Friday, September 11, 2015

Samsung is Making a Wider and More Powerful Galaxy S7

Samsung Galaxy S6
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The Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge are still actively making sales for Samsung, but rumors are spreading that the company is working on its successor, which could possibly be released sometime next year. However, mobile experts say they don’t expect the new phone to compete with the newly announced iPhone 6s and 6s Plus just yet. The reports currently circulating seem to think that the Korean tech giant will most likely announce the new device at the 2016 Mobile World Congress (MWC) in early March that will be held in Barcelona.

Dubbed as the Galaxy S7, what should we expect from Samsung’s next flagship?

New features to expect
A new smartphone means a fresh set of features. This year, we were stunned with the premium and futuristic appearance of the Galaxy S6 Edge. We finally saw a curved screen on a smartphone. Unlike its predecessor, the Galaxy S7 will mostly boast upgraded hardware and powerful features rather than its physical architecture. Here’s some of the expected features and functions as leaked by some of the most trusted sources online:

• Quad-core Snapdragon 820
• Android 6.0 Marshmallow
• Iris scanner
• Body fat checker
• Qualcomm’s hydra processor
• ‘Edge’-style display
• 5.1-inch, 1440 x 2560
• 16-megapixel rear camera
• 2,500 – 3,000 mAh battery

Last month, SamMobile reported that the next Samsung handset will potentially be released in December. The tech giant has changed their “Waterfall” process to an “Agile” method (splitting projects into modules) to produce their upcoming devices “as fast as possible.” The change in processing approach could mean that the company can finish the S7’s development by December. But, if Samsung pushes through in announcing the device at the MWC 2016 then the handset will most likely be out on the market by April next year.

Tight competition
Once it materializes, this handset will be competing against Apple’s recently announced flagship. Based on a featured page by O2, the iPhone 6s is packed with loads of new features you’d expect on an upgraded device. It runs the latest iOS 9 that comes with tons of new features, while we expect the Galaxy S7 to run the Android 6.0 Marshmallow. One distinct feature of the new iOS 9 is its Android migration, where in previous Android device users could easily transfer their files to their new iOS handset. Samsung already had a feature called Smart Switch, where users can easily transfer content from their iPhone to their new Samsung devices.

Apart from the new iPhone, the Galaxy S7 will also be competing with the next wave of Android handsets from LG, Sony, HTC and many more notable cellphone manufacturers.

Samsung is still mum regarding any updates when it comes to their next wave of devices. One thing is certain – this handset will not come cheap. Competing against the premium handsets like the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, the Korean company will make sure that the upgraded features will be worth the costly price tag next year. Reports suggest it might cost within the $920 to $999 price range.

Stay updated with our Review page to get the latest updates regarding Samsung’s next Galaxy S smartphone. What new features do you expect to see on the Galaxy S7?

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Written by The Tech Gal

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