Hands-On With Samsung's Galaxy S7 at MWC 2016


Samsung often makes a big deal out of Mobile World Congress, and 2016 has been no different for the South Korean giant. Earlier today, Samsung announced both the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, this time further catering for those with subtly-different tastes as each phone is a different size this year. Last year, Samsung's Galaxy S6 was a radical change in terms of device design for the company, and rather than undo all of that work, Samsung have simply built upon it. We've been covering all of the Samsung news today, but for those looking to find out more about what's under the hood can take a look at our specs post here.

For now though, we're going to take a closer look at what Samsung has done with their flagship offering for 2016. The overall look and feel of the Galaxy S7 will be familiar to anyone that's handled a Galaxy S6, but there are subtle differences. For instance, the Galaxy S7 now features a sort of curvature around the back of the device to each side and the camera hump is noticeably smaller here, too. While the Galaxy S7 Edge is a little larger than last year's Galaxy S6 Edge, the standard Galaxy S7 retains its 5.1-inch footprint that so many will know and love, however the South Korean firm have made a slightly thicker Galaxy S6 at 7.9mm to incorporate a larger 3,000 mAh battery.


From our quick time with the Galaxy S7 at Samsung's event It's clear that Samsung hasn't strayed too far from their original formula from last year, but rather refined and improved upon it. The Super AMOLED display looks as good as ever here, and Samsung has clearly learnt something from producing smartphones from glass and metal, as this is one of the most solid smartphones we've spent time with, especially considering it's 7.9mm thickness. We have a gallery of images for those anxious to learn more about the Galaxy S7 to peruse through down below, and we'll have a lot more on both the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 Edge over the coming week.

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