Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge launched in India: High tech, and pricey

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The latest android phones from Samsung are big, beautiful, sleek, and, well, definitely pricey. But then what can one expect if its the Samsung S7? Yes, tech giant Samsung has officially launched its long-awaited smartphones Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge in India. Pre-bookings for the subcontinent has begun on Wednesday. The Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge are available from March 18.

For India, the Samsung Galaxy S7 is priced at $728 (Rs. 48,900), while the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is priced at $ 847 (Rs. 56,900).

The Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge launched in India come with Samsung's octa-core Exynos 8890 SoC instead of the quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset seen in the global variant. Perhaps the most welcome change from their predecessors is the inclusion of the hybrid microSD slot in the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. One can either expand your storage up to 200GB or use it as the second SIM slot.​

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.

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The Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge have a 'Samsung Concierge' service that's available inside the My Galaxy app. The Samsung Concierge service comes with four key features such as the phone version of your assistant named, aptly, 'My Assistant.' The My Assistant is powered by Haptik and lets customers order flowers, do Web check-in, set reminders, and use other services; fast track access at Samsung service centres; phone pickup and drop with access to a standby device if your Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge needs to be repaired; chat with Samsung customer support.

Samsung says all services will be available to Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge customers free of cost, and it might be extended to Galaxy S6 and Note 5 customers at a later stage.

The Samsung Galaxy S7 features a 5.1-inch QHD Super Amoled display, while the Galaxy S7 Edge packs a 5.5-inch QHD Super Amoled display. The always-on display lets users check notifications, time, and date without having to wake up the device. Both phones 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.