Samsung announced today that it will unveil the Galaxy S7 at the Unpacked event held on February 21st at 7PM. The event will take place at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The doors to the event will open one hour earlier. You will also be able to watch the event live on YouTube and Samsung Newsroom.
Samsung released a teaser video to go with the announcement and their lips and images are sealed shut because there is not much to speculate from the vid. All we get is a hashtag, a Gear VR-using person and a floating cube. Rumors put the device packing a Snapdragon 820 processor with a returning microSD slot and possibly USB Type-C support.
Rumors put the official launch day of the next Samsung flagships on March 11, but we will find out for sure on February 21st. We will keep you posted with details regarding the devices. Stay tuned!
Samsung Unpacked brought us all we could ever want and more with the release of its most recent flagship devices. As speculated, Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge Plus made their triumphant appearance, and at the end of the presentation the company teased the new Gear device.
First in line is the Samsung Galaxy Note 5, the most recent smartphone of the Note line. It is slimmer, has a bigger display AND a redesigned click-y S Pen. You can now write notes directly on your phablet screen without having to open it before hand and it appears to be actually very useful for people who want a big smartphone and who are creative.
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus is, as expected, the bigger brother to S6 Edge. It has the dual edge screen we embraced earlier this year and it could very well be the epitome of the journey began by the Galaxy Edge last year. Two colors were shown as previously leaked, the white and the gold version. It has a 5.7” screen and it is smaller than the iPhone 6 Plus at the same time. Take that, Apple! It comes paired with a Bluetooth headset and offers sharp images and clear and fluid videos.
The physical keyboard case was also presented with the Note 5, making the previous leaks very very real, as expected. It is supposed to ease writing and protect your phone.
Connectivity: WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), MIMO (2×2), Bluetooth® v4.2 LE, ANT+, USB 2.0, NFC, Location (GPS, Glonass, Beidou)
Charging: Fast Charging, Fast Wireless Charging
Measurements: 153.2 x 76.1 x 7.6mm, 171g
available in Black Sapphire and White Pearl
The Samsung devices will be available in stores starting August 21, but this deal is only available for the US and Canada at the time being. US preorders will start today at 3PM so if you like what you saw at the live event, make sure to preorder.
Other interesting features:
VDIS – works with IOS on the rear camera to stabilize recordings
Sidesync – connects multiple screens on smartphones wirelessly and allows sharing data and files (MAC Compatibility along with Windows)
Fast wireless charging – 120 min to fully charge a depleted smartphone (this is just the beginning as Samsung says they want a world of charging free of cables!)
The live broadcast feature allows users to broadcast from smartphones directly on YouTube and whoever is watching doesn’t even need to have an account. Making thins accessible to everyone.
Apps Edge feature makes it easier for you to get close to your preferred contact by simply swiping one edge of the device.
Samsung Pay – the future of mobile payments, universal availability design in mind with making card swiping obsolete. As presented, the feature is as easy to use as follows: You sign in with your fingerprint and put your phone with its back on a credit card and that should to the trick. You can now pay your groceries with your Samsung Pay phone. The feature allowed Samsung to close partnerships with the biggest banks in the world, ant there is growing list of supported cards. This is the first feature to support retailer store, gift and membership cards.
Samsung Knox is supposed to keep your financial information safe from possible fraud and hacking. It does not store or transmit information during transactions. Each transaction uses one ID that gets deleted after use. The feature goes live in South Korea on August 20th , and it becomes available in the US on September 28th. Other countries will follow after that.
Samsung Galaxy Gear S2 was also teased at the end of the event, and the presented images have lots and lots of promise. That’s all for this month’s Samsung event.
Samsung Unpacked event is just a couple of hours away and we’re more excited than ever to find out what the South-Korean manufacturer has to share with us today. The event will take place in New York and it will be broadcast on the official page. The expectations are big as the speculated devices to be announced are the Note 5 and Edge S6 Plus.
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus
This device is a larger version of the regular S6 Edge and it also represents an answer to Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus. It is also an alternative to the Note and its size but it doesn’t have the stylus. Technically, the device is set to resonate with the Note 5.
It is rumored to have a 5.7 inch Quad HD display with the side curves, an octa-core processor, 4GB of RAM, a 16MP and a 5 MP camera plus a 3000mAh battery. It should have a metal body that obviously does not allow users to increase the storage because there is no microSD slot.
Samsung Galaxy Note 5
The Note 5 has the same specs but a slightly different design, more in tone with the already established Note line. The phablet should also have a 5.7 inch Quad HD display paired with the Octa-core processor, 4 GB of RAM and 16/5 MP camera combo, all powered by a 3000 mAh battery. The smartphone should also have a metal body and the stylus pen.
The improved build should help these new Samsung devices run even better than the first S6 flagships, even if they do share hardware. They share the metal and glass body that made the S6 line a success with the design overhaul.
Samsung will have to explain what separates these devices from others and from one another. We are almost there. Who knows what surprised Samsung has in store for us?
Samsung has a major event going on the day after tomorrow, but one of its most precious new entries has already been accidentally revealed. The most important devices rumored to make an appearance at the August 13th event are the Galaxy Note 5 and Edge 6 Plus, and the second one has been already revealed.
Samsung’s new curved phablet is indeed a larger version of the Galaxy S6 Edge as it boosts the screen to 5.5 inches. The Galaxy Note 5 is rumored to have a 5.7 inch screen, which means you will have lots of sizes to choose from when you pick your device, along with the already established S6 flagships.
The info comes from the French Samsung site, where a pre-order page for the Edge S6 + has been released. The device seems to be paired with a headset and three months of Google play music for free. This appears to be a limited offer to possible customers who pre-order between the 21st of August and September 4th.
Even if the writing is rather small, we can discern that the new screen size is on its way to the phablet. Samsung will be holding the Unpacked event in two days and it’s almost a given that the Edge 6 + and the Note 5 will be presented then and there. We will just have to wait for a few more hours.