According to the tech website, Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge will be available in India with a reported price of Rs.53000 and Rs.60000, respectively. The smartphones are expected to hit the market by mid-March this year.

"We believe in a world that is brighter, sharper, more convenient, and more fun. We strive to deliver on that vision with the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge by marrying elegant design with functionality and providing a seamless mobile experience," DJ Koh, president of mobile communications business, Samsung Electronics, said in a statement released on the first day of three-day MWC that began yesterday.

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg also made a surprised appearance during the launch, announcing that his company and Samsung are teaming up to push virtual reality (VR) features in smartphones and social networking experience.The 5.1-inch Galaxy S7 and 5.5-inch Galaxy S7 edge are constructed with 3D glass and metal and given ergonomic curves for a comfortable grip.

The new Galaxy devices look similar to its predecessors Galaxy S6. The Galaxy S7 Edge features curves on all four sides. The device's new Always-On Display gives users a simplified, zero touch experience to check about a miss call or SMS. Both the devices are IP68 water and dust resistant.

 The new phones have advanced cameras for high-quality images. The company has introduced the first dual pixel camera on Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge smartphones, delivering brighter and sharper images even in low light.