Samsung finally announced Galaxy S7 Edge and S7; pre-orders available via SMART

Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge with SMART

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and S7 pre-orders available via SMART

Samsung finally announced “The Next Galaxy” with Galaxy S7 Edge and S7 last February 22, 2016 at the Samsung Hall in SM Aura Premier. The Philippine Launch was made simultaneous to the global launch in Barcelona, Spain.

Galaxy S7 Edge and S7
Galaxy S7 Edge and S7

The release of the two latest innovations was coupled with the sneak peek of Samsung Gear VR, which will be compatible with Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and S7, and was also coupled with the sneak peek of the Gear S2 Classic.

“We are proud to reinforce our status as the leader and driver of mobile innovation by bringing Samsung’s flagship offering to the Philippine market,” said Business Unit Head of IT and Mobile Division of Samsung Electronics Philippines, Digs Dimagiba. “With the Galaxy S7 edge and S7, we enjoin more Filipinos to go beyond their limits and see their Samsung Galaxy smartphones as a hub to new and exciting experiences through our wearable devices, the Gear VR and the Gear S2.”

Samsung’s Galaxy S7 Edge and Galaxy S7 have the following specs and features that gadget enthusiasts should keep an eye out for:

Samsung Galaxy S7
Samsung Galaxy S7

IP68 water and dust resistance. Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and S7 are enhanced to withstand everyone’s frequent problems and accidents with phones. With an IP68 certification, Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and S7 are guaranteed to be cap-less, waterproof, and dustproof. The new dustproof feature ensures its users that the phone will be safe against sand, dust, or soil. The new waterproof feature increases the technology’s durability as it can now withstand being submerged in 1.5 meters of water for 30 minutes.

Dual photodiode technology in dual pixel camera. Dual photodiode technology is originally used for DSLR cameras. Samsung Galaxy 7 Edge and S7 stepped up the game by incorporating this technology as one of their features. With these development, pictures taken with Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and S7 resemble those taken by DSLRs. In addition to that, the autofocus feature allows pictures to be crisp and clear pictures. The enhanced F1.7 camera lens allows for good pictures to be captured during low-light conditions. The beauty mode feature is also put together with the new spotlight feature. The screen flash function also ensures users that selfies, even when taken in the dark, will be beautifully taken.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

Aside from those functions, Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and S7 are also coupled with the new motion panorama feature and the hyperlapse feature, which was upgraded to make time-lapse videos easier to create and share.

Increased battery and memory capacity. Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and S7 are upgraded smartphones that have a base memory of 32 GB expandable up to 200 GB. Coupled with this upgraded storage capacity is an upgraded battery capacity. Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and S7 have 3600 mAH battery and 3000 mAH battery, respectively. The wired ultra fast charging and the built-in wireless charging has also been made ultra faster and more convenient than the past Samsung Galaxy series.

Sleeker and more elegant design. Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge’s and S7’s designs feature streamlined glass and metal finishes with curves made functionally and perfectly fit for everyone’s grip. Samsung Galaxy S7 has a 5.1 inch Super AMOLED Quad HD display ensuring high-definition experience for its users. Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge offers a larger 5.5 dual-edge display as well, taking the S7 series to a whole new level.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and S7 also come with functional edge panels. Different panels will appear by swiping a different edge of the screen. Panels include the App Edge, where the user can place his favorite applications; the People Edge, where the user can store his most frequently called contacts; and the Task Edge, where the user’s most used apps and features will be stored for easier access.

Compatibility with Samsung Gear VR.  With the ever-expanding Samsung Galaxy Ecosystem, Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and S7 users can connect to Samsung Gear VR, the first commercial virtual reality headset. Samsung Gear VR is lightweight and comes with an adjustable head strap to allow the users to get the perfect cushioning of the device on their heads, and also to keep the gadget secured. Gear VR will be expected to give users a 360-degree viewing and gaming experience in a virtual world. Games for Gear VR include Temple RunTM and a lot more. More games may be downloaded from the Oculus® Store. Gear VR is also ideal for out-of-this-world movie viewing experiences through Netflix®. The Samsung Gear VR will be available at Samsung Experience Stores this February 26, 2016.

Compatibility with Gear S2 Smartwatch. Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and S7 can also connect with Gear S2 Smartwatch for more connectivity and convenience.

Samsung Concierge Service. This VIP Program will be available exclusively for Galaxy S7 Edge and S7 users for repairs, VIP hotline, and offerings.

Services Provider Smart offers preorder for new Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and Galaxy S7

In line with the recent product release of Galaxy S7 Edge and Galaxy S7, services provider SMART Communications opened its pre-registration for the said innovations for Samsung customers, techies, and gadget investors.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and S7
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and S7

Before the release of Samsung Galaxy S7Edge and Galaxy S7, Samsung released the tag lines “Change the way you think about your phone,” “Change the way you capture every angle,” “Change your idea of what a camera can do,” and “Change your idea of what a phone can handle” as a teaser for the upcoming product release. SMART Communications immediately responded by opening the pre-registration site (visit

Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge with SMART
Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge with SMART

“With these fresh devices, Samsung has really made good on its promise of going beyond the limits in terms of experience, creativity and performance,” SMART Brand Head Kathy C. Carag said in a statement. “As the country’s leading mobile network, SMART takes the lead in introducing the latest mobile innovations and products to Filipinos, and we just can’t wait to make these new products available and pave the way for everyone to enjoy new and awesome mobile experiences anytime, anywhere.”

For details on how to preorder your own Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and Galaxy S7, visit SMART Communications on social media: Facebook (, Twitter (@LiveSMART), and Instagram.

Written by Melo Villareal

Melo Villareal is the Online Publisher of He is an Accountant by profession who left the corporate world at the age of 23 to explore his beautiful country and the rest of the world. Today, Melo works as a part-time Social Media Manager for local and international clients. His full-time work focuses on discovering interesting culture, explore different cuisines and take memorable photos from local and international destinations he's visiting.

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