2016 Android MWC 2016 News

Samsung MWC 2016 Unpacked Event: Everything you need to know

Samsung made a few announcements at their Unpacked event at MWC 2016. The biggest being the Galaxy S7 and the S7 Edge.

Galaxy S7

Samsung Galaxy S7
Samsung Galaxy S7

The Samsung Galaxy S7 has the same glass and metal design as last year’s Galaxy S6. It is rocking a Snapdragon 820 processor, a 5.1-inch Quad HD display with always-on functionality, 4GB of RAM.

It has a 12-megapixel rear-facing camera with OIS and the front-facing camera is 5-megapixels.


For storage,  it comes with 32GB or 64GB of internal storage with a microSD card slot (with support up to 200GB).

Galaxy S7 specs
Galaxy S7 specs

It also has a 3,000 mAh battery, wireless charging, adaptive fast charging as well as microUSB (which Samsung says is so the Galaxy S7 can be compatible with the Gear VR).

Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S6 comparison (credit: Samsung)
Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S6 comparison (credit: Samsung)

The Galaxy S7 also as IP68 water-resistance. It will also come in a few colours, gold platinum and black onyx.


Software wise, it will be running Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Samsung’s TouchWiz UI on top.

Galaxy S7 Edge

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

The Galaxy S7 Edge has basically the same specs as the Galaxy S7 but it has a 5.5-inch Quad HD display instead of a 5.1-inch. It also has a bigger 3,600mAh battery.

Galaxy S7 Edge specs
Galaxy S7 Edge specs


The edges of the display are curved (just like the name implies) and Samsung has included special software that can make it easy to place calls, send messages, check news and weather as well as special panels than can slide out from the side of the screen.

Galaxy S7 Edge and Galaxy S6 Edge comparison (credit: Samsung)
Galaxy S7 Edge and Galaxy S6 Edge comparison (credit: Samsung)


Pre-orders for the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge begin on February 23rd and it launches on March 11th. Also if you order either device between February 23rd and  March 18th, Samsung will give your a Gear VR and six free games (NOTE: this offer may not be available in all countries where the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge will be available).

Gear 360


Samsung has also announced their own 360-degree camera. It has two 15-megapixel image sensor that can capture high-res 360-degree video in 4K and combined can take 30-megapixel stills.


The video and images from the Gear 360 can be uploaded to Google Street View and YouTube 360.

You’ll also be able to take 180-degree wide-angel videos and images using one of the camera lens.

The Gear 360 is compatible with the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, Galaxy S6 Edge+, Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge.

It will be available later this year in select countries.

Samsung Pay expansion


Samsung also announced that Samsung will be available in seven countries in 2016 including: Canada, Australia, China (coming in March),Brazil, Singapore, Spain and the U.K



By Sachin Bahal

Sachin is the editor-in-chief of TheCanadianTechie, a site he started in 2012 to become the ultimate, independent source for tech enthusiasts or “techies”. He is a versatile writer with a passion for technology and loves to write about gaming, entertainment, tech and more.

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