Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge: An Early Start?
Samsung has definitely come up with some new excited features. Galaxy ‘S’ series has seen a revival of its flagship smartphone in the form of Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. It is always hard to predict what Samsung may come up with. Is it going to be a continuity of S6 design with some added features? Or shall we expect a brand new style that Samsung has always surprised its audience with. Recent Rumours suggest Samsung plans to keep Galaxy S6’s design, featuring pressure sensitive display, similar to iPhone 6S’s 3D touch.
Samsung Galaxy S& Features:
Galaxy S7 may include USB-C port, which will be able to support most external storage drives. Rumours also suggest that the Samsung Galaxy S7 will come with a Snapdragon 820. The phone will definitely receive Google’s latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow. We cannot say exactly how Samsung plans to roll out their flagship smartphones. Thanks to rumours, leaks and articles that help deduce some expectations.
Display is one of the main selling points of smartphones these days. Galaxy S7 may come with 5.1 –inches or 5.7 –inches, similar to what Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge Plus have. Galaxy S6 also features 1440 x 2560 ultra-resolution and it seem likely that Galaxy S7 have the same very specs. Screen will come equipped with a pressure sensitive display.The most likely release of Samsung Galaxy will be based on two devices namely, Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. The sim may be moved to side of the phone and home button to be made slightly curvy.
The report in GSMArena says “The report also claims the Galaxy S7 dimensions will be 143.37 x 70.8 x 6.94mm. That’s very close to the Galaxy S6’s dimensions of 143.4 x 70.5 x 6.8mm”. Mobile Fun spokesmen said that the home button is shallower than the recent Galaxy phones.
Most likely a 16-mega pixel camera with image stabilisation, autofocus and off course the LED Flash. Smaller image sensor may be introduced powered by Britcell camera technology. The camera modules are 17% thinner and produces much brighter and sharper images.
A return to its Snapdragon processor will be shipped with 820 series. The processor however suffers heat problems which might well be addressed by integrating heat radiating pipe into next batch of phones to stop the processor from overheating. Battery specs cannot be predicted as no leaks or reports are released.
Galaxy S5 had a 2800mAh battery and S6 used a smaller 2550mAh cell. It could be guessed that battery may be between 2500mAh and 3000mAh.
Galaxy S7 will definitely receive Android M (Marshmallow 6.0). Android pay to be introduced with improved security features and fingerprint support which most banking apps currently don’t support. Another significant feature would be introduction of USB-C that is a growing technology similar to Micro USB that provides faster data transfer. But there is no solid evidence of Samsung incorporating this technology.
Integrated health monitors have also been a major selling point. Samsung aims to introduce ‘Body fat scanner’ that works by connecting four sensors into the case or near phone to measure users body fat. Samsung S6 edge has a clear disadvantage of storage accessibility as S6 removed the microSD slot. This was not welcomed by the users, therefore Samsung plans to bring its MicroSD slots back.
Finally, the Price and launch! Galaxy S6 Edge was priced at £599 at launch, price could creep up to £649 for the new Samsung S7 Series. Previous Galaxy smartphones were all launched in April. Following the trend it seems likely to be an April launch. The MWC (Mobile World Congress) 2016 is set in February, where S7 is most likely to be unveiled.
Should I wait for Samsung Galaxy S7?
Well it is up to the users to decide as there are other options on the table too. If you are an Android user, it would be a piece of joy for you but if price is an issue than rival LG G4 and HTC One M9 may be a slightly cheaper option. The other factor is that if you are an iPhone user it is best to check ‘Android M’ interface as it would be a tough choice.
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