Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge feature spam detection and caller identification services from Whitepages

Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge feature spam detection and caller identification services from Whitepages
Yesterday, Samsung announced the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, both of which will be available around the world starting March. While we already presented the new features that the Galaxy S7 series is bringing, there's one thing that we didn't mention: the S7 and S7 edge will come with built-in caller identification and spam detection services from Whitepages (a US-based company that also works with T-Mobile in the US, providing similar features).

Thanks to an extensive data base (containing 600 million mobile and landline phone numbers in the US, and more than 1.5 billion numbers globally), Samsung and Whitepages will allow Galaxy S7 users to identify unknown calls, alerting them when a spam or scam call is incoming. Also included is a nearby business search feature that provides a quick way to find businesses - right from the phone's native dialer.

For the beginning, the Galaxy S7 series will have these features in the following markets: Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Israel, Italy, Mexico, Philippines, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, UK, and US. More countries should be added at a later date.

Don't plan to buy a Galaxy S7 or S7 edge? No worries: Whitepages already has Android and iOS apps that offer the spam detection and caller identification capabilities that will be available on Samsung's new handsets - you can download them right now at the second and third source links below.


sources: Press release, Whitepages Android app, Whitepages iOS app

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