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Li Tan
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2/14/2016 | 9:31:11 PM
Killer product
One thing for both Apple and Samsung to consider - are they able to create killer product that can trigger the scream from consumers? Now the iPhone sales is still increasing but the velocity is lower than before. If there is no outstanding highlights in iPhone7, the potential for breaking previous sales record may be limited.
tjgkg
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2/15/2016 | 6:15:06 AM
Re: Killer product
The market is saturated with iPhones at this point. There have been very few reasons for users to jump to the latest versions too. And the prices of the phones are very expensive especially without subsidies. I think much of what you will see in later versions will be evolutionary as opposed to revolutionary.
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2/15/2016 | 8:59:39 AM
Curved on all 4 sides
If Samsung introduces new Galaxy curved on all 4 sides then it'll be really awesome. On aesthetics, it would beat all other phones hand down.
Susan Fourtané
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2/15/2016 | 3:18:29 PM
Re: Killer product
tjgkg, 

The price of the Samsung S7 and S7 Edge are not going to be too different from the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. The price of these phones are aligned with the kind of product they are and the user experience. 

I don't really see anything bad in having evolutionary versions. There is too little to add since there is a new phone every year. It's impossible for researchers and developers to come up with something revolutionary in just a year. 

Users don't have the time to even discover all the new features in a year. 

-Susan 
Susan Fourtané
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2/15/2016 | 4:03:39 PM
Dual-SIM
 I wish for a dual-SIM on the iPhone 7 Plus. :) 

-Susan 
tjgkg
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2/15/2016 | 4:35:14 PM
Re: Killer product
I completely agree Susan. I think most of the revolutionary work has been done for this type of smartphone. The next generation will be something completely different I think but we might not have the capability to build it yet. Current smart phones are pretty special in any case. I love my 6+ because it really is like having a mini computer in my pocket and i really use it quite a bit. Except i do not get any work emails on my phone!! I draw the line on that because i would lose what is left of my marbles with the amount of work emails i get everyday ringing on my phone.
Susan Fourtané
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2/15/2016 | 5:12:43 PM
Re: Killer product
tjg..., 

I also love my 6 Plus. :) Now I want a 7 Plus with Dual SIM. 

You can redirect your work emails to a Gmail account and get them on your phone, if you wish. 

-Susan
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2/15/2016 | 5:17:09 PM
Re: Killer product
The next iPhone is going to be waterproof and dust proof? Why couldn't they have been able to do that with earlier models? I have an iPhone 6s and this thing feels so fragile in my it is ridiculous. My sense has been that iPhones had been getting more fragile, not more battle tested. 
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2/16/2016 | 1:50:03 AM
Re: Killer product
@Susan, the free VR gear is an appealing aspect for Samsung. If Samsung could extend the free offering throughout the life cycle of the Galaxy S7 then, the combo could be viewed as a revolutionary development. Google Cardboard is an alternative that any user can attach to their device. However, at the end of the day, cardboard is not durable.  
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2/16/2016 | 2:15:03 AM
Quick Charge 3.0 -- Wall Charger
Another rumor is that the Galaxy S7/Edge will either have a 3,000mAh or 3,600mAh battery. 80% of 3,000mAh is 2,400mah and to deliver enough power to get a battery from 0mAh to 2,400mAh in 35 minutes will require a wall charger that is twice as powerful as a wall charger that is designed for Quick Charge 2.0. 
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