The latest piece of information comes straight from Russia as Eldar Murtazin states that the battery life on the Galaxy S7 will be excellent. According to the Russian blogger, after a single full charge, the S7 will be able to function for two days straight. If this is true then the S7 will definitely see a significant battery upgrade compared to the S6, which was often criticized for poor battery life in an otherwise perfect phone.
This piece of information or "leak" is a follow up from Murtazin's last update regarding his pre-release review of the Galaxy S7 series. Just a few days ago, he declared that the S7 was able to play videos for 17 hours at a stretch with screen brightness set to maximum. On the 3rd of February, he tweeted more about the battery, complete with screenshots of the dual-SIM S7 variant's battery manager. He also mentioned that he was able to get two full days of usage on the his Galaxy S7 with the brightness at 75% and 4G LTE connection activated and used throughout the test.
In spite of being very convincing, we cannot confirm Murtazin's words unless we hear something official or see something more concrete. As far
as we know, the S7 will feature a 3000mAh battery, while the S7 Edge will be powered by 3500mAh of juice. Whether the larger battery is actually able to serve the S7 as well as claimed by the blogger, we will found out in roughly two weeks on February 21 at the Samsung Unpacked 2016.
We knew that the Galaxy J7 (2017) was coming and now we have pre-release renders and even a video to look at. This leak comes to you via the courtesy of @OnLeaks and 91Mobiles. They say that a picture speaks a thousand words, so take a look and see what you think.
We can spot that the 3.5mm jack has been retained, along with the dated micro-USB port. What seems to be the speaker grill can also be seen at the side, right on top of the Power button. The back has an interesting strip of what looks to be metal, which encompasses both the LED flash and the camera module completely within it. Other details are pretty standard with the traditional Samsung Home button, volume rockers on the side, and a primary microphone at the bottom.
Here's a list of what you cannot see in the video or the rendered images, but rumors and leaks are suggesting about the Galaxy J7 (2017).
Model number: SM-J727V
51.34 x 76.20 x 8 mm
5.5-inch full HD Super AMOLED display
Octa-core SoC from Qualcomm/Exynos
3GB of RAM
16GB of internal storage with a micro-SD card slot
Rear and front camera: 13MP & 5MP
Android Nougat 7.0 OS
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
Samsung's next premium smartphone - The Galaxy S22 is expected to hit the shelves next year, but we are already getting some leaks about it. The latest leak is related to the camera which suggests that the phone will likely hit the market without an under-display camera. The current Galaxy S21 features a high-quality camera system but the upcoming smartphone is likely to have some major improvements in the photography section. One such feature is a sensor-shift stabilization system as well as a continuous zoom periscope camera module. Earlier it was reported that the phone might have an under-display camera which got canceled by other reporters.
As per rumors, the Korean tech giant Samsung has decided to replace the under-display camera system on the Galaxy S22 series. The reason behind this decision is the unsatisfactory performance of the under-display camera. In addition to the camera placement, the company is also working on hardware and software parts of the camera to improve the quality of the final image. The under-display camera, however, is expected to be launched on the Galaxy Note series in 2022. But this is merely a rumor. So far, the ZTE Axon20 5G has such a camera and it's under the display and doesn't generate impressive high quality.
Another rumor suggests that Samsung is working in partnership with a Japan-based company called Olympus to improve the Galaxy smartphone's photography experience. It is also speculated the company is going to use the Olympus camera module. The concept renders have already hit the internet but these are just concept renders and the final product could be different from these designs. It might use a 200MP image sensor as the successor of the 108Mp sensor found in the Galaxy S21 ultra. Although there are multiple reports regarding their partnership, Samsung and Olympus have yet to confirm this.
Last year, Apple came up with a delightful 5.4-inch iPhone 12 mini. When every smartphone manufacturer is busy making phones with massive display screens, Apple decided to go against the trend and released a mini version of its regular iPhone 12 released in 2020. Don't get me wrong. The iPhone 12 wasn't so mini when it comes to price as the price started at $699 only. The phone was 11% thinner and 16% smaller than iPhone 11. The price wasn't cut down mainly because the phone was just small in size; whereas its specs were powerful as the regular iPhone. It had the same camera, same processor, the same storage option, the same design, same IP certification as the larger iPhone - with only a difference in screen size.
Rumor suggests that Apple is going to discontinue the mini version of the vanilla iPhone 13 this year. This might not be good news for people who wanted to upgrade or switch to iPhone without breaking their banks. But we think that Apple should reconsider its decision. The biggest reason is obviously the price factor. Another reason that not everyone wants a phone with a massive display. Yes, there are lots of people who want bigger devices but lots of people aren't everyone.
According to unofficial sales figures, mini contributed only 6 percent of iPhone sales within October to November quarter 2020. Even that 6% may sound like a small number, that's a lot of people when you are talking about iPhone total sales. Smaller phones are not just convenient. But they also take us back to the time when the Nokia 3310 and Moto Razr were popular. Both these devices have come back with the latest technology. And having an argument whether there should be any iPhone mini or not, is pretty baseless. iPhone mini variants are smart, convenient, powerful yet affordable devices and there should be a choice whether we want a big phone or a reasonably sized phone. Do you agree with this or not? Let us know your opinion in the feedback on our Facebook Page.