Specs Comparison: Samsung Galaxy S7 VS Samsung Galaxy S6
Now that Samsung has officially unveiled its latest flagship smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S7, some of you might be wondering what has changed. Has it improved dramatically compared to its predecessor, the Samsung Galaxy S6? Find out in our quick specs comparison below.
|Samsung Galaxy S7||Samsung Galaxy S6|
|5.1-inch Super AMOLED Quad-HD display||5.1-inch Super AMOLED Quad-HD display|
|2560 x 1440 resolution, 576ppi||2560 x 1440, 576ppi|
|Corning Gorilla Glass 4||Corning Gorilla Glass 4|
|Samsung Exynos 8890 64-bit octa-core CPU||Samsung Exynos 7420 64-bit octa-core CPU|
|4GB RAM||3GB RAM|
|32GB, 64GB internal storage||32GB, 64GB, 128GB internal storage|
|Expandable up to 200GB via microSD (uses SIM 2 slot)|
|12MP Dual Pixel rear camera dual-tone, dual LED flash, f/1.7 aperture||16 megapixel rear camera, OIS, dual-LED flash, f/1.9 aperture|
|5 megapixel front-facing camera with f/1.7 aperture||5 megapixel front-facing camera, f/1.9 aperture|
|Dual SIM (hybrid), dual LTE||Dual SIM, dual LTE|
|WiFi 802.11ac||WiFi 802.11ac|
|Bluetooth 4.1||Bluetooth 4.1|
|Fast Wireless Charging,|
|Android 6.0 Marshmallow with TouchWiz||Android 5.1.1 Lollipop with TouchWiz|
|3,000mAh Li-Ion non-removable battery||2,550mAh Li-Ion non-removable battery|
|Black and Gold||Black, Gold, Blue, White|
What has changed:
* Updated CPU
* Larger 4GB RAM
* MicroSD card support using hybrid SIM slot
* No 128GB variant
* Smaller megapixel count on the rear camera, no OIS, but with larger aperture and newer camera tech
* Larger aperture on front camera
* IP68 rating
* Updated OS
* Larger battery
Most of the drastic changes made on the Galaxy S7 is in the internal hardware. It still has the same display size, type, resolution, and glass protection but it is now more powerful under the hood with IP68-certified body.
There are some compromises like the smaller megapixel count on the rear camera and lack of OIS compared to its predecessor but it now has newer camera technology.
Samsung will no longer offer a 128GB variant but that is understandable given that you can now use a microSD card at the sacrifice of dual-SIM functionality.
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