MWC 2016: all you need to know about Samsung
24 February, 2016 | Technology
Mobile World Conference 2016 kicked off earlier this week and Samsung has announced the launch of their next generation Galaxy smartphones as well as some other rather cool tech gear.
Here’s all you need to know about Samsung’s big unveils at this year’s MWC 2016:
Unsurprisingly, Samsung unveiled the highly anticipated Galaxy S7.
Despite the design of the Galaxy S7 not having changed much, there are a couple of noticeable improvements including a curvier rear which supposedly improves the grip on the device and a less protruding camera lens, giving the device a sleeker look.
The Galaxy S7 will keep the S6’s 5.1inch 2K Super AMOLED display as well as the microUSB port. However, the microSD slot has returned and the Galaxy S7 is also IP68-rated for waterproof and dust resistance, which means you can drop it into water without damaging the phone.
The Galaxy S7 camera may have dropped down from 16MP to 12MP but the pixel size has increased as well as the aperture, enabling the sensor to absorb more than 50% of the light then the S6 can currently do.
Power wise, the Galaxy S7 comes with 4GB of RAM and a quad-core processor making the S7 30% faster. They have also given it a 3000mAH battery which means it should have a longer battery life than its predecessor.
All in all, it looks like the Galaxy S7 will be a rather impressive device.
Galaxy S7 Edge
Samsung also unveiled the S7 Edge alongside the S7, which returns with a curved display.
The screen size has increased from 5.1 inches to 5.5 inches. The Edge app shortcuts have been improved, now coming with two rows of apps to choose from (thanks to the larger screen).
Almost everything else from the camera to the processor remains the same; however the S7 Edge does come with a massive 3600mAH battery.
Gear 360 Camera
Finally, Samsung revealed the Gear 360 Camera, which as the name states records videos and photos with 360 degree coverage. Not only that, your video recordings can be uploaded to Facebook and/or YouTube too.
The Gear 360 camera is clearly a way for Samsung to push users to adopting the Gear VR and possibly driving VR headsets to the masses.