Samsung at its pre-MWC 2016 event launched its Samsung Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 Edge, and reportedly sold 100,000 units within the first two days on its home turf recently. Now, a new rumour about the smaller Samsung Galaxy S7 Mini has started making rounds on the Web.
It is worth mentioning that while the Samsung Galaxy S6 Mini was also rumoured last year, it never saw the light of the day so the following piece of information for the Galaxy S7 Mini too should be taken with a pinch of salt. The last mini version of the 'S' series handset we saw was the Galaxy S5 Mini.
A report coming from Taiwan suggests that the rumoured Samsung Galaxy S7 Mini smartphone will be looked upon as a competitor to the much-talked-about iPhone SE handset, which is likely to launch on March 21. The Galaxy S7 Mini is also said to be the first 'Mini' smartphone to feature high-end specifications, says Apple Daily website.
The Samsung Galaxy S7 Mini will reportedly sport a 4.6-inch HD (720x1280 pixels) resolution display and will either be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor or Samsung's own Exynos 8890 SoC. It would also include 3GB of RAM, 12-megapixel rear camera, and will be 9.9mm thick. A separate accessory namely the "Periscope Lens" with 3x optical zoom is also mentioned for the handset.
The iPhone SE on the other hand is rumoured to feature a 4-inch display and come powered by A9 SoC and M9 coprocessor. It is also likely to feature hardware and software capability to support Live Photos, a feature that Apple introduced with iOS 9 last year. As for connectivity features, the iPhone SE will support 802.11ac Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth 4.2, and VoLTE, as seen on the iPhone 6s. It will come in Gold, Silver, and Space Grey colour options and in 16GB and 64GB inbuilt storage variants.