Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 Edge Spotted in Multiple Images and Promotional Materials

Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 Edge Spotted in Multiple Images and Promotional Materials

Samsung’s “Galaxy Unpacked 2016” event is just one day away, and the company is expected to showcase its next-generation flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7/Edge. We have been treated with new renders of the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge smartphone ahead of the official launch on Sunday at the sidelines of the MWC in Barcelona. Additionally, Samsung’s promotional material banners have surfaced on the Internet tipping details about the the smartphones’ availability.

To start off, Android Headlines has posted a bunch of images that are claimed to show the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge (seen above) in their full glory. Looking at the latest renders, and if these turn out to be true, then one thing is very clear – both the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge will sport design very similar to their predecessors. In some of the images leaked, both the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge are measured with a ruler – giving us an idea about their dimensions.

In the meanwhile, a purported Spanish Samsung brochure has been leaked in an image by a Twitteruser listing the specifications of both the high-end Galaxy handsets listed alongside details about availability. According to the leaked brochure (seen below), the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge will sport 5.1-inch and 5.5-inch Super Amoled QHD displays respectively, corroborating previous leaks. The handsets are listed as powered by the Snapdragon 820 SoC – which means Samsung may launch theSnapdragon 820-powered Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge smartphones in Europe – it is expected to use its own Exynos 8890 SoC in other regions The handsets pack 4GB of RAM and come with 32GB of inbuilt storage. As previously rumoured, Samsung’s new Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge smartphones are also listed to support microSD card slots.

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A pressure sensitive display, which can be expected to work similar to Apple’s 3D Touch, is also listed in the leaked brochure. Other features suggested by the brochure include a 3000mAh battery on the Galaxy S7 and a 3600mAh battery on the Galaxy S7 Edge. As confirmed in a teaser video recently, the brochure also lists water resistance for both the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge smartphones. The leaked brochure also re-confirms the March 11 availability of the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge smartphones.

A separate leak claims to show the in-store banner for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge (first reportedby Sammobile) mentioning pre-orders are likely to kick-off starting Sunday only. The banner says that consumers who pre-order the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge can get the handsets three days earlier than the usual delivery date, most probably March 11. The leaked banner is said to be of telecom operator Three UK.

One of the most reliable phone tipsters around, Evan Blass, has separately tipped pricing of the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge smartphones ahead of Sunday’s launch. Blass hinted that the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge may be priced at $699 (approximately Rs. 48,000) and $799 (approximately Rs. 55,000) respectively. An earlier report had tipped that the Galaxy S7 will come at a starting price of EUR 699.99(approximately Rs. 53,500) for the 32GB model while the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge will start at EUR 799.99 (approximately Rs. 61,000) for the 32GB model.

In other news, a bunch of 3D renders of the unannounced Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge smartphones has surfaced on the Internet. The new renders have been shared by uSwitch and OnLeaks, the images show the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge phones in their full glory.

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A Zauba listing has also been leaked purportedly claiming that the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge will pack a 12-megapixel rear camera sensor and will also come built-in with a 1.5W speaker. The Zauba listing was first picked up by Sammobile and it’s worth mentioning that the import/ export listing usually lists devices for testing purposes only.

Some more images claiming to show the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge have surfaced. In one of the leaked images (via Sammobile), both the yet-to-be-announced high-end Galaxy phones are seen in a side-by-side comparison. While the Galaxy S7 Edge has been also pictured alone with switched on display and was posted by Steve Hemmerstoffer of Nowhereelse on Twitter. The image shows the Galaxy S7 Edge with a lit-up screen and also shows the dual-edge display. Notably, the leaked images are in line with previously leaked images.

There have been reports that suggest Samsung may bundle the Gear VR headset with the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge but we will have to wait for the company’s Sunday launch event to get a confirmation.

Samsung Pay to Expand Beyond US and South Korea, Starting With China

Samsung Pay to Expand Beyond US and South Korea, Starting With China

Samsung’s mobile-payment service will expand beyond the US and South Korea this year.

The South Korean company said Friday that Samsung Pay is coming to China in March – a month after rival Apple Pay. It will hit Australia, Brazil, Singapore, Spain and the UK later in the year. Samsung also plans to expand to Canada, though no timeframe was given.

