Samsung to introduce a Galaxy S7 phone upgrade program?

Want to get your hands on the Samsung Galaxy S7 once it’s available in stores, but can’t? If a report is to be believed, Samsung will introduce a phone upgrade program that will help you own the Korean tech giant’s next flagship with ease.

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The news comes to us courtesy of Korean-speaking ET News. It claims that Samsung is planning to introduce a phone upgrade program that works similar to Apple’s iPhone upgrade plan in March, which is the same month Samsung is expected to release the Samsung Galaxy S7.

Initially, the report claims, the program will only be available in Samsung’s home country of South Korea. We’re guessing, however, that the program will be available in other markets, including the UK.

In the UK, you can get store credit if ever you turn in your existing iPhone or iDevice. This store credit can be used to get a discount on a more current device such as the Apple iPhone 6S or the Apple iPhone 6S Plus. In the US, iPhone buyers can opt to get their hands on a new iPhone for a monthly fee and by trading in their older iPhone. We’re not exactly sure how Samsung’s phone upgrade program will work, but we’re guessing it will work in the same way as Apple’s.

Of course, since we can’t verify if this information is accurate, take it with a pinch of salt.

Lately, we’ve been coming across a number of leaks involving the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. According to reports, the S7 will feature a 5.1-inch screen with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels (Quad HD), while the S7 Edge will feature a 5.5-inch screen with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels (Quad HD). It will feature two different processors, depending on the market. The US and Chinese versions will feature the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC, while the international version (UK version) will feature the Exynos 8890 SoC under the hood. 4 GB of RAM is expected to be on board. Its camera combo will consist of a new and larger 12-megapixel front-facing camera (rumoured to be more ideal for images capturing and video recording in low-light conditions) and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera for snapping selfies and video chat. Unlike its predecessor, it is said to feature a microSD card slot and have IP67-certification (dust and water proof). A USB Type-C connector and fingerprint scanner is expected to be on board.

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