The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge has been pretty much a runaway success with the amount of interest around the device. It is, so far Samsung’s most anticipated model after the Galaxy Note 5 was released. Since its launch in the Mobile World Congress 2016 earlier this year as well the anticipation for it to arrive to the South East Asian market just got even higher. When it was finally launched in Malaysia, many wonder whether or not the Malaysian market will get their taste of the Samsung Galaxy S7 (not the Edge). The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge alone was launched in Malaysia without its cheaper, smaller S7 counterpart. We were also wondering when will it be launched or whether it will launch at all. Well wonder no more. Samsung has just decided that following the success of the S7 Edge in Malaysia, the Galaxy S7 should share the same limelight as well.
So on 29th of April, Samsung did exactly that; except that they did not actually made a big fuss over it. It was pretty much very quiet but they decided to release the S7 to the Malaysian market with just a simple announcement. So for you readers who are thinking of getting the best of Samsung but do not want the Edge, you now have an option to go for the brand new Samsung Galaxy S7.
If you are wondering, the S7 and the S7 Edge boast pretty much the same internals with the difference of a smaller battery at 3000mAh and a smaller screen size at 5.1-inch Super AMOLED display but without the edge screen. Of course it does boast a smaller price tag at an RRP of MYR2,699. Be sure to keep tuning in, we will be reviewing the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and hopefully soon the Galaxy S7 too! Press Release after the break.
Both Galaxy S7 and S7 edge now officially available together
Kuala Lumpur, 28 April 2016 – Thanks to the highly successful launch of the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge last two months, Samsung Malaysia Electronics is now proud to announce the official arrival of the much-awaited Samsung Galaxy S7 onto Malaysian shores! Since its global unveiling, the highly anticipated Galaxy S7 and S7 edge have constantly been dubbed as the perfect smartphones – a flawless combination of performance and quality.
“From the beginning, it has been Samsung’s goal to deliver value and joy to our customers. When we launched the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge back in March, we were very pleased to receive an overwhelming response. Since then, many have asked about its sibling the Galaxy S7 and have expressed purchase intentions; as such, we decided that it was time to bring in the Galaxy S7,” said Lee Jui Siang, Vice President of Mobile and IT Business Unit, Samsung Malaysia Electronics.
Apart from its 5.1-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display, the Galaxy S7 packs the same impressive features as its dual edge sibling, the Galaxy S7 edge. Despite the slightly smaller screen size as compared to the Galaxy S7 edge’s 5.5-inch display, Samsung still manages to emote the same feeling of sleekness and sophistication into this version with the same full 3D glass and metal body.
The Samsung Galaxy S7 will be available in Malaysia starting 29th April 2016 at Samsung Experience Stores and selected Maxis Stores. Offered at an attractive recommended retail price of RM2,699 (inclusive of 6% GST), the device is available in three colour options – Black Onyx, Gold Platinum and Silver Titanium.
For more product information, please visit www.samsung.com/my/s7.
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Beyond Barriers with the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge
Samsung throws the spotlight on three creative individuals who embody the ethos of the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge. Meet American cyclist Kelli Samuelson, Danish fashion designer and musician Henrik Vibskov, and Sudanese author and activist Alek Wek.
Spotlight #1: Don’t Accept Limits
For American cyclist and all-female cycling team owner Kelli Samuelson, carving new niches has become second nature. Life has thrown her plenty of curveballs, but in overcoming them, Kelli has ventured into unchartered territory for female riders and set the stage for other barrier-breaking females.
An aspiring professional with dreams of competing at the top level of the sport, a hip injury found late in life has given her some serious setbacks. The injury required reconstructive surgery and a lengthy rehabilitation that put her dreams on hold. Undaunted, however, she used her time away from the road to do something she truly believed in –finding a place for women in the traditionally male-dominated cycling world.
“To me, breaking barriers means being who you are and not accepting the limits imposed on you by daring to defy anything that stands in the way of what you want to achieve! I refuse to be defined by a single label but rather choose the freedom of following whatever inspires my passion,” said Kelli Samuelson.
She said technology enables her to go beyond boundaries because it allows her to capture and share what makes her feel limitless and can also inspire others to break through their own barriers, no matter who they are.
When asked what she especially liked about Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, she said “When you spend your day on a bike, the world rolls by quite quickly. That’s why I am especially obsessed with the super-fast autofocus on the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge’s camera. No matter my RPM, I know that it will capture me crossing the finish line in perfect clarity! Plus, it does the same even on late night rides.”
The Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge are devices designed with people like Kelli in mind, individuals for whom thinking outside of the box is a way of life. So, no matter what road you race down in life, Samsung enables you to capture every memory as clearly as the moment and empowers you to live life beyond barriers.
Spotlight #2: Challenge Perceptions, Create Progress
For some artists, labels like “painter,” “musician,” and “fashion designer” are a comfortable fit. But for people like Henrik Vibskov, they are merely constraints.
He is a leading light in the fashion industry – musicians such as Björk, M.I.A., LCD Soundsystem and Franz Ferdinand have proudly sported his designs. However; Henrik is not content to simply clothe music’s biggest stars. When he is not designing new collections, Henrik keeps himself occupied as drummer with his own project Mountain Yorokobu, signed to Fake Diamond Records, and also toured with Trentemøller.
He believes that constant reinvention is at the heart of the creative process. When asked about what pushes him to create such a diverse portfolio of work, Henrik remarked, “I am always inspired by people who challenge themselves to go out there and try something new, to challenge perception and create progress. In the brave new world of multi-discipline art creation, technology can be a powerful tool. If you can make technology as mobile as you are, then the sky is the limit.”
In the Samsung’s flagship range, Henrik believes he has found a device that truly embodies what he aims to achieve and empowers his multifaceted lifestyle. “Samsung is motivated to redefine what a phone can do,” he says.
With the Galaxy S7 in hand, new-school artists like Henrik explain they can enjoy not only creative freedom, but also the flexibility needed to break down interdisciplinary boundaries. In particular, Henrik says that the Gear VR and Gear 360, compatible with the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, has opened up a new channel of ideas and creativity for him.
“It’s a completely new way of thinking, seeing and experiencing the world both near and far from home,” says Henrik. ”It allows me to fully immerse myself in an entirely sensorial experience that stirs my creative senses. I’m interested to see how I can incorporate this progressive technology into my art and design.”
Spotlight #3: Celebrate Who You Are
Meet South Sudanese supermodel, author and activist Alek Wek. A bloody civil war led her to flee her native country at age 14 and take refuge in the United Kingdom. Four years later she got her big break when a modelling scout discovered her in a South London park.
At the time, there were no supermodels like Wek on the scene. Her distinctive looks, typical of the Dinka people – the predominant ethnic group of South Sudan – seemed to be at odds with the fashion world’s idea of beauty. But rewriting the history books is what Wek is all about.
It was not long before she was adorning the covers of fashion magazines like Vogue and Elle and designers around the world wanted her as the face of their brands.
Her ethos is clear, “Children should never think ‘I can’t do that,’ just because no one else like them is doing it,” she says. ““From my childhood in South Sudan to my unconventional ‘look’ in the fashion industry, I’ve faced many barriers to get where I am today. However, the relentless pursuit of my dreams helped me to defy these imposed limits and create meaningful progress within the fashion industry.”
When asked about her partnership with Samsung on the shoot, she says, “I appreciate Samsung’s status as a relentless innovator in their industry. They’re not afraid to be the first or to be a pioneer.”
Wek believes technology makes the world a connected and unified place. She says, “It enables us to keep moving forward and bring awareness to meaningful causes while empowering people across the globe to break their own personal barriers and defy limitations.”
About Kelli Samuelson
Kelli Samuelson is an American cyclist. She is currently the team owner and leader of her own female-cyclist team, LA Sweat, which aims to promote the sport amongst the youth and female riders in their area. Following a hip injury, Kelli hopes to return to racing full force in 2016.
About Henrik Vibskov
Henrik Vibskov is a Danish fashion design and artist who excels in creating works in multiple media, including fashion, music and art. Henrik’s designs have been shown in publications such as, Brutus, Dazed & Confused, i-D, The Face and Wallpaper. They have also been worn by artists and musicians like M.I.A., Björk, Franz Ferdinand and LCD Soundsystem, among others. Outside of his fashion design work, Henrik’s art has been exhibited at numerous institutions including: PS1 MOMA, Palais de Tokyo and ICA.
About Alek Wek
Alek Wek is a South Sudanese British model, author and designer who began her fashion career at the age of 18 in 1995. Wek, who was the first African model to appear on the cover of ELLE, is one of the most recognized fashion models in the world, and through her work as a UNHCR ambassador, she is a passionate campaigner for refugees like herself. Her influence in the fashion industry translates through numerous philanthropic partnerships, such as her current role as an ambassador for the H&M Conscious Foundation. She has worked with top designers such as Alexander McQueen, Chanel, Christian Dior and Kenzo, and participated in numerous fashion weeks. She is a role model to many including celebrities such as Lupita Nyong’o.