MWC 2016 will be kicking off in Barcelona, Spain on the 22nd of February. At the trade show, we’re expecting to see the Samsung Galaxy S7 make its official debut. According to a new report, we will also see LG unveil the LG G5 at the event.
Samsung Galaxy S7 and LG G5 to make official debut at MWC 2016
LG recently announced that it would be hosting a press event on the 21st of February in Barcelona, Spain – a day before Mobile World Congress 2016 takes place in the country. Initially, we doubted that the LG G5 would make its official debut at the trade show, since LG normally lifts the lid on new flagships in between the months of April and May each year, but an anonymous LG executive has revealed to KoreaTimes that their next flagship would be unveiled at MWC 2016. The exec said:
“LG’s decision to choose the MWC for its new flagship is also partly due to enhancements of application processors supplied by U.S.-based mobile chip giant Qualcomm, as its two previous versions ― G4 and V10 ― had been forced to use Qualcomm’s less-powerful Snapdragon 808 due to an overheating issue.”
The site’s source re-confirms what we’ve already heard, which is the LG G5 will be clad in metal, unlike the plastic- and leather-clad LG G4.
Recently, we passed along renders that allegedly showed the LG G5. The G5 in the renders was clad in metal and seemed to look more flat, thinner, and smoother edges. It also came with a unique way of accessing the battery. Instead of a removable back cover, the device features a drawer-like design, that allowed users access to the battery.
Cheaper than usual Samsung Galaxy S7
KoreaTimes’ sources also had information to share about the Samsung Galaxy S7. According to the insiders, the Korean tech giant’s next flagship will feature a more powerful processor (rumoured to be the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC and the Samsung Exynos 8890 SoC, depending on the market) and a new camera (either a larger 12-megapixel sensor or a 20-megapixel BRITECELL sensor). Despite these improvements in hardware, the S7’s design is said to stay mostly the same. Here’s where it gets interesting. According to the sources, since the Samsung Galaxy S7 will look a lot like its predecessor, Samsung is planning to put a cheaper than usual price tag on its next flagship.
Of course, since this is anything but official, take this information with a pinch of salt.
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