Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: Samsung newly launched Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge smartphones will be up for sale in India from March 18.
The company is also giving away free Gear virtual reality (VR) to it customers who pre-order the devices between March 8 and 17.
Taking the smartphone world by surprise, leading South Korean smartphone maker Samsung on Tuesday launched its flagship smartphone Galaxy S7 and its curved-screen companion Galaxy S7 Edge at an irresistible price of Rs 48,900 and Rs 56,900, respectively.
The launch in India, which comes within two weeks of the global unveiling, will help the company bolster sales to buck the slowdown in the global smartphone industry growth.
The Galaxy S7 features 5.1-inch display and 3,000 mAh battery, while the S7 edge has 5.5-inch display and 3,600 mAh battery. With Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, Samsung has introduced the first dual-pixel camera on a smartphone, which delivers brighter and sharper images, even in low light.
The 4GB RAM devices are constructed with 3D glass and metal and are water and dust resistant. The devices can sustain up to 30 minutes submerged in a meter and a half of water. The hybrid SIM card tray allows users to insert a microSD card for up to 200GB of additional storage and in some select countries, the tray can be used with dual SIM cards. Both have 32GB internal memory.
The Galaxy S7 devices` CPU is about 44 percent more powerful than its predecessor and the a dramatically enhanced GPU -- which does the heavy lifting for graphics -- is about 60 percent more powerful than the one in Galaxy S6.
Samsung Galaxy S7 has a 2560 X 1440 (534ppi) 5.1-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display while S7 Edge has a 2560 X 1440 (577ppi) 5.5-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display.
Both phones run on Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) operating system.