Smartphones have quickly become the most popular tech products in the world and with each New Year the technology changes to the point where new innovations are always seen. With what we’re already hearing on the new Smartphones 2017 it seems like we all have a lot to look forward to as all the big players including Apple, Samsung, LG, Xiaomi, HTC, Sony, Motorola, and many more will once again be debuting new innovations that we’ve yet to see.
The top prospects for best smartphones of 2017 include many familiar names that are expected to refine the current models while debuting some new features. New operating features will also be seen as both the new Apple IOS and Google Android operating systems will fully enhance many of the phone’s best feature.
Both 2017 Android and the Apple smartphones are all expected to take security and mobile payments to a whole new level. With the growing trend of not only being able to conveniently check-out while shopping, but being able to do so with enhanced security has become a growing concern.
New innovations expected include eye sensing technology, enhanced wireless charging, true 4K displays, foldable concepts, 30MP cameras, and so much more. Some of what we’ve been hearing that doesn’t look we’ll see in the 2017 models is 5K connectivity, and true foldable flagships.
This preview on all of the top smartphones for 2017 takes an in-depth look at the specs, features, price, and release date for both Apple and Android smartphones giving you a great deal of insight of things to come. Below, we take an in-depth look at the 2017 release of the Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8 Edge, iPhone 7s, Galaxy Note 7, LG G6, LG G Flex 4, Xiaomi Mi8, and the Xperia Z7.
Samsung has been introducing some of the most anticipated smartphones each and every year, and the new Galaxy S8 looks to be significantly better than the current model. With Sammy looking to take full advantage of becoming one of the 1st flagships launching in 2017, you can expect consumer interest to be at an all-time high.
With the S7 launching early 2016, it won’t take long for the official specs of the GS8 to be revealed. Despite this, we’re already hearing plenty of rumors out of Korea to suggest Samsung is looking to introduce something entirely new in the GS8 concept.
Building upon the success of both the GS7 and GS7 Edge, the 8th model is expected to significantly improve on what consumers expect the most. With more and more consumers becoming dependent on what they can hold in the palm of their hands, expect the GS8 to hold more and do more.
This seems to be the biggest difference in the upcoming Galaxy S8 concept as it sounds like expandable memory will once again be seen. It’s also rumored it both the GS8 and GS8 Edge will integrate the highly durable and versatile Active series. Aside from this, we’ll be seeing the Samsung’s best camera specs yet, expandable memory, faster processor, more efficient battery, and much more.
Below, we take a closer look at the Samsung Galaxy S8 specs, features, price, and release date info expected for the launch in 2017.
Table of Contents
- Samsung Galaxy S8 Specs – 30MP Rear Camera, 9MP Front Camera, 3D, and Optical Image Stabilization Plus
- Samsung Galaxy S8 Edge Specs – 28MP Rear Camera, 8MP Front Camera, and 3D Features
- Samsung Galaxy S8 Edge Specs – Qualcomm 820 SoC, Exynos Chipset, and 6GB RAM
- Samsung Galaxy S8 Edge Specs – 5.3” 4K Display
- Samsung Galaxy S8 Edge Specs – 4000 mAh Battery, Rapid Wireless Charging, and Expandable Memory
- Samsung Galaxy S8 Edge Features – Metal Surround, Waterproof, Dustproof, Shockproof, Retina Eye Scanner, and Fingerprint Scanner
- Samsung Galaxy S8 Edge Release Date and Price
- Apple iPhone 7s – Best Smartphones 2017 Preview
- Apple iPhone 7s Specs – 24MP Rear Camera, 7MP Front Camera, and Optical Image Stabilization Plus
- Apple iPhone 7s Specs – Octa-Core A10 Processor and 4GB RAM
- Apple iPhone 7s Specs – 5.1” 4K Display with a 4096 x 2160 Resolution
- Apple iPhone 7s Specs – 3300 mAh Battery, Wireless Charging, and 320GB Total Memory
- Apple iPhone 7s Features – Eye Sensing Technology, Apple Pay, and Fingerprint Scanner
- Apple iPhone 7s Release Date and Price
- Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Review (Released)
- LG G6 – Best Smartphones 2017 Preview
- LG G6 Specs – 24MP Rear Camera, 7MP Front Camera, and 3D Technology
- LG G6 Specs – Snapdragon Qualcomm 3.0GHz Processor and 5GB RAM
- LG G6 Specs – 5.6” 4K Sapphire Screen with Gorilla Glass 4
- LG G6 Specs – 4200 mAh Battery, Rapid Wireless Charging, and Expandable 128GB Memory
- LG G6 Features – Retina or Iris Scanner, Android 7.0, Waterproof, Dustproof, and Shockproof
- LG G6 Release Date and Price
- LG G Flex 4 – Best Smartphones 2017 Preview
- LG G Flex 4 Specs – 21MP Rear, 7MP Front, Dual LED, and 3D Camera Support
- LG G Flex 4 Specs – Snapdragon Qualcomm 820 SoC 2.8GHz Processor and 5GB RAM
- LG G Flex 4 Specs – 6.1” 4K Display with a 4096 x 2160 Resolution
- LG G Flex 4 Specs – 3800 mAh Battery, Wireless Charging, and Expandable Memory
- LG G Flex 4 Features – Fingerprint Scanner, Android 6.0, and an IP68 Rating
- LG G Flex 4 Release Date and Price
- Xiaomi Mi7 – Best Smartphones 2017 Preview
- Xiaomi Mi7 Specs – 25MP Rear Camera, 8MP Front Camera, 3D Quality, and OIS Plus
- Xiaomi Mi7 Specs – Snapdragon Qualcomm 830 Processor and 4GB RAM
- Xiaomi Mi7 Specs – 5.3” True 4K 4096 x 2160 Resolution
- Xiaomi Mi7 Specs – 2900 mAh Battery, Quick Charging, and 32, 64, and 128GB Internal Memory, and Dual Micro SD
- Xiaomi Mi7 Features – Android 7.0 Operating System, Eye Scanner, Wireless Charging, and 3D Display Features
- Xiaomi Mi7 Release Date and Price
- Sony Xperia Z7 – Best Smartphones 2017 Preview
- Sony Xperia Z7 Specs – 28MP Rear Camera, 10MP Front Camera, 3D Camera Element, and OIS Plus
- Sony Xperia Z7 Specs – Snapdragon Qualcomm 830 Processor and 5GB RAM
- Sony Xperia Z7 Specs – 4.6”, 5.3”, and 6.0” Display with 4K Resolution
- Sony Xperia Z7 Specs – 3900 mAh Battery, Rapid Charging, and 32 and 64GB Internal Memory, and Expandable with Micro SD
- Sony Xperia Z7 Features – Android 7.0 Operating System, Wireless Rapid Charging, and 3D Viewable Screen
- Sony Xperia Z7 Release Date and Price
Samsung Galaxy S8 Specs – 30MP Rear Camera, 9MP Front Camera, 3D, and Optical Image Stabilization Plus
The Galaxy S8 camera specs look promising according to the latest rumors which centers on the 30MP rear shooter. The 30MP camera looks like a beast improving on one of the best smartphone cameras currently on the market. It’ll look even more impressive putting the 4K display to good use that will help bring out the best in still pictures and video playback.
