The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge was a device that rocked the world, with its cutting edge design throwing people off their seats. The slightly curved edge was something new on Samsung’s part and although it provided little functionality, it was the simple design that won the hearts of many.
Now, Samsung aims to make a comeback with more or less the same device, along with a minor tweak here and there. Introducing the new Galaxy S7 Edge plus. The S7 Edge Plus will be launching in the flagship level phone. The features that are going to be discussed here are subject to change when the phone will actually be released.
The Galaxy S7 Edge Plus comes with a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED Quad HD display with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 and a pixel density of 294 ppi. The device was all good until the ppi was revealed, which is definitely not optimal at this range. People expect flagships devices to have at least a ppi ratio of 400+. A paltry 294 doesn’t make the cut by a long shot.
Moving on, the dual-curved edge display is not only protected by the Corning Gorilla glass but also has some very nice viewing angles which greatly amplifies those movie moments you have during the lazy afternoons. In terms of design, the S7 Edge Plus will most probably have a unibody metal finish, though we have no confirmation as of yet. Samsung devices are quite durable, and once in a crash test where the iPhone and the Samsung S8 was dipped in boiling water for 5 minutes, Samsung emerged victoriously. So rest assured, given that the battery configuration is all ok, the S7 Edge Plus has the possibility to become a pretty standard device.
In terms of performance, the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Plus packs a 64-bit Octa-core Exynos 8890 processor clocked at 2.2 GHz, along with 4GB of RAM. The graphics processor belongs to the Mali T series and we aren’t sure about the rest. The device has an inbuilt storage of 32GB which can be expandable with a MicroSD card, all the way up to 128 GB. When most smartphones offer up to 256GB worth of space, so the S7 Edge Plus falls a bit short of expectations.
I would like to take some time and address a particular problem, not only faced by Samsung's, but mostly all other Android devices. No matter how much horsepower is increased, the device tends to slow down after a 7 to 8 months of usage. This is particularly annoying because the problem seems to persist, no matter how bulky of a chipset the device uses. What mobile manufacturers need to do is to better optimize their devices for a long term, usage. This is easier said than done, and we are sincerely hoping Samsung has addressed this particular issue in the new and upcoming Galaxy S7 Edge Plus.
Samsung is no stranger when it comes to the camera, in fact, they have gone to create some of the best cameras in the history of the mobile industry. The S7 Edge Plus will most probably have two 12.2 MP rear shooters, one for still photography and the other for video recording. The camera will have Optical Image Stabilization along with a dual-tone LED flash and auto HDR. The front camera is supposed to be a 5 MP shooter, with flash or full HD recording.
The S7 Edge Plus is powered by a 3300 mAh Li-ion battery which boasts of providing a full day's worth of backup. Samsung has not been the best when it comes to battery management, but they are certainly not the worst. The device has the new type-C charger and also supports fast charging. Compared to its predecessor the S7 Edge, the Edge Plus has a weaker battery. It will be interesting to see as to how Samsung has optimized to use the battery.