Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge specs, pricing and Canadian availability

Ian Hardy

February 21, 2016 1:30pm

After what seemed to be an onslaught of leaked images and specs, Samsung officially announced the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge today.

While the flagships bring back several desired features, such as the microSD card slot and making both smartphones are water resistant. Below are the complete specs and Canadian availability.

Samsung Galaxy S7 specs

  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • 5.1″ Quad HD Super AMOLED (2560 X 1440, 577ppi)
  • 32/64GB (UFS 2.0) + microSD (up to 200GB)
  • 4GB (LPDDR4)
  • Rear camera: Dual Pixel 12MP / 5MP, (F1.7), Smart OIS
  • 3,000mAh non-removable battery
  • IP68 Water & Dust Resistant / Wireless Charging
  • 5MP front-facing camera f/1.7
  • Accelerometer, Proximity, RGB Light, Geo-magnetic, Gyroscope, Fingerprint, Barometer, Hall, HRM
  • 142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9mm, 152g
  • WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), MIMO,Bluetooth v 4.2 LE, ANT+, USB 2.0, NFC, Location
  • LTE: B1/B2/B4/B5/B7/B8, HSPA: B1/B2/B4/B5/B8, GSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge specs

  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • 5.5″ Quad HD Super AMOLED (2560 X 1440, 534ppi, Edge Screen)
  • 32/64GB (UFS 2.0) + microSD (up to 200GB)
  • 4GB (LPDDR4)
  • Rear camera: Dual Pixel 12MP / 5MP, (F1.7), Smart OIS
  • 3,600mAh non-removable battery
  • IP68 Water & Dust Resistant / Wireless Charging
  • 5MP front-facing camera f/1.7
  • Accelerometer, Proximity, RGB Light, Geo-magnetic, Gyroscope,Fingerprint, Barometer, Hall, HRM
  • 150.9 x 72.6 x 7.7mm, 157g
  • WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), MIMO, Bluetooth v 4.2 LE, ANT+, USB 2.0, NFC, Location

Canadian Availability and pricing:

Those interested in purchasing the GS7 or GS7 edge are confirmed to launch March 11th in Canada. Pre-orders begin tomorrow, and also includes the free VR incentive. No indication of pricing yet for either device.

Update: We will put carrier pricing and availability below once we learn more.

Videotron: Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge will be available for pre-order starting February 24

Bell: Bell has confirmed it will release the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge. Pre-orders go live tomorrow morning.

  • manpreet singh

    Can’t wait to preorder gs7 edge

    • Sean-Paul

      Agreed. Waiting on this phone. Hopefully be the last one until my next full upgrade cycle. Which I know is a lie to myself lol

  • Random Guy

    USB2.0????

    • CanadianGuy37

      Yeah, what’s that about!?

    • Fshumayrqan

      downgraded from 3.0 of s5 to 2.0 on s6 and s7.

    • downhilldude

      I think what it’s about, is “who cares?!” The phone already has fast charging (both wired and wireless), and you got your microSD slot back so you don’t need to connect the USB cable to your computer to move files (plus, who moves files by cable anyway, especially when you have 802.11 AC wi-fi?)? USB-C would be nice, but I’m not really going to miss it on this device.

    • Sean-Paul

      Agreed.
      All these people who complain about phones need to go and make a phone that has everything and try to keep the price affordable. Let’s see if that’s possible.

    • o3mta3o

      It seems the micro SD is in the Sim slot so you’d have to shut your phone off any time you want to move it. Also, if you use it as adoptable storage the micro SD will only work in your phone so it can’t be used to move or store files. As far as file transfers over wifi, theoretical speeds have and realistic speeds differ greatly, it gets especially finicky when you consider that sometimes things like your phone going to sleep can disturb the connection and fail. This isn’t ideal when you’re transferring >10gb files you don’t want to find out last minute that they failed. I don’t really care either about the 2.0 either but I don’t think the micro usb for transfer is dead yet.

    • downhilldude

      I’m going to agree with you on not caring, as the last time I transferred a 10GB file to my phone was never…

      Might add a few minutes when you activate a new phone, but that doesn’t happen every week.

    • o3mta3o

      I move 10+gb files all the time. 3-4 times a week.

    • downhilldude

      I’m going to go out on a limb here, and suggest that you’re the exception, not the rule…

    • o3mta3o

      Not in my world of shift workers. Sometimes you need stuff to watch on nights. Having said that, it’s not the end of the world for me but I don’t think wifi is the absolute answer for file transfers.

    • downhilldude

      Can you do a survey of your shift-working co-workers, and see how many transfer 10GB (heck even 2GBs) of files, regularly. Not just techie buddies, but a random survey. I’m thinking you’re still in the minority.