We’re also hearing rumors the front snapper will sport 9 megapixels. An enhanced version of OIS that may be called optical image stabilization plus will improve upon the slight movement that sometimes causes a natural blur when taking pictures.
Even more innovative are the latest rumors on a true 3D camera effect. This is believed to be selectable by the user as the choice can be made to either take 3D or 2D pictures and cinematography.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Specs – Qualcomm 820 SoC and 6GB RAM
Expect to see two processor variants including the highly regarded Qualcomm 820 SoC and an Exynos variant. Depending on where you live, the 820 processor will be the gold-standard of all processors seen in most high-end Android smartphones in 2017 including the GS8 and GS8 Edge.
Coupled with 6GB RAM, the efficiency, speed, an processing power will create one of the fastest processors which will fully enhance the mobile experience.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Specs – 5.2” or 5.4” 4K Display
The display size of the2 Galaxy S8 is rumored to come in at either 5.2” or 5.4” and sport a true 4K display. With a resolution 3840 x 2160, it’s only a matter of time before we see something bigger. We’re hearing rumors the resolution could be as high as 7680 x 4320 (FUHD), but it’s not likely in the 8th generation Galaxy S smartphone.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Specs – 4200 mAh Battery, Wireless Charging, and Dual Micro SD Support
With consumers needing more battery power, a 4200 mAh battery seems likely. The non-removable battery would also support an upgraded version of wireless charging which would compare to wired chargers giving users more functionality and less time to wirelessly charge their handset. The wireless charging plus feature is said to rapidly charge the handset from 0 – 50% in as little as 25 minutes, wirelessly.
It also sounds like the GS8 will bring back dual Micro SD card support. This has been a long time coming, but a necessary feature considering what we need to store on our handsets. With expandable memory giving users an extra 256GB we’ll be able to save an almost endless amount of pictures, apps, and much more all in the palm of our hands.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Features – Waterproof, Shockproof, Dustproof, Foldable Concept, and Retina Eye Scanner
One of the things missing in the previous models in the Galaxy S series were standard waterproof and shockproof features. The Galaxy S Active series offered both features along with a rugged design, but it doesn’t look like it’ll be making its way to the Galaxy S8.
Leaks out of Korea suggest the Samsung Galaxy S8 will sport both shockproof, dustproof, and waterproof features with at least an IP68 rating. This would mean the last of the Active series as we’re also hearing the GS8 and Galaxy S Note 7 will feature the same IP rating.
One of the biggest features consumers are waiting to see if a true foldable concept which Samsung has already confirmed is on the way. With a patent that was already signed by Sammy and leaks suggesting the same, we know a foldable smartphone is on the way. What we do believe is the S8 won’t be foldable, but instead, a new series will be launched in 2017.
A 3D display is also rumored to be seen in many of the 2017 flagships including all variants of the GS8 including the GS8 Edge. A 3D display with a 4K resolution would bring out the most vibrant of displays that can be toggled on and off by the users depending on what their viewing at that time. 3D pictures, games, and video can be viewed right on the phone giving the Samsung Galaxy S8 one of the most lifelike viewing experiences we’ve seen yet.
Eye sensing technology is something that we’ve known to be coming for a long time, and it sounds like Samsung is bringing it to all of their 2017 flagships. Rumored to feature a retina eye scanner that will function alongside the fingerprint scanner giving an added dimension that will fully enhance the phone’s security. Expected to be making a huge presence with mobile payment options giving consumers an enhanced function with Android Pay, Google Pay, and Samsung Pay.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Release Date and Price
According to new leaks, it seems like the Galaxy S8 release date will be earlier than expected. It’s sounding like Sammy is looking to make the launch official at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show in January. We’re hoping this holds true as this could mean a worldwide launch as early as March in most markets including the US, Korea, UK, China, Canada, Germany, and India.
The launch price of the S8 is expected to start around $800 for the standard model and upwards of $900 to $1000 for expandable memory. Those in Europe can expect to see a price tag around 775 Euro which equates to about £545.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 Edge looks to enhance the most innovative flagships we’ve seen to date. With the curved dual edge smartphone looking to make its third appearance in 2017 consumer interest is at an all-time high. Samsung hasn’t become known as one of the top smartphone manufacturers in the world for no reason, and pretty soon we’ll see another reason why.
The GS8 Edge looks promising, and if you’re one of the many around the world anticipating the 3rd generation model then you’ll be happy to know it’s well worth waiting for. Expected to get much more packed in that will help take next generation smartphones to the next level including many new features that are almost here.
Some of the biggest rumors expected in the new Galaxy S8 Edge include a slightly larger screen, amazing 4K resolution, 3D viewing, 3D camera features, and much more. It’s believed the GS8 Edge will debut alongside the standard model, and will be months earlier than originally expected.
