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Samsung Galaxy S7 & Galaxy S7 Edge Now Available in Canada

March 11, 2016 - Written By Cory McNutt

Galaxy S7 Day in Canada has arrived on March 11 as promised – you can now pick up your new Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge at your favorite carrier.  Pricing was revealed a couple of days ago during the short pre-order period when Samsung would throw in a free Gear VR.  The Galaxy S7 comes in Black or Silver and the Galaxy S7 Edge is available only in Black.  Pricing for the Galaxy S7 averages about $900 on a no-term and $400 on a two-year contract while the Galaxy S7 Edge adds about $100 to each of those prices.  The Canada retailers are only offering the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge in the 32GB variation.

Samsung made many changes last year in the Galaxy S6 series and kept the outside look of the new Galaxy S7 series almost identical.  Only subtle differences such as the backside of the Galaxy S7 are curved a little more to make it easier to pick up and the camera bulge on both models is not quite as predominant – it is still there, but much smaller.  Most of the improvements were done on the inside of the device – new processor, more RAM, completely new camera setup, IP68 water resistance and Samsung added back the ability to expand its storage up to 200GB via a microSD card.  It also appears that Samsung is thinning out the line and only having the original Galaxy S7 and one Galaxy S7 Edge rather than a Galaxy S7 Edge and S7 Edge Plus.

The Galaxy S7 sports a 5.1-inch QHD Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels that’s 577 pixels-per-inch.  The Galaxy S7 Edge dual-curved display stands at 5.5-inches giving it 534 PPI.  Both models sold in Canada are using the Exynos 8890 octa-core processor, 4GB of DDR4 RAM and 32GB of UFS 2.0 internal storage with expansion of 200GB via a microSD card.  The main camera is a new 12MP Dual Pixel designed to let more light on to the pixels. It also sports a large f/1.7 aperture, quick autofocus, OIS and LED flash – so far the testing has shown excellent results.  The front-facing camera (FFC) is a 5MP with the f/1.7 aperture, wide-angle with HDR for better low-light selfies and video chatting.  The Galaxy S7 has a 3000mAh battery and the Galaxy S7 Edge has a larger 3600mAh battery – both are non-removable, have rapid charge and quick wireless charging.  Both have IP68 dust and water resistance, employ a fingerprint sensor, heart rate monitor, oxygen saturation sensor and Samsung Pay.