The regular S7 has a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED panel and its Quad HD (2560 x 1440) resolution gives them a pixel density of 575 PPI. The US, Japan and China will be getting the 2.2GHz quad-core, Snapdragon 820-powered chips with other markets due to get the 2.4GHz octa-core Exynos-equipped versions. 32GB and 64GB models are being launched. The S7 features a 3000mAh. battery. Samsung decided not to go with Type C, instead opting for Micro USB.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Overview Updated October 28, 2020
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Samsung Galaxy S7 Stories October 28, 2020
The 4-year-old Galaxy S7 receives September 2020 security patch
Samsung’s recent solid track record of keeping devices updated with the latest patches continues as the now 4-year-old Galaxy S7 is getting a rare update in the form of the September 2020 security patch.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Stories May 25, 2020
Samsung Galaxy S7 gets one last update to fix recently-discovered security issue
Four years after its debut, Samsung’s Galaxy S7 was officially dropped from software support last month. Now, though, Samsung is giving the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge a final update to fix a critical security issue that popped up recently.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Stories April 7, 2020
Samsung finally ends support for the Galaxy S7 after four years of updates
After four long years of regular, and then not-so-regular updates, Samsung has now pulled the plug on support for the Galaxy S7 series.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Stories March 31, 2020
Samsung Galaxy S7 gets March 2020 security update over four years after launch
It’s all too common that Android devices only get a handful of updates before OEMs start to ignore them and focus on newer models. This is an area where Samsung of all people deserves commendation, with the Galaxy S7 series still getting security updates in March 2020.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Stories February 4, 2020
The January 2020 security patch is now rolling out for the Samsung Galaxy S7
As part of the proposed quarterly maintenance schedule, the Samsung Galaxy S7 is now receiving the January 2020 security patch.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Stories October 21, 2019
Samsung Galaxy S7 Stories August 28, 2019
August 2019 security patch rolling out for Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 Edge
While Samsung initially pulled quarterly security patches for the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, the uproar in response clearly helped change their mind, as they reinstated the program pretty sharpish. The first quarterly update since changing their mind brings the August security patch to the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Stories August 7, 2019
[Update: Back to quarterly update schedule] Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge lose quarterly security updates
We’ve praised Samsung recently for really attempting to keep devices updated a bit more frequently, heck, they even have offered support for some devices like the S8 and Note 8 way longer than with previous releases. The good news kind of stops there, as it appears the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are getting dropped from quarterly security update support to just plain old “regular.”
Samsung Galaxy S7 Stories May 15, 2019
Galaxy Tab S4 now getting wider Android Pie rollout, Galaxy S7 may get May security patch
While we have already seen LTE version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 get some Android Pie action in select regions, the update is now finally arriving across the board in a wider rollout.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Stories April 12, 2019
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 receiving Android Pie, Galaxy S7 looking unlikely
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S4, which still packs a punch as arguably one of the most powerful Android tablets on the market is now receiving Android Pie. And although there were rumors and reports that the Samsung Galaxy S7 was set to receive Android Pie, it now looks highly unlikely.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Stories February 18, 2019
Samsung Galaxy S7 February 2019 security patch rolling out now
The Samsung Galaxy S7 might be three years old, but like the Galaxy S6, it is still getting support from the South Korean tech giant. Samsung Galaxy S7 users in the United Kingdom and Austria have been receiving the February 2019 security patch, which is rolling out right now (via SamMobile).
Samsung Galaxy S7 Stories August 8, 2018
Researchers funded by the Department of Homeland Security say that they have discovered major security vulnerabilities likely to affect millions of US smartphones.
