Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge Android Oreo Rollout Temporarily Halted by Samsung

Samsung has decided to pause the Android 8.0 Oreo update rollout for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge after some users complained of random reboots after installing the update. The company expects to fix the issue and resume the rollout soon.

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Samsung had started rolling out the Android 8.0 Oreo update with Samsung Experience 9.0 UX to the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge smartphones a few weeks back. However, the update rollout has reportedly been paused now, as some users have reported random reboots after installing the Oreo update.

Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge: Android 8.0 Oreo Update Rollout Paused

The official statement released by Samsung says the company is currently investigating the random reboot issue internally to ensure that the impact to the affected devices can be minimized and the rollout can resume as soon as possible. Samsung has also advised troubleshooting for Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge owners who are experiencing the issue. Consumers in the UK will be able to get their devices fixed by visiting their local support centre, where the Samsung team will restore the devices. Those who are not able to visit a Support Centre can perform a factory data reset in recovery mode to get rid of the issue. However, be warned that performing a factory data reset in recovery mode will erase all your data stored on the phone.

Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge: Price in India

The Samsung Galaxy S7 is currently available on e-commerce platforms for as low as Rs.27,800. On the other hand, the Galaxy S7 Edge 32GB variant is currently available for around Rs.35,000 online. If you require more storage, you can go with the 128GB variant of the Galaxy S7 Edge, which can be yours for as low as Rs.41,900.

Galaxy S7: Specifications, Features

The Samsung Galaxy S7 features a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED display, significantly smaller than the latest flagship Galaxy handsets. In terms of resolution, however, the Galaxy S7 isn’t far behind with 1440 x 2560 Quad HD resolution and a pixel density of 577 pixels per inch. The variant sold in India is powered by Samsung’s in-house developed Exynos 8890 octa-core processor clocked at 2.3 GHz with a Mali-T880 MP12 GPU. Samsung has paired the octa-core processor with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard storage. Unlike the Galaxy S6, the Galaxy S7 does support memory expansion, although it uses a Hybrid Dual-SIM configuration.

On the back of the smartphone is a 12MP primary camera with Dual Pixel AF, optical image stabilization, and an f/1.7 aperture lens. The selfie camera on the front of the handset is a 5-megapixel unit paired with an f/1.7 aperture lens. In terms of connectivity, the Galaxy S7 supports Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual-band, Bluetooth 4.2 Low Energy, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, NFC, and 4G VoLTE. Keeping the lights on is a 3000mAh non-removable battery with fast charging and wireless charging support. The smartphone also includes a fingerprint sensor, IP68 certification for dust and water resistance, and Samsung Pay support. In terms of physical size, the Galaxy S7 measures 142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9mm and weighs in at 152 grams.

Galaxy S7 Edge: Specifications, Features

The Galaxy S7 Edge sports a larger 5.5-inch dual-curved Super AMOLED display with 1440 x 2560 Quad HD resolution and is powered by the same Exynos 8890 processor as the Galaxy S7. It also includes the same 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM but comes in an additional 128GB storage variant. In terms of the other key specifications as well, the Galaxy S7 Edge is more or less identical to the Galaxy S7, so we will only be going over the key differences. One of the major differences between the two smartphones is the battery capacity. While the Galaxy S7 comes equipped with a 3000mAh capacity non-removable battery, the Galaxy S7 Edge is equipped with a larger 3600mAh capacity non-removable battery with fast charging as well as wireless fast charging. In terms of dimensions, the Galaxy S7 Edge measures 150.9 x 72.6 x 7.7mm and weighs in at 157 grams. Both the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge were launched with the Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system out of the box.