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Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge rumors claim microSD card support, price and screen size

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Those Galaxy S7 rumors aren't just heating up, they are downright burning the stove! We've got another one or two of those coming out of the Rumor St. bakery, still hot and smoking.

Skipped on the Galaxy S6 just because of that minor "not having a microSD slot" incident? It looks like you won't be missing the Samsung Android flagship this time, for both the rumored 5.1-inch Galaxy S7 and the 5.5-inch Galaxy S7 edge are pegged to feature microSD card slots for memory expansion. This would make for quite the technological shamanism if true, for it means Sammy must support both UFS 2.0 and eMMC flash memory in the same device.

See, the UFS controller keeping memory in check for last year's Galaxy S and Note devices doesn't have native support for eMMC storage, such as microSD cards. This means Samsung may have actually designed a new memory controller from the ground up, but even if that's not the actual case, the firm has no doubt pulled off some tricky technological manipulations and bringing microSD back is definitely a big deal.

Onward to to the announcement and pricing! Yep, that's the next piece of information served by the unnamed "source inside the supply chain". Once again we're pointed towards a February announcement and release for both smartphones. And according to the informant, Samsung won't be pulling off any major surprises. The 32GB base models of the S7 and S7 edge will cost 699 and 799 EUR, respectively, and US prices should reach the same digits, but in dollars. The Galaxy S6 started at $699.99, and the S6 edge began at $799.99 before Samsung made $100 price cuts around three months later. Meanwhile, the 64GB models will command a 90 EUR / $100 price premium.

All of this may sound familiar to some of you, and that's not a bad thing. It makes the rumors sound more consistent, and therefore increasingly credible.


source: SamMobile

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