Samsung is gunning for another out of this world Galaxy series smartphone release, rumored for a February 2016 reveal is the Samsung Galaxy S7. According to GSMArena (Dec 29.), the seventh installment to Samsung’s Galaxy S lineup could arrive in three sizes including a main 5.2-inch Galaxy S7, a 5.5-inch Galaxy S7 Edge and a 6-inch Galaxy S7 Plus model. The trio of phones are suggested to have Super AMOLED Quad HD displays, Snapdragon 820 processors and 4GB of RAM. Reports claim that the Galaxy S7 will come with a 20MP camera along with fool-proof picture taking specs such as optical image stabilization (OIS) and phase detection.
Other whispers surrounding the device say the microSD card slot could return on the main Galaxy S7 flagship, an option that Samsung killed off with the release of the 2015 Galaxy S6.
Each new Samsung’s S7 phone is said to boast specs enhancements including a newly designed fingerprint scanner, larger battery and a fast charging Type-C USB cable. Design predictions lean towards the same glass and aluminum uni-body build. Tipped for a February launch at Mobile World Congress 2016 in Barcelona, the Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge and Galaxy S7 Edge Plus could possibly be reach store shelves in early March. Rumor has it that while the new S7 phone will have more screen release estate than its predecessor, the phone’s chassis dimensions will be identical to that of the Galaxy S6, which measures 5.6 in. x 2.78 in. Fresh out the box, the phone will run on Google’s Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS.
Samsung is currently on a roll with expanding its Galaxy A series lineup of smartphones, unveiling the Samsung Galaxy A9, which is expected to touchdown in January. As FoneArena reports, the Korean electronics titan left out price specifics when it announced the phone in China over the holiday. Despite Samsung’s withholding of the Galaxy A9’s retail tag, thanks to a user on Chinese micro-blogging site, Weibo–we’ve got the deets! The snapshot taken from the site reveals that the dual SIM Samsung Galaxy A9 smartphones will cost 3199 yuan, which converts to approximately $494 USD and Rs 32730. Equipped with specs that place it in the upper-mid range device spectrum, the Samsung Galaxy A9 has a metal and glass body, just like its cousin, the Galaxy S6. Unlike the primary S6 flagship phone, the A9 is a phablet since it sports a 6-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display with 2.5D curved glass. For daily task computing, inside the A9 handset rests an octa-core Snapdragon 652 Soc processor with an Adreno 510 GPU and 3GB of RAM on the side. While the phone comes with 32GB of internal storage space out of the gate, a microSD card slot allows for expansion up to 128GB.
The Samsung Galaxy A9 comes with your standard primary 13MP camera with LED flash for taking pictures on the fly. Its lens hardware features an aperture of f/1.9 for excellent light transmission and OIS for blur-free images. On the front of the phone is an 8MP front-facing selfie camera, also with f/1.9 aperture and a fingerprint sensor. All the connectivity one could ever need is bundled in the Galaxy A9 including 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, ANT+ and NFC. The Samsung Galaxy A9 gets its system power from a high capacity, fast charging 4000mAH Li-Ion battery and runs Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, likely upgrade-able to the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS. Samsung aims to offer an array of entry-level and mid to high range smartphones to remain competitive against market rivals.