To say the official features of the new Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are anything short of spectacular is an understatement, but it doesn’t go without showing that something is truly missing. Many features we were hoping to see seems to have gotten lost in the shuffle such as a front camera flash, the next generation Type C connector, and eye sensing technology.
Samsung made things right when looking at what was lacking in the S6 and S6 Edge as both of the 2016 flagships will feature waterproof, dustproof, and expandable memory features, but it just doesn’t seem to enough. While both the S7 and S7 Edge will undeniably be two of the hottest smartphones of 2016, they both seemed to lack the innovation we were hoping for.
The refined products from last year are definitely better, but the following three features would have been a true sight to see.
USB Type C Connector
Smartphone connectors of the future will soon become a household name as we were hoping sooner, rather than later would be something Samsung would entertain. USB Type C connectors will soon replace the mini USB connectors we’ve all come all too accustomed to which will make for much faster data transfers, reduce charging times, and have many other benefits.
It was thought both of Samsung’s flagships just announced would feature the Type C connector replacing the Type B connector. Hopefully, we’ll see this with the upcoming Galaxy Note 6 considering it’s the upcoming trend for mobile devices.
Front Camera Flash
The idea of the selfie has become one of the most popular trends of smartphones, and for the Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge to not sport a front camera flash it’s very disappointing. Many manufacturers such as LG are incorporating the front flash as of a standard feature which helps create some of the best selfies.
Despite this, the camera specs of both the GS7 and GS7 Edge are quite incredible with the wide angle and f/1.7 aperture lens. Hopefully thinks twice before launching their next flagship with the Note 6 and Galaxy S7 Edge still looming.
The future trend of mobile security will definitely be eye sensing technology, and having an eye scanner interface functional on-screen will surely make smartphones much more secure. The fingerprint scanner has become sort of a standard feature, but as we look forward to the future of mobile technology it will soon be replaced.
We have seen the likes of eye scanners in smartphones evidenced last year with Vivo and Fujitsu. This year was thought to be the year where both Samsung and LG would break into the innovative realm of mobile security offering eye scanners in the Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge, and LG G6, but as you can see, that just didn’t happen.