    • o3mta3o

      My work it’s near 100%. We wait for stuff to happen for 12 hours straight. You need some good hd entertainment especially with the new screens that mobile devices have.

    • downhilldude

      And they don’t have Wi-Fi there?

    • o3mta3o

      Nope. Stupid eh? We’re not supposed to use cell phones at work however by some retarded stroke of logic tablets are ok. People tend to load those up more but phablets work fine too. There’s no managment on nights so we do whatever.

    • downhilldude

      What happens if you hot swap with the phone powered on? Something bad?

    • o3mta3o

      You can un/mount the SD while it’s on but in this case you’d have to pull out the SIM at the same time because of how it’s built. I understand there is a risk if damaging the Sim or your phone because it’s hardware and has electric charge flowing through it.

    • Nadefrenzy

      AC WiFi is crap compared to USB transfers.

    • David Rawlins

      Should have been USB C buuuuut I’d prefer USB2 to usb3. Transfer speeds are pretty irrelevant anyways. All I care about is how easy it is to connect.

    • thereasoner

      Type C USB doesn’t work with the micro USB on their new Gear VR headgear so it was a no brainer that they weren’t going to make the change this year. Look for usb type C and a new Gear VR accessory for next year.

    • David Rawlins

      Learn something new every day! Thanks!

    • Feyisola Gbadamosi

      plus I don’t think USB type-C would have been as easy top water-proof

    • manpreet singh

      Note 6 will have usb c

    • Random Guy

      This is why Samsung will always be 1 step back from Appple.

    • Jon Shopping

      I will probably regret this..But how does this put them one step behind Apple? Because they have quicker charging and a more common and affordable cable?

    • Sean-Paul

      Lol I’m still curious to hear the answer as well. I’d like to know how as well

    • Noobcamper

      Really? Apple has always been playing catch-up with their products.

      The ONLY reason Apple is, what it is today, is their marketing make sheeple buy their crap in droves.

  • SoulSinger

    Hey, here’s an idea. If you’re going to have “pricing and availability” in the title of an article, then maybe put that information in the damn article!

    • Distract2

      they want the clicks I guess

    • Mo Dabbas

      exactly my thoughts. I wanted to know the canadian prices. but all i saw bell and vidoetron are gonna have the phone. like that is some new information.

    • thereasoner

      It says that pre-orders start in the morning for Bell so presumably the prices will be posted.

  • will

    Whish they would sell then unlocked straight from Samsung website

  • will

    LTE: B1/B2/B4/B5/B7/B8, HSPA: B1/B2/B4/B5/B8, GSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

    No 700mhz LTE for the Canadian market?
    Please go back to your source and double check the info!

  • Gurjot

    What processor are we getting? 820 or 8890 cause its not on the specs you guys listed.

    • Mo Dabbas

      They probably don’t know yet.

    • downhilldude

      Exynos for Canada, in spite of US getting Snapdragon. 3-cheers for that!

    • Gurjot

      was hoping for the 820 to make it this time around

    • Malek

      Too bad i wouldve prefered the snapdragon

    • downhilldude

      why exactly?

    • Malek

      Im the type of person that likes to flash roms and the snapdragon is much easier to develop for. Its not a deal breaker by any means.

    • Ronald

      Adreno 530 that’s why and Sense ID

    • KrispyInTO

      Yup. The multicore performance is better but the GPU is slightly slower. We don’t know much about efficiency yet though.

    • downhilldude

      Ya, sounds like the GPU on the new S7 is amazing.

    • ToniK

      There was a leaked Geekbench result that showed that the device running the benchmark was an international version locked to Bell. It was one running The Exynos. Seems fair to assume that we’ll end up getting that over the Snapdragon variant.

    • Gurjot

      do you have the link to the pic curious to see what the scores look like

    • ToniK

      I’ve tried linking you, but it doesn’t seem to have been ‘approved’ by mods…
      If you google this tag line ‘Canadian Galaxy S7 with Exynos spars against AT&T Galaxy S7 with Snapdragon on Geekbench’ you’ll find it in the first link.

    • KrispyInTO

      The Exynos 8890 Geekbench scores around 2100 in single core and 6300 in multicore.

  • Mark Adeney

    Interesting… I have a Galaxy 5S and I can upgrade in May. The Edge sounds interesting with the larger screen. Maybe there will be more apps to use the interesting screen. Go with one of these or the new LG G5? Or do I wait for the next note? Unlike last year there are several options which interest me. Micro SD is a must have.

    • Rockford

      I’m also debating S7 or G5. As a Lumia 1020 owner that HP Elite x3 Windows Phone that’s coming is piquing my interest too. I’m leaning G5 due to its cameras and I like that they’re taking a chance on the whole modular thing. Gimmicky? Perhaps, but maybe it’s the next big thing too. Time will tell.

