Introducing the new Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge

Posted 25/02/2016 by BrightHouse Team

It’s the most anticipated phone launch of 2016 so far and Samsung have recently announced that the big day is going to be Friday March 11th. Up until now the internet’s been buzzing with rumours about what the latest phones from the South Korean maker will include but now some definite facts have been announced in this official launch video.

So here’s the Brighthouse guide to seven key ways the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge have improved on the Samsung S6.

Samsung Galaxy S7

Easier to hold

Samsung have focused on the fact that we spend more time than ever before holding onto our phones so the new models have curved backs that help them to sit comfortably in the palm of the hand.

The S7 Edge is a little larger than the standard S7 with a 5.5” screen compared with a 5.1” one which almost takes it into the new product territory of being a “phablet” or half phone/half tablet.

A bigger memory

Although both phones only have an internal memory of 32GB they do come with a slot for a micro SD card - and now these are available with up to 512 GB you’ll be able to expand the storage to hold all the movies, shots and other files you could ever possibly want.

There are also some fantastic new developments in the phone’s camera. It has 12 megapixels, more than enough for the sharpest of shots, and its autofocus setting is lightning fast.

They’ve also added a wider aperture lens so even using it in dark conditions can give great results. In fact some early reviewers have pointed out that it performs far better than the Apple iPhone 6S.

More functions

Samsung Pay comes as standard on the phones and this lets you use your S7 to pay anywhere that you can use a contactless debit card.

Samsung S7

The S7 Edge also has a sidebar menu where you can store instant links to your ten most frequently used functions or apps.

Both also have an “always-on” setting that can show the time date and any notifications you get – saving you the effort of bringing the screen to life each time you need to look at it.

More water and dust resistant

The phones’ IP 68 rating means that they can be held under water for up to 30 minutes or up to 1.5 metres depth without damage. It also covers their resistance to dust getting in. With devices that are pretty expensive to buy this seems like a very good development to include.

Longer battery life

As phones have become more sophisticated and have included more functions battery life between charges has been getting shorter and shorter. Samsung have addressed this by upping the power for the standard S7 to 3000 mAh and to 3600 mAh for the S7 Edge to allow for the larger screen size. No-one knows yet just how effective this will be but the signs are good that it will considerably increase periods between charging.

So whether all these features will be enough to justify the hype that’s led up to the launch remains to be seen. But with Apple’s iPhone 7 launch not planned until much later this year it certainly gives Samsung a great chance to get ahead of their key competitor – and you the chance to get a fantastic new phone.

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  • BrightHouse Web Relations said:

    27/05/2016

    Hi Bailey084, BrightHouse has a responsibility to potential and existing customers to ensure that any repayments are affordable in accordance with existing financial commitments. For new customer applications, BrightHouse use a process which includes; a credit search, affordability assessments, fraud checks, and the use of relevant public databases to improve our understanding of our potential customers’ financial status and to ensure that agreed repayments align with affordability. We are regulated by the financial conduct authority and as a responsible lender, BrightHouse employs the above measures as a precaution to ensure affordability and circumvent financial difficulties. In regards to writing to us, we have to follow process, therefore if you would like to appeal the decision then you would have to write to us. Do you have our address? ^Rahul

  • Sean absalom said:

    20/05/2016

    I would like a product from you but was told I couldn't. I am a previous customer and owe you nothing outstanding. I was told by one of your team is had to write to you. This is inconvenient and surely can be rectified with one phone call. A disgruntled ex customer.

  • BrightHouse Social Team said:

    08/03/2016

    Hi Hannah, We will be bringing in stock of the Samsung s7 and s7 Edge very soon. Please speak to your local store and request to be added to the wishlist so that they can keep you up to date with when stock becomes available. Many Thanks, Jason Web Relations Team

  • BrightHouse Social Team said:

    08/03/2016

    Hi Neil, Thanks for getting in touch. I am sorry to hear that your wife seems to have had difficulty with her mobile phone agreement. So that we can investigate this further, I kindly request that the account holder contacts our Customer Relations Team on 0800 526 069 or emails customer.relations @brighthouse.co.uk and we will be happy to help. Many thanks, Jason Web Relations Team

  • BrightHouse Social Team said:

    08/03/2016

    Hi Daz, Thanks for getting in touch. We are unable to confirm the weekly price at this moment, however, keep an eye on our website as full of the Samsung Galaxy s7 and s7 Edge will be posted up very soon - http://www.brighthouse.co.uk/mobile-phones/samsung/ Best wishes, Jason Web Relations

  • BrightHouse Social Team said:

    08/03/2016

    Hi Andrea, Thank you for your feedback. Watch this space as we will be adding the Samsung Galaxy s7 and s7 Edge to our product range very soon - http://www.brighthouse.co.uk/mobile-phones/samsung/ Best wishes, Jason Web Relations Team

  • John said:

    06/03/2016

    When is it available in your store

  • Justin Lock said:

    04/03/2016

    Will BrightHouse be stocking the Samsung Galaxy S7/Edge from launch-day or at a later time, if at all?

  • Hannah said:

    04/03/2016

    When will you have it in stock please??

  • Neil Williamson said:

    01/03/2016

    I just hope you don't stitch people up on their warranties like you have for my wife's phone.

  • mike hughes said:

    29/02/2016

    The s7 edge seems to have more functions than the s6. And more space for storing your documents. Looks more detailed and colourfull from what I've seen, better quality.

  • daz.leggett@gmail.com said:

    29/02/2016

    how much would this s7 be on weekly pay when it is launched. Very interested in looking at renting as i am a customer with your selves Thanks

  • Andrea johnson said:

    29/02/2016

    It sounds and looks totally awesome I would love this phone for my next one love the sleek look of it just sounds and looks amazing

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