Samsung Pay works with certain Samsung phones. As with Apple Pay on iPhones and Google’s Android Pay on a broader range of Android phones, users add their credit or debit cards and make payments at stores by tapping on a machine with a wireless technology called NFC.

Many merchants don’t have NFC, though. Samsung Pay can work at additional stores by mimicking the magnetic swipes produced by plastic cards.

Apple on Thursday launched its smartphone-based payment system in China where the electronic payments market is already dominated by an arm of e-commerce giant Alibaba.

Apple said “Apple Pay” could be used by 19 banks, “numerous merchants” and app developers. Apple’s electronic payment system started in the United States in October 2014 and has since spread to Britain, Canada and Australia.

The merchants include supermarket Carrefour, fast food outlets McDonald’s and KFC, and convenience store 7-Eleven, according to a news release Wednesday from China UnionPay, the country’s state-owned credit card processor with which Apple is working.

Apple Pay is a late arrival in a Chinese electronic payments market that offers smartphone users not just online shopping but also the option to order taxis, send money to friends, pay bills and invest in wealth management funds.

Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 Edge Price, Specs Tipped Just Ahead of MWC 2016 Launch

Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 Edge Price, Specs Tipped Just Ahead of MWC 2016 Launch

We are just hours away from the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 Edge but the leaks are still hitting the Web. This time, details about the price of the handsets, their specifications and design have been tipped. More information about the Gear VR bundle has been leaked alongside.

As per a leaked German retailer’s brochure (via Phonearena), the South Korean tech giant is planning to bundle its Gear VR headset along with the two smartphones for early adopters. The brochure also reveals the German prices of the two smartphones. While the Galaxy S7 is seen priced at EUR 699 (roughly Rs. 53,500), the Galaxy S7 Edge is seen with a price tag of EUR 799 (roughly Rs. 61,000). Notably, these prices were leaked earlier as well.

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From the description in the brochure, the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 Edge duo will sport an aluminium alloy frame and a display protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4. The smartphones will be IP68-certified and will feature a microSD card (up to 200GB) for expandable storage. Also reconfirmed is the 12-megapixel rear camera, which is down from the 16-megapixel rear camera found on the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge. The brochure adds the camera to house a Dual-Pixel sensor along with f/1.7 aperture.

The Samsung Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 Edge were leaked in a separate brochure coming from Europe earlier this week. As per the leaked image the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge will sport 5.1-inch and 5.5-inch Super Amoled QHD displays respectively. Also mentioned was the inclusion of Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, 4GB of RAM, and 32GB inbuilt storage. While the Galaxy S7 is said to sport a 3000mAh battery, its curved version will be backed by a 3600mAh battery.

Previous leaked in-store banner for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge hint that pre-orders are likely to kick-off starting Sunday only. The banner says that consumers who pre-order the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge can get the handsets three days earlier than the usual delivery date, most probably March 11. The leaked banner is said to be of telecom operator Three UK.

Samsung Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge Won’t Feature USB Type-C Port

Samsung Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge Won't Feature USB Type-C Port: Report

We are a couple of days away from Samsung’s “Galaxy Unpacked 2016” event on Sunday in Barcelona, Spain. However, it seems there’s no stopping the leaks related to the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge.

New details about Samsung’s upcoming high-end Galaxy phones have surfaced, tipping various aspects. To start off, Eldar Murtazin, an analyst who has previously claimed details about Samsung devices ahead of launch, has again claimed Always On display on the Galaxy S7. In a tweet, Murtazin said, “What is the difference between S7 from the S6 ever? The first screen is on and shows the information almost always (always on).” The Always On display feature was rumoured previously for the flagship Galaxy S7 smartphone.

Considering that in terms of features both the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge were identical, we can expect the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge to also sport the Always On display feature. Apart from Samsung’s flagship, LG is also expected to debut the G5 flagship phone with the Always On display at the MWC event.

In other leak, Evan Blass aka @evleaks, following up on his last leak where he shared images of theSamsung Galaxy S7 in Black and Gold colours while the Galaxy S7 Edge was spotted in Black, Gold, and White colours, has now shared an image showing the Galaxy S7 in a Silver colour variant. In a tweet, Blass said, “The regular Galaxy S7 in silver.”

