Week 50 In Review: Samsung Galaxy S7 And Xiaomi Mi 5 Rumors

By 05:34 Thu, 29 Jul 2021 Comments

The discontinue of the year is drawing closer and the holiday season is almost upon us. These last few weeks are traditionally busy and in the mobile realm most seem to be rushing in preparation for 2016 and all the exciting recent releases and announcements it holds. Naturally, this means an influx of rumors and leaks, which is what dominated the news section this week.

Samsung was in the spotlight as everybody is eagerly awaiting the release of the Galaxy S7 flagship early next year. We managed to acquire our hands on an early render of the upcoming flagship duo and, by all accounts, the OEM looks to be planning a beefy 6.0-inch version of the phone to complement the standard 5.1-inch one.

And while we are on the topic of Samsung, the Korean giant got everybody excited a few days ago, with news of a recent Galaxy A8 handset. Turns out, however, that it is not the eagerly-anticipated upgraded model, refreshed for 2016, but rather a Japanese version of the existing one with an Exynos 5333 SoC. Also, interestingly enough, some Galaxy Note 4 users have been getting an early Android 6.0 Marshmallow update, while the OEM's latest generation of devices is oddly left out.

Another upcoming device also made headlines. It is Xiaomi's recent flagship, the Mi 5 and needless to say, expectations for the handset are pretty high. The Chinese OEM now has a solid reputation for delivering quality devices at a very competitive price point and the Mi 5 will likely create no exception. However, the device is still shrouded in a lot of mystery, with conflicting renders and specs sheets constantly flying in, so, the full picture might actually remain unclear up until the very launch.

In other news, Apple unveiled a rather controversial Smart Battery Case for the iPhone 6s duo, which has been met with a lot of criticism. It does feature a few questionable design decisions and has sparked a veritable flame war with third-party accessory vendors also fanning the flames, but we will let you decide on its merits for yourself. Cupertino might actually be focusing its designing efforts on other things, like a recent Apple Watch and 4.0-inch iPhone, which will allegedly come out next April.

Also, we can probably expect a recent metal LG G5 flagship in February, a OnePlus 2 and a recent high-discontinue offer by HTC, allegedly called Perfume. Overall, 2016 is starting to see quite promising from the very start.

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