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Comparing Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S8: The overview

Although the Galaxy S8 won’t be making an appearance at MWC’ 2017, it is still coming and is expected to be up for sale in the month of April. If you’re buying a new phone, is it worth waiting for? Or is the cheaper option, the better option? Let’s find out.

Design:
As per our source, the Galaxy S8 (measuring 140.14×72.20×7.3mm) will be slimmer and shorter than its predecessor. samsung_s8-min

Display:
According to a report, Samsung has decided to increase the screen resolution to Ultra-HD 4K, as the VR headsets reduce the resolution to half for each eye. However, we won’t be surprised if the Samsung Galaxy S8 retains the Quad-HD display from the Galaxy S7.

Stylus:
The Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge didn’t possess a stylus but there’s speculation that the Galaxy S8 will feature the S-pen.

Processor:
We are fairly certain that the Samsung S8 will replace the S7’s Snapdragon 820 processor with the newer Qualcomm Snapdragon 835. Inside the S8, the Adreno 540 GPU will also be included.galaxy-s8 -fake
RAM:
The Snapdragon 835 can accept RAM up to 8GB, though the more likely approach is 6GB for S8 given the fact that the S7 with the Snapdragon 820 chip, had 4 GB DDR4 RAM.

Camera:
The Galaxy S7 has a 12 MP rear camera. But for the Galaxy S8 Plus, there is a talk of a dual camera to compete with the new Apple iPhone. The selfie camera will also be expected to have an upgrade.

Battery:
In Galaxy S8, the Adreno 540 GPU promises a better battery life and also supports the new Quick Charge- 4.0, which gives 5 hours of battery life from just 5 minutes of charging, while the S7 has some serious battery issues.

Software:
The Galaxy S8 series will ship with the recent Android Nougat whereas the S7 series came with Marshmallow. However, Samsung S7 will be getting a Nougat update very soon.

Conclusion:
After losing money on the Galaxy Note series, Samsung is back with a bang with Galaxy S8 series. With all these upgraded features, it’s likely to become an incredible upgrade for the gadget geeks.

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Not all Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge will be receiving a Nougat update: The reason unleashed

Google’s newest operating system, Android Nougat is finally in the market and the Korean Technology giant Samsung has decided to upgrade its Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge devices’ system OS to Nougat. Samsung started the Nougat update last week and many Galaxy S7 / S7 edge users are lucky enough to have the new upgraded software.

But, not every S7 / S7 edge user will be able to upgrade their software. Only those customers who brought their phone directly from Samsung or have a SIM only deal are entitled to this upgrade. But if the phone has been bought directly through a deal with a mobile operator, you won’t be receiving this upgrade.android-nougatThis stringent measure has been applied by Samsung as it wants to beta test the upgrade before it gets to the other devices. This test is necessary as they want to have all the bugs fixed before releasing the upgrade to the bigger market.
Though the update is expected within the next few weeks but the exact time remains unclear. Android Nougat has brought many upgrades and improvements and is far more advanced than its predecessor, the Android Marshmallow. Nougat includes the new GIF keyboard, some new emojis, and “launcher shortcuts” to add 3D features to the home screen.

In order to check if your Android device is entitled to the Nougat update, you can go to settings tab and choose to download the update manually.

Sony was among the first to launch the Nougat update to their Xperia range of smartphones but it stopped dishing out the upgrade after some users faced problems with the audio playback via third party apps and MicroSD card encrypted data read performance along with some other glitches.

A further report states that Sony has identified the root cause and is providing additional firmware for its rectification as it wants to re- commences the rollout as soon as possible.

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Samsung Officially Launches Galaxy S7 Edge Olympic Games Limited Edition, Sale Starts on July 18

Are you going to buy this all-new Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Olympic Edition if the cost is perfect for you?

