New Samsung Galaxy 7 Features Officially Announced

Smart phones are among the most ubiquitous pieces of technology throughout the developed world. Now that the majority of adults in North America and Europe have access to these hand-held computers, manufacturers are ramping up their design game to deliver cutting edge features. Samsung has stepped up to the plate with their new Galaxy 7 phone, implementing new designs and technology to give the device a futuristic feel that appeals to technology lovers everywhere.

One of the biggest shifts is the addition of USB Type-C ports, which promises to be a new standard as mobile development moves forward. The Galaxy 7 also comes with an iris scanner, so users can quickly access their phone’s secure functions without typing in a password. The new model includes 64 gigabytes of hard disk storage, putting it on par with a small desktop hard drive, as well as a slot for microSD cards.

The Galaxy Note 7 is also made with a water-resistant exterior to reduce damage from exposure to water and moist environments, although users are still cautioned against submerging their phones. Samsung also revealed that their new device has a 5.7 inch Edge display that curves at the edges to maximize available space. Samsung customers and smart phone enthusiasts can learn more about the Galaxy 7’s features and specifications by reading a recent article on the Sam Mobile website.

New Samsung Galaxy S7 Active May Not Be as Water Resistant as Regular Galaxy S7

One of the biggest selling points in Samsung’s current flagship phone lineup is the claimed water resistance of every phone in the Galaxy S7 family. Unfortunately, as this article observes, a recent test by Consumer Reports reveals that there may actually be some problems with this claim. The whole story becomes more ironic when one discovers that the first two members of the Galaxy S7 family do just fine in tests of water-tightness, and that the problem child appears to be the latest addition, the Galaxy S7 Active.
Fearing that a poorly assembled phone allowed the water damage, Consumer Reports testers obtained a second S7 Active and put it through the same tests with the same results. With a price tag of $795 and a promise of surviving 30 minutes below 5 feet of water, an S7 Active with a screen that flashes green “and other colors” on exposure to water might just lead to poorer than expected sales. It seems that Samsung is looking into the issue with Consumer Reports and will hopefully resolve whatever is going wrong here. It seems unlikely that Samsung failed in the design of the phone, and more likely that the culprit is some production problem which will be addressed and resolved quickly if it hasn’t already. If not, then this might be a good opportunity for Apple’s next iPhone to regain some ground from Samsung.