Samsung has just now started rolling the new update to the Galaxy S7 Edge units in India bearing the model number SM-G935FD. The update comes with around 176MB in size and along with fixes and performance improvements, this new update also brings the April security patch for the Galaxy S7 Edge handset users in the country.
Samsung also skipped the March security update for the Galaxy S& and S7 Edge units in India and there were no updates rolled out to the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, that might be because of the busy schedule and the launch of the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus flagships by the company. We can now expect the company will roll out the regular updates to the Galaxy S7 flagships from last year.
The update also bumps the build number of the Galaxy S& Edge units to the new build number XXU1DQD7. The update change log shows that this update comes with device stability improvements, bug fixes and enhancements, new or enhanced features and further improvements to the performance of the device. No other changes were made to the devices with this new update. The company recently launched the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus flagships with infinity displays and Bixby Virtual Assistant.
To recall, the Galaxy S7 Edge was launched with a 5.5-inch QHD Super AMOLED display and is powered by Samsung’s octa-core Exynos 8890 SoC. It has 4GB of RAM and 32GB inbuilt storage capacity with up to 256GB expandable MicroSD card storage with the help of Hybrid Dual SIM. It features a 12-megapixel Dual Pixel rear camera with f/1.7 aperture, smart OIS and a 5-megapixel front camera with f/1.7 aperture. It runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS and comes with an IP68 rating for dust and water resistance. It is backed up by a 3600mAh battery.
The company launched the Galaxy S8 smartphone with a 5.8-inch QHD+ Super AMOLED Infinity display with 1440×2960 pixels resolution, octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 with Adreno 540 GPU or octa-core Samsung Exynos 9 Series 8895 processor with Mali-G71 MP20 GPU, 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM, 64GB inbuilt storage, MicroSD card expandable storage with up to 256GB storage, Android 7.0 (Nougat) OS, dual-SIM, a 12-megapixel Dual Pixel rear camera with LED Flash, f/1.7 aperture, an 8-megapixel auto focus front-facing camera with f/1.7 aperture.
Other features include a 3000mAh battery with wireless charging and fast charging support, connectivity options like 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2.4/5GHz), VHT80 MU-MIMO, Bluetooth v 5.0 (LE up to 2Mbps), GPS with GLONASS, USB 2.0, MST and NFC. It measures 148.9 x 68.1 x 8.0 mm and weighs 155 grams. The Galaxy S8 comes with IP68 certification for water and dust resistance. A fingerprint scanner is available on the rear side.