Samsung’s engagement in the Olympic Games began as soon as 1988 while the organization was the Seoul Olympic Games’ local sponsor. Since then, the smartphone giant has been engaged in different sports competitions and is going to continue being a sponsor even at the time of Tokyo 2020. The Olympics will appear in August, and when there will many a lot of missing popular faces because of different concerns in the region, Samsung is going to be present and front. That is because of the Samsung’s Olympic Games Edition of smartphone Galaxy S7 Edge, which has been declared officially by the organization ahead of a restricted roll out on in some weeks.

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You always cannot trust each leak which comes out from the rumour mill, yet while we found the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Olympic Edition smartphone unveiled, there was just a red flag in our sight. Samsung prefers variants as much as they prefer the Olympics, which has provided us the all-new Olympic Edition S7 Edge. As anticipated, there is nothing more to say regarding this one apart from the design.

The all-new Galaxy S7 Edge Olympic Games Edition of Samsung is the similar handset people got familiar with prior this year. In a fancy new wrapper, it is the S7 Edge complete with some gold accents, coloured buttons and the Olympic rings everywhere. By any means, it not at all a bad looking mobile and it is quite strong with its Exynos 8890 Octa-core processor and the 4GB of RAM. There are all other flagship features as well with inclusion of the slick 5.5-inch QHD panel and a fingerprint scanner.

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Samsung is going to offer you with a brand new Galaxy S7 Edge Olympic Games Edition free of cost, if you are an athlete participating in the games. Otherwise, you will need to pay an unrevealed amount for everybody else, but will be able of doing so on 18th July when they provide it a limited introduction in some regions like China, Korea, Brazil, Germany and the U.S.

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Samsung Galaxy S7 can be controlled remotely

Samsung’s Galaxy S7 is receiving a new feature which means that this smartphone can now be controlled remotely. This means that if you are unable to find how to do something using it then just switch to the Wi-Fi and contact Samsung. The company will immediately take control of your phone and show you how to do it.

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This new feature which is added to your Samsung Galaxy S7 is caked Samsung Assist and is similar to the helpdesk in your PC. Just like the helpdesk takes control of your PC remotely to tweak your settings, this feature will also take control of your phone to let you do everything you want to do. It is reported that this new feature comes through the Samsung+ app, which has been updated recently.

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In order to use this feature, you will be required to first make a contact with Samsung representative via a video chat on the new live support feature of this application. Once the representative gets access to your device, he will guide you on how to get the control of your device completely.
Currently, this feature is only available for Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge phone but s expected to get released for some other devices from the Korean giant.

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Samsung Galaxy S7 is active revealed by import listing

Samsung Galaxy S7 is turning heads throughout the mobile industry, since it was announced at the MWC event. Now, when you can buy this smartphone in most of the markets the excitement of the fans remains at all time high level. Despite this phone is getting positive feedback from the fans around the globe, but still Samsung can’t afford to take a break from working on it. As the competition in today’s world is quite high, so the Korean giant doesn’t want to keep itself away from the innovation any longer.

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As per reports, a shipping report is picked up by Evan Blass, who is also known as @evleaks. The leakster suggests that the Korean giant is already working on developing a third member to the Samsung S7 family, the Galaxy S7 Active. This information comes from Zauba, which is a popular import listing from India, and does not confirm anything but just that Samsung’s phone is under testing currently.

The most interesting part of this listing is the model number of this smartphone, which is SM G891A. If we consider that the Samsung’s S6 phone bears the model number SM G890A, then you can see from where from the assumption for the aforementioned model number comes. If we give a look at the Galaxy S6 active, it was a better option for many users function-wise though it has a rough exterior. This smartphone offered buyers MIL STD 810G and IP68 protection for dust proofing and a bigger battery life. Samsung has also provided the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge waterproofing and an expandable memory out of the box.

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Samsung talks about Dual Pixel in Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge

As per reports, Samsung is talking about the Dual Pixel technology in its newly announced Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge phones. The Korean giant also talks on how this ultrafast focusing technology arrived to its next flagship phones. It I being said that there was a lot of search going on in the Research and Development department of the manufacturer, which were mostly focused on the promising camera technologies and there use in a smartphone sensor.