Get ready for the next big thing as the GS8 Edge is sure to be one of the best smartphones in 2017, and something that’s sure to impress.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Edge Specs – 28MP Rear Camera, 8MP Front Camera, and 3D Features
The camera specs of the S8 Edge will start with a 28MP rear and 8MP front-facing camera. For selfie lovers and those looking for an amazing cinematography experience, you’ll love the 3D features built right in.
3D smartphones camera aren’t exactly a new trend as HTC is one of the first, but the subpar performance have left much to be desired. The S8 Edge and standard version are rumored to take 3D camera effects to the next level, and when talking about the all-inclusive specs it’ll be hard to find better.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Edge Specs – Qualcomm 820 SoC, Exynos Chipset, and 6GB RAM
There will definitely be an upgraded Exynos chipset and a faster Qualcomm 820 SoC. Samsung has typically been loading their flagships with both chipsets, and depending on where you live will depend on which one you get.
We may see speeds up to 3.0Ghz in the Qualcomm processor while the Exynos chipset is still a mystery. 5 to 6 GB RAM is likely, which will be the amount seen in both the S8 an Galaxy Note 7.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Edge Specs – 5.3” 4K Display
Samsung is looking to utilize a true 4K display in all of their 2017 flagships. UHD resolutions will become the gold-standard of most 2017 smartphones including the S8 Edge. The dual Edge will surely make its way back as the Edge concept has quickly become one of the hottest smartphone concepts on the markets.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Edge Specs – 4000 mAh Battery, Rapid Wireless Charging, and Expandable Memory
Samsung is looking to beef up the battery power in the Galaxy S8 Edge as we’re hearing reports a 4000 mAh battery will be providing an ample amount of power. Samsung’s quick charging feature will be even faster and those looking forward to wireless charging will be happy to know it’ll also be improved.
Expandable memory with not just one, but two Micro SD card slots are also believed which will provide an extra 128GB of onboard memory. A 64GB variant is also expected which will provide nearly 200GB of total memory.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Edge Features – Metal Surround, Waterproof, Dustproof, Shockproof, Retina Eye Scanner, and Fingerprint Scanner
Just like the standard S8, the S8 Edge will feature am all-metal uni-body design. The plastic outer shell is finally a thing of the past as Samsung has finally moved to the more durable, and higher quality look of the metal composite.
We’re also hearing rumors the S8 will feature an IP67 rating which means it will be waterproof, dustproof, and shockproof. These features are becoming a sort of standard in today’s flagships which Samsung has reserved for its AT&T Active series in previous models.
With mobile payments becoming increasing popular, expect to see both a retina eye scanner and fingerprint scanner. The retina eye scanner is believed to be on-screen while the Home button will integrate a much improved fingerprint scanner.
This will make the phone virtually % secure as both can be used simultaneously to lock and unlock the phone. Mobile payments will be faster while providing superior security which will be enticing for most computers who look forward to the growing trend.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Edge Release Date and Price
We’re fully expecting the release date to be made official during CES in Las Vegas in early January. The annual tech event is one of the most anticipated events of the year, and in 2017 we’re expecting to see the debut of the GS8, GS8 Edge, and LG G Flex 4.
Samsung has implemented a new production methodology which ultimately speeds up the entire process which helps launch their phones earlier than previous models. The new production method is set up in phases where concept changes can be made throughout the process which makes it faster to implement change which also making the production process much cheaper.
If the latest release date rumors hold-true, we can see both variants of the Galaxy S8 including the Edge variant in March of 2017. Expect the S8 Edge to be slightly more than the standard model with a starting price around $900 here in the US. This equals to about 820 Euro and 5690 CNY and about $100 more for the variant with dual micro SD card slots.
Apple iPhone 7s – Best Smartphones 2017 Preview
Apple’s upcoming release of the iPhone 7s will undeniably be one of the most anticipated smartphones of 2017, and within good reason. The iPhone brand has become the handset that rivals all Android smartphones on the market, and with every new release consumer interest peaks more than the previous launch.
It sounds like a lot is in store for the Apple iPhone 7s that will compete with the best Android smartphones of 2017 from Samsung, LG, HTC, and Sony. The latest and greatest trends are expected to be packed in with huge marketing expected with other Apple peripherals as well. Expect to see a seamless interface with the Apple Watch 3, newest iPad Air, and Apple Pay.
The early rumors on the summer 2017 launch has the 7s directly competing with Samsung’s flagships with the iPhone 7s comparable with the Galaxy S8 and the slightly bigger iPhone 7s Plus competing with the Galaxy Note 7.
On a global scale and primarily in China, there have been many imitators such as Xiaomi, but few have been able to accomplish what Apple has done in markets worldwide. It’ll be interesting to see if Apple is able to maintain their nearly 50% market share in a growing competitive market with the likes of other contenders for smartphone of the year.
Below, we disclose the latest rumors on the 2017 launch of the iPhone 7s including the camera specs, processor, features, release date, and price.
Apple iPhone 7s Specs – 24MP Rear Camera, 7MP Front Camera, and Optical Image Stabilization Plus
It’s sounding more and more that Apple’s looking to beef up the camera specs while also introducing some new features that will appeal to those looking to get the most out of their handset. We’re looking at a 24MP rear camera and a 7MP front-facing camera which will be a huge improvement over the iPhone 7.
We’re also expecting to see an upgraded version of optical image stabilization as well as wider camera lens on the front snapper. This will help create some of the most vibrant pictures and recorded video will look smooth, and completely natural. OIS helps minimize the natural movement and sway that is typically seen with smartphone cameras.
Apple iPhone 7s Specs – Octa-Core A10 Processor and 4GB RAM
We believe we’ll see a new Octa-core A10 processor in both the iPhone 7s and 7s Plus. The must faster processor will be seamless with the latest version of ios which will allow the handset to run much faster, and significantly cooler. Onboard will be 4GB RAM which will further enhance the user experience.
Multimedia and productivity users will be able to transition from one program to another while running both at the same time without interruption.
Apple iPhone 7s Specs – 5.1” 4K Display with a 4096 x 2160 Resolution
The Apple iPhone 7s specs will wonderful behind the 5.1” screen with a true 4K display. The 4K display will mean a 4096 x 2160 resolution that will fully enhance the retina display. We’ll also see a 3D Force Touch Technology built into the display that will help sensitize the Touchscreen for different effects. A light touch or tap will elicit one response while pressing hard on the display will elicit a totally different response.
