The new Samsung Galaxy Edge has been promised to arrive with a host of new and special features. Though it may be too early to make predictions, or reach conclusions - yet, here are the features that have been making news -
1. Always ON
The Always On feature lets the onscreen widgets stay visible even when the phone is idle. Please note that the feature will not apply to all widgets, but time, date and notifications will still be visible. Samsung has stated that this will not affect battery life as the phone has an AMOLED display which switches off unused pixels.
2. Water resistance
Water and dust resistance have made a comeback. Avid Samsung fans were annoyed with the lack of these features on Galaxy S6. Both S7 and S7 Edge now have IP68 level water resistance. That means your S7 Edge can stay under 1.5 meters of water for 30 minutes.
3. Quick charging
The Galaxy S7 Edge does support quick charging. It will let you charge your phone to full in just under 100 minutes. If you are using a wireless charger, you can charge your phone to full in 150 minutes.
4. Game launcher
Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge have introduced the Game Launcher option on the devices. If you are an avid gamer, this is what you will need most. It will let you turn off all other phone functions so that you can use full resources for your gaming. You can also set your phone not to disturb you while you are playing. There is also an option to record your game play and share it on your social circles.
5. Change in Edge menu
Edge software has now improved. The Edge features like People Edge which we have seen before has improved. Third party apps will now be made available on the edge menu. An API will be released that will make it possible for third party developers make their apps compatible to edge menu.
In addition, it has the compatibility to virtual reality. The smartphone supports Gear VR and Samsung has stated that it is giving free Gear VR to those who pre book the device on its portal.
Galaxy S7 Edge supports memory expansion upto 128 GB. Android Marshmallow supports the expansion upto that size.
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