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Galaxy A5 2017 is available at a significantly lower price

Samsung’s Galaxy A5 2017 Smartphone is bang among Samsung’s series offerings that is recently launched in the UK with more refined features. Galaxy A5 an impressive mid-range phone is a lookalike of Galaxy S7.

Let’s find out the features of the new brand sleek phone.

Quality & Design:
It’s easy to fall in love with the fantastic looking handset, Galaxy A5 2017. It a sleeker design model with curved rear edges. It’s less slippery and fits perfectly in the hand.

The device measures 146.1×7.14mm and is available in four spellbind colours Black, Gold, Peach Cloud, and a new Blue, each gives different look.Samsung-Galaxy-A5-2017Prize and Availability:
Galaxy S7 lookalike comes at a significantly lower price and is available at online stores.

IP68 water and dust protection:
An IP68 certified Galaxy A5 provides the resistivity to both water and dust.

Display:
This brand new handset comes with the Super AMOLED technology that features very sharp screen and has a 5.2-inch display with full HD resolution of 1920X10180-Pixel, translating to a density of only 424ppi.

Camera:
Galaxy A5 camera is a perfect one for the smart shoot and selfie clicks. This handset comes with 16MP front-facing and rear-facing cameras. It comprises a brighter aperture of f/1.9 and real-time filters that are a solid performer overall.

Battery:
Samsung Galaxy A5 is powered by 3000mAh non-removable battery and offers full day Battery life, though depends on how often the phone is used.

Performance – Processor & Operating System:
Galaxy A5 runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow and is powered by 1.9GHz Octa-core Exynos processor in order to improve the performance of the device.
RAM allocation of the device is increased to 3GB.

Storage:
Galaxy A5 phone packs 32GB of the internal storage that can be expanded up to 256GB using MicroSD cards. Galaxy A5 2017, a mid-range phone is a really attractive proposition.

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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 Updates Galaxy S6 & S7 Devices before Unveiling Note 7

The smartphone giant, Samsung finally delayed the launch of its all-new Galaxy Note 7. Instead of launching the Note 7 handset, the company has taken some initiative for rolling out some security upgrades for its Galaxy S6, S6 Edge+, and S6 handsets.

Different security issues recently have been found in the handsets from Galaxy S6 series, and for this reason Samsung has taken the step of updating instead of releasing its new flagship.

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For Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+, S6 Edge and S6, the latest security maintenance release of July comes alongside the upgrades for the latest Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge devices also. According to the company, the update’s size is as high as 350 MB and this size can fix different security issues of both generations of devices.

One of the flaws that Samsung targets for fixing with the latest updates is a vital error which enables some malicious programs for invading the shared memory of a handset via Jack audio service. Provided that ransom ware, malware and some other malicious programs are getting stronger day by day, OEM like Samsung must uncover the security patches launched by Google as early as possible for preventing the privacy and security of the handset users for being compromised.

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Google figured out almost 11 security issues ruining Galaxy S6 Edge last year which included a flaw that could help a hacker gain control over the phone remotely. Within 90 days of being reported, Samsung fixed the flaws and acclaimed by Google for this. Presently, different reports also disclosed that in Galaxy phones, Marshmallow updates played around with stored fingerprints and passwords, which left users unable of unlocking their handsets after updating.

Although, all Galaxy devices are not experiencing these security vulnerabilities, still many are suffering now. So, your device can also belong to them. The company says that once you update your Galaxy device with the latest Android OS, i.e. 6.0 Marshmallow, your device will be unable to identify your fingerprints or stored passwords and so no hacker will be able to use them. So, it will be exciting to see how the Security maintenance update will solve the flaws in July.

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Galaxy note 6, Possibly a Better Option to Choose over Your Laptop

You might wish to wait for Samsung to disclose its next best thing, if you still haven’t bought a Galaxy S7 Edge or a Galaxy S7. Well, the Galaxy Note 6 has already come through different rumours and some recent reports provide enough new information regarding this upcoming smartphone. It is not surprising that you will fall to buy this phone definitely after seeing its looks.

According to the report of Samsung Mobile, Galaxy Note 6 will have a USB Type-C port. However, it is still not clear whether USB 3.1 will be supported by this reversible port or not.Samsung Note 6 Rumour Image

As per the report from Android Geek, the Galaxy Note 6 will have the same camera which Galaxy S7 has, yet there is big twists also that an infrared autofocus module will be included by it.

Samsung is trying to get some improvement upon autofocus, which is already greatly fast on the Galaxy S7 smartphone. According to a source, it is said that at present Samsung is examining two prototypes of Galaxy Note 6, one with a camera setup similar to the Galaxy S7’s and another one with IR autofocus.

Ultimately, Gizmo China tells us in a report that this August, this latest Note smartphone must be introduced at any point. This handset must have a 4,200 mAh battery, 6GB of RAM, Qualcomm Snapdragon 823 processor (upgraded version of Snapdragon 820), and a 5.8 inches display with 2K resolution. Possibly, this mobile phone will come with a 256GB capacity and it is going to happen for the first time for Samsung as it is already known that such storage is mass-produced by Samsung, yet it is still unclear what devices it will be suitable for. Additionally, as per this report, the handset will be carrying IP68 water and dust certification.

Considering these specifications are authentic, the Galaxy Note 6 possibly a better option for choosing over your present laptop, which is possibly how Apple would launch it if it were for making such a gadget.

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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 phones harder to repair, iFixit tears down S7

Samsung’s phones have got more difficult to repair since it has introduced removable batteries and hyper glaze plastic material. The Galaxy S7 phone from the Korean giant got a score as low as 3/10 for user repairability.

On the other hand, the previous generation phones of the company such as Galaxy S6 scored 4/10, while the Galaxy S5 scored 5/10. The hyper glazed Galaxy S4 got a score of 8/10 which made it quite easily repairable. There smartphones have become more and more complex now and are quite harder to repair than earlier. Samsung Galaxy s7 Ifixit

However, there is a good news that the components on the smartphones from Samsung can now be separated and these don’t stuck together to the middle frame like in the Galaxy S6 handset. However, there is a bad news as well that the only way to get access to the internals of Galaxy S7 is by removing the rear glass panel.

Now, heat is required to remove this adhesive which keeps the glass on the back. At this point of time, you should prefer buying an insurance plan for your smartphone as the screen can shatter anytime and the components are expected to fail.

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