The Mobile World Congress (MWC) concluded last week, showcasing some of the newest and biggest mobile technology releases from some of the leaders in the industry. Samsung, LG, Sony, Huawei, and many others bought out their best and newest to try and wow the audience and set new standards. So what were these announcements? When are they being released? What else do you need to know? Over the next few days we’ll give you a summary of the biggest announcements and the need-to-know information that goes with them. For the purposes of these articles, we’ll concentrate on the US release versions of the devices.
As one would expect, Samsung made a major announcement about the much speculated Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. Hot off the success of the S6 series devices, the S7 carries on the basic design with a physical home button, power/volume button placements, and the curved screen for the Edge version. Most notable was Samsung going back to providing a MicroSD slot for memory expansion and waterproofing, two things missing from the S6 series that kept many people from picking the phones up. Sadly, they still do not have a removable battery, but the sizes are large enough (3000mAh/3600mAh) that you shouldn’t have any problems. Both will be shipping with the Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processors, which should pack plenty of power as well as enhanced energy saving features. Below are the basic specs for the S7 and S7 Edge:
The S7 and S7 Edge are already up for preorder on the major carrier’s websites and is slated for an early March release.