The Galaxy S7 Edge isn’t on sell yet, and neither is the Galaxy S7, but Samsung has already found an issue and needed to fix it. Without giving any details about the update, the South Korean company has categorized it as “urgent” and it should hit your future device as soon as possible.
The “urgent” update for the Galaxy S7 Edge weighs only 3.32MB and it must be installed as soon as you’ll be notified. In case you won’t get the notification, you will manually check for it by going to your phone’s Settings menu. Since Samsung hasn’t said what this update contains, we don’t know if it’s related to the Edge screen and will prevent errors from occurring.
The Galaxy S7 Edge looks exactly like the first Edge flagship, only it has a larger screen of 5.5-inch with a QHD resolution, supporting a pixel density of 534ppi. On the back, it has the same shiny glass layer which is rather prone to fingerprints, and the frame is made of metal, but the body is dust and water resistant again. This feature was introduced for the first time on the Galaxy S5, which had an ugly polycarbonate back with perforated dots. The decision to replace it with glass prevented Samsung from finding a way to make the device resistant to dust and water again. The fans who bought the Galaxy S6 or the Galaxy S6 Edge were disappointed, but now they’ll have a reason to renew their phones.
In the US, the Galaxy S7 Edge comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset, while the international model is packed with Samsung’s Exynos 8 chipset, but both variants support 4GB of RAM. The rear camera has a lower resolution of 12MP, but it uses /1.7 lenses, and some of the features include phase detection autofocus, OIS, LED flash and simultaneous 4K video and 9MP image recording, while the front camera is 5MP and has the same aperture.
Another feature that has returned is the expandable storage, while the two variants of memories have capacities of 32GB and 64GB. As for the battery, it’s extremely large at 3600mAh, but it’s still non-removable.