You’ve seen the pictures. You’ve seen the reviews. You’ve seen the camera comparisons. You’ve even seen the drop tests. And if you’ve coveted this device since its launch in February, now is your chance to get your hands on the brand new Samsung Galaxy S7 edge.
Not only have Samsung Malaysia brought in the South Korean electronics giant’s newest flagship handset, they’ve brought along a familiar face as well. South Korean actor and entertainer Lee Kwang Soo posted a video recently about how he lost his smartphone and was seeking the help of locals to find it.
Obviously, the missing device is none other than the Galaxy S7 edge, and that has brought the actor all the way to our shores in an attempt to locate the elusive smartphone. Our friend Najib, over at The Skop, had a much simpler solution to help Lee find his device, but it seems more drastic measures were required.
If you haven’t lost your device and want to get your hands on a brand new Galaxy S7 edge, here’s a quick recap. The 5.5-inch device sports a beautiful Quad HD Super AMOLED dual-edge panel on the front with an Exynos 8890 octa-core processor mated with 4GB of RAM keeping everything running smoothly on the inside. For storage, the device comes with 32GB of internal storage but you have the option to expand that via a microSD card slot that occupies the second SIM slot on the hybrid dual SIM tray.
It’s also water and dust resistant up to IP68 which should give you peace of mind but perhaps the most magnificent thing about the smartphone is its camera. On the front, you’ll find Samsung’s usual 5MP snapper, only this time with a faster and brighter f/1.7 aperture lens, but around back is where the magic happens.
Mounted nearly flush to the back of the smartphone’s glass back is Samsung’s brand new 12-megapixel Dual Pixel camera with the same fast f/1.7 aperture lens that is easily one of the best smartphone cameras right now. With the new Dual Pixel technology and the fast lens, the Galaxy S7 edge promises up to 95% brighter photos as well as an uber fast focusing speed.
Inside, a 3,600 mAh battery gives the device juice allowing you to make full use of the Galaxy S7 edge’s new gaming enhanced features in the Game Launcher and Game Tools options. The Galaxy S7 edge will be available in all authorised Samsung retailers from 18 March onwards and will set you back at RM3,099. The smartphone will come in three colours — Black Onyx, Silver Titanium and Gold Platinum. The first 2,o00 customers to pick up the Galaxy S7 edge will receive a free Gear VR.
If you’d like to find out more about the device, be sure to check out the following links:
As well as our hands-on and first impressions video: