Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge Unlocks a Galaxy of Endless Possibilities

Samsung Canada introduces new ways to connect to a wide range of innovative devices, exclusive content and services in a smartphone that knows no limits

MISSISSAUGA, ON, March 10, 2016 /CNW/ - Samsung Canada, one of the leading suppliers of mobile phones in the Canadian marketplace, announced today the Canadian retail availability of the next generation of its iconic Galaxy line of smartphones - the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge - beginning tomorrow, March 11th. Unpacked internationally at Mobile World Congress on February 21st, these devices combine sleek, sophisticated design with powerful performance, opening up endless possibilities through a Galaxy of devices and content.

The 5.1-inch Galaxy S7 and 5.5-inch Galaxy S7 edge have been designed to bring Canadians closer to their passions and connect them to what matters most through an expanded Galaxy of devices and content. Elegant and built for the modern consumer, the devices feature brand new innovations such as Dual Pixel faster auto focus and a larger (f1.7) aperture for stunning still and motion picture quality even in low light.  The device is also the first to support Vulkan API for PC-quality gaming, as well as reintroducing features that Samsung Galaxy users love including expandable storage and IP68 dust and water resistance.

"We are breaking boundaries with the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge through connected experiences that go beyond the smartphone with our expanded Samsung Galaxy of devices and content," said Paul Brannen, Executive Vice President Mobile Solutions, Samsung Electronics Canada. "We designed our latest smartphones with an unwavering commitment to bringing Canadians closer to what matters most, in a device that complements their lifestyles with a seamless mobile experience."

About the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge:

  • Get the shot in 0.15 seconds: The Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge are the first Dual Pixel smartphones, letting you get the shot in 0.15 seconds. With a 12MP camera and a larger (f1.7) aperture, the camera owns the night captures the moments that matter like never before, even in low light.
  • Style and substance: Both devices are built using 3D glass and metal to offer a streamlined design. With a stunning 5.1" Quad HD Super AMOLED Display (5.5" for Galaxy S7 edge) these smartphones are designed to not just look beautiful, but feel great in your hands. Plus, with an always-on display, stay up to date on the time, calendar and notifications without having to wake up your screen.
  • Water and dust resistant: The Galaxy S7 and S7 edge are IP68 Dust and Water Resistant, offering practical benefits without sacrificing overall design.
  • PC-quality gaming: The first smartphones to support Vulkan API, the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge put impressive PC-like animation, graphics and speed in the palm of your hand.
  • Enhanced Performance: Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge deliver fast wired and wireless charging technology. Additionally, the hybrid SIM card tray allows users to insert a microSD card for up to 200GB of additional storage

Expand Your Galaxy:

  • Immerse yourself in VR: The Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge are fully compatible with the Samsung Gear VR.  With more content and titles available than ever before, Canadians can now truly experience the power of VR.
  • Capture and share in 360: Announced at Mobile World Congress and confirmed to be coming to Canada in 2016, the Samsung Gear 360 camera (sold separately) lets Samsung Galaxy users create their own 360 virtual reality content to enjoy on the Gear VR.
  • Samsung Pay: Samsung Pay, the ground breaking mobile payment service, is planned to be available for Canadian consumers in 2016. With the ability to pay almost anywhere you can swipe or tap your card, Samsung devices including the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge will make mobile payment simple.
  • Samsung KNOX: Use the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge with peace of mind knowing that Samsung KNOX keeps your work and personal data defense-grade secure.
  • NHL partnership: With the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, Samsung brings you closer to the action through exclusive NHL content through the NHL app.

Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge Availability
Canadians looking to experience the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge can pre-order the devices now. Both smartphones will be available from major retailers and at Samsung Experience stores starting March 11th in Black Onyx and Silver Titanium for the Galaxy S7 and Black Onyx for the Galaxy S7 edge. Please contact your carriers for more details as well as information about exciting offers available at purchase.

For more information:

Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge Product Specification

Galaxy S7

Galaxy S7 edge


Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)


LTE Cat.9(450/50Mbps)


142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9mm, 152g

150.9 x 72.6 x 7.7mm, 157g


Octa core (2.3GHz Quad + 1.6GHz Quad), 64 bit, 14 nm process


4GB RAM (LPDDR4), 32/64GB (UFS 2.0)      + microSD (up to 200GB)


5.1" Quad HD Super AMOLED

2560 X 1440 (577ppi)

5.5" Quad HD Super AMOLED

2560 X 1440 (534ppi)

Edge Screen


Rear: Dual Pixel 12MP (F1.7), Smart OIS

Front: 5MP (F1.7)




Fast Charging both on wired and wireless

Wireless Charging compatible with WPC and PMA (Wireless charger sold separately)




WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), MIMO,
Bluetooth® v 4.2 LE, ANT+, USB 2.0, NFC, Location


Accelerometer, Proximity, RGB Light, Geo-magnetic, Gyro,

Fingerprint, Barometer, Hall, HRM

IP Code

IP68 (Ingress Protection rate of IP 68, which tests for dust intrusion and water
submersion up to 1.5 metres for up to 30 minutes)





About Samsung Electronics Canada 
Samsung Electronics Canada inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and technologies, redefining the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, cameras, digital appliances and printers. Samsung is a leader in the Internet of Things space through, among others, our Smart Home initiatives. In 2014, Samsung was ranked one of the top 10 most influential brands in Canada, based on a study by Ipsos Reid. Committed to making a difference in communities across Canada, its Samsung Hope for Children corporate giving program supports children's education, sustainability and health-related issues. Globally, Samsung employs 319,000 people across 84 countries with annual sales of $196 billion.

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SOURCE Samsung Electronics Canada

For further information: Lianne Pitts, North Strategic for Samsung Canada,, 647.969.9941


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