Apple iPhone 7s Specs – 3300 mAh Battery, Wireless Charging, and 320GB Total Memory
One of the biggest disappointments of previous iPhones have been less than stellar battery power. Well, the 7s aims to please as we’re hearing a 3300 mAh battery will be found onboard which will significantly improve the amount of continuous talk, text, and data time available. Also, wireless charging will be improved giving users the ability to not only charge wirelessly, but must faster than before.
Probably one of the biggest surprises expected is a total of 320GB of onboard memory. Beefing up the memory is something users have been asking for considering the ability of having one storage device for, literally everything. There should also be two models available including 32 and 64GB of native storage, and dual Micro SD card slots offering another 128GB each.
Apple iPhone 7s Features – Eye Sensing Technology, Apple Pay, and Fingerprint Scanner
Some of the most notable iPhone 7s features include either a retina or iris eye scanner. Eye sensing technology is expected to be huge in the new iPhone concept with marketing expected to increase with Apple Pay. Apple’s mobile payment option has become the largest, but is being rivaled with Google’s Android Pay which is more widely accepted.
An eye scanner would add a new dimension of security which would be evident with mobile payments as well as internal security. If the fingerprint scanner remains, this would make the iPhone 7s one of the most secure handsets on the market. There is a growing trend of improving security considering all we store on our handsets which will only increase with the growing trend of mobile dependence.
Both versions of the 7s will also be fully compatible with both Android smartwatches and the new Apple Watch 3. The third generation Apple Watch will be launched around the same time and will feature 4G support for those looking for independant functionality. Expect to see a bundle that will allow consumers to purchase both, at a reduced price.
Apple iPhone 7s Release Date and Price
The latest word on the iPhone 7s release date suggests Apple will be looking to launch their new flagship sooner than previous models. With rumors of an earlier than expected Note 7 release, we’re hearing the same with the 2017 launch of the iPhone 7s. If what we’re hearing is true, we could see the launch worldwide as early as late August to the 1st week in September.
The latest rumors on the price of both the 7s and 7s Plus suggests a lower than normal launch price. With many consumers, especially in Asia looking towards start-ups such as Xiaomi launching similar smartphones at a much cheaper price this will bode well for consumers. This means we could see the launch price starting out at $750-$800 for the standard model, and only $800 for the premium iPhone 7s Plus price.
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Review (Released)
The much awaited Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is finally available. The Note series by Samsung is one of the best smartphone series which comes with premium design and outstanding hardware. There were many leaks regarding the device which are now put to rest with the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7.
If you are planning to buy this smartphone but are looking for a review then you are at the right place as today we are going to share a detailed review of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 with you.
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Design
Samsung has always provided great design in its smartphones. A major redesign was seen in the Samsung Galaxy S6 as the device came with a uni body design. Post launch of the Samsung Galaxy S6, S7 and Note 5 were launched and both these smartphones arrived with beautiful designs.
If we talk about the design of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, you are going to get premium design on the device. The smartphone comes with a dual glass design. You don’t get any tactile home button on the device. The heart rate sensor is situated right next to the camera optics of the device.
One of the interesting things which you are going to get in the Galaxy Note 7 is the iris scanner which adds an additional layer of security on the device.
The USB Type C charging port is located at the bottom between two speakers and then comes the S-Pen. You don’t need to worry about the S-pen in the Note 7 as it won’t go back in the device like it used to in the Galaxy Note 5. The S-pen is similar to the last year S-pen however there are some changes to give a more premium feel.
Even though the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is a curved smartphone, Samsung has provided a great design which makes it very easy for one to hold the device in their hands. As the Note 7 comes with IP certification it will provide additional protection from water. You can even use the S-pen when you are underwater but we are not sure what for.
Coming to the display of the device, you are going to get a 5.7-inch Quad-HD display which is a Super AMOLED display. You are going to get great view and saturated colors thanks to the Quad-HD display which comes in the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. As there are different AMOLED modes, you can change the settings of the display of the device as per your preference.
The default screen mode which you are going to get in the device is Adaptive mode which will change the screen as per what you are watching on the screen. You can also change the resolution of the device by going to Device Maintenance area in settings. From here you can make the resolution to as low as 720P HD.
If you love Active display then you are going to love the Always On display of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. Always On display was available with Samsung Galaxy S7 however there were no customization options which you are going to find in the always on display of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7.
You can select from different clocks, calendars or canner images. You can also put personalized block of text on the active display which is really a great option.
Galaxy Note 7 Performance
Samsung Galaxy smartphones are always known for high performance which you are going to get in the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 also. If you love to play games then you are going to love the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 as it comes with powerful processor and great GPU which will live up to your expectations.
If we talk about the hardware of the device you are going to get Snapdragon 820 processor along with 4 GB RAM and an Adreno 530 GPU. If you are living in West then you will be able to get your hands on the Exynos 8890 processor variant of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. Snapdragon 820 is one of the best processors available out there which ensures that you get the best performance on the Samsung Galaxy Note 7.
Coming to the RAM, you are going to get 4 GB of RAM in the device which is a bummer as we expected the Note 7 to arrive with at least 6 GB of RAM. When we tested the device we were satisfied with the performance as the device didn’t lagged when we were playing Asphalt 8.
Galaxy Note 7 Hardware
There is only one storage option available in the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 and that is 64 GB, however Samsung has provided a micro SD memory card slot where you can add a micro SD card with capacity of up to 256 GB. When we tested the voice quality and reception of the device we were happy as there were no drops and the hardware lived to our expectations.
The onboard speaker of the Note 7 is not up to the mark and could have been better. If you love listening to songs then you are going to love the Note 7 as the headphones which you are going to get in the device are simply mesmerizing.
You get SoundAlive in the Note 7 which is a treat for all the audiophiles out there. You can customize the sound quality as per your needs by messing up with the dials and sliders in the Galaxy Note 7. The equalizer also has an option which will analyze how the listener loves his songs and will adapt as per the listener.
