[In-Depth Look] Excellence in Every Detail: The Design of the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge

Korea on February 22, 2016
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Throughout the development process of the Galaxy S7 models, Samsung made a great deal of effort to add valuable functions and reintroduce consumers’ favorite features, all the while preserving the design heritage of its predecessor, the Galaxy S6. To do so, the company took the smallest details into account, from the materials utilized to its overall aesthetics.



Boasting a comfortable grip, ergonomic curves and a streamlined silhouette, the end result is a design of elegance, durability and comfort—one that delivers supreme mobile efficiency.




The Beauty of Curves

Samsung has done its best to bring every aesthetic detail of the exteriors of the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge closer to perfection.


Perhaps the most significant change in the latest design of the Galaxy S flagship series is illustrated in the sleek curves of the devices. All four sides of the device’s glass surfaces are carefully contoured, emulating the form of a three-dimensional water drop. The Galaxy S7 edge in particular features 3D curved glass on both the front and back.


To complete the design, Samsung spent months perfecting the 3D Thermoforming process. This method involves the insertion of glass between two molds, heating it to a pliable forming temperature, and then allowing it to then be pressed into a symmetrical shape. In this process, the glass is shaped in multiple directions at once, giving it its curved form.



To this end, Samsung was able to produce an even more seamless connection between the glass and metal parts from all angles, while smoothly aligning the side keys to the frame. In doing so, the design delivers maximum continuity when the products are held in one’s hand. In addition, the devices boast a slimmer rear camera to lessen the protrusion on the surface, which has increasingly become an area of focus as smartphones get thinner and thinner.


To best accentuate the luxurious appearance of the glass surfaces, the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge will be available in four different colors: Black Onyx, Gold Platinum, White Pearl and Silver Titanium.




A Grip on Design

Not only do the flagship devices look great, but they feel great, too. With an even slimmer bezel, both the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge boast a narrower body compared to that of their predecessors, resulting in a compact grip despite their large display size (5.1-inch and 5.5-inch, respectively). Combined with the curvy form of the rear glass, these models now provide an even better grip and naturally fit in one hand.




Durability for All Lifestyles

Despite the highly sophisticated design of the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, the devices are also rich in features and strong in performance.


With an IP68 rating, the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge are both water and dust resistance, making them convenient for users of all lifestyles. The models’ USB ports are also now waterproof, even without USB cap. This is highly advantageous, as users need not open and close the port cover to charge the phone’s battery or transfer data.



Furthermore, a MicroSD slot allows for expandable storage and can support just about any SD card on the market, while a larger battery and fast wired and wireless charging speeds mean the devices can do more, longer. Without making any compromises, Samsung took just about everything to the next level with the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge.


*All functionality features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.

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