Samsung ensures Galaxy S7 owners that their smartphones are safe and not subjected to a recall

Samsung ensures Galaxy S7 owners that their smartphones are safe and not subjected to a recall
To prevent confusion among its customers, Samsung is now sending push messages to Galaxy S7 (and S7 edge, presumably) units ensuring their owners that their smartphones are not subjected to a recall and can be used as normal.

As the media is full of inexact reporting describing that the "Samsung 7" or the "Samsung S7" are dangerous phones and/or subjected to a recall, it's wise of Samsung to remind its less tech-savvy customers who aren't informed of the major differences between the S7 and the Note 7 that the former is so far safe and sound.

The handset is now also tasked with keeping Samsung afloat in the high-end smartphone game, as the company's major product for the second half of the year has been discontinued and about to be safely disposed of.

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  • Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(28h 3G talk time)

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54 Comments

1. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

They should use the S series in the second half to catch the holiday rush and so they can use newer SOC technology so Apple doesn't get so much credit for their at least 6 months newer SOC. Move the Note as the first half device or just release all of them in the second half.

14. Harambe unregistered

It will get credit either way. Android SoCs are around 2 years behind Apple ones and no one has the incentive to increase performance. Android OEMs only care about what specs appear on paper. More number of cores and more RAM sounds good on paper even if the RAM management is trash and the cores are weak.

15. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

Lol it's not 2 years behind. It's around 6 months, which is exactly what Apple does to make themselves look crazier than they are.

20. Harambe unregistered

No android chip can match the A9 yet. That's being 2 years behind since the first android SoC to match the A9 will come in 2017 probably or 2018 even.

21. lpratas

Posts: 398; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

The Kirin 960, perhaps.

22. lpratas

Posts: 398; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

The Kirin 960 will match and surpass the Apple A9 then it will follow the Snapdragon 830 and the next Exynos chipset for the Galaxy S8.

29. Harambe unregistered

We will see about that. That will still be 1.5 years behind, wouldn't it.

44. lpratas

Posts: 398; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

Boy look, the Kirin 960 is Cortex A73 at 2.8GHz in single core will beat the Apple certainly. And the Snapdragon 830 and the next Exynos chipset for Galaxy S8, which are based in the Cortex A73 technology will beat and surpass from far the Apple A9. The Kirin 960 will probably will get in Geekbench over 2500pts, aproximately 2800, 2900 pts. The Snapdragon 830 will reach the 3200 or more as the Exynos for Galaxy S8.

24. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

I would've agreed with you if you said 1 year or 6 months, but 2 years? Makes me question your knowledge about SoCs.

30. Harambe unregistered

It's certainly more than a year since the A9 got launched and Android SoCs don't have an answer. Maybe they will next year. So that's why I said 2 years. It might be 1.5 years if the snapdragon 830 can match the A9, but I doubt it will.

31. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Partly because Qualcomm went lazy with the high end chips due to the lack of real competition in the high end Android field.

33. Harambe unregistered

They are the only chip vendor that matters. And there is Apple if they want competition. Android phones are getting branded slow due to Qualcomm.

45. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

True. Regarding the argument though, single core is important, but multi core also amtters, specially when the OS and its apps are optimized for it

43. Techist

Posts: 311; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

The only metric you are using is the A9's single-core score. SoC's from Samsung, Qualcomm, Huawei and Mediatek have frequently surpassed the A9 and even the A10 Fusion chip in multi-core performance. And if you want to argue that single-core performance is all that matters, explain why Apple implemented 3 cores in the A8X and A9X series plus why the A10 Fusion is a quad core chip. All cores on the chip contribute to overall performance and multi-core performance is actually more important than single-core scores since there isn't a single single-core flagship chip out there today.

46. Harambe unregistered

A8x is the only chip Apple used 3 cores. A9x uses 2 cores again. They had to do that for A8x because the performance of A8 was abysmal in single core. A10 is not a quad core chip. If you think that, you don't know anything about how CPUs work. Only 2 cores can work at a time on A10. Single core CPU would be disastrous to computing. All the background tasks would have to be handled and the process switching would take too much time making for a laggy experience. An ideal SoC would have one or two powerful cores for handling the current task fast and multiple small cores to handle background tasks. That's why all the manufacturers are moving to big.LITTLE.

23. Beastmode1

Posts: 85; Member since: Feb 08, 2016

your an idiot if you think that sure in single thread maybe you have a case but im multi thread the A9 was beat long ago also the GPU inside even the new A10 is pretty poor

28. Harambe unregistered

Single thread is all that matters when we are talking about speed. It shows that the company cares and actually spends money on R&D. Even mediatek can cram multiple cores and boost multicore. It doesn't make it a better chip.