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Battery Life
Battery is always a concern for the Note smartphones. Samsung did a good move by providing a big 3500 mAh battery in the Galaxy Note 7 smartphone. Even the smartphone is pretty slim, Samsung has managed to pack a huge 3500 mAh battery in the device and that too without compromising the premium build.
There are plenty of battery saving options in the Galaxy Note 7 which ensure that you are utilizing the device properly. You can go to Settings and then Device Management to play up with the battery settings of the device, however you can simply clear out extra storage and change some settings on the device if you aim to get better battery life on your Note 7 like you can decrease the resolution of your Samsung Galaxy Note 7 or decrease the power of processor.
To provide additional layer of security in the Note 7, Samsung has provided an Iris scanner in the device. The infrared camera will scan your eyes and will then only allow you to access the device.
If you are using glasses then you need to remove them and then stare in the camera lens, once your eyes are snapped you will be able to access your device easily.
Just play with Iris scanner for a few days and you will be able to use it without any difficulty. The Iris scanner is also fast as compared to the conventional fingerprint readers which are out there in most of the smartphones.
Note 7 Camera
Samsung has provided the camera of Samsung Galaxy S7 in the Galaxy Note 7 which means that you are going to get a 12 mega pixel rear shooter with an f 1.7 aperture. The dual pixel technology in the device is going to help you in capturing nice photos in low light conditions and will also provide fast autofocus option. Some of pictures captured with Samsung galaxy note 7 given below.
On the front is a 5 Mega pixel camera which comes with a wide angle and will capture amazing selfies.
There are many improvements in the camera app of the Galaxy Not e7 as you can easily launch it. Simply double tap on the home button which will launch camera app on your Galaxy Note 7.
If you are finding the camera app difficult to use then you can open the settings and minimize the interface of the app. You can easily do 4K video recording on the device, use HDR for capturing amazing shots and do much more on your Samsung Galaxy Note 7.
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Price
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is expected to launch with a price tag of Rs 59,900 in India. As there is only one storage option available in the device, you will get 64 GB variant at this price.
Launch Date in India
As per the reports out there it is expected that Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will launch on August 22. We are not sure about the launch date but we will update our blog with more info as soon as we get some.
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is a great smartphone for power users. The Iris scanner, IP certification add more value to this premium smartphone. What are your views about the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 ? Let us know using the comments section below.
LG G6 – Best Smartphones 2017 Preview
The LG G series is always regarded as one of the best smartphones of the year, and the 2017 launch of the LG G6 will be one more reason why. The latest installment in one of the most sophisticated handsets will make its return with the 6th generation model adding to the already sexy appeal, and bringing with it some new features.
LG has all-but confirmed the launch as it filed patents through the LG G10, so we already know the 2017 model is heading our way. This would mean the 6th generation handset will be released soon while taking the series at least through 2011.
LG confirmed in a statement last year there will be a foldable smartphone in the future leading towards 2017. What we don’t expect to see is the LG G6 to sport a foldable concept as its being rumored to either be in the LG G Flex 4 or a new series all-together. Despite this, huge changes are in-store including a refined premium look, new features, and a better interface with not just LG peripherals, but all peripherals.
Below, we detail all we know so far and all the latest rumors on the LG G6 specs, features, release date, and price info.
LG G6 Specs – 24MP Rear Camera, 7MP Front Camera, and 3D Technology
The LG G6 camera specs will include a 24MP rear and 7MP front camera and will function out of the box with OIS, auto laser focus, geo-tagging, and facial recognition, and Dual LED. It’s rumored the cameras will be manufactured by Sony which is a good sign for consumers as Sony Mobile has been manufacturing some of the most sophisticated smartphone cameras we’ve seen yet.
The 3D technology is what we’re all hoping to see which is expected to function with both the front and rear camera. This has been a long time coming, and the LG G6 is rumored to feature seamless support for both viewing and capturing 3D pictures and video. LG apps found preinstalled will allow users to take full-advantage with creativity, altering, and sharing what’s taken with others.
LG G6 Specs – Snapdragon Qualcomm 3.0GHz Processor and 5GB RAM
Early rumors on the processor suggest we’ll be seeing a new Snapdragon Qualcomm 3.0GHz processor. It’s uncertain if the new processor will be an upgraded version of the Qualcomm 820 SoC or if we’ll be seeing a new processor entirely, but expect to see Qualcomm as the manufacturer for sure. With 5GB RAM of on-board memory, this will be the fastest LG G smartphone seen yet.
LG G6 Specs – 5.6” 4K Sapphire Screen with Gorilla Glass 4
LG is likely to go with a 5.6” Sapphire screen in the LG G6. The crystal clear display will be fully enhanced with the amazing visuals in 4K resolution that will be like watching TV and videos in the comfort of your own home. The idea of a resolution of 4096 x 2160 being too much for smartphones is a thing of the past thanks to what Sony accomplished in the Xperia Z5.
The G6 is also expected to offer superior protection from drops and other types of screen damage. The new version of Gorilla Glass 4 will provide better durability which is being heralded as an almost indestructible screen overlay.
LG G6 Specs – 4200 mAh Battery, Rapid Wireless Charging, and Expandable 128GB Memory
A massive 4200 mAh battery is believed to be found on-board which will be good since the battery will be non-removable. The design of the G6 will feature a uni-body metal composite. Rapid wireless charging will allow you to place the phone directly onto a chorded mat without having to plug the phone itself in.
The new composite will make the handset lighter and more durable while adding to the already impressive appeal we’ve seen in previous models. With five color options also expected including black, blue, copper, gold, and white with carrier specific colors and the leather option will also be available. A 32 and 64GB model will be available with a differing price of about $100 with an optional 128GB Micro SD Card expanding the memory even more.
LG G6 Features – Retina or Iris Scanner, Android 7.0, Waterproof, Dustproof, and Shockproof
All of the top smartphones of 2017 are expected to integrate eye sensing technology including the LG G6. One of two sensors is expected to be found on-board which can either be a retina or iris scanner. The premise is the same, but the iris scanner is said to be more responsive and take less time. This will also come with a cost as it’s also expected to cost more than smartphones that elect to stick with a retina scanner.
