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The Next Galaxy - Unveiled 21st Feb!

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Good morning (just!) everybody!

As some of you may have seen, and for those who haven't yet, Samsung have announced that their first 'Unpacked' event of the year will be at Barcelona on Feb 21st and with them using the hashtag #TheNextGalaxy in their video title, it's not difficult to imagine what this new product will be, but what could be tricky is guessing exactly what new tech or changes & improvements we'll see.

As some of you know, i'll be out at Barcelona for MWC. Typically these events are difficult to be a part of if not a member of press but I've been lucky enough to have secured an invite to this, so i'll be live updating everyone on this new device as and when it happens, in person - Hopefully i'll be able to snap some exclusive photos for the O2 Community too showing the device in all its glory.

Placeholder specsheet below - will be updated in as real-time as can be:
CPU: Octacore - 2.3GHz Quad & 1.6GHZ Quad
MEMORY: 4GB RAM / 32GB Internal / Up to 200GB microSD expandable
DISPLAY: 5.1" QHD sAMOLED for S7 / 5.5" QHD sAMOLED for S7 Edge
CAMERA: 12mp f1.7 rear / 5mp f1.7 front
BATTERY: 3000mAh for S7 / 3,600mAh for S7 Edge

Features
1. Water resistance - IP68
2. Fast charging - 95min wired & 130min wireless for S7 / 115min wired & 150min wireless for S7 Edge
3. Always on display - uses <1% battery per hour to give you your notifications on an always-on display

Want to see the press release/invite? Here
Want to watch the live stream? Here

What you think folks? Looking forward to the next Galaxy? Already got your upgrade plans sorted?


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Re: The Next Galaxy - Unveiled 21st Feb!

Thanks for the info @Chris_K I will be very interested in this event..

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Re: The Next Galaxy - Unveiled 21st Feb!

CPU: exynos 8890
MEMORY: 4gb ddr4
DISPLAY: 1440p super amoled+ (quad edge)
CAMERA: 20mp Sony imx230/ 12mp britecell selfie cam
BATTERY: 3000mah fast charge + wireless fast charge

Features
1. Force touch
2. New ui interface using all "edges"
3. Capless usb-c providing ip68 waterproofing
4. Worldwide Samsung pay rollout.



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Re: The Next Galaxy - Unveiled 21st Feb!

Oh and SD card support will come back.



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Re: The Next Galaxy - Unveiled 21st Feb!


@viridis wrote:
Oh and SD card support will come back.

Hope so!

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Re: The Next Galaxy - Unveiled 21st Feb!

I'm not normally excited about new phones but am really look Forward to the S7 

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@viridis wrote:
CPU: exynos 8890
MEMORY: 4gb ddr4
DISPLAY: 1440p super amoled+ (quad edge)
CAMERA: 20mp Sony imx230/ 12mp britecell selfie cam
BATTERY: 3000mah fast charge + wireless fast charge

Features
1. Force touch
2. New ui interface using all "edges"
3. Capless usb-c providing ip68 waterproofing
4. Worldwide Samsung pay rollout.

Interesting - if it's the device I think everyone in the world is anticipating, I reckon some of those predictions are more than likely. For the camera, think Sony will be willing to supply it since that sensor is one of the things that makes the Sony Z5 so appealing?

What is it you envision with 'quad edge' - literally just the same 'edges' on the sides but top/bottom too?


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Re: The Next Galaxy - Unveiled 21st Feb!

No, back and front.
Imx230 is not the z5 sensor, Sony will keep that (imx300) for themselves, 230 is the equivalent model for 3rd parties that has not yet been seen on a pgone model.
Phase detection auto focus at 192 points and all the bells and whistles.
Up to Samsung how much of the sensors 20mp they use



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@viridis wrote:
No, back and front.
Imx230 is not the z5 sensor, Sony will keep that (imx300) for themselves, 230 is the equivalent model for 3rd parties that has not yet been seen on a pgone model.
Phase detection auto focus at 192 points and all the bells and whistles.
Up to Samsung how much of the sensors 20mp they use

Ah, thanks for the correction - there seems to be some confusing and conflicting articles out there around the 230 sensor but those do appear to be from before the Z5 launch.

Samsung have always made a fuss over the image quality in their S* devices so will be interesting to see what they settle on - whether they can convince Sony to give them the 300's, stick with 230's or stick with their own - or a combo, even, like you said.


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Re: The Next Galaxy - Unveiled 21st Feb!

Here's an interesting article on what you may expect.

http://www.knowyourmobile.com/mobile-phones/samsung-galaxy-s7/23431/leaked-five-awesome-samsung-gala...

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