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Report: Samsung To Release A Phone Upgrade Program In March

January 27, 2016 - Written By Kristijan Lucic

Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S7 flagship is definitely one of the most anticipated devices this year. The company’s new flagship is expected to be announced at the end of next month during MWC, along with its sibling, the Galaxy S7 Edge. Some rumors suggested that Samsung might introduce the Galaxy S7 Edge+ as well, but we’re still not that convinced that will happen. Anyhow, according to a new report, Samsung might be planning to release a phone upgrade program to go along with its new flagship(s), though the announcement probably won’t happen at the same time.

This information comes from a Korean publishing ET News, and it suggests that Samsung might introduce this phone upgrade program in March. According to the info, Samsung will first test this project in its homeland, South Korea, and if it’s successful, it might get launched in additional markets as well. Now, it’s hard not to compare this to Apple’s smartphone upgrade program which was announced last year, which allows users to trade in their old iPhone in order to get a new one, though they need to pay some cash for it as well, of course. Now, this program Samsung is working on actually sounds very similar to the one Apple put in place, chances are Samsung will give you a chance to replace your old ‘Galaxy S’ handset with the newly released model if you’re willing to spend some cash as well. We really don’t have all that much info at the moment, but if this information is accurate, we might see more details in the coming weeks, so stay tuned for that.

As far as the Galaxy S7 goes, the phone is said to resemble the Galaxy Note 5 quite a bit, except it will be smaller, of course. This smartphone will be fueled by either the Exynos 8890, or Snapdragon 820, depending on which version you end up purchasing. The 12.2-megapixel BRITECELL camera is rumored to be included here, and you can expect the device to ship with a 5.1 or 5.2-inch QHD (2560 x 1440) Super AMOLED display, and 4GB of RAM on the inside. Android 6.0 Marshmallow will also a be a part of this package, and Samsung’s TouchWiz UI will be available on top of it.