Android 7.0 will be the newest Google operating system at the time the LG G6 launches and is expected to be found preinstalled. The time dependant will vary with smartphone as 7.0 is not expected to launch on Nexus devices until the end of 2016. This means cell support and tweaking the new OS to fit the needs of the device specifically, but carriers should have their finishing touches done well before the May 2017 launch.
LG G6 Release Date and Price
The LG G6 release date will be pretty typical of what we’ve seen in the past which means we’re likely to see an official announcement in the middle of April 2017. Preorders are likely to start by the end of the month with delivery and consumer purchase starting by the middle of May.
The launch price will be quite competitive with Samsung’s S8 launching shortly before with expectations of seeing a $750 price tag affixed to the 32GB model. It sounds like we won’t be seeing a 32GB model as the LG G6 will come in either 32 or 64GB of internal memory which will be expandable to 128GB. The 64GB model will cost slightly more, but even at $800-$850 it’ll still compare with the standard version of the S8.
LG G Flex 4 – Best Smartphones 2017 Preview
One of the most innovative handsets will make its debut as the fourth generation LG G Flex will be launched early 2017. The LG G Flex 4 is expected to be introduced during the CES event in Las Vegas in January. The G Flex 4 is expected to feature the self-healing back that we have come to appreciate in previous models, but an entirely new concept is being rumored.
The G Flex series has become extremely popular worldwide in-part due to its innovative features such as the self-healing back and bendable display. Both have become synonymous in previous releases, and both are expected to make a return in the 4th gen model.
One of the most prevalent LG G Flex 4 rumors centers on a true foldable design that will feature selectable, independent screens. We’re also hearing the display itself will be getting a couple of extra inches as well as a 4K resolution, and much faster processor. It’ll be interesting to see if the bendable concept we’ve seen in previous models will return with the foldable design, but we’ll be updating you for sure.
The following LG G Flex 4 preview takes an in-depth look at the specs, features, release date, and price.
LG G Flex 4 Specs – 21MP Rear, 7MP Front, Dual LED, and 3D Camera Support
One of the biggest disappointments in the current G Flex handset is the subpar camera specs, but this is expected to be a thing of the past. Rumors suggest we’ll see a 21MP rear and 7MP front camera along with the standard features including dual LED, geo-tagging, facial recognition, and optical image stabilization.
The biggest improvement is yet to be seen, but we could see full 3D camera support. This means 3D features are likely to be built right in giving users the ability to take and view pictures and record and view video in full 3D. The 3D feature can be toggled on/off for those looking for 2D which will still be supported.
LG G Flex 4 Specs – Snapdragon Qualcomm 820 SoC 2.8GHz Processor and 5GB RAM
The extremely fast and very efficient Snapdragon Qualcomm 820 SoC will be found providing the power along with 5GB RAM. This too will be a huge improvement over the current model that will mean faster processing and an even more efficient processor. The allocated RAM means there will less time that is needed to communicate from processor to memory which ultimately means more speed. While benchmark tests will reveal the official speeds, we’re expecting to see speeds of at least 2.8GHz.
LG G Flex 4 Specs – 6.1” 4K Display with a 4096 x 2160 Resolution
The LG G Flex 4 screen will be getting a couple of inches added on as we’re hearing it will boast a 5.1” display. The G Flex series has become one of the best Phablets on the market, and the much larger 4th gen model will once again for best of the year. Adding a true 4K resolution of 4096 x 2160 makes it easy to understand why.
LG G Flex 4 Specs – 3800 mAh Battery, Wireless Charging, and Expandable Memory
Another fault of previous models has been the less than stellar battery life. This too should be a thing of the past as we’re likely to see a 3800 mAh non-removable battery. This will give user’s hours more of talk and text time which only means more time mobile, and less time charging. With wireless charging built right-in, wirelessly charging will add another dimension which makes it more convenient for those constantly on the go.
It sounds like there will be two options of internal memory including a 32 and 64GB model. For those wanting more, expandable memory via an optional Micro SD card will do just that giving you an extra 128GB. We’re holding out for dual expandable memory with two micro SD card slots, but it doesn’t look it’ll become a reality.
LG G Flex 4 Features – Fingerprint Scanner, Android 6.0, and an IP68 Rating
The fingerprint scanner will make its way back with the dual-function rear home screen. One thing we’re not likely to see in the features of the LG G Flex 4 is eye sensing technology. This will become a premium feature that’s expected to make its way to some of the other 2017 Android smartphones, but unfortunately, it doesn’t sound like we’ll see it in the G Flex 4.
Android 6.0 should be pre-installed, and despite the launch of 7.0 months before it doesn’t sound like LG will have the new operating system ready in-time for the actual launch. Those purchasing the new handset will have the option of upgrading it to the latest Google operating system through an OTA update which should be ready in March.
Other rumors suggest the G Flex 4 will feature an IP68 rating. This means it should be water resistant in depths up to 9 meters. Underwater pictures and cinematography will look great thanks to the improved camera specs. The new handset will also be dustproof and shockproof which are becoming a standard seen in most flagships.
LG G Flex 4 Release Date and Price
The latest LG G Flex 4 release date rumors are pretty consistent with what we’ve seen in previous models. This would mean the official reveal should come during the annual Consumer Electronics Show in January of 2017 with a worldwide launch mid-February. Asian countries such as South Korea, China, Thailand, and Japan are likely to see the G Flex 4 a couple of weeks before it makes its way to the US, UK, India, and other markets worldwide.
Over the years, we have seen the launch price in the G Flex series stay relatively unchanged, and we don’t expect any significant changes. With this, it’s likely to set you back about $650 for a 32GB model and upwards of $750 for a 64GB model. Although this is mere speculation at this point, it should be pretty close to the actual LG G Flex 4 price once preorders are made official.
All of the top cell carriers will be getting in on preorders including Sprint, Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile here in the US and all of the top carriers worldwide. LG is likely to be throwing a few goodies in for those who preorder early such as a free wireless charger or other free accessory to entice more early sales. Carrier pricing will vary depending on options such as two year contracts, buying outright, or a monthly installment plan. For instance, on AT&T Next there’s likely to be a 24 month plan with no money down, and only $25-$30 per month.
