Samsung Electronics Nepal has officially launched the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge in Nepal. The Galaxy S7 is priced at Rs.77,900 and the Galaxy S7 Edge is priced at Rs.88,900 — both prices for the 32GB variant. You can pre-book the phone starting today, and every pre-bookers will get a genuine leather bag worth Rs.20,000 or you can grab the Gear VR worth Rs.13,900, Choice is yours.
Besides the pre-booking offer, Samsung has also come up with a limited edition pack that’s available for limited period. Limited edition pack includes Galaxy S7 Edge, Gear S2 Classic, leather bag and Level U at a price of Rs.1,22,000. For Galaxy S7 limited edition pack, the price is Rs.1,08,000. The handsets will go on regular sale from mid-March this month.
Hands on Review of the Galaxy S7, S7 Edge in Nepal
The Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge looks much similar to last year’s Galaxy S6, featuring a metal frame and gorilla glass 4 on the front and back. The 5.1-inch Galaxy S7 and 5.5-inch Galaxy S7 Edge features a Quad HD 2,560×1,440 AMOLED display.
Both the phones offers microSD expansion slot and is IP68 water and dust resistant — features that were removed on last year’s Galaxy S6. Samsung made a great decision by not trying to make the phone thinner. In fact, both the S7 and S7 edge are a tad thicker than its predecessor meaning the S7 can fit in a bigger 3000mAh battery and S7 Edge featuring a 3600mAh battery. With Android marshmallow battery optimization features, AMOLED display and a more efficient CPU, we anticipate they are going to have great battery life.
Taking about the hardware specs, we can finally confirm that Samsung has decided to ship the Exynos Octacore 8890 CPU here in Nepal. We would have loved the Snapdragon 820 variant since it scores marginally higher than the Exynos variant in the benchmark test. Having said that, both these processors are really fast. Coupled with 4GB of LP DDR4 RAM, we are talking about insane multitasking as well. Both these phones support quick charging as well as wireless charging.
With the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge’s latest slimmer 12-megapixel camera, Samsung claims to have the best camera smartphone in the market. Even though Galaxy S7’s camera has fewer megapixels than its predecessor Galaxy S6, the smartphone possesses one of the fastest autofocus and has better low light photography. It uses larger 1.4um pixels and a lens with an f-stop of 1.7 to let 25% more light into the sensor, as well as a very fast autofocus system, to help prevent grainy or blurred photos. The camera is a Wide angle lens with capabilities of motion panorama and live video streaming on the go. The front camera is a 5-megapixels and the lens is a f/1.7 with a wide angle.
Key Highlights|Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 Edge:
- Android 6.0 Marshmallow
- 5.1-inch Super AMOLED screen with 2,560 x 1,440 Pixel Resolution; 5.5-inch on the Edge variant
- 32 of inbuilt storage, Micro SD card slot expandable up to 200GB
- 12 Megapixel Camera with f/1.7 aperture and smart OIS
- 5 Megapixel Front Shooter with f/1.7 aperture
- Dust and Water-Resistant (IP68 rating)
- 3,000 mAh and 3,600mAh battery Respectively on Galaxy S7 and S7 edge
- Fast charging on b0th wired and wireless
- Samsung Exynos 8890 SoC
- Octacore (2.3GHz quad+ 1.6GHz quad); Quadcore (2.3GHz Dual + 1.6GHz Dual)
- 4GB LPDDR4 RAM
- Colors: Black onyx, Gold Platinum, Silver Titanium