Samsung Galaxy S7 price in Malaysia

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Samsung did a brilliant job keeping up with high-end phones that make beautiful designs with premium materials when it launched Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. Samsung proved that they were no longer threading behind Apple and HTC in this. The Korean company ended their relationship with plastic covers and bland designs. Instead, the new phones are replaced with metal and glass and beautiful curves. However, this still didn’t make the S6 a prized winner. Expandable storage and waterproofing was taken away, low battery life and high prices gave more space for the Korean company to improve it’s flaws.

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The birth of the Samsung Galaxy S7 will further excite those who were already half drooling over the Galaxy S6 Edge. The phone has been given a larger screen at 5.5-inch display (Galaxy S7 Edge)  quad HD super AMOLED with curves on both sides. The curves doesn’t stop right there. Similar to the Galaxy Note 5, one of the most prominent difference is the curve on the rear of the device – imagine the Galaxy S6 Edge front used on the back. This makes holding the phone much more comfortable than the one in the previous year. Holding the Galaxy S6 Edge for long hours was a bit of a burn but the S7 is a comfortable fit into the palm. From it’s predessor, the Galaxy S7 on the other hand remains at 5.1-inch in display size, quad HD Super AMOLED display. Using the phone on a table now without it wobbling and flipping is possible thanks to the sensor being leveled with the glass. The phone is no alien to the Galaxy S6 users in terms of its looks and can be safely recognized as a twin to the iPhone 6 and 6S when observed from different corners of the eye.

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Two of the phones are equipped with microSD cards for expansion of 32GB internal storage. A 64GB model may be available in some regions according to Samsung, though the US will have to do with just a 32GB. IP68 water and dust resistance grants the phone to plunge into waters of up to 1.5 metres for 30 minutes at a time. The phone’s waterproofing feature means it has shut ports and no hassle with flippy port covers over USB ports and headphone jacks. The Korean company wisely explains their choice of sticking to the conventional Mirco USB port over the USB Type-C due the compatibility with the Gear VR headset launched last year and the widespread market not welcoming the USB Type-C anytime soon yet. Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 processor is the power house for the S7 line, a change from the familiar Exynos chips in S6 although some S7 are still using Exynos chips in some other regions in the world. RAM has taken a jump to 4GB with an added 1GB in this new release.

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Samsung raised the battery sizes up to 3,000mAh in the S7, from 2,550mAh in the S6 and 3,600mAh in the S7 Edge when it was 2,600mAh in the S6 Edge. All in all, it is a significant increase, particularly in the S7 Edge. However, the batteries in both phones are not removable unlike the rest of the Galaxy models. It’s commendable of Samsung’s attempt to fix it’s battery scarcity in the S6 and may this be the end of the it’s gloom in the S6 Edge’s battery life.

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The new 12-megapixel camera as compared to last year’s 16-megapixel shooter will not be a let down as Samsung promises that it’s larger pixels allows 56 percent more light for better images with low light than before. The camera’s lens which is a brighter f/1.7 apperture pulls in 25 percent more light which will deliver more impressive results than it used to with 95 percent more light in total from the new sensor and lens together, especially for low light photography. The dual pixel system enables the camera to focus three times faster when each of the 12 million pixels are in focus, mirroring the same system found in Canon DLSR cameras. If you hate moments where you have a scene to capture but whipping out the phone and waiting for it to switch on makes your nerve twitch, the S7 camera is fast to launch. In short demos, it easily proved to be quicker to get ready to shoot as compared to the Nexus 6P and iPhone 6S Plus.

Android 6.0 Marshmallow along with Samsung’s TouchWiz interface is what is running on the S7 models. Another major software addition is the always-on display where display of clock, notifications, calender and an image is constantly shown on the screen. The display is not motion activated like Motorola’s Active Display but stays stagnant and on at all times. If you’re thinking this will drain out the battery life, Samsung claims that only half a percent of the battery is used per hour in tests. When the phone is slipped into a pocket or bag and proximity sensor is closed, the phone display automatically goes off.

The S7 and S7 Edge will be released for sale beginning in the US on March 11 and is available for pre orders starting February 23rd. The phones come in black or gold for S7 and black, gold or silver for the S7 Edge. Samsung has yet to announce pricing for the new release although it is said to be similar to the cost of last year’s phones release. All we can guess is that it won’t be cheap and may perhaps be the most expensive Samsung flagship phones around.

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