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Topic # 191186 27-Jan-2016 08:33
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I have resisted the temptation to call this an "Announcement and Owners" thread just yet, as it is all just rumour and speculation ahead of its expected unveiling around MWC next month.

I have been keeping an eye on the tech press about the S7 but finally had something that might make me upgrade from S6 to S7 reported in AndroidHeadlines. A microSD/2ndSIM slot.

http://www.androidheadlines.com/2016/01/rumor-galaxy-s7-dual-sim-to-double-as-microsd-card-slot.html

At the moment I run Spark and Vodafone sims in separate phones. It would be great to combine them in one handset. The potential downside is if it limits the operability of the second sim, i.e. no data (selectable), or if the Spark/Vodafone combo isn't possible due to the different networks. I would be happy if both sims were resident but needed to be selected although ideally having both operating would be better (work phone and personal phone).

Any dual sim phones I have investigated in the past have had the above limitations and haven't been suitable.

Anybody else have any features, rumoured or otherwise, that they would like to see in the S7?





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  Reply # 1479873 27-Jan-2016 14:25
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The galaxy s5 duos has dual sim and you can choose which one is for data (3g/4G without physically swapping them.

Some Sony models (z3/z4) can also do this.

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  Reply # 1479882 27-Jan-2016 14:46
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 I run a dual SIM phone (Mi4i) with a Skinny and Optus SIM in it.  Skinny is the primary running LTE  but the Optus SIM roams on 2D as a GSM only SIM.. They can be changed   but when I set the Optus SIM to data the Skinny one goes off line..

 

You most likely won't see any NZ carrier selling s dual SIM version of the SGS7..





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  Reply # 1480439 28-Jan-2016 09:08
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old3eyes:

 I run a dual SIM phone (Mi4i) with a Skinny and Optus SIM in it.  Skinny is the primary running LTE  but the Optus SIM roams on 2D as a GSM only SIM.. They can be changed   but when I set the Optus SIM to data the Skinny one goes off line..


You most likely won't see any NZ carrier selling s dual SIM version of the SGS7..



The way the 'rumour' reads, all handsets, except those crippled by US carriers, will have two card trays in their unibodies. The second tray for use with either a micro SD or second sim.

Constant communication and switchable data on two networks is what I'll be looking for.

There is also talk of two different processor chips depending on which part of the world you are in.

Edit: corrected spellchecker correction




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  Reply # 1480440 28-Jan-2016 09:11
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Looking at swapping my 6S 64GB for a 6S but will keep an eye out here.
If the S7 is in the near future ill wait and hold onto the iphone.


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  Reply # 1480456 28-Jan-2016 09:20
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If they do a big one like they did with the S6 I might swap my note4 for it. Never use the pen on it, but dont want a small screened phone.





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  Reply # 1480595 28-Jan-2016 12:23
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Dingbatt: Anybody else have any features, rumoured or otherwise, that they would like to see in the S7?

 

I saw one rumour that, along with the return of the SDcard support, the S7 may also return to waterproofing as seen in the S5.

 

Another rumour is the lack of a camera hump, with the rumoured 12MP Britecell sensor sitting flush with the phones backplate


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  Reply # 1481798 30-Jan-2016 14:36
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yeah i saw the dust proof/water resistant rumour too.

 

i wonder how much the s6 will drop too, considering you can get it for $730 now if you shop around. also will this impact the price of 2015 flagships like the 6p which is really over price imo. even though i love the phone.


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  Reply # 1481882 30-Jan-2016 17:12
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http://venturebeat.com/2016/01/04/samsung-galaxy-s7-and-s7-edge-will-feature-microsd-water-resistance-and-larger-batteries/

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  Reply # 1481943 30-Jan-2016 21:12
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For those using dual sim phones, what is the reason to do so?

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  Reply # 1481948 30-Jan-2016 21:22
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mudguard: For those using dual sim phones, what is the reason to do so?

 

Mean you dont have to carry as many phones with you since telcos still insist on a 1 to 1 mapping of phone numbers and sim cards.

 

And to get more reliable communications since no network has 100% coverage and fault redundancy.

 

One for the bro's, one for the ho's.

 

One for selling crap on trademe, one for friends and family.

 

One for work, one for not work.

 

List goes on.





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  Reply # 1482129 31-Jan-2016 11:36
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definitely not having to have a work phone and a personal phone. whilst its nice jobs usually provide a phone they make you use it and dont let you use it much for personal use often, so its just easier to buy you own phone that can be used for both.

 

the best implementation of this is the asus zenfone snapchat with allowing multiple profiles, so you can have one attcached to each sim.


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  Reply # 1482411 31-Jan-2016 20:07
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richms:

 

mudguard: For those using dual sim phones, what is the reason to do so?

 

Mean you dont have to carry as many phones with you since telcos still insist on a 1 to 1 mapping of phone numbers and sim cards.

 

And to get more reliable communications since no network has 100% coverage and fault redundancy.

 

One for the bro's, one for the ho's.

 

One for selling crap on trademe, one for friends and family.

 

One for work, one for not work.

 

List goes on.

 

 

These are good points. I've always been an Android user and have an iPhone 5C for work (which I despise, not necessarily because it's Apple). In regard to your points

 

richms: And to get more reliable communications since no network has 100% coverage and fault redundancy. 

 

I don't suppose I've noticed, I work all around the country, and given that my devices are all Vodafone I'd just assume that there was no signal at all.

 

richms: One for the bro's, one for the ho's. 

 

Not an issue anymore!

 

richms: One for selling crap on trademe, one for friends and family. 

 

I don't really have so many transactions to worry about the odd text from someone using trademe, that's what multiple email accounts are for?

 

richms: One for work, one for not work. 

 

This would be the most convenient for me, I hate having to carry a Lightening charger everywhere, and using such a small phone. But, I like being able to get to the end of the day and turn it off. Though this is probably an option with dual sim as well? Could you kill/turn it off when you wanted?




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  Reply # 1487938 9-Feb-2016 10:53
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2 weeks to go until launch. Samsung seem to be pushing increased battery life (which would be good) but I wonder how much of that is due to marshmellow anyway.
Also S7, S7E and S7E+ seem to be in the mix.
I will be interested to see what impact being 66 cents to the dollar makes.




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  Reply # 1487970 9-Feb-2016 11:15
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Not interested in this at all, my 6P is tracking along fine.


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  Reply # 1487973 9-Feb-2016 11:19
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Then why even comment?




Keep calm, and carry on posting.

 

 

 

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