The Galaxy S7 Edge is official. Samsung just announced its new flagship during Mobile World Congress 2016 in Barcelona, where it also introduced the Galaxy S7. The Galaxy S7 Edge is a lot like the Galaxy S7, with a few additional tweaks.
You’ll find a Snapdragon 820 processor — or Exynos chip in some countries — 4GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, a microSD card slot for additional storage, a 12MP camera with OIS and improved low-light performance, a 5.5-inch Quad HD display, a large 3,600mAh battery with adaptive fast charging and wireless charging support and, believe it or not, an IP68 rating for water and dust resistance. Nope, you won’t need to worry if you accidentally spill a glass of water on it.
Additionally, the edges of the display are curved, as its name implies, and Samsung included special software that makes it easy to place calls, send messages, check the news or weather and more, all from special panels that slide out from the side of the screen. It’s similar to what we saw with the Galaxy S6 Edge and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus, though more refined.
Pre-orders for the Galaxy S7 Edge kick off on February 23 before it officially launches on March 11. Order it before March 18 and you can grab a free Gear VR and six games, too. All major U.S. carriers will carry the Galaxy S7 Edge, including AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, U.S. Cellular and T-Mobile.