The Galaxy S7 and S7 edge duo of flagship smartphones had kept the rumor mills busy for more than six months, and now Samsung has finally ended the speculation by announcing the devices at Mobile World Congress 2016 alongside the Gear 360, a 360 degree camera.
Samsung's 7th generation Galaxy S smartphones are finally here and the company used its own VR headsets to give attendees a glimpse of the devices. The company has improved upon the Galaxy S6's design with the latest version. Under the hood these devices are once again very powerful, as you would expect from Samsung's flagships. The hardware specs are as follows:
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Design and Display
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Performance and memory: Snapdragon 820 all the way
Other features: water protection
Alongside the Galaxy S7 smartphones, Samsung has also announced the Gear 360. The camera employs two fisheye lenses with 15-megapixel sensors, which can capture videos as well as still images with resolutions up to 30 megapixels. This camera is also dust and water resistant. It comes with microSD card support but no onboard storage.
For using the device, a compatible Samsung smartphone is required. Supported devices include Galaxy S7, S7 edge, S6 edge+, Note 5, S6 edge, and S6.
Gear 360 will be made available in select countries in the second quarter of 2016.