Xiaomi Mi7 – Best Smartphones 2017 Preview
Xiaomi did something right to distinguish themselves from the rest of the competition while introducing high-end Android smartphones for a fraction of the price. Since the original Xiaomi Mi handset was launched some time ago, we have seen a huge transformation in the entire series that has helped shape the smartphone industry. With the upcoming Xiaomi Mi7 looking to make its mark on the international community, it’ll be interesting to see what’s next.
Despite some time until the reality of Xiaomi’s Mi7 is made public, numerous rumors are already beginning to take shape. In what started out to be a huge success in the Asian market, it sounds like the Chinese start-up is looking at markets worldwide. While it’s been a long time coming, other smartphone manufacturers such as Samsung, Apple, LG and all the rest are sure to take notice.
The Mi7 is already being regarded as one of the best smartphones of 2017, and with good reason. With superior camera quality, a high-end Qualcomm processor, expandable memory options, and a price that is still significantly lower than other flagships it’ll be impossible to not be excited.
In this in-depth Xiaomi Mi7 preview below, we take a closer look at the camera, processor, screen, memory, battery, and so much more.
Xiaomi Mi7 Specs – 25MP Rear Camera, 8MP Front Camera, 3D Quality, and OIS Plus
Xiaomi looks to be upgrading both the front and rear camera of the Mi7. Leaks coming in suggest the rear camera will be upgraded to 25MP and we’ll see an 8MP front-facing camera.
Other Xiaomi Mi7 camera features are likely to include 3D quality, optical image stabilization plus, auto laser focus, and much more. The 3D camera quality will be one of the best features as recording in 3D, taking pictures in 3D, and even viewing playback and images in true 3D.
Xiaomi Mi7 Specs – Snapdragon Qualcomm 830 Processor and 4GB RAM
Most of the 2017 flagship smartphones will be electing to go with Qualcomm’s 830 SoC, at least those launched during the 2nd ½ of the year. If the Mi7 makes its debut during the earlier part of the summer, we’re likely to see the Snapdragon Qualcomm 820 processor, but the faster, and much more efficient 830 SoC is likely since it’s expected to launch during Q3.
4GB RAM is also the most likely scenario which will make the Mi7 significantly faster than and potentially just as fast as the iPhone 7S, Galaxy S8, and Galaxy Note 7.
Xiaomi Mi7 Specs – 5.3” True 4K 4096 x 2160 Resolution
We’re hoping the rumors on the Xiaomi Mi6 display are true, because if so then we’ll see an amazing true 4K resolution. Sony is the pioneers in 4K smartphone displays, and since the Xperia Z5 we’ve seen many others follow suit. A glass front and back, nearly bezel-less display, and 3D viewing will create one of the best viewing experiences seen on any 2017 smartphone.
We could see a 5.3” display with a premium version of the Mi7 coming in around 5.10 inches. There’s been no official word on a larger version of the Mi7 so take this as a grain of salt.
Xiaomi Mi7 Specs – 2900 mAh Battery, Quick Charging, and 32, 64, and 128GB Internal Memory, and Dual Micro SD
With everything we’ve heard so far on the Xiaomi Mi7 specs, the battery is probably the biggest disappointment. While rumors do suggest we’ll see a bigger battery than the Mi6, it’s still smaller than other flagship 2017 smartphones when looking at the battery specs.
We’re hearing a 2900 mAh battery will be onboard along with quick charging. The battery specs should give users more than one full day without charging during standard usage, but significantly less for those who use resource intensive apps. If wireless charging is found onboard, this will help with the burden, especially for those on live life on the move.
It’s being rumored there will be three variants including a 32, 64, and 128GB memory version. For those looking for expandable memory, the possibility of an additional 256GB may be found with dual micro SD card slots being rumored. We’re still not sure if all three memory variants will feature dual micro SD card slots, but we’ll update you as soon as we get more.
Xiaomi Mi7 Features – Android 7.0 Operating System, Eye Scanner, Wireless Charging, and 3D Display Features
Some of the most notable features of the Mi6 and Mi7 will be the operating system, enhanced charging features, and of course, the 3D features. Android 7.0 will be preinstalled and will function out of the box bringing forth Google’s best material design elements to-date. 7.0 is expected to be much faster, packed full of features, and will function with 3rd party apps seamlessly.
For those looking for enhanced security, an eye scanner is likely to be found onboard instead of a fingerprint scanner. A retina or iris version would significantly improve locking and unlocking the Mi7 and could be utilized for added security for mobile payment options.
Wireless charging will also be onboard allowing users to not only charge without the need of a charging cable, but do so much faster than before. The quick charging feature is expected to be just as fast as any chorded charger which will be nearly 50% faster than the previous wireless charging feature.
Probably the best new feature rumored in the Xiaomi Mi7 will be the 3D display. This will be seen in both viewing, camera, video, and even while playing games. The support from not only the Xiaomi interface but other 3rd party manufacturers will be much more functional. For those looking for standard 2D viewing, there should be a toggle in the quick setting for on and off.
Xiaomi Mi7 Release Date and Price
Xiaomi has been somewhat unpredictable with the launch of their flagship handset, but rumors suggest the Mi7 release date will be during the summer of 2017. This makes a lot of sense as their looking to go up against Apple and Samsung on the world’s largest stage including here in the US, UK, China, India, Japan, and other international markets.
It’s believed the Mi7 will make its way around the globe which is something that has been rumored for some time. The actual launch is being rumored for September or October of 2017 in China and other Asian markets, and isn’t expected to make its way to India, UK, US, and other markets until the 4th quarter.
The Xiaomi Mi7 price is expected to be one of the strongest selling points, but is believed to be slightly more than the Mi6. This is due to higher end technology such as the 4K display and 3D camera features, but will still be significantly less than the iPhone 7s, Galaxy S8, and Galaxy Note 7.
