Samsung Galaxy S7 New Model Found, May Not Be Active or Sport

By Staff Writer , Updated May 17, 2016 09:42 AM EDT
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This year, Samsung has treated the smartphone world with yet again another powerful flagship duo. The Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are undeniably among the best Android handsets at this point, but with their existence comes the natural curiosity about the Korean tech giant's next move.

Though rumor mills are already churning details about the alleged Galaxy S8, followers are eager to find out whether Samsung is coming up with more S7 siblings. It is no secret that the current flagship is selling better than expected, being able to ship around 9.5 million S7 units in Q1. This is above the initial estimate of 7 million units, CNBC cites analyst Jay Yoo.

During its opening month, the Galaxy S7 series, in some markets, sold as much as 50% higher than the S6 lineup did in 2015, Counterpoint finds. The S6 series faced cutthroat competition in the iPhone 6, but now that the iPhone 6s has been out for some time, the S7 duo enjoys the spotlight.

So what's next for the S7 series? Well, there's the confirmed Galaxy S7 Active, but the identity of a new model spotted few days ago has been the subject of recent speculation. The device, which goes by the model number SM-G880, is found at Indian import database Zauba. The listing indicates a price of 31,876 INR, which would be about $477, SamMobile converts.

Let's recall that the the Galaxy S7 is G930, the S7 Edge is G935 and as per recent benchmark tests, the Galaxy S7 Active is model G891. As told by Softpedia, G880 is touted to be the Galaxy S7 Sport, successor to the Galaxy S5 Sport. The earlier smartphone is model G870, so the current speculation is actually making sense.

But of course, we are yet to hear Samsung's word. Phone Arena says it might as well be an "all-new S7 variant" instead of a Sport continuation, so we will be on the lookout.

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