Following the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event, the company has released the first official introduction to the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, and it’s pretty damn slick. The video showcases the aesthetics and capabilities of these devices, as well as how they can interface with the Samsung Gear 360 and Samsung Pay.

This introduction shows off the the Galaxy S7’s expandable memory, large screens, elegant build structure, and always-on screen capabilities. It also gives a nod to wireless charging and the Vulkan API (powered by 4GB of RAM) that truly unlocks the rendering capabilities of this mobile device. The battery is the size we expected, 3000mAh for the S7 and 3600mAh for the S7 edge. For those of us who are surgically attached to social media, both of these devices come with robust water resistance, meaning you can finally live-tweet your showers without using the sandwich bag trick.

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The camera has some remarkable advances which Samsung claims make it capable of capturing 56 percent more light than standard mobile cameras. This professional-grade technology means that you can capture far better images even in low light conditions. The camera is also capable of pulling of split-second auto focusing by employing technology that mimics how the human eye focuses.

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Of course, Samsung Pay is supported on both the Galaxy S7 and the S7 edge. What’s more groundbreaking, however, is how these smartphones interact with the Samsung Gear 360, a fascinating portable camera that provides 360 degree images for use with Gear VR. All in all, these appear to be truly powerful flagship devices that live up to the standards of 2016 cutting edge mobile tech.

What are your thoughts on Samsung’s newest devices? Worth the buzz, or is the hype overplayed? Let us know your opinion in the comments!

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