Samsung Galaxy S7 Mini – Can it Appeal to the Phablet-Obsessed Market?

Samsung Galaxy S7 Mini

Samsung Galaxy S7 Mini is still a dream for many, just like Samsung Galaxy S6 Mini was. The last time Samsung unveiled a Mini version of its flagship model was back in 2014.

Last year saw the company skip the idea of coming in with a trimmed-down version of the flagship Galaxy S6. Just like last year, rumors are rife that this year might see the South Korean company go back to its old ways in a bid to take on Apple’s iPhone SE and the likes of Sony’s Xperia Z5 Compact.

Being a Mini version of the Galaxy S5, Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini still featured decent hardware specs, but with a host of them slimmed down. For instance, while the flagship Galaxy S5 featured a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED screen with 1080p resolution and 432ppi, the smaller S5 Mini packed a 4.5-inch Super AMOLED display with a 720p resolution and 326ppi. The two devices also use different chipsets and are equipped with varied amounts of RAM, among other subtle differences.

These are the kind of differences you can expect if Samsung Galaxy S7 Mini is indeed unveiled as the rumors claim. One thing that would draw consumers towards buying this product is the reduced price. There is no doubt that the flagship Galaxy S7 is a great phone, however, the price tag can be a little scary for some. On the contrary, the price of the S7 Mini would mean low and mid-end earners can enjoy flagship features on a cheaper device.

The smartphone world today is obsessed with huge screens. In essence, many people prefer buying a device with a screen size of more than 5 inches than getting one to the south of this figure. This is basically one reason why Samsung dropped the idea of coming in with a Galaxy S6 Mini. While Apple had taken the same direction as Samsung, it turned to its old guard in a bid to boost its sales. To many people’s surprises, the 4-inch iPhone SE has been a hit in quite a number of regions, especially in developing markets and smartphone-centric markets such as China.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Mini

If it’s true a Samsung Galaxy S7 Mini is in the making, Samsung faces a hurdle convincing people to let go of the mid-range Samsung Galaxy A and Galaxy J-series devices that have been quite a hit as well. Rumors have it that the Mini version of Samsung Galaxy S7 will come with a reduced 4.6-inch Super AMOLED screen, but with a decent 1080p resolution. Further inside Samsung Galaxy S7 Mini will probably pack a Snapdragon 820 SoC, 3GB RAM and 32GB of expandable storage.

To power it up will be a 2800mAh battery unit, but there is little known about the camera specs, an area that might also receive some subtle changes.

Don’t be too excited because this is based on rumors, which may or may not materialize. But if the Samsung Galaxy S7 Mini comes in with the rumored specs, there is no doubt that it will appeal to the mid-range market.

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5 thoughts on “Samsung Galaxy S7 Mini – Can it Appeal to the Phablet-Obsessed Market?”

  1. the rumours is saying that the s7 will come off with 9.9 mm thickness which too huge to hold pls. samsung reduce it to a5 thickness i.e 6.7mm

    1. Agree with you. I have had the Samsung 7 for three days. Everything works great….but I can’t hold it very well.

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