Award winning: The Galaxy S7 Edge has a dual-curved screen that allows users to quickly launch apps and access contacts.
GSMA, which runs the annual Mobile World Congress (MWC), has named the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge as the Best Smartphone 2016 in the Best Mobile Handsets and Devices category at the Global Mobile Awards.
Released in March last year, the Galaxy S7 Edge has a dual-curved screen that allows users to quickly launch apps and access contacts.
“We are honoured to be recognised for our craftsmanship in design and innovation with the Galaxy S7 Edge,” said Junho Park, Samsung Electronics vice-president of global product strategy for its mobile communications business.
“This award is a testament to our constant pursuit of excellence as we continue to exceed consumers’ expectations through revolutionary mobile technology.”
The water- and dust-resistant S7 Edge has a 5.5in QHD display (1,440 x 2,560 pixels), 4GB RAM, heart rate sensor and large 3,600mAh battery with fast charging support.
It also has a 12-megapixel rear camera with f/1.7 aperture for better low-light photography and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera.
The phone comes in a wide variety of colours, namely Black Onyx, Gold Platinum, Silver Titanium, Pink Gold and Coral Blue, which have 32GB of storage. The premium Black Pearl variant has 128GB of space.