Rumors say that Samsung is planning to launch the Galaxy S7 mini as an attempt to compete with its biggest rival Apple’s iPhone SE, which is expected to be unveiled at March event this year.
According to rumors, Samsung is planning a mini version of the recently introduced handset the Galaxy S7, and the device might be one of Samsung’s strategic plans to compete with the long – rumored iPhone 5se, which is expected to be unveiled at a March event this year.
Rumors say that the Samsung Galaxy S7 mini will come with a 4.6 inch display, which is larger than the display on the iPhone SE. The device’s screen will sport a resolution of 1.280 x 720 pixels. Under the hood, the device will be powered by the Snapdragon 820 chipset or the Exynos 8890 chipset depending on where you live. According to sources, the device offers faster performance and better camera quality than the Samsung’s mid – range flagships including the A9 and A5.
The upcoming smartphone is believed to come with 3GB of RAM, 12 MP flush mounted rear camera that offers 3X optical zoom. Samsung has not revealed pricing for the device.
The iPhone SE, on the other hand, features a 4 inch display and Apple’s A9 chip. Besides, the device supports NFC connectivity and Apple Pay. Besides, the handset features a fingerprint sensor and a 12 MP rear camera. However, the iPhone SE will not be equipped with 3D Touch technology, which is exclusive to the iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus. Apple is expected to unveil the device on 21 March.
Samsung has been struggling to fight against Chinese smartphone makers like Huawei and Xiaomi. The South Korean tech company is believed to focus more on budget smartphones this year. Besides, Samsung tends to bring more smartphones to emerging markets like India and Brazil.