Aside from official confirmation, most details regarding the Samsung Galaxy S7 are known, from design to specs. One of the most consistent rumors has been the one that the flagship will launch at MWC 2016 in Barcelona at the end of the month. That rumor now seems to have been confirmed by tipster Evan Blass, who has posted an image of the upcoming invite for the launch event.
Apple is in the position of celebrating the huge news that it just recorded the most profitable quarter in history ... not in the history of the company, or the history of mobile companies, but just plain old business history. Apple has achieved what no one else has (leave your Fannie Mae ramblings elsewhere). However, the celebrations must be muted because looking to the future there is an increasing realization that the only way is down.
Last year's Galaxy S6 was Samsung overhauling its flagship range. It was a ground up build that aimed to change the company's direction, something it succeeded in doing with its premium metal and glass construction. With that in mind, it was unlikely that Sammy would embark on a radical design shift again for the follow up Galaxy S7, and so it proves as these reportedly official renders prove.
The Samsung Galaxy S7 is gearing up for its big launch, likely to happen at the company's pre-MWC press event in Barcelona at the end of February. Of course, leaks have been plentiful regarding the upcoming flagship, but now the benchmarks are trickling in and revealing the specs of the Galaxy S7. As expected, it?s a cutting edge handset.
Samsung has announced its fourth quarter financial results and the company is thriving overall, although the Samsung Mobile Division continues to lose sales. However, the company confounded the general trend in the tablet market by seeing an increase in unit sales.
We think of Apple like this. It is not the innovative company some would have you believe, instead Apple enters an existing but nascent market and makes defining products within it. That's pretty admirable in itself, think how the iPod, iPhone, and iPad impacted their respective markets and you get the picture. Apple is now looking to do the same with virtual reality.
You may remember that it was announced recently that Motorola is no longer Motorola and is now Moto, according to Lenovo, which bought Motorola two years ago. A mouthful indeed, but the crux is, Motorola still exists, but phone branding will now be designated to Moto, and Lenovo is now promising some exciting new smartphones for the U.S. market this year.
HTC is doing an excellent job at keeping the One M10 smartphone flagship under wraps, considering the leak based industry that is mobile. The company's upcoming device could be an all or nothing handset that aims to put the Taiwan giant back near the top, but more importantly for the consumer the M10 will hopefully see HTC return to its innovative best.
Microsoft has always struggled to become a major player in the mobile hardware market, and it seems no matter what the company does changing the situation may be impossible. Let's look at the last quarter, which was the fourth of 2015, including the Christmas period, and was the first in which the company?s new Windows 10 Mobile platform and related handsets were launched.
LG is not expected to launch its G5 flagship at the Mobile World Conference next month, instead the upcoming handset is likely to make its debut through late spring and early summer. That said, the rumor wheel is just starting to turn and the image you see above is a rendered 3D image that takes into account the rumors regarding the G5 design so far.