35. Macready

Posts: 1830; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

None of my apps run on a single core, unless specifically asked to do so (benchmarks), so please, refrain from making silly claims.

41. Harambe unregistered

Most of the tasks these apps run do run on single cores. All the Javascript code on the Internet runs on single core. Most of game physics runs on single core. I can give countless examples of why single core performance is important. Let me give one from PC space. Intel i3 6100 and AMD's FX 8350 cost about the same. I3 literally murders the FX in single core performance while the FX comes ahead when all 8 cores are used vs the 2 cores on i3. Now, Windows is a lot better at using multiple cores than Android, yet the i3 absolutely destroys the FX in most of the tasks, including general windows performance. I am a developer and competitive programmer. I know how code is written. Most of the code sinply can't be distributed across multiple cores or even threads. Each core has its own cache and instruction queue and it gets really hard to apply mutexes and managing data across threads unless its something like photo editing or video editing. BTW, I own no apple product, and will probably never. But I give credit where it is due.

47. Macready

Posts: 1830; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

"All the Javascript code on the Internet runs on single core. " This is an age old myth repeated over and over again, in fact, Concurrent.Thread. from before 2008 might have a thing or 2 to say about that already, or for example WebWorker. But it's easily debunked when tested in practice too. It is true that MOST code is single threaded (certainly not all), but there is plenty out there that ends up on multiple cores at the same time, thanks to Android (or specifically the Linux kernel being able to split single threaded tasks over multiple cores). And this brings us to the question of the importance of just javascript speed, because even things like web performance are rarely limited by just a single javascript library performance (often multiple libraries are at play, which allows multiple threads already), let alone single core performance, see below. If it was true, the new iPhone 7 would have to be about twice as fast when browsing through websites involving complex javascripts. Practical tests have it about on par with top models from other brands. The only tests where the A10 shines is ... certain javascript benchmarks. Mostly due to what I said above, but even more so due to optimizations. iOS gained more than 37% already going from 8 to 9 on the same phone, see Anandtech tests of the 6 Plus over the yeas. Their cross platform tests on the other hand are pointless because they essentially compare different browsers and those optimizations. To underline that, the S6 Exynos outran the iPad Air 2 in their tests, with a margin up to 11% while the single core speed of the iPad is up to 30% faster. Reason: browsers, optimizations, nothing else. Because in the meantime, the iPad 2 Air has become much faster in these tests, due to iOS updates.http://www.anandtech.com/show/9146/the-samsung-galaxy-s6-and-s6-edge-review/5 Physics engines can technically run over multiple cores in a parallel fashion too, as seen here:http://blog.maxplay.io/ncore-all-your-cores-are-belong-to-us The whole analogy with PC's is pointless too, because different OS. TL;DR There are benefits to both approaches (fewer but large and wide vs more and smaller cores), saying that one is 2 years behind the other because of a different approach, is silly nonsense.

50. Harambe unregistered

Yet the iPhone 7 demolishes android SoCs in javascript. http://www.anandtech.com/show/10685/the-iphone-7-and-iphone-7-plus-review/3 Not to mention the fact how bad chrome is at hardware acceleration with javascript, making the gap wider each year.

52. Macready

Posts: 1830; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

You didn't read my post very well, because I already highlighted the main issues with those Anandtech javascript cross platform and cross browser (....) comparisons. Those JS tests are not just SoC comparisons and to call them such, is a bloody disgrace.

53. Macready

Posts: 1830; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

In fact, they even tested the S7 8890 with a stock browser and achieved 56% higher scores on for example WebXPRT 2015 than their Chrome tests. The 6 months newer A10 Soc scored just 17% higher but has a single core speed that is twice as fast. Not exactly supporting your theory about these tests.http://images.anandtech.com/graphs/graph10559/83387.png

54. Harambe unregistered

Doesn't matter. iPhones run them faster and that's that. Android OEMs just whine and shift blames while Apple is running away with it.

55. Macready

Posts: 1830; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

Oh, class act to support that initial claim.

34. Macready

Posts: 1830; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

"Android SoCs are around 2 years behind Apple ones " Whatever you're smoking, it's not helping your judgement. Here's the brand new A10 vs an 8 month old 8890. https://1.img-dpreview.com/files/p/E~forums/58457195/3cc16d23a90248b49d6fdb57eae4f208

40. Harambe unregistered

Please see the single core result too.

48. Macready

Posts: 1830; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

None of those tests are limited to a single core in the real world. So they are of little to no relevance to your initial claim.

2. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Is it? Is it safe? I had to ask twice LOL

4. acruzlu unregistered

Paranoid much?

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