    • Nadefrenzy

      G5 is ugly. And I doubt their camera can beat the S7 but we’ll have to wait and see

  • WhoCares1000

    No B12/B13 700MHz LTE support 🙁

  • Gurdeep Singh

    Seeing 3600 mah battery in5.5 inch edge 7,I strongly believe note 6 will have 4000 mah.

  • Patrick Canlas

    im guessing it will be tied to phone plans. can you cancel the plan if you bought the phone full price?

  • Zul Rizvi

    Last week i upgraded my phone from galaxy Note 3 to Galaxy S6 edge plus and received the phone yesterday. Now that S7 edge announced today, i am confused to keep S6 edge plus or return it under buyer remorse and upgrade to s7 edge? As per my understanding galaxy note and edge plus series are both more premium devices than S and S edge series. Third option is to skip upgrade altogether right now and keep using my old galaxy note 3 until s7 edge plus and Note 6 are out later this year. Any opinions as to what should I do? Help please. Iam.on Rogers network.

    • heynow00

      For s6 vs s6 edge, the only difference is the edge of the phone is different. The specs are the exact same for both. The s7 edge will probably cost you a lot more than the s6 edge and you won’t have the s7 edge for almost a month so those may be factors to consider

    • Zul Rizvi

      Well my dilemma is to go with S6 Edge plus or S7 edge. . Other option is to skip both and go with S7 edge plus or Note 6 when they come out later this year. I am using old.Note 3 right now

    • me

      I honestly think you should either get the S7 edge or wait for Note 6 / S7 edge plus mainly because Samsung doesn’t usually roll out phone updates that fast and S6 edge plus is already almost a year behind. Which also means that s6 edge plus will stop getting updates almost a year earlier than the other options leaving you with slower updates and shorter support period. As for the specs the S6 edge plus has a larger display but a smaller battery and almost everything else is improved in the S7 Edge and will get slightly better on the S7 Edge plus. There’s also the small matter of expandable storage, a dual pixel camera, 3,600mAh battery and IP68 certification, and an always-on display. All of this, at least to me, shows that the S7 edge is the winner. but i can promise you one thing, from what I know you will enjoy any of the three options so i hope this helps 🙂

    • Zul Rizvi

      I appreciate your help. Yes S7 edge seems all good and better than s6 edge plus. Only thing i dont like is sacrificing 5.7 screen size and downgrading to 5.5

    • me

      I am not sure bit i think it shouldn’t affect the daily usage and you can easily adapt to the 5.5. But at the end its really the 0.2 of the screen vs many improvements and I forgot to mention that if you make up your mind on buying the s7 edge and preorder you will get a free VR with the phone on march. So its kind of a tough decisions and i hope you make the best one for you. Peace ^_^

    • Zul Rizvi

      Yes you are right i will adapt to screen size. My note 2 had a 5.5
      I havent even the box for s6 edge plus yet, so i will just return it tomorow. Free VR gear is definitely a bonus.

    • Nadefrenzy

      I’m in your exact situation. Used note 2 and now Note 3 (still). I’m due an upgrade. However I’m going to wait till Note 6 comes out. Might as well run this note 3 into the ground.

    • Nadefrenzy

      There won’t be an s7 edge plus. The s6 edge plus is a bigger s6 edge. S7 edge is already the same size as the S6 edge plus.

    • ToniK

      I suggest that if you don’t mind spending just a little bit more money, then definitely return the S6 Edge Plus and settle for the S7 Edge. You get the benefit of enjoying Marshmallow (Android 6.0.1), Water Resistance, a potentially more improved camera, a much larger battery capacity. I, like you, own the 6 Edge Plus and the Battery life is so frustrating. The first chance I get, man, I am selling my phone and immediately upgrading to the S7 Edge.

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      To conclude… given that the S7 edge is 5’5″, I have high doubts that there will be an S7 Edge Plus, unless Samsung decides to make it a 6’inch screen, it will seem almost redundant to make a 5’7″ inch variant of a phone that is already going to be considered a phablet by many.So instead, I wouldn’t be surprised if the Note 6 itself embodies the edge display rather than releasing a fourth flagship only to make it a larger variant of the S7 Edge. Why not just give the Note 6 all the features you expect from the Note, with the added Edge screen – One phone to rule them all!

    • Nadefrenzy

      What’s wrong with 6 edge plus battery? It doesn’t have the same issues as the regular s6 line.

  • Micheil Gerrie

    Nothing on here about video? 4k or 1080 HD?

  • Homer

    So excited for the S7 Edge!

  • Kven

    $499 on contract? HAHAHAHAHA

  • Laserheart

    It’s $399 for the S7 and $499 for the S7 Edge (with a 2 year contract). What happened to incentives?