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One of the candidates using two photodiodes on each pixel for focusing demonstrated the advantages not only in focusing but also in low light conditions. This is an improvement on the Samsung’s flagship devices which all users wanted. So, the Korean didn’t take a second in deciding to stick with this technology and dubbed it as Dual Pixel.

However, there were a number of challenges in implementing the Dual Pixel technology in a ½.5” phone sensor. Before this the tech team of the company had not dealt with anything like this. The team even took a DSLR camera and an S7 prototype and lugged both around and searched out for the conditions when users will click pictures in real. They tried to lug them both even in the complete darkness situation and then compared and fine-tuned the camera results of this phone.

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It is reported that Samsung is looking at the Dual Pixel as a stepping stone towards a brighter camera future. The Korean giant also mentions that this technology is an “established infrastructure in which a smartphone camera can further evolve”. And will further offer the scenes and modes which were previously thought as next to impossible.

Youngmin Nam, senior manager of Global Product Planning at Samsung says:
“Building in this dual pixel technology is an example of practical innovation. We tried to introduce what people really needed rather than showing off new features. We found a solution to satisfy these practical needs, and ultimately created a camera with which a user can conveniently use dual pixel technology and take a picture of whatever scene they want to at any moment.”

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Samsung Galaxy S7 parts cost the Korean giant around $ 255

According to the latest report of market analyst company IHS, Samsung’s Galaxy S7 parts brought the Korean giant a total cost of $255. This cost is referred to as the bill of materials. As per source, this calculated cost is $1 less than the bill of materials of the Galaxy S5 recorded two years ago.

It is reported by IHS that the most expensive part of the newly launched Galaxy S7 phone is its powerful Snapdragon 820 chipset. This chipset is built by Qualcomm and has an estimated cost of $62. This is the chipset being released for this smartphone in US. While on the other hand, the international variant will get Exynos 8890 octa core processor which is built by the Samsung itself.

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Samsung S7 is provided with a 12MP dual pixel camera, which costs nearly $14. On the other hand, the overall assembly of this handset comes to the Korean giant at $5. It is reported that the bill of materials for this newly launched phone doesn’t include cost of software development, marketing, distribution, or R&D.

As per iFixit, which was reported to say that Samsung phones have become more difficult to repair, the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge got a score of 3/10. When compared to the predecessors, the Galaxy S6 got a score of 4/10, Samsung’s S5 scored 5/10 and the hyper glazed Galaxy S4 scored. These scores show that the Galaxy S4 was more easily repairable in comparison to other phone from the Korean giant.

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Samsung Galaxy S7 android and TouchWiz take 8GB storage

When we buy a new smartphone, be it 16/32/64/128GB, it offers less memory because of formatting. As we know, the 16GB internal storage of our phone becomes 14GB, those phones with 32GB storage turn out to be 29GB, 64GB is equal to 58GB and so on.

There are reports that a considerable amount of storage on the Samsung’s Galaxy S7 phone will be occupied by the operating system. Also, a significant portion of the storage is used even before the box containing the smartphone is opened. This is the reason why we will try to fill the specifications on our phone with the actual available storage with the user.

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The reports reveal that the Android mobile operating system and TouchWiz launcher occupy 8GB storage on Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge phones. This is at the first time when you begin to start your phone with various applications etc. A typical smartphone user fills a few of the GBs the very first moment it starts updating the applications and restoring purchases. And thus the 32GB will become half in no time.

Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge smartphones offer a microSD card slot for expansion of the internal storage of this handset. There is an option available with the users to move the apps to the SD card slot.

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Samsung will release S7 and S7 Edge in 60 countries on 11th March

Samsung’s next generation flagship phone is now officially announced and will be released on 11th March, while the pre-orders of this smartphone will start from 23rd February. Just like the Galaxy S6 series, the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge will be available in many markets around the globe from day one.

As per the Korean publication, Yonhap News, DJ Koh chief of Samsung Mobile Communications has now confirmed that 11th March is the date when these newly launched smartphones will be rolled out in 60 countries including UK, US. All the major carriers are getting ready to release these handsets for their customers soon.

DJ Koh, said that in comparison to the Galaxy S6 handset S7 will bring more sale numbers to the Korean giant. Also, the first month is always crucial for a device to prove itself. In order to boost the sales a bit Samsung is offering free Gear VR headset to all those who choose to pre-order or buy the Galaxy S7 phone starting 23rd February and 18th March.

For the previous flagship model, Galaxy S6, Samsung estimated around 38 million smartphone shipments in 2015. If everything goes well and the company manufactures required units on time then 40 million shipments will be made for the Galaxy S7 handset.

Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge phones are more powerful than the predecessors and offer some new features such as dust and water resistant, always-on-display, microSD card support, liquid cooling technology.

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Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge Euro pricing revealed

Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are finally unveiled at the MWC event in Barcelona and now got pricing in Europe which is as follows:

Samsung S7 and S7 Edge in Germany:

Amazon Germany has listed both these handsets in black, white and gold color options. Samsung S7 costs €700 for the Galaxy S7 32GB model, which is expected to ship by 11th March. The S7 Edge is available with Amazon Germany for €800. This phone is available for almost similar pricing with MediaMarkt.

The S7 handset is available with T-Mobile Germany for €39.95 upfront and €62.95 at monthly cost. On the other hand, the S7 Edge comes at €139.95 upfront and the similar €62.95 per month cost. The monthly charge is for the first 12 months from the 24 months contract period. For the second 12 months period, the cost is €69.95.

Some users will be disappointed with Amazon not listing the Gear VR device. So, you might wish to pre-order it from the official website of the Korean giant, which will provide you with a free Gear VR headset.

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Samsung S7 and S7 Edge in Spain:

Samsung’s Galaxy S7 is available with MediMarkt for €720, while the S7 Edge is available for €820. Both these phones are also listed with Movil Spain but there is no pricing details available yet.

Samsung S7 and S7 Edge in Italy:

In Italy, the price for Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge phones is slightly higher i.e. €730 and €830 respectively. All these prices are for the 32GB models of this smartphone and we are not currently getting the 64GB variants.

Samsung S7 and S7 Edge in Finland:

Samsung’s S7 and S7 Edge are available in Finland for €750 and €850. However, if you pre-order these handsets then you will also get a free Gear VR headset which is normally priced at €150.

Samsung S7 and S7 Edge in Netherlands:

Samsung has priced the S7 phone in Netherlands for €700 off contract, which started from €37 a month. The S7 Edge smartphone of the Korean giant can be availed for €800 off and €41 per month on contract. It also brings you a free Gear VR in Netherlands if you pre-order these phones.

Samsung S7 and S7 Edge in Switzerland:

Samsung S7 is available in Switzerland with MediaMarkt for CHF 720, while the S7 Edge is available for CHF 820. You can also get these phones on pre-order and it will also bring you the Gear VR for free.

Samsung S7 and S7 Edge in Romania:

Samsung Galaxy S7 can be availed in Romania for €700 off contract and €350 upfront with contract. The S7 Edge on the other hand is available for €800 off and €440 upfront on contract.

Samsung’s S7 is available with Vodafone on contract for €684, while the off contract deal depends on the monthly tax. The off contract price of this smartphone ranges from €630 upfront and €7.74 per month and €0 upfront and €86.19 per month.

Samsung S7 and S7 Edge in Poland:

Samsung S7 can be purchased in Poland for PLN 3199 while the S7 Edge is available for purchase for PLN 3599.

Samsung S7 and S7 Edge in Estonia:

The Galaxy S7 is available in Estonia for €720 and Galaxy S7 Edge can be purchased at €800. If you pre-order both these smartphone then you will also get Gear VR for free.