge were due to become available in Canada on March 28. That day is here, and in line with expectation, you can now purchase this color from the Samsung Experience Store locations. There are a few stumbling blocks – according to the information, the inventory on the popular color is very low, so the product will first go to those who pre-ordered the color at the Samsung Store locations. Sources also report that there should be plenty to go around by mid-April. There is still no word when the carriers might start carrying the color – or if they ever will, but the Silver and Black models seem to be plentiful.
The new Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge are mere refinements of the complete redo of the Galaxy S6 series – they are difficult to distinguish from one another without a cursory look. It is all about slight curves – the top front is slightly curved down to make holding it up to your ear easier, and the sides are slightly curved to make it easier to pick up off a flat surface, as well as being more comfortable to hold. The real upgrades are located on the inside of the device – ‘always-on’ display, new Exynos 8890 octa-core processor in Canada packed with 4GB of DDR4 RAM and 32 or 64 GB of the faster UFS 2.0 flash memory that is now expandable to 200GB via a microSD card. Samsung removed the expandability in the Galaxy S6 but thankfully brought it back in the Galaxy S7 models. The battery size increased this year, but both are still non-removable, although offer rapid charge and quick wireless charging capabilities. IP68 certification is back on the Galaxy S7 models to help with dust and water-resistance.
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Samsung made changes in the variety of models this year as well. They left the Galaxy S7 at its normal 5.1-inch size but stretched the Galaxy S7 Edge from 5.1-inches to 5.5-inches. This move looks likely to be a measure to account for the lack of a 5.7-inch Galaxy S7 Edge Plus, leaving the door open for a Galaxy Note 6 with a dual-curved display or a new Galaxy Note 6 Edge. To some, this will be great news as Samsung is often criticized with having too many models and making it difficult for consumers to decide which one to purchase.