A mid-range Samsung SM-G7106 managed to break cover recently. By the looks of it, the South Korean company is still sweet on phablets even while playing in the lower end segment. Samsung already offers relatively inexpensive alternatives to those craving a large Note-ish handset, in the form of the Galaxy Mega for one.
According to IDC estimates, sales of phones featuring screens measuring between 5 and 7 inches beat that of portable PCs as well as tablets. It’s only natural for Samsung to cater to the demand and continue doing what Apple won’t do. Because consumers want phablets!
The Samsung SM-G7106 was caught as it attempted to pass through for China’s TENAA (sort of like FCC in the US) certification. Android Beat who dug up this news through Ameblo remarks on its close resemblance to the Galaxy S4. But rest assured, the internals seem to tell of a device which will fall on the less expensive side.
Accordingly, the handset is reported to sport a touchscreen of 5.25 inches and 1280 x 720p HD resolution. It may arrive with Android Jelly Bean 4.3 and hold on to a 1.2GHz quad core processor. It’s not been mentioned whether the chip will come from Qualcomm, MediaTek or Samsung itself. An 8MP main camera and a 2MP one on the front are on the menu.
Well, that’s all to get going with for the present. We’ll undoubtedly hear more of it soon enough.
– Android 4.3 OS
– 5.2″ HD touchscreen
– 1.2GHz quad core chip
– 1.5GB RAM
– 8MP and 2MP cameras