The flaws have been found in unspecified phones sold by Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint and other carriers …
Samsung Galaxy S7 Stories June 29, 2018
Oreo has been slowly rolling out to various Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge variants over the last several months, and now it’s T-Mobile’s turn. But this update involves more than just a firmware update, it also includes support for RCS Universal Profile 1.0, allowing for richer communications between carriers.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Stories June 11, 2018
Android Oreo rolling out now to Galaxy S7 & S7 Edge on Verizon
Samsung Galaxy S7 Stories May 18, 2018
Just the other day it was revealed that Samsung has pressed pause on its rollout of Android Oreo to the Galaxy S7 family. Today, that rollout is being resumed…
Samsung Galaxy S7 Stories May 16, 2018
Samsung pauses Galaxy S7/S7 Edge Android Oreo rollout due to ‘unexpected reboots’
Samsung isn’t exactly the quickest when it comes to pushing out major Android updates, but in the long run it generally gets the job done. Recently, the company started rolling out Android Oreo to the Galaxy S7 family, but now it’s pressing pause on that update.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Stories May 1, 2018
Android Oreo is starting to roll out to the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge
Samsung is never really that quick when it comes to Android updates, but over the past couple months, the company has been providing Android Oreo to its Galaxy S8 and Note 8. Now, Galaxy S7 owners are getting the same sweet treat.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Stories April 3, 2017
One of the big highlights on the Galaxy S8 is Samsung’s new digital assistant, Bixby. Samsung has a lot in store for it, but so far, we’ve only seen the basics debut. Now, some clever users over on XDA have pulled not only Bixby, but also Samsung’s new launcher from the Galaxy S8 to install on other Samsung smartphones.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Stories March 6, 2017
Verizon is now pushing Android Nougat to its Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge
Samsung first pushed Android Nougat to the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge in mid-January of this year, but it’s taken time for each carrier to eventually push it out to their variants of the phone. Out of the four big carriers, Verizon has been the only outstanding provider to not update its S7 family. Today, though, that’s changing.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Stories February 24, 2017
Samsung has officially announced that the Secure Folder application that leaked several days ago is now available for the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge. Now you don’t have to worry about anyone with access to your phone snooping through any private photos, documents, or information… as long as you’ve stored everything in Secure Folder…
Samsung Galaxy S7 Stories February 16, 2017
According to various reports on Twitter and elsewhere, T-Mobile this evening has stared rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat to its Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge models. The update comes complete with the February 1st security patches in place. It appears that T-Mobile and Samsung are starting the rollout with users who had been beta testing the software and will expand it from there.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Stories January 19, 2017
Samsung Galaxy S7 Stories January 17, 2017
Android Basics: How to change the default screen resolution on the Samsung Galaxy S7 running Nougat
The Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge are two of the newest phones to run the latest version of Android and with the upgrade, there are several new features being added to the handsets to make the experience even better. The first of which is the ability to lower the screen resolution to save battery life…
Samsung Galaxy S7 Stories January 12, 2017
Samsung Galaxy S7 Stories December 30, 2016
In November, Samsung opened the Galaxy Beta Program so that users of the Galaxy S7 or S7 edge could beta test and provide feedback on the upcoming release of Nougat. After rolling out the fourth major update last week, Samsung has announced that they will release the final and official build of Android 7.1.1 Nougat to their flagship devices in January…
Samsung Galaxy S7 Stories December 20, 2016
In early November, Samsung announced the Galaxy Beta Program which allowed customers with the Galaxy S7 or S7 edge to beta test the upcoming release of Nougat. Over the last month, we have seen several updates roll out to the handsets which fixed bugs and brought more Nougat features to the phones. We are now receiving reports that a 4th major update is now showing up for those in the beta program…
Samsung Galaxy S7 Stories December 9, 2016
It’s been a while since Android Nougat went public, but in the time since, not many OEMs have gotten around to pushing system updates to bring devices up to Google’s latest OS. With the latest monthly distribution numbers, Nougat still sits at just 0.4%, and even less can be said for the newer Android Nougat 7.1.1. Now, however, it seems like Samsung is planning to skip 7.0 and go directly to 7.1.1.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Stories November 25, 2016
Virtual reality is here to stay, and it’s only going to be more popular as we move forward. Popular options including the Vive or Oculus Rift are nothing short of amazing, but they’re also incredibly expensive. There’s got to be a better way, right? With a Samsung Galaxy smartphone and the Gear VR, you can get an immersive experience with Oculus content for a fraction of the cost. And today, you can get a FREE Samsung Gear VR, gift pack, plus a $250 Samsung.com Rewards eCertificate with the purchase of a Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge… expand full story
Samsung Galaxy S7 Stories November 21, 2016
Samsung responds to reports of Galaxy S7 fires, no internal problems found
At the start of November, over 85% of Samsung’s Note 7 recall was complete, but the company’s troubles aren’t over just yet. Over the past couple of weeks, multiple Galaxy S7 users have reported device’s catching fire, appearing — at least on the surface — to be similar to the Note 7’s issues.
