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Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 Edge launched in Nepal

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KATHMANDU — Samsung Electronics Nepal has officially launched Samsung’s new flagship smartphones –the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge — in Nepal on Wednesday.

“Samsung believed in a world which was brighter, sharper and convenient, and strived to deliver on that vision with the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge smartphones,” Pranaya Ratna Sthapit, HHP Division Head of Samsung Electronics Nepal, said while addressing to the launching function.

The Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge looks much like the last year’s Galaxy S6. It comes with a metal edge and gorilla glass 4 on the front and back. The 5.1-inch Galaxy S7 and 5.5-inch Galaxy S7 Edge features a Quad HD 2,560×1,440 AMOLED display.

With S7 and S7 Edge, Samsung has introduced the first dual pixel camera on smartphones. Both the high-end handsets feature sleek design with powerful performance, including advanced camera features, water resistance and external memory.

Both the phones have increased utility with IP68 water and dust resistance. The phones have 4GB RAM and 32GB or 64GB ROM, which can be expanded up to 200GB via microSD card. The smartphones are equipped with 12MP primary camera and 5MP secondary camera.

Powered by Octa core (2.3GHz Quad plus 1.6GHz Quad), 64bit, and Quad Core (2.15GHz Dual plus 1.6GHz Dual), 64 bit, 14 nm processors, the phones run on Android 6.0 (Marshmallow).

The Galaxy S7 features 5.1-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display and has a powerful Li-Ion 3,000 mAh non-removable battery.

Likwwise, the S7 Edge features 5.5-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display with edge screen and boasts a powerful Li-Ion 3,600 mAh non-removable battery.

The Galaxy S7 is priced at Rs.77,900 while the Galaxy S7 Edge is priced at Rs.88,900 — both prices for the 32GB variant.

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Zimbabwe’s President Mnangagwa narrowly escapes explosion at party rally

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HARARE — Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa narrowly escaped injury in an explosion on Saturday which has rocked a stadium where Zimbabwe’s president was addressing a campaign rally, with state media calling it an assassination attempt but saying the president was not hurt.

President Mnangagwa was whisked to a state house in Bulawayo, where he had been speaking ahead of next month’s historic election, the first since longtime leader Robert Mugabe stepped down.

The explosion occurred as the president, accompanied by other politicians, was walking off the stage at the White City stadium after addressing thousands of supporters in advance of next month’s vote.

Mnangagwa, the 75-year-old leader of ZANU-PF, was not hurt and taken to safety, officials said. However, witnesses said several people were injured, including the Vice-President.

Several others including number security personnel, the wife of fellow Vice President Constantino Chiwenga, the environment minister and the deputy speaker of parliament also suffered wounds.

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