At its Galaxy Unpacked event in Barcelona today, Samsung announced the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 edge, successors to the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge, respectively. After weeks of leaks, Samsung’s seventh-generation phones are now official.

Preorders begin February 23, and the devices will begin shipping March 11. Before you get your credit card ready, you might want to see exactly what you’re buying. The comparison tables below show you what Samsung has changed, comparing the Galaxy S6 to the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S6 edge to the Galaxy S7 edge.

Galaxy S6 Galaxy S7
5.1-inch Quad HD 2560×1440, 577 ppi 2560×1440, 577 ppi, always-on display
Network LTE Cat 6 (300/50Mbps) LTE Cat 9 (450/50Mbps)
Connectivity Bluetooth 4.1, NFC Bluetooth 4.2, NFC
Processors Octa-core 2.1GHz, 1.5GHz Octa-core 2.3GHz, 1.6GHz
Rear camera 16MP, ƒ/1.9, 1.12µ pixels Dual-pixel 12MP, ƒ/1.7, 1.4µ pixels
Front camera 5MP, f/1.9 5MP, f/1.7
Battery 2,550mAh 3,000mAh
Charging Wired, wireless Wired, wireless
Connector microUSB, USB 2.0 microUSB, USB 2.0
Memory 3GB, LPDDR4 4GB, LPDDR4
Storage 32GB, 64GB, 128GB 32GB, 64GB
microSD slot No Yes
Height 143.4 mm 142.4 mm
Width 70.5 mm 69.6 mm
Depth 6.8 mm 7.9 mm
Weight 138g 152g
SIM card Nano-SIM Nano-SIM
Colors White, Black, Gold, Blue Silver, Black, Gold

 

Galaxy S6 edge Galaxy S7 edge
Quad HD 5.1-inch, 2560×1440 5.5-inch, 2560×1440, always-on display
Edge Screen 577 ppi, 260 pixels 534 ppi, 260-550 pixels
Network LTE Cat 6 (300/50Mbps) LTE Cat 9 (450/50Mbps)
Connectivity Bluetooth 4.1, NFC Bluetooth 4.2, NFC
Processors Octa-core 2.1GHz, 1.5GHz Octa-core 2.3GHz, 1.6GHz
Rear camera 16MP, ƒ/1.9, 1.12µ pixels Dual-pixel 12MP, ƒ/1.7, 1.4µ pixels
Front camera 5MP, f/1.9 5MP, f/1.7
Battery 2,600mAh 3,600mAh
Charging Wired, wireless Wired, wireless
Connector microUSB, USB 2.0 microUSB, USB 2.0
Memory 3GB, LPDDR4 4GB, LPDDR4
Storage 32GB, 64GB, 128GB 32GB, 64GB
microSD slot No Yes
Height 142.1 mm 150.9 mm
Width 70.1 mm 72.6 mm
Depth 7.0 mm 7.7 mm
Weight 132g 157g
SIM card Nano-SIM Nano-SIM
Colors White, Black, Gold, Blue Silver, Black, Gold

 

Compared to its predecessor, when you go with the S7, you get more power and features, but a slightly thicker and heavier device. For the S7 edge, the same applies, but you also get a much bigger screen. You just have to decide whether those trade-offs are worth it.

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