Samsung just announced the launch of its flagship Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge in India at an event in Delhi. Pre-bookings for the phones start today and run through March 17. Those who pre-book the phones will get a free Samsung Gear VR headset with their purchase.
The Samsung Galaxy S7 is priced at Rs. 48,900 ($725) and the Galaxy S7 Edge at Rs. 56,900 ($844) – both prices for the 32GB variant. The price for the 64GB variant is still unknown. The Indian spec Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge are powered by the company’s homegrown Exynos 8890 SoC. The Global versions are powered by Snapdragon 820 chipset. Another noticeable change is that Samsung introduces hybrid microSD slot in the Galaxies, so you can use any one of the slots for expanding your storage or use it as the second SIM slot, either.
Other specs include a 5.1-inch QHD Super Amoled display for Galaxy S7, while the Galaxy S7 Edge packs a 5.5-inch QHD Super Amoled display. Both phones feature Always-on display and come with 4GB of RAM, a 12-megapixel ‘Dual Pixel’ rear camera with an f/1.7 aperture and smart OIS feature, as well as a 5-megapixel front camera with f/1.7 aperture. The Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge run Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and have IP68 rating for dust and water resistance. The Galaxy S7 packs a 3000mAh battery while the Galaxy S7 Edge includes a 3600mAh battery.