Samsung's new Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge smartphones have features that set them apart from other high-end devices, but luring iPhone loyalists won't be easy, one analyst said.
The new Samsungs feature a 12-megapixel camera that's designed to operate well in low light, a removable storage option in the form of an SD card slot, and, on the Galaxy S7 Edge, a curved edge that displays readable information, even when the phone is placed screen-side down, said Brian Blair, technology analyst and co-founder of Grays Peak Capital.
The Galaxy Edge also has a wider edge with room for things like app shortcuts and news alerts, said Justin Denison, Samsung's senior vice president of product strategy and marketing.
"They've had a very strong user base that has grown, really with every iteration, with every version of the Galaxy that has come out in recent years," Blair said. "A lot of these features are not in the current iPhone and it's unclear if they're going to be in the iPhone 7 this September."