As of late, the Korean manufacturer hasn’t had the best of luck with keeping a tight lid on its unreleased devices. You would’ve heard it all before, how their larger flagships starting showing up way before their 2015 Unpacked event in New York. To no surprise, we’re expecting the Samsung Galaxy S7 line to face the same fortunate (for us) fate.
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Based on the purported model numbers of the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, it’s likely you’ll get to choose either a Exynos 8890 chipset or the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC on the two smartphones – while its availability of the two options might differ by region, as it has in the past.
Earlier on, we had a peek on a new Droid 2 dubbed the Droid 2 Global. While it looks almost the same as the original Droid 2, the Motorola Droid 2 Global spots a faster 1.2GHz processor and supports both CDMA and GSM. Also bundled in are more productivity tools and also remote data wipe functionality.
So far we haven’t seen any official announcement but Verizon Wireless had revealed the details piece by piece without much obvious attention. Now there’s even a video for it.
Check out the introductory video after the jump.
From the details, the Droid 2 Global comes in 2 colours, Dark Sapphire and Winter White. The processor has been bumped up as well to 1.2GHz and the 3.7″ screen supports a wide 854×480 resolution. Being a global phone, the Droid 2 supports both CDMA and GSM signals. This poses a challenge to HTC’s Desire Z which also features a slider QWERTY keyboard.
Check out the full details at droid-life.
Remember when we posted earlier that HTC and Verizon are working together on a World Phone? This turns out to be HTC Merge that supports both GSM and CDMA. Android Central had a hands on with the new device and had posted a review for it as well.
Firstly the Merge is a QWERTY Slider phone and it doesn’t use the pop-up hinge mechanism found on the latest Desire Z. It is reported to be powered with a 800MHz processor, an odd numbered 363MB of RAM and 1.3GB of internal memory for storage. Although it uses only 800MHz, the benchmark test proves that it performs better than the 1GHz running Nexus One.
Operating system wise it is running the latest Android 2.2 Froyo. It also spots a 3.7″ Super LCD screen. When compared to the Droid 2, both had similar dimensions but the Merge is slightly thicker.
We would like to stress that this is still a prototype device that they are reviewing and the name may be changed ahead for launch.
Check out the benchmark test video after the jump.
The Droid Guy has posted pictures of what appears to be a new Android device that supports both CDMA/GSM. Being able to support both CDMA and GSM radio makes this a true global phone as not all networks are using GSM especially in the USA.
While most operators are using GSM in Malaysia, many might not know that TM offers CDMA for fixed wireless telephony in rural areas.
The specification for this CDMA/GSM slider phone is rumoured to be:
More pictures after the jump.