Following a global recall of the Galaxy Note 7 due to dozens of device explosions, many expect Samsung’s brand as a whole to suffer. Other issues in the company’s vast array of products ─ namely washing machines ─ only contributed to that. However, according to a new poll, none of these episodes have significantly damaged Samsung’s brand in the eyes of customers (via Reuters)…
Samsung Galaxy S7 Stories November 10, 2016
Samsung Galaxy S7 Stories November 9, 2016
Android Nougat’s adoption rate has been pretty slow to date, only taking 0.3% of the Android market since its debut. However, that is set to increase as more OEMs update their devices to the new OS. LG announced a Nougat update for the LG G5 earlier this week, and soon after, a Nougat beta program kicked off for the Galaxy S7…
Samsung Galaxy S7 Stories November 7, 2016
Android Nougat has been out for a couple of months now, but in that time, it hasn’t caught on all that much. While Nexus, Pixel, and LG V20 users have the OS, few others do. While OEMs like LG are working on updating phones to the latest version of Android, Samsung is going to play a key role is getting that adoption rate up. Luckily, the company seems to be doing just that.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Stories October 12, 2016
Samsung Galaxy S7 Stories August 29, 2016
T-Mobile lists the devices it’s preparing for Android 7.0 Nougat
If you’re a T-Mobile customer and an Android fan anxiously awaiting the release of Android 7.0 Nougat, then you’ll be glad to know that the magenta carrier has just recently updated its software updates page to list the devices currently in the works to get the major Android update…
Samsung Galaxy S7 Stories August 25, 2016
Samsung Galaxy S7 Stories August 8, 2016
Despite being a relatively new company whose products often tend to lighten your wallets less than the likes of, say, Samsung or Apple, OnePlus is a company that always makes sure its voice is heard loud and clear. This is especially true when it comes down to reaffirming its position in the tech realm; and that, often, leads to direct comparisons like the one posted today…
Samsung Galaxy S7 Stories August 1, 2016
According to new data from Strategy Analytics, Samsung’s dominance in the mobile market has continued to rise this year. The data shows that the company’s Galaxy S7 Edge was the world’s top-selling Android device during the first half of 2016, with estimated shipments of 13.3 million units.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Stories July 28, 2016
Samsung’s Q2 earnings report show that the company enjoyed its most profitable quarter in two years, building on the progress it made in the first quarter of the year. Year-on-year revenue was up 5% at 50.94T won ($45.2B), with profit up 18% to 8.14T won ($7.2B). The company credited strong sales of its flagship Galaxy S7 and S7 edge for the turnaround, with the edge model accounting for more than half of S7 sales.
The company believes the launch of the Galaxy Note 7 will help it maintain momentum into Q3, saying that it expects total smartphone sales to increase, though it does acknowledge that it won’t all be smooth sailing, with a veiled reference to Apple’s new iPhone launch this September …
Samsung Galaxy S7 Stories July 27, 2016
AT&T’s Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge are today receiving an over-the-air update packing a few features, the most notable of which being WiFi calling…
Samsung Galaxy S7 Stories July 15, 2016
2016 seems to be doing all sorts of good to Samsung. Its pair of flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, are receiving accolades from both the specialized press (including us) and customers, and the momentum will probably be kept up come the Galaxy Note 7, a little over a month from now.
Consumers in particular seem to be really happy with Samsung’s recent output, so much so that its sales are soaring arguably beyond expectations…
Samsung Galaxy S7 Stories July 5, 2016
The best Android phones you can buy [July 2016]
It’s already July, and with an ever-increasing number of notable Android OEMs reaching maturity, we’ve seen more new handsets than usual launch this summer. We had the Huawei Mate 8 and Honor 5X at CES in January, followed later by Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and S7 edge and others around the time of Mobile World Congress, and last month saw the new OnePlus 3 and Moto Z. But which ones are the best buys?…
Samsung Galaxy S7 Stories June 30, 2016
There’s no denying that the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge are fantastic smartphones. The tech press — and, it seems, consumers — pretty much all agree on that, and some of us (like me) have gone even a little beyond that and proclaimed it the absolute best smartphone available right now.
One of Samsung‘s (historic) problems, however, was the additional layer of bloatware — and subsequently, eternally slow updating times — that came with it due to carrier-specific deals, but fans of unlocked phones may have a chance to rejoice now…
Samsung Galaxy S7 Stories June 24, 2016
Samsung is no stranger to special editions of its devices, and its highest-specced ones in particular. Just last month, a special Batman-themed S7 edge was launched in collaboration with DC Comics to promote the announcement of the Injustice 2 game, but now it looks like the Korean giant may be steering away from superheroes…
Samsung Galaxy S7 Stories June 20, 2016
Even with its 6GB of RAM, a YouTube comparison revealed last week that the OnePlus 3 still had a bit of trouble with multitasking. When compared with the Galaxy S7 Edge, the OnePlus 3 took marginally longer to store and reload apps from memory despite its supposed advantage on paper. Later the same week, the talents over at XDA developed a potential fix for this issue and now the same YouTuber who started this is back with the fix applied to show us how it improves things.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Stories June 17, 2016
The battle between Samsung and Apple for the first spot in the consumer electronics world seems to be never ending. As products get increasingly better it becomes progressively harder for brands like these to win the customers’ hearts (and wallets), but at least for 2016, Asia has spoken…
Samsung Galaxy S7 Stories June 14, 2016
The Galaxy S7 and S7 edge are, without the shadow of a doubt, great products. I personally use an edge as my daily driver and went as far as calling it “the end of the Smartphone 1.0” era; whether this consideration is a stretch may be debatable, but numbers aren’t.
And, as far as those go, Samsung seems do be doing well…