With the proximity of the Olympics, also start the special editions of products. Taking advantage of this trolley, Samsung launched on Thursday (7) a limited edition Galaxy S7 Edge, and the price, as is to be expected, it’s nothing comrade: R $ 4,499 or, if you prefer, $ 200 to more compared with the suggested price of conventional version of the device.
But what makes it different from the smartphone that you have heard? Well, there are few features. The most notable is the fact that a limited edition: only be made in 2016 units (accurate, is a pun on the year of the Olympic Games), which will be sold in a few markets such as Brazil, China, South Korea and the United States . The pre-sales of the devices starts today, but they will only be available on July 18.
The hardware exactly remains the same. The changes will be found in some design decisions made by the company. The smartphone will be available only in black color and it features details with the colors of the rings of the International Olympic Committee. The home button is yellow, the volume buttons are green, the button to turn the unit’s red and blue color is highlighted in the device camera.
Another change compared to the original model relates to software. Samsung revamped graphical interface. The whole background is black and the source of the icons is white. Honestly, I found more sober than the conventional interface, which pleased me greatly. The handset also brings boarded one of the Olympic Games app, where users can track every minute of your favorite sports – the app will be available for other Android devices.
Accessory, the only difference compared to the conventional model is that this edition of the Olympics will come with a wireless charger.
Under the specifications of the Galaxy S7 Edge:
– Operating system: Android 6.0 with TouchWiz Marshmallow
– Processor: Exynos 8890
– Screen: AMOLED display, 2560 × 1440 pixels, 5.5 inches and 534 PPI – RAM: 4 GB
– Storage: 32GB + microSD up to 200GB
– Camera: Rear 12 megapixels (f / 1.7) / 5-megapixel front (f / 1.7)
– Battery: 3,600 mAh
– Dimensions: 150.9 x 72.6 mm x 7.7 mm
– Weight: 157g
– Color: black
– Extras notable: resistance to water and dust (IP68), MST / NFC for mobile payments, wireless charging Qi and PMA, screen Always on.
Shown in early June abroad, Gear IconX will start to be sold in Brazil in the second half of July.
For those not familiar with the concept, it is very similar to the Moto Hint, presented in 2014 by Motorola (yes, that time the company was still called Motorola because belonged to Google).
It consists of a pair of Bluetooth headphones that can play music when paired with a smartphone or if you want you can use them independently, since it comes with 4 GB of storage (which is actually something in the region of 3, 5 GB, according to Samsung’s own international website indicates ).
By the way, away from your phone, the device can also monitor their beats. During physical activity, he can talk to is your heart rate.
With respect to the battery are loaded when they are inside a case 315 mAh. According to the company, the headphones can withstand 1.5 hour to 2 hours of use when paired with a smartphone. Autonomously, it can handle between 3.5 hours and 4 hours.
In a quick test I did, the pair of headphones seemed quite comfortable. Nor strong jolts to the head could get them out of my ears. About sound quality seemed honest (has to listen to a YouTube video and those songs that come native in Samsung devices), but do not expect low, medium, and the like – is a fitness device, right?
The controls are made with small touches on the phone right: gives a quick play or pause; dragging your finger up, the sound increases, otherwise, lower; two rings pass to the next song, and so on.
How is an accessory for physical activity, you can enable a way to enable the microphones present in the two headphones to hear a little from the outside.
The Gear IconX have suggested price of US $ 1,399.