Samsung Electronics has revealed its new Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge Android smartphones in Barcelona at Mobile World Congress 2016.
Both are equipped with a ‘Dual Pixel’ camera for faster autofocus, are waterproof (IP68 rating), are equipped with wireless charging technology and have a microSD memory card slot.
Rob Orr - Samsung’s former Vice President of European Telecoms Operations and the temporary ‘head of mobile’ when Simon Stanford left - has been appointed by Virgin Media Business as its new Director of Large Sales.
He’ll report directly to MD Peter Kelly.
LoopPay tech will be part of Samsung Pay
Samsung Electronics has announced a new mobile payment service called Samsung Pay.
It combines what it’s calling Magnetic Secure Transmission - the technology used by its recent acquisition LoopPay - with Near Field Communication. As a result, it says consumers will be able to use secure mobile payments at ‘nearly all’ merchant locations.
Samsung has launched two new premium smartphones ahead of this week’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
A significant difference between the two phones is the curved display that wraps round both sides of the S6 edge.
Podcast - 27th February 2015
We're taking a look back at the biggest mobile industry news stories from February 2015, including allegations that the UK's security service tried to breach SIM card security by hacking into one of the world's biggest SIM producers.
We also talk about the planned BT and EE merger, the creation of two new UK virtual networks, some acquisitions in the mobile payment arena and a new Ubuntu smartphone.