Year after year, one of the most anticipated flagship smartphone releases is the one by Samsung and 2016 is no different. Its upcoming flagship, the Galaxy S7 will be launched on February 21st in Barcelona, Spain.
The new phone retains the S6’s metal and glass form factor but improves on the design with minor tweaks that make it sleeker, rounder and more grippy. The S7 also marks the return of two much loved features that Samsung took away last year – waterproofing and provisions for expandable memory.
Samsung is also announcing a second phone, the phablet sized Galaxy S7 Edge.
For a full round-up of all the new features check out our video.
Update: The Galaxy S7 will come in gold and black, while the Galaxy S7 Edge will come in gold, black and silver.
LG G5 Hands-On
LG puts the fun back in function with the announcement of its latest flagship smartphone at Mobile World Congress, the LG G5. It has everything a 2016 flagship is expected to have: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, 4GB of RAM, Quick Charge 3.0 that promises 83% of battery after 30 minutes of charging, a fingerprint scanner, quad HD display, USB Type C, Android Marshmallow, and great cameras.
Sony Xperia X Hands-On
In a surprise announcement at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Sony said goodbye to its top of the line Xperia Z smartphone, unveiling in its place a trio of new smartphones collectively referred to as Xperia X.
Specs-wise the new Xperia X line isn’t going to be the most high end smartphone release of 2016 but Sony’s left just enough for the phones to be desirable. (more…)
Sony Xperia’s Reality
It’s been a full month since the biggest tech coverage of my life to date. Having finished Legal Management in college, and then eventually making a career in Creatives, never did I think I’d be in Spain, as a journalist, covering one of the world’s biggest tech events.
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