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Galaxy S7 stars in its first live hands-on video

Updated 4 years ago
Published Feb 17th, 2016 9:17AM EST

The Galaxy S7 is almost here, but that doesn’t mean there’s a shortage of new leaks. After seeing the handset in an official promo video and listed for sale on a site in Dubai the other day, the flagship phone is back in its first-ever live hands-on video. Though it’s brief, the new video confirms a critical feature of the new phone and it’s one that existing Galaxy S6 users will be jealous of.

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A source with access to the phone provided Android Authority with a brief video that shows the “flat” version of Samsung’s new flagship device. The Galaxy S7 is powered on in the clip below, but don’t expect a proper software walkthrough just yet.

Additionally, the source offered an image that shows the handset’s SIM tray which also has a slot for a microSD card. That’s right, you’ll be able to add more storage to the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, at least assuming all these leaks are accurate.

The source also mentioned that the Galaxy S7 comes with Android 6.0 Marshmallow preinstalled, and sports an IP68 or IP67 rating. The phone should also pack a 12-megapixel camera and a 2,800 mAh battery. That battery detail contradicts many rumors and reports that claimed the phones will have 3,000 mAh and 3,500 mAh batteries, with the Galaxy S7 edge getting the larger of the two.

The phone will be unveiled during a special media event on February 21st in Barcelona, Spain a day before this year’s Mobile World Congress trade show kicks off.

The full Galaxy S7 hands-on video is embedded below.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he closely follows the events in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises. Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.