Additionally, new live images of the Galaxy S7 Edge have surfaced on the Internet claiming to show that the handset may miss out the USB-Type C port. Shared on Weibo, the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge’s bottom panel is seen with a regular Micro-USB port instead of the USB Type-C port, as rumoured previously.

A recent report suggested that Samsung is ramping up the production line for the dual-edge featuring Galaxy S7 Edge smartphone this year. According to the report, the South Korean giant faced difficulties matching the demand for the Galaxy S6 Edge last year which reportedly forced the company to stress on the production line of its successor.

Samsung Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge Price Tipped Ahead of MWC Launch

Samsung Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge Price Tipped Ahead of MWC Launch

We may be less than a week away from Samsung’s “Galaxy Unpacked 2016” event on February 21 in Barcelona, but there’s no shortage of leaks related to the upcoming high-end Galaxy smartphones.

A new Dutch report has claimed European prices of both the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edgeahead of the MWC unveiling. Additionally, tipster Evan Blass aka @evleaks has posted new images of the Galaxy S7 Edge showing the colour variants of the handset.

According to the report, the Galaxy S7 will come at a starting price of EUR 699.99 (approximately Rs. 53,500) for the 32GB model while the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge will start at EUR 799.99 (approximately Rs. 61,000) for the 32GB model.

The report also suggests that both the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge will come in Black, Gold, and White colours. In other leak, Blass has posted Black, Gold, and White colour variants of the Galaxy S7 Edge which show the phone in its full glory.

Earlier reports have suggested that the both the phones will start to ship only starting March 11. The company is also expected to reveal the Gear 360 virtual reality (VR) camera alongside the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge.

Based on preliminary leaks, the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 Edge are widely expected to feature microSD card expansion support with a capacity of up to 200GB. Also tipped is that year Samsung may use the always-on display (AOD) functionality on both the handsets. In addition, the duo is said to get a bump in the battery capacities and will feature 3000mAh (Galaxy S7) and 3600mAh (Galaxy S7 Edge) batteries. The Galaxy S7 is likely to sport a 5.1-inch screen while the Galaxy S7 Edge is said to come with a 5.5-inch screen. Both the handsets are said to sport QHD (1440×2560 pixels) screen resolution.

Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge Officially Start Receiving Android 6.0 Marshmallow Update

Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge Officially Start Receiving Android 6.0 Marshmallow Update

Samsung on Monday officially announced that it is rolling out Android 6.0 Marshmallow update to theGalaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge globally, starting Monday. The company said the update other Galaxy devices will follow.

The company, in a blog post added that it will be making separate announcements on the details of OS schedule for each market for the other eligible models. The update roll out will however, vary based on market situation and carrier requirements.

Samsung added that the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update brings enhanced edge screen and new edge features for the Galaxy S6 Edge smartphone. After the update, users can widen the edge panel from 260 pixels to 550 pixels, enabling more content to be displayed. Users will be able to customise up to nine panels including the People edge and Apps edge panels.

In the People edge panel, contact names will be shown below the user photographs unlike before where it only showed a small photo icon. A shortcut to the settings menu has also been included. As for the Apps edge panel, the update will let users add ten apps instead of five. Users can even add entire folders for maximum smartphone organisation, instead of apps.

The update introduced a Tasks edge panel that provides shortcuts to often used app features and tasks, like creating an event in S Planner, setting an alarm or composing a text message. A Quick tools panel has also been introduced that includes a ruler, compass, and customisable flashlight. Customising the Edge handle is also possible after the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update.

“Additionally, Yahoo! Finance, Yahoo! Sports and Yahoo! News come pre-equipped with the OS upgrade, delivering the latest stock reports, the scores of the big games and the biggest headlines right to the edge screen,” said Samsung in the post.

For those unaware, some of the new features of Android 6.0 Marshmallow (previously just Android M) include revamped app permissions; Google Now on Tap feature; new Chrome feature that will change the Web experience for Android users; new ways to handle Web links; Android Pay mobile payment system is now official with Android M; new fingerprint APIs for developers to add into their apps, New Silent feature for sound and vibrate mode as well as a ‘Do Not Disturb’ mode to block all sounds or only alarms and notifications, and battery saver features called Doze that will make Android devices smart about managing power. Some of the other additions include new RAM manager, adoptable storage devices, new app drawer, auto backup and restore for apps, and support for USB Type-C ports.

Samsung Galaxy S7’s First ‘Unboxing Videos’ Released by Company

Samsung Galaxy S7's First 'Unboxing Videos' Released by Company

Samsung, days ahead of its Galaxy S7 launch at its pre-MWC 2016 event, has rolled out two teaser videos as a part of its “Seven Days of Unboxing” campaign.

While the first video shows a child unboxing the flagship smartphone, interestingly the second shows a llama unboxing the handset. Both the child and the llama are then asked to paint what they saw. While the child’s painting unsurprisingly showed a rough image of a smartphone, the llama’s painting looked abstract like modern art.

Five more teaser videos are expected before the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S7 as the marketing campaign is called “Seven Days of Unboxing.” Next teaser videos are scheduled to arrive on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday as per the company website.

Earlier this week, the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge was seen as available for purchase on Dubizzle, a Dubai-based website, with box content images as well as price. According to the listing, the Galaxy S7 Edgewas listed for AED 4,500 (approximately Rs. 84,000) while the Galaxy S7 is listed for AED 4,200 (approximately Rs. 78,000). The listing has a tagline that says, “Get before commercial launch, imported from USA.”

It’s worth noting that all these leaks should be taken with a pinch of salt as Samsung has not mentioned anything about the upcoming device and the legitimacy of the leaks remains questionable.

A recent report had suggested that the Galaxy S7 will be available at a starting price of EUR 699.99 (approximately Rs. 53,500) for the 32GB model while the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge will start at EUR 799.99 (approximately Rs. 61,000) for the 32GB model. Earlier reports have suggested that the both the phones will start to ship only starting March 11.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Spotted in New Leaked Live Images, Video

Samsung Galaxy S7 Spotted in New Leaked Live Images, Video

We have already seen the yet-to-be-announced Samsung Galaxy S7 smartphone in several renders and other leaks. Now, the smartphone has surfaced on the Internet in a couple of new images and a short 14-second video.

Out of two new leaked images of the Samsung Galaxy S7, one shows the front panel of the device alongside confirming the microSD card support. In the image, the Galaxy S7’s SIM slot is seen featuring an extra slot for the microSD card. In the second leaked image, the rear panel of the Galaxy S7 is visible. Corroborating earlier leaks, the Galaxy S7 features a design language that’s similar to theGalaxy S6.

Android Authority says that it received the device from an anonymous insider. The 14-second videodoesn’t show much about the Galaxy S7 design but offers a look at the UI of the upcoming flagship. If the leaked video is to be believed then we might see a tight Flipboard integration in TouchWiz for future Galaxy smartphones.

The sources also claim that the Galaxy S7 may pack a 2800mAh battery instead of the 3000mAh battery capacity being rumoured for the upcoming Samsung flagship. To recall, the Galaxy S6 came with a 2550mAh battery.

Samsung is set to unveil the Galaxy S7 smartphone at the “Galaxy Unpacked 2016” event on Sunday in Barcelona, Spain. The company ahead of the official unveiling of the Galaxy S7 has started teasing the smartphone in YouTube videos.

A recent report had suggested that the Galaxy S7 will be available at a starting price of EUR 699.99 (approximately Rs. 53,500) for the 32GB model while the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge will start at EUR 799.99 (approximately Rs. 61,000) for the 32GB model. Both the new Galaxy high-end phones are expected to start shipping only starting March 11.

Samsung Details Android 6.0 Marshmallow Update Features for Galaxy Devices

Samsung Details Android 6.0 Marshmallow Update Features for Galaxy Devices

Samsung recently started seeding the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update to the Galaxy S6 and theGalaxy S6 Edge smartphones globally. The South Korean company on Wednesday in a blog post detailed what are the new features that the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update will bring for other eligible Samsung phones, apart from the changes to the Edge panels already described.

Two of the biggest additions that the update bring to eligible Samsung phones include the all-new native Samsung Internet 4.0 browser, which the company touts comes with improved privacy and functionality over and above the previous version, as well as the Cross App feature, which will allow users to access apps from within other apps. For example, users with Cross App feature will be able to access images and videos as well as share them with others without closing the messaging app they were in. “They can even take new photos with the in-app camera and share them right away. Users can also open a URL from inside the chat program using the in-app browser, and use the web at full speed, without slowing down. Even while the page is loading, a flick of the screen can minimize the website, so users can continue chatting,” the company’s blog post adds.

Samsung says that the new browser comes with a Secret mode, which functions same as incognito mode. One of the twists however added by Samsung is the Secret mode only works with fingerprint authentication. The Samsung Internet 4.0 will be also compatible with HTML5.

Apart from Samsung Internet 4.0 and Cross App, Android 6.0 Marshmallow for Galaxy devices also adds new power saving functions – Doze mode, when the device is unplugged and stationary for a period of time, and App Standby mode, which determines if an app is idle. Marshmallow update will now support the MIDI protocol on Galaxy devices while for videos, when playing a video the speed of the audio can be adjusted. The update will now also offer users the option to have more control over runtime permissions.

The Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for the Galaxy S6 Edge added enhanced edge screen and new edge features for the smartphone. After the update, users could widen the edge panel from 260 pixels to 550 pixels, enabling more content to be displayed. Users were also able to customise up to nine panels including the People edge and Apps edge panels.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Teaser Video Reveals Water-Resistant Build, More

Samsung Galaxy S7 Teaser Video Reveals Water-Resistant Build, More

Samsung’s “Galaxy Unpacked 2016” event is just around the corner though there is no shortage of leaks related to the high-end Galaxy smartphones expected to be announced on Sunday. Apart from an official teaser video and details of a improved low-light camera performance, there are also leaked press renders, rumours of a Batman v Superman special edition, information about the production of the Galaxy S7 Edge’s display.

A #TheNextGalaxy teaser video (via Phone Probe) by Samsung Indonesia has hit YouTube, and features a prominent local athlete that uses the Galaxy S7 Edge to help her achieve goals. The video points to a waterproof, or at least water-resistant build for the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, no camera bump on the rear panel, support for wireless charging, and support for the Gear S2 smartwatch. White, Gold, and Black/ Blue colour variants are featured in the video.

A Samsung Indonesia webpage that teases the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S7 also features a few details – little nuggets about improved low-light camera performance, water-resistant build, and improved privacy.

Soon after posting press renders of the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, Evan Blass aka @evleaks, one of the most reliable phone tipsters, has now shared renders of the Galaxy S7 showing the handset in different colours. In other leak, the Galaxy S7 Edge has been leaked in live images purportedly showing the front of the device. Additionally, a Korean report has claimed that Samsung may be working on a Batman vs Superman movie inspired special edition variant of the Galaxy S7 Edge. Lastly, a Korean Business publication has claimed that the Samsung has ramped up display productions for the dual-edge curved Galaxy S7 Edge, taking hints from last year demand of the Galaxy S6 Edge.

If the new renders shared by Blass on Twitter are to be believed then the Galaxy S7 will be available only in Black and Gold colours. The Galaxy S7 Edge, on the other hand, was spotted in Black, Gold, and White colours in leaked renders.

In other leak, the Galaxy S7 Edge was spotted (via Sammobile) in a couple of live images shared by a Weibo user. The images shared claimed to be from the Galaxy S7 Edge were blurry and only showed the front panel. In one of the leaked images, the device’s start screen is seen with Samsung written on the screen.

A Korean report has surfaced claiming that Samsung is working on a special edition version of the Galaxy S7 Edge for the Batman v Superman movie slated to release next month worldwide. To recall, Samsung last year had teamed up with Marvel and launched the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Iron Man Limited Edition smartphone in select countries. Details about the special edition Batman vs Superman Galaxy S7 Edge are limited as of now.

Samsung is also rumoured to ramp up the production line for the dual-edge featuring Galaxy S7 Edge smartphone this year. According to the report, the South Korean giant faced difficulties matching the demand for the Galaxy S6 Edge last year which has reportedly forced the company to stress on the production line of its successor. The Korean report says that the Samsung has plans for the Galaxy S7 Edge production and has secured facilities with a monthly production capacity of 9 million units.