The Galaxy S7 Has Micro-USB for Gear VR
Updated: Added background on Type-C connectors.
When Samsung's Galaxy S7 and S7 edge were announced this week, many people wondered why the phones have a micro-USB port instead of the newer USB Type-C connector. The competing LG G5 and a growing number of phones at all price points this year include Type-C. When asked, Samsung Director of Product Marketing Shoneel Kolhatkar indicated that compatibility with the existing ecosystem of Samsung accessories was the reason, but particularly Gear VR, the current version of which is built in a such a way that it can only work with micro-USB. USB Type-C connectors are reversible, (like Apple's Lightning connector,) and support much faster data and more power for charging.
Samsung's Olympic Galaxy S7 Edge Is Ready for the Games
Samsung today announced the Galaxy S7 edge Olympic Games Limited Edition smartphone. The hardware is identical to the consumer version of the S7 edge, but the Olympic variant packs lots of content specific to the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games.
Samsung Releases Pink Gold Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge
Samsung today announced a pink gold version of the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. The new color will be available only at Best Buy stores in the U.S.
Samsung to Bring Blue Coral Galaxy S7 Edge to US
Samsung said it will expand the availability of the blue coral version of the Galaxy S7 Edge to more markets beginning November 1. Samsung didn't specify exactly which regions will have access to the new color other than to say at least one U.S.-based carrier will sell the phone before the end of the year.
Samsung Intros Unlocked Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge
Samsung today said U.S. consumers can buy unlocked variants of the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge.
Batman-Themed Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Injustice Edition Swings Into Action
Samsung has revealed the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Injustice Edition, inspired by Batman and the game of the same name. Samsung says the Galaxy S7 Edge Injustice Edition package includes a customized Galaxy S7 edge with black styling, gold detailing, and the Batman logo stenciled onto the back.
Samsung Galaxy S7
5.1" display 1440 x 2560 pixels
Snapdragon 820 processor 4 GB RAM
3,000 mAh battery
Headphone Jack (3.5mm), Fingerprint Reader, VR-ready, Memory Card Slot, NFC, Wireless Charging, Water-Resistant