Rumour: Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge pricing, microSD card slot, and screen sizes allegedly confirmed

These days, the internet is filled with leaked information about the yet to be announced Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. This day is no exception, as new report re-confirms what we’ve been hearing in the past, plus a few more new details about two of the most hotly-anticipated devices of this year.

Pricing, microSD card slot, and screen sizes

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This new report comes from SamMobile, a highly reputable site that is renowned for leaking accurate information on anything Samsung-related. According to its “source inside the supply chain,” a few of the things we’ve been hearing online are accurate.

One is a microSD card slot. To everyone’s delight (including ours) the source re-confirms that both the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge will allow users to make use of a microSD card, unlike the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge that didn’t come with the feature.

The source also re-confirms screen sizes. According to him (or her) the Samsung Galaxy S7 will feature a 5.1-inch screen, while the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge will rock a larger 5.5-inch screen.This lines up with leaked schematics and panels of the two devices.

Here’s where it gets interesting. According to the source, the 32 GB version of the Samsung Galaxy S7 will cost €699 (around £525), while the 32 GB version of the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge will set buyers back €799 (around £600). As for the 64 GB versions of the two, the source says that the two will be anywhere from €70 (around £52) to €80 (around  to £60) more expensive than their 32 GB counterparts.

Wait! There’s more. We know that Samsung is planing to lift the lid on its next flagship on the 21st of February in Barcelona, Spain. However, the question is, when will the two be available in stores? Earlier reports claimed that the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge would be available in the same month they make their official debut. Recent reports claimed that the two would launch in mid-March. According to the source, the two will be available in February – the same month they make their official debut. This would mean that the S7 and S7 Edge would be available less than a year after the S6 and S6 Edge were launched (April of last year).

Of course, since Samsung is yet to officially unveil the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, take this information with a pinch of salt.

Keep it here at Phones LTD for further updates.

CAD drawings leak new Samsung Galaxy S7 dimensions

It seems Samsung is having problems keep the lid on its next flagship, as information on the Samsung Galaxy S7 has been leaked left and right online. Today’s leak is no different, as alleged CAD drawings of the device have popped up.

New dimensions?

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The CAD drawings and video seen above come to us courtesy of uSwitch and OnLeaks, which are said to be based on the latest rumours. The renders are said to have been obtained from a case maker. As we all know, case makers get schematics of unannounced devices before their unveiling, ensuring their cases fit like a glove.

The drawings also have something new to share. They reveal that the Samsung Galaxy S7 will measure 142.5 x 69.5 x 7.9 – 8.7 mm, which is shorter, narrower, but thicker than the Samsung Galaxy S6. Previous reports claimed that the S7 would measure 143.37 x 70.8 x 6.94 mm, a round the same size as its predecessor. These new measurements make more sense to us since the S7 is rumoured to feature a more massive battery at 3,000 mAh (the S6 features a 2,550 mAh battery).

To recap, the Samsung Galaxy S7 is rumoured to feature two different processors, depending on the market. Markets such as the US and China will get the version with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC on board, while the international version (version headed to the UK) will feature the Exynos 8890 SoC under the hood. It is said to rock 4 GB of RAM. The S7 is expected to be available in four screen sizes. These include a 5.2-inch flat version (Samsung Galaxy S7), a 5.5-inch curved version (Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge), a 6-inch flat version (Samsung Galaxy S7 Plus), and a 5.7-inch curved version (Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Plus). In the photography department, a larger 12-megapixel sensor that is more ideal for snapping photos and recording videos in low-light conditions and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera for selfies and video chat are expected to be on board. The S7 is said to feature a microSD card slot. To keep the lights on, the Galaxy S7 is said to feature a 3,000 mAh battery, while the Galaxy S7 Edge is expected to 3,600 mAh battery. An iris and fingerprint scanner are said to be on board. It is said to be IP67-certified, meaning the device will be water- and dust-resistant. In terms of design, the Samsung Galaxy S7 is said to look a lot like the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 with its less rounded corners.

Samsung is expected to lift the lid on only the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 Edge on the 21st of February and launch its next flagship in mid-March.

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Game changing mobiles ready to launch on the market in 2016

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With another year comes another new wave of advances in technology, and 2016 is looking like it’s going to be a pinnacle year for the mobile phone industry. As the popularity of mobile gaming continues to grow, more and more manufacturers have focused on how to optimise their handsets for the best gaming experience.

With some exciting new advances in mobile gaming coming in 2016, more and more people will be considering what phone will be best to play them on. Nintendo will make the big leap from console to mobile gaming in March when they release their first mobile game. Miitomo will bring the popular “Mii” avatars from the console in a new game that will encourage people to interact with their friends more. The free to download title has managed to bring the same high standards of graphics and gameplay enjoyed on the console to the smaller screen of the mobile phone.

As 4G and Wi-Fi becomes increasingly accessible across the country, the popularity of online gaming is also set to rise. Casino website Coral announced that their landmark one millionth app download was reached at the start of next year, and the interest in online casino shows no sign of slowing down. The website has a wide range of different online casino games you can play on your mobile exclusive to Coral, including a live casino with graphics as good as if you were playing on a computer. Websites like Silver Game have now even started making games that can be streamed onto your phone without the need to download an app beforehand.

Many experts think the desire to upgrade for a handset optimised for gaming will mean that the 20th billionth mobile phone will be sold this year. One phone that will really be helped by the rise in gaming will be the new iPhone. Although there hasn’t been any official announcement yet, many think Apple will follow tradition and announce their new iPhone 7 in September on stage surrounded by the usual excitement. One thing we can be confident about is that the phone will take a big leap in performance with a faster processor and more ram to handle those online casino games. We will have to wait for rumours like the size of the screen and even new headphone jacks and water proofing to be proven later in the year.

For Android fans, LG are expected to announce the G5, G Flex 3 and the V10 later this spring. The main rumour surrounding all three handsets is a much larger battery capacity. Games like the online casino website take a lot of power to run, so people will want a battery that will keep them playing for longer. Leaked documents also suggest that there will be big advances with technology, including an iris scanner in the G5 and possibly a finger print scanner in other models.

As well as these, the Microsoft Surface phone is expected to be released alongside the Nexus 6 and HTC One M10. Whatever shoppers are after, there will be a wide range of handsets to choose from to handle games like online casino and Nintendo’s latest games in 2016.

Is this the screen of the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Plus?

From what we’ve learned so far, Samsung is said to be planning to launch four versions of the Samsung Galaxy S7. These include two flat versions and two curved versions (“Edge” variants). In a more recent report, we came across leaked photos showing what was said to be the front panel of the Samsung Galaxy S7. Now, a new photo is claiming to show a 5.7-inch curved screen that belongs to the rumoured Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Plus.

Alleged Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Plus screen

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The photo above was first seen on Reddit. The information seen on the alleged screen of the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Plus reveals that the screen will measure 5.7 inches and will have a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels (Quad HD). It also seems to be curved just like the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge and the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus.

The information on the screen also had more beans to spill. It shows that the version of the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Plus shown in the photo is featuring the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC (a new and more powerful quad-core processor with an Adreno 530 GPU to handle graphics), coupled with 4 GB of RAM. This is an indication that this version is the version meant for the US and Chinese market. The international version (version headed to the UK) is expected to feature Samsung’s Exynos 8890 SoC.

Additionally, the information on the screen reveals that a 5-megapixel front-facing camera will be on board for snapping selfies and video chat. As for its rear-facing camera, a 12-megapixel sensor is listed. This mirrors past reports that claim the Samsung Galaxy S7 will sport a new 12-megapixel camera. Although just 12-megapixels, it is a larger sensor compared to the 16-megapixel sensor on board the Samsung Galaxy S6. A larger sensor means more high-quality images, despite the lower pixel resolution. So, the new 12-megapixel sensor is actually an upgrade of the current 16-megapixel sensor.

Of course, since this is anything but official, take this with a pinch of salt.

Samsung’s Unpacked 2016 event will take place on the 21st of February, a day before MWC 2016 kicks off in Barcelona, Spain. We’ll find out by then if the rumours are true or not.

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Do these photos show the panel of the Samsung Galaxy S7?

In the past few weeks, we’ve come across a number of leaks that claim to spill the beans on the unannounced Samsung Galaxy S7. In the latest leak, photos allegedly show the device’s front panel.

Leaked panels

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French-speaking NWE, a site renowned for leaking information on unannounced devices, is responsible for today’s leak. The photos allegedly show the front panel of the Samsung Galaxy S7.

Minor design changes

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The photos re-confirm what we’ve learned in the past. These include minor design changes, including a longer home button rectangular in shape instead of a rounded one.

The only problem with these newly leaked photos is that the position of the sensors are different from the position of the sensors found on the previously leaked schematic of the Samsung Galaxy S7. In this new leak, the sensors are found on the right side of the device instead of the left, which means its probably a good idea to take this information with a pinch of salt.

We’ve learned from past rumours that the Samsung Galaxy S7 is rumoured to feature a 5.2-inch screen with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels (Quad HD). The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is expected to feature a 5.5-inch curved screen, while the Samsung Galaxy S7 Plus is expected to feature a 6-inch screen. In the photography department, the Samsung Galaxy S7 is expected to feature a new 20-megapixel rear-facing camera that is more ideal for snapping photos or recording videos in low-light conditions. Internal storage options include 32 GB and 64 GB versions. Under the hood is expected to be a Samsung-made Exynos 8890 SoC for international markets (including the UK) and a Qualcomm-made Snapdragon 820 SoC for the US and China. The amount of RAM is said to be 4 GB. The unannounced device is expected to feature an iris scanner. Also expected to be on board is a reversible USB Type-C port, which allows for faster data transfer, faster charging, and never having to worry about having to plug in the cable the wrong way.

Samsung is expected to lift the lid on the Samsung Galaxy S7 and its other variants on the 21st of February. This is a day before MWC 2016 kicks off in Barcelona, Spain.

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