Zauba, a website that tracks import and export of phones to India, has released some info related to SamSung's latest imports. As the new phones are imported in relatively lesser number for testing, it has become helpful in revealing the specifications of the devices. The model numbers of the two smartphones imported into India are actually Samsung Galaxy S7 (SM-G930R4) and the S7 Edge (SM-G935R4).
The listing also shows that the Samsung Galaxy S7 will be featuring a 5.1-inch screen and the Galaxy Edge will come with a bit larger 5.5-inch screen. This is in sync with the specifications that were revealed in the AnTuTu benchmark test. It is expected that the screen will have QHD resolution. The Zauba listing identified first by NapiDroid confirms that the two devices of both the variants have been shipped to the country for testing with hidden IMEI number.
The Galaxy S7 and the S7 Edge will cost around $351 and as these units are for testing, the prices actually don't point to anything concrete. These new smartphones where last spied in the AnTuTu benchmark tests and it is still not confirmed whether Samsung would power these devices with Snapdragon 820 or use the in-house Exynos.
It is quite possible that Samsung might use both of the SoCs in different variants, just like the way it was done in the Galaxy S5. Samsung will be unveiling the Galaxy S7 and the S7 Edge on February 21st at the time of Samsung Unpacked 2016 scheduled at MWC in Barcelona. Rumors say that Samsung is planning to ramp up the camera along with some of its inner parts but as far design goes we should expect bare minimum changes.
Over the years, the import tracking site Zauba has revealed countless devices to us and this time it's the Galaxy Tab S3 which was sited. It isn't uncommon for unreleased gadgets to be sent to India for R&D purposes, especially when it comes to Samsung. Here we see the LTE variant of the Galaxy Tab S3 with the model number SM-T825 along with a price tag. However, the Tab S3 will probably be priced higher than ₹34,138 ($503 approximately) mentioned in the description.
There will also be a Wi-Fi only variant of the Tab S3 (SM-T820) with a lower price tag but otherwise identical specs. Speaking of specs, we have little to no idea about what Samsung will bring to the market with its next flagship tablet, other than the fact that it will sport a Super AMOLED 9.7-inch 2K display just like its predecessor. Rumors suggest that the Tab S3 will possibly be released in early 2017, but it can get delayed due to the negative impact which the Note 7 disaster had on Samsung.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)