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Are you excited for #TheNextGalaxyPH?

 

Much to the celebration of Android fans everywhere, Samsung truly owned this year’s Mobile World Congress, which is still happening at the time of this writing. We watched and waited in anticipation of one thing and one thing only and Samsung met us halfway with open arms. Indeed, Samsung announced the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge.

 

With the Globe team in Barcelona covering the event, here’s our first look at the top 3 features of Samsung’s newest flagship Android smartphone:

 

1. Bigger battery

I saved the best one first, mainly because this is one area of the modern smartphone that tends to bumble behind the rest. The Galaxy S7 and S7 edge houses a significantly larger battery at 3,000mAh and 3,600mAh respectively. Retaining Samsung’s wireless charging and fast charging functionalities, this should put all your battery woes to rest.

 

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Taking the same road as LG with the newly-announced LG G5, Samsung is betting on its Always-On display to highlight the beautiful HD Super AMOLED 5.1- and 5.5-inch screens of the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge respectively. Samsung says AOD consumes 0.5% battery per hour, and when the phone is in your bag or pocket, the feature automatically shuts off .

 

3. IP68 certification with expandable storage

Two features that Samsung have misplaced in the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge are IP86 certification as well as the ability to expand the built-in storage of the devices. Well, they’re back! That means the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge are waterproof, dustproof, and have more memory than their predecessors. Make no mistake: the Galaxy S7 is the Android poweruser’s dream smartphone.

 

It seems Samsung went back to the drawing board and finally figured out what truly makes their flagship Galaxy S series great. With the S5 features and the impeccable industrial design of the S6, the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge are poised to be the Android smartphones to beat this 2016.

 

Stay tuned for our announcement of the #GlobeGalaxyS7 and #GlobeGalaxyS7edge soon...

 

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