Those in China can expect to shell out around 2000 Yuan which converts to about $450 USD and 30,800 Rs. While the launch price of the Mi7 has yet to be confirmed, this is the most consistent info according to the leaks out of China.
Sony Xperia Z7 – Best Smartphones 2017 Preview
The Sony Xperia Z series is one of the longest standing smartphones on the market, and over the years it has seen some serious ups and downs. The earlier versions helped set up the industry as we know it, and after others such as Samsung, Apple, and Xiaomi have taken over Sony is hoping to once again climb to the top.
The Xperia Z5 helped bring some prominence to Sony’s flagship smartphone series, and we’re expecting to see even more innovations with the upcoming Xperia Z7. With new features such as 3D viewable screens, wireless charging, and an amazing camera being rumored, it’s hard not to get excited about the next generation models.
Aside from the launch of the Sony Xperia Z7, rumors are suggesting there will be three models total. For those looking for something more compact, cheaper, but still retain some of the high-end features, the Z7 Mini will be for you. Both the standard model and the Z7 Premium will share similarities in the specs department, with the defining difference being the size.
Below, we disclose all the latest rumors on what is shaping up to be one of the best 2017 Android smartphones, and all the reasons why.
Sony Xperia Z7 Specs – 28MP Rear Camera, 10MP Front Camera, 3D Camera Element, and OIS Plus
The days are long gone that a phone is considered just a phone, and the front and back camera of the Xperia Z7 will be one Sony’s biggest reasons why. The Japanese tech manufacturer has prided themselves on being industry leaders in digital camera technology and will once again see this in the 7th generation model.
Early word suggests the Z7 rear camera will boast a 28 megapixels while the front-facing selfie camera will come in with an amazing 10 megapixels. Using Sony’s high-end technology this will seem like even more when comparing the Z7 with other 2017 flagship smartphones.
Other camera features expected include a 3D camera element which will be for viewing, video recording, and still-pictures. Optical image stabilization plus, auto laser focus, and all the high-end features you would expect from a flagship will also become standard in all three models.
Sony Xperia Z7 Specs – Snapdragon Qualcomm 830 Processor and 5GB RAM
Expect to see an upgrade to the Sony Xperia Z7 processor as Snapdragon’s next generation processor should be done just in time for mass production. We’re hearing the Qualcomm 830 SoC will be finished in the spring of 2017 which would make it the most likely candidate to be providing the power in the Z7.
It’s still uncertain if the Mini will feature the high-end processor or if it will boast the Qualcomm 820 SoC, but either way we should be an extremely faster, very efficient, or a much better processor than previous versions. Also expected to be getting a boost will be the dedicated memory as 5GB of RAM is expected.
Sony Xperia Z7 Specs – 4.6”, 5.3”, and 6.0” Display with 4K Resolution
Whoever said that size doesn’t matter was dead wrong, and Sony will have three reasons why. The Sony Xperia Z7 Mini is believed to come in at 4.6 inches, while the standard is believed to be 5.3 inches, and the Xperia Z7 Premium will be one of the largest 2017 smartphones coming in at 6.0 inches.
The two larger Z7 variants will also feature true 4K viewing coming in at 3840 xx 2160 resolution. The smaller Mini is not likely to support 4K resolution, and wouldn’t make a whole lot of sense if it did. The Mini is said to feature full HD resolution comparable with other smaller 2017 smartphones.
Sony Xperia Z7 Specs – 3900 mAh Battery, Rapid Charging, and 32 and 64GB Internal Memory, and Expandable with Micro SD
With more processes running simultaneously, having a bigger battery will be a must which is where a robust 3900 mAh battery will come into play. Couples with both rapid standard and rapid wireless charging users will be able to fully charge a Z7 in as little as 30 minutes.
The wireless charging aspect will bode well for consumers on the go, especially considering many newer cars and trucks come equipped with wires charging technology. While the standard Z7 and Premium version is likely to feature the 3900 mAh battery while the smaller Z7 Mini is likely to feature a much smaller battery.
Memory won’t be an issue either as all three versions are expected to be available in both a 32 and 64GB model. The standard and Xperia Z7 Premium are both rumored to feature expandable memory which would give users another 128GB for those who love pictures and other needs.
Sony Xperia Z7 Features – Android 7.0 Operating System, Wireless Rapid Charging, and 3D Viewable Screen
Sony’s Xperia Z7 should be packed full of new features as the Japanese mobile manufacturer is looking to once again become one of the industry leaders. One of the biggest advances will be Google’s latest Android operating system which should be pre-installed. Launching later it the summer will give Sony plenty of time to make sure Android 7.0 is running effectively on the Z7.
Wireless rapid charging is another features we should see in all three variants of the Z7. Wireless charging is one of the newest advancements, and something that was lacking in Sony’s previous flagships. The rapid element is expected to be much faster than standard wireless charging with a decrease in full charging times up to 50%.
A 3D viewable screen is also something we’re hearing will be packed into the Z7, but it doesn’t look like it’ll make its way to the Xperia Z7 Mini. If the latest rumors are true, only the standard and Premium version will feature 3D technology which can easily be selected on and off at the users desire. In some instances, 3D viewing becomes somewhat of a deterrence, and others with more 3rd party manufacturers encrypting the newer technology it’s a must have.
Sony Xperia Z7 Release Date and Price
Early rumors on the Sony Xperia Z7 release date has it coming in during the summer of 2017. It’ll definitely hit the Asian market before making its way to Europe, India, and here in the US which is likely to launch in Japan around June. Expect to see all three versions of the Z7 if they become a reality on the same day, so choosing between the Mini, standard, and Premium version will definitely be something to consider.
Consumers are hoping the launch price of the Z7 will come in slightly less than the Z6, and we’re expecting this to happen. As other start-ups out of Asia are seizing much of the market such as Xiaomi, Sony Mobile will be looking to make a bigger splash with the Z7.
This only means good things for consumers as we’re hoping to see the launch price of the Xperia Z7 to come in around $600 which translates to about 68,000 Yen and just over 41,000 Rs. Expect a slightly lower price on the Z7 Mini which may come in around $550 and slightly more for the Premium Z7 which could be listed for $650.