An association that represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, GSM Association, commonly referred to as GSMA, is known for honouring the best devices in the market every year. The honour includes manufacturers from all around the world as participants and is regarded as one of the most unbiased ones.
And this year, the GSMA Smartphone of the year award goes to *drum-rolls* Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge.
The announcement was made at the ongoing Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona, Spain. The dual-curve screen mobile was racing against the likes of iPhone 7 Plus from Apple, Google Pixel XL from Google, Huawei P9 from Huawei and Moto Z from Motorola.
“We are honored to be recognized for our craftsmanship in design and innovation with the Galaxy S7 edge,” said Junho Park, Vice President of Global Product Strategy, Mobile Communications Business at Samsung Electronics.
“This award is a testament to our constant pursuit of excellence as we continue to exceed consumers’ expectations through revolutionary mobile technology.”
Launched at the last MWC alongside Samsung Galaxy S7, the smartphone was later launched in India in March at Rs 56,900.
The phone that ran on Android Marshmallow out of the box was recently updated to Android 7.0 Nougat. It sports a 5.5-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display aand has a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels.
The 12Mp rear camera is a dual pixel one f/1.7 lens. The combination of Exynos 8890 64-bit octa-core (2.3GHz quad-core + 1.6GHz quad-core) processor with 4GB LPDDR4 RAM ensures a smooth run for the users who also get the support for microSD card slot to have expandable storage.
The industry believes that the award comes as a breather for the South Korean giant after the exploding Note 7 phablets. For users, the award is a testimony that the last year’s flagship device is still worth investing in.
As for a successor for the device, it is speculated that Samsung will launch it at the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event on March 29 in New York, US.
Rumours are rife that the next phone in the series will sport 85 percent or 90 percent screen and bare minimum of bazels.
So cool, no?
H/T: Phone Radar
Cover Image from iStock