Event Coverage: Samsung Launched Galaxy S7/S7 Edge and Gear 360

Samsung Singapore held the product launch yesterday afternoon. An informal lunch session with Singapore media accompanied by the comprehensive presentation on the technical enhancement of the Galaxy S7. The media event also showcased the latest camera from Samsung – Gear 360.

Source: Instagram user @weewu

Some takeaway from the presentation

Improved camera features

Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge introduce the first Dual Pixel camera on a smartphone, delivering brighter and sharper images, even in low light. Thanks to the revolutionary Dual Pixel technology, brighter lens with wider aperture, and bigger pixel, the camera has a faster shutter speed and a more accurate autofocus even in low-light conditions. Motion Panorama, a new camera mode, brings movement to traditional panoramic photos, giving the user a completely immersive visual experience.

Shot with Galaxy S7 edge under in-door conditions

Sample video shot with Samsung Galaxy S7 edge

shot with Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

Test video

Posted by Neo Wee Wu on Tuesday, 23 February 2016

 

Refined Design and Function

The 5.1-inch Galaxy S7 and 5.5-inch Galaxy S7 edge are constructed with 3D glass and metal – all in a sleek design with durability and ergonomic curves for a comfortable grip. From work to play, the device’s new Always-On Display, gives users a simplified, zero touch experience where they don’t need to worry about missing a call or important notification.

Without compromising design, Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge both have increased utility with IP68 water and dust resistance. Edge UX, the advanced edge experience available on Galaxy

S7 edge, provides convenience and increased efficiency by creating easy shortcuts to users’ most loved functions such as email, selfie mode, panorama mode or third party applications.

Enhanced Performance

Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge deliver fast wired and wireless charging technology. Additionally, the hybrid SIM card tray allows users to insert a microSD card for up to 200GB of additional storage and in some select countries, the tray can be used with a dual SIM card.

Samsung also made significant hardware and software updates to optimize gaming performance on Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge. The powerful processer and bigger battery capacity ensure longer playing time, and the internal cooling system keeps the device from overheating. Game Launcher, a new add-on for gamers, allows users to manage battery consumption and minimize notifications. Additionally, users can record their gaming experience or share their screen to play with others. Paired with Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, Vulkan API gives users the ability to play high-performance graphic games with lower battery consumption.

 

The Galaxy S7 with built-in memory of 32 GB will be available from 12 March at RRP SGD998.

The Galaxy S7 edge with built-in memory of 32 GB will be available from 12 March at RRP SGD1098.

Both models will be available in Black Onyx, Gold Platinum and Silver Titanium.

Interested buyers who wish to register their interest with the telecommunication operators may do so from 26 Feb 2016, 10am.

Consumers can also visit Samsung Experience Stores from 26 Feb 2016 to pre-order the Galaxy S7/S7 edge by placing a $50 deposit (per device).  See the list of Samsung Experience stores that you could do the pre-orders.

  • Great World City
  • Tampines Mall
  • AMK Hub
  • Jurong Point

Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge Product Specifications:


Galaxy S7

Galaxy S7 edge

OS

Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)

Network

LTE Cat.9(450/50Mbps)

* May differ by markets and mobile operators

Dimension

142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9mm, 152g

150.9 x 72.6 x 7.7mm, 157g
AP

Octa core (2.3GHz Quad + 1.6GHz Quad), 64 bit, 14 nm process

Quad core (2.15GHz Dual + 1.6GHz Dual), 64 bit, 14 nm process * May differ by markets and mobile operators

Memory

4GB RAM (LPDDR4), 32/64GB (UFS 2.0) + microSD (up to 200GB)

Display

5.1″ Quad HD Super AMOLED

2560 X 1440 (577ppi)

5.5″ Quad HD Super AMOLED

2560 X 1440 (534ppi) Edge Screen

Camera

Rear: Dual Pixel 12MP (F1.7), Smart OIS Front: 5MP (F1.7)

Battery

3,000mAh

3,600mAh

Fast Charging both on wired and wireless

Wireless Charging compatible with WPC and PMA

Payment

NFC, MST

Connectivity

WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), MIMO,

Bluetooth® v 4.2 LE, ANT+, USB 2.0, NFC, Location

Sensors

Accelerometer, Proximity, RGB Light, Geo-magnetic, Gyro, Fingerprint, Barometer, Hall, HRM

IP Code

IP68

Audio

MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR,

AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA

Video

MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM

*All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.

Gear 360 is a 360-degree camera that lets consumers easily create, view and share their favorite experiences through video and still image content. Gear 360 is designed for travel, festive gatherings and every activity in between to provide an all-encompassing visual experience. The new camera leverages the best of the Samsung Galaxy experience so users can become the creator of their own virtual reality content to enjoy through Gear VR.

Compact Design

Samsung Gear 360 is equipped with dual fisheye lenses, which both have 15 megapixel image sensors, giving users the ability to capture high-resolution (3840×1920) 360-degree video that also supports 30 megapixel still images. Users are also able to shoot 180-degree wide angle video and images with only using one side of the camera lens. Built for any time of day, Gear 360 offers Bright Lens F2.0, which creates high resolution images even in low-light conditions, where users can create full panoramic videos.

source: Instagram user @weewu

With a light and compact, spherical shaped design, Gear 360 maximizes portability to film on the go or for indoor activities. Gear 360 features a user-friendly tripod and is also compatible with a wider selection of accessories and mounts currently available on the market.

 

Sync with Samsung’s smartphones and Gear VR

When Gear 360 is synced with a Samsung smartphone, users will be able to preview content in real time when recording. Also, Gear 360 will automatically bring up filmed content for users to view and save on their smartphone or to upload and share directly on social channels including Google Street View. For a real 360 viewing experience, users can simply watch selfcreated content through Gear VR. All these features will be available through a dedicated mobile application for download from Galaxy Apps, Google Play and PC software for more in-depth editing capabilities.

Gear 360 is compatible with select Samsung smartphones including the newly released Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, Galaxy S6 edge+, Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6 edge and Galaxy S6.

Samsung Gear 360 Specifications:

Camera Two CMOS 15 megapixel fisheye cameras
Image

Processor

DRIMe5s
Video MP4 (H.265)

– Dual Lens: 3840×1920 (30fps)

Image JPEG

– Dual Lens: 30M (7776×3888)

Audio Codec: MP3/AAC/AAC+/eAAC+ Format: MP3, M4A, AAC, OGG
Memory microSD card (Up to 128GB)
Features Display

– 0.5″ (72 x 32) PMOLE

Shooting mode

– Video, Photo, Time Lapse Video, Looping Video

Camera mode

  • Dual/Single Lens mode

Camera Setting

  • Sharpness, White Balance, HDR, EV, ISO limit, Wind cut
IP53 Certified Dust and Water Resistant
Samsung

Services

Samsung Gear 360 App, PC S/W (Gear 360 ActionDirector)
Connectivity WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz)

WiFi Direct,

BT v4.1

USB 2.0

NFC

Sensor Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Dimensions 66.7×56.2×60 mm
Weight 153g (including battery)
Battery 1,350mAh Li-ion

*All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.

**Battery performance may vary depending on configuration, and device usage.

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