This week there have been some big mobile phone launches. Samsung Galaxy S7 and LG G5.
Samsung launched it’s much awaited phone Samsung Galaxy S7 along with the edge version Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge.
Samsung has made a host of changes in the new galaxy phone. The new galaxy has brought back the micro SD card slot. But, the battery is still non-removable unlike LG G5 which has removable battery and launched on same day as Galaxy S7. Also the new Galaxy S7 is waterproof.
Specifications of the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge
*Display5.1” Quad HD Super AMOLED 2560 X 1440 (577ppi)
*OS -Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)
*Dimension – 142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9mm,
*Processor – 64bit Octacore (2.3GHz Quad + 1.6GHz Quad) Exynox or Quad core (2.15GHz Dual + 1.6GHz Dual),Snapdragon 820
*4GB RAM (LPDDR4),
*Internal Storage – 32/64GB (UFS 2.0) + microSD (up to 200GB)
*Camera – Rear: Dual Pixel 12MP (F1.7),OIS Front: 5MP (F1.7)
*Battery – 3,000mAh Fast Charging both on wired and wireless
*Connectivity WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac(2.4/5GHz),Bluetooth® v 4.2 LTE, ANT+, USB 2.0, NFC, Location
*Sensors Accelerometer, Proximity, RGB Light, Geo-magnetic, Gyro,Fingerprint, Barometer, Hall, HRM
One major change in the phone is camera , the resolution of the phone is downgraded from 16 MP to 12 MP. Less MP does not mean less quality, instead in Samsung’s case camera is now more powerful. The size of each pixel has increased to 1.4 micron. This will make phone perform better in low light. Plus the auto foucus is more accurate now.
The phone has similar design to that of previous Galaxy S6 with some refinements here and there. But still, the metal and glass combination makes phone very premium.
The Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge will be available starting mid-March 2016. Indian price is expected to be around Rs 48,000 We will be posting indepth about Galaxy S7.
Next up is LG G5. LG unveiled its new flagship Android-smartphone G5. Along with the phone came to light bunch of accessories and add-on modules. The most interesting thing LG has done is new style of swap-able parts like battery which fits into phone by sliding, plus the new camera module. The fingerprint reader is introduced in new phone at the back. G5 camera module also protrudes slightly above the surface of the back panel. LG G5 will be available in silver or golden color
The phone has completely new design different from prevoius LG G4. LG G5 now has a beautiful aluminum metal body. One more interesting feature is the new camera setup. On the back of the phone is a dual camera setup – 16 megapixels and an additional 8-megapixel 135-degree wide-angle modules. Each camera can be used separately – the second camera is more suitable for wide panoramic shots. They work together to create an amazing combination of layers. Switching between cameras is also seamless and can be done incredibly quickly. Front camera is same as previous 8 MP.
The LG G5 will be available ending April 2016. Indian price is expected to be around Rs 47,000. We will be posting in depth about LG G5.