[In-Depth Look] What’s Inside the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge

on March 9, 2016
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It takes the most cutting-edge engineering to get all of the innovations and functionality of the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge into their streamlined, glass-and-metal bodies. While adding water and dust resistance, a microSD card slot and other enhancements to its features, the Galaxy S7 has maintained its harmonious and refined design, in a light and compact form.

 

In order to provide a more comprehensive look at the advanced functions and features embedded in the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, we are presenting a teardown of the new Galaxy smartphones.

 


 

Galaxy S7 Display (front / back)

Galaxy S7 Display (front/back)

 

 

Galaxy S7 Display:

Once again offering what have been recognized as the best smartphone screens, the Galaxy S7 gives users the brilliance and crystal-clear images of the 2560×1440 Quad HD Super AMOLED display. In addition to the Always On Display feature, which allows users to see notifications and other key information at any time, even when the screen is dark, the latest screen features are even more useful.

 

To make the new Galaxy S7 and S7 edge water and dust resistant, satisfying IP68 specifications, an exclusive type of water protective tape has been added to the back of the front and rear glass of the phone’s casing.

 

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Galaxy S7 edge Display (front / back)

Galaxy S7 edge Display (front / back)

 

 

Galaxy S7 edge Display:

With a dual-curved display in a 5.5-inch device, the Galaxy S7 edge offers an even more immersive experience in an equally stunning display. Plus, the expanded edge panel, which is now 550 pixels wide, provides users with more room to use the growing range of edge functions, like Apps edge, People edge, Tasks edge, Night clock and Quick tools.

 

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Bracket:

To have a smartphone this thin and elegant, it needs to be as strong as possible, and the bracket of the Galaxy S7 protects the components from shocks and other impacts.

 


 

 

Cooling System:

In order to ensure the Galaxy S7 can handle even the toughest of processing loads—for example, from really graphics-intensive games—these new devices have added a cooling system, with a very thin thermal spreader.

 


 

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microSD Card Slot:

Adding a hybrid SIM tray to the new Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, these smartphones can now be expanded up to 200GB of memory, ensuring there is plenty of room for the photos, videos, music and other content that users want to carry with them.

 

 

Mobile AP:

Optimized for better performance, the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge are equipped with the most powerful chipsets, providing more than 30 percent higher performance than the Galaxy S6.

 

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UFS Memory:

By using Universal Flash Storage (UFS) 2.0 flash memory and LPDDR4 RAM, for even faster boot, copy and transfer times, users can do more seamless tasking.

 

 

NFC, MST:

Samsung Pay has quickly become the most widely accepted mobile payment system due to its unique combination of NFC technology and magnetic secure transmission (MST), ensuring it works nearly anywhere that accepts credit cards.

 

 

Wireless Charger IC:

Following Samsung’s development of high-speed wired charging, now the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge feature fast charging wirelessly.

 

 

HRM Sensor: 

The heart rate sensor enables users to monitor their physical information, which can be checked through the S Health app. In addition, the front-facing camera of the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge lets you take selfies using your heart rate monitor sensor.

 

 

USB Connector:

The new Galaxy S7 and S7 edge smartphones are IP68 certified, meaning they are dust resistant and water resistant for up to 1.5 meters deep for 30 minutes. To accomplish this, all the ports, including the USB charging terminal, had to be made from anticorrosive materials like nickel and platinum, with a Gore lining to ensure the elements stay out.

 

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Galaxy S7 and S7 edge Camera (rear / front)

Galaxy S7 and S7 edge Camera (rear/front)

 

 

Front Camera:

The 5MP camera has been enhanced to an aperture F1.7 lens, making it better than ever at capturing selfies in low-light conditions.

 

 

Rear Camera:

The camera in the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge features an innovative Dual Pixel sensor, which uses every pixel in the sensor for phase detection, and an aperture F1.7 lens. Both the sensor and the lens allow the camera to capture sharper images faster, even in lower-light conditions, making it the most versatile smartphone camera yet.

 

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Battery:

Both the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge feature larger and more powerful batteries, so people can enjoy almost a full day of using the device without worrying about running out of power. The Galaxy S7 battery is 3,000 mAh and the Galaxy S7 edge is 3,600 mAh—enough for people to watch an entire, 13-episode season of their favorite TV series on a single charge.

 

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Separated Rear

The above image illustrates the following hardware parts.

 

Antenna (Top): 

The antenna is welded into the device, freeing up more internal space and making it more stable.

 

Rear (Middle): 

Protects the main board and offers additional water and dust resistance.

 

Speaker (Bottom):

The high-power 1.2-watt speaker with a smart amplifier delivers high-performance sound.

 


 

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Rear Glass:

With a curved glass design, the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge are now even more comfortable to hold, with a body that fits just right in your hand.

 

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