Samsung has always been known for their bright and beautiful displays on smartphones. They hit a home run with the Galaxy Note 5 display. According to ZDNet, the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge displays have hit a grand slam.
“Last summer DisplayMate performed extensive testing on the newest smartphones and awarded the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 the title of best smartphone display ever. Samsung announced the new Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge this week and DisplayMate test results from early production units reveals there is a new champion with the best smartphone display.”
The article adds that the Note 5 held the honor of having the best smartphone display for about six months, but the Galaxy S7 has a higher color accuracy, peak brightness, and contrast rating. Both the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge easily outrank the displays on the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus and have much higher resolution screens.
The Samsung Galaxy S7 was announced on Sunday. Bloomberg was one of the first sites to report the announcement.
Samsung Electronics Co. showed off virtual reality hardware alongside its latest Galaxy S7 smartphones, in its latest attempt to breathe life into its premium line and wrest ascendancy back from Apple Inc.”
The article adds that the new waterproof phones will start selling on March 11. The S7 has a 5.1-inch screen and the S7 Edge has a 5.5-inch screen. Both phones look identical to the S6 line, except Samsung is adding a microSD memory card slot. The battery life, especially on the Edge version, is said to be spectacular.
The article adds that the new waterproof phones will start selling on March 11. The S7 has a 5.1-inch screen, and the S7 Edge has a 5.5-inch screen. Both phones look identical to the s6 line, except Samsung is adding a microSD memory card slot. The battery life, especially on the Edge version, is said to be spectacular.
A Samsung announcement used to cause a lot of excitement. The S7 and S7 Edge have caused some excitement, but some indifference and snarky comments as well. The comments at BGR after an article about Samsung’s announcement are quite insulting.
“So the same phone they launched last year,” VapidRapidRabbit commented sarcastically.
“Samsung will be so lucky to have a quarter of the sales volume of the S6 that flopped. This phone is so S5 in an S6 body,” comments Jurnomeo.
There were some people who were upset that Samsung’s new phones have a 12MP camera instead of a 16MP one. However, the camera is supposed to take better pictures and, according to PetaPixel, offers a feature that has never been previously available on a smartphone.
“Samsung did a grand unveiling of the two smartphones this past Sunday, and the Dual Pixel technology [for autofocus] was one of the new features that drummed up a good deal of excitement,” writes author Michael Zhang.
Dual Pixel autofocus technology helps the camera automatically focus on its subject almost instantly. Instead of using some pixels for focusing, Samsung’s camera uses 100 percent of its pixels for focusing. This feature will hopefully silence the naysayers who can’t get over the camera having fewer megapixels.
Both the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are available for pre-ordering starting Tuesday. Are you going to buy the Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge? Let us know in the comments section.
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