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If you've got a Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge on the network without equal, you're in for a treat: Telstra has finally switched on Wi-Fi calling to offload your network activity onto a fast wireless connection. It's being rolled out as part of the Android 7.0 Nougat update being pushed to Aussie Telstra customers from today.

OK. The great autumn phone glut is over. The big manufacturers have revealed their flagship devices. Apple even joined in with a cheaper alternative to its flagship iPhone. I've spent the last few months benchmarking a lot of phones, and something has become exceedingly clear: All the CPU and GPU benchmarks in the world can't compare to real world performance when it comes to mobile gaming. And in the real world Apple stomps its Android competitors.

Deciding between the SE and the S7 is like comparing, well, apples with marshmallows. Looking at size and price alone you've clearly got two very different smartphones to choose from, but there are some similarities, too. So which one is for you? That depends on what you are looking for.

The new Samsung Galaxy S7 is out now, in electronics stores all across Australia. It's $1149, and you'll pay $1249 for the larger S7 edge. What do you get for all that money? Is this new phone worth it?

Yes, it's worth it. The Galaxy S7 and S7 edge are -- equally -- two of the best phones Samsung has ever made.

Samsung revealed its new flagship smartphone -- the Galaxy S7 -- this week at Mobile World Congress (MWC), and we were lucky enough to get our hands on the device for a short demo. After spending a few minutes testing the device, it became clear that Samsung can still makes a great Android phone.

The first release version of Vulkan is finally out, and while the performance gains on PC aren't quite there yet the low-level graphics API has got an awful lot of developer support.

Part of the appeal is thanks to the platform-agnostic nature of the API, and that was something Epic helped show off this morning at the World Mobile Congress. As part of the presentation for the Samsung Galaxy S7, the Unreal Engine makers showed off a tech demo showcasing -- with the help of Vulkan -- just how far mobile graphics have come.

The new Samsung Galaxy S7 isn't the most interesting phone at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. That's LG, with its modular G5. But the S7 and its S7 edge companion is more important, because the changes under the hood are significant and that will make Australia's most popular phone after the iPhone more useful for everyone that will buy it. Here's why I think Samsung has a real good year to look forward to.

It's new smartphone season. This year, Samsung is facing a strong battle not only from LG, with its new G5, but also from Huawei and other Chinese competitors. It has taken on board last year's criticism of the Galaxy S6, and has revamped and refined its flagship smartphone. To keep everyone happy, Samsung has announced two new phones -- the 5.1-inch Galaxy S7 and the 5.5-inch Galaxy S7 edge -- and has gone all-out with the tech inside.

Samsung's biggest announcement of the year -- widely expected to be the Galaxy S7, but also potentially something even more surprising -- kicks off in Barcelona soon. If you want to see what the world's largest tech company has to offer, here's where you can find a comfy seat and settle in. You can even watch this this year's Galaxy Unpacked